Ground Support Engineer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 454711037-2
  • Date Posted: 22 December 2021
  • Apprentice Employer: First Military Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £36,000
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Engineering, Automotive, Civil Engineering, Health and Safety, Project Management, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

AL443: Ground Support Engineer

Location: Luton

Salary: £36,000 + Overtime


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Ground Support Engineer on behalf of one of our clients.

The role is on a 4 on 4 of roster, 05:30-17:30.

Reporting into the Duty Manager, you will be accountable for carrying out cost effective repairs and maintenance tasks on a wide range of vehicles and equipment to a high standard and in a timely and efficient manner, whilst complying with company policies and procedures and Health & Safety requirements.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and responsibilities for the Ground Support Engineer:

To undertake scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks on all applicable customer vehicles / Equipment in line with company and legal Health and Safety guidelines.
Respond to all breakdowns in the designated time when allocated.
Ensure all relevant service sheets/job cards/paperwork and electronic records are fully completed, legible and accurate including working time and job code details.
Liaise with the Workshop Office colleagues to provide updates on job status, progress and the processing of paperwork.
Comply with Health and Safety Legislation and internal H&S procedures including use of company issued loan working alarms and company mobile phones.
Ensure all Personal Protective Equipment is worn where necessary and is in good working order and condition.
Ensure that all working areas i.e. Workshop, customer locations are kept clean and free from hazards wherever possible.
Ensure company vehicles are used in line with company policies / legal requirements and are kept clean and tidy after use.
Undertake vehicle manoeuvring around the workshop or airport as and when required where trained to do so and in conjunction with appropriate licences held.
Carry out other reasonable duties as required to support operational requirements.
To take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and of others who may be affected by their actions or omissions.
To cooperate with your employer on health and safety.
Tell someone if you think the work or inadequate precautions are putting anyone's health and safety at risk.
Not misuse any equipment that is provided for safety purposes.
All employees have the responsibility to behave in an environmentally ethical manner and all employees should follow the company's environmental policies including the correct disposal of hazardous materials.
Our customers and the communities that we operate in trust us to ensure our activities stay safe.
Ensure quality standards are met for every task undertaken.
All employees are responsible for ensuring they have received appropriate Health and Safety Training for the environment they work in.
All employees have responsibility for ensuring that their equipment conforms to the appropriate regulation.
All employees have the responsibility to report accidents or potential accidents through the appropriate processes. This can be through accident, near miss or RIDDOR reporting.
Any reasonable requests from the Management Team.
Skills and Qualifications:

Proven experience in a similar role working with GSE / Plant Vehicles & Equipment.
Nationally recognised Automotive Apprenticeship in Vehicle Repair or Technology.
City and Guilds Automotive Vehicle Servicing and Repair or Craft Studies Level or equivalent.
NVQ or equivalent in Heavy Motor Vehicle or Plant Maintenance and Repair.
Technical certificates in Heavy Vehicles/Plant machinery / Light Vehicles / GSE Equipment.
Customer oriented/service delivery focused.
Good knowledge of health and safety regulations.
Good knowledge of mechanical/engineering is desirable.
Full UK Manual Driving Licence.
Must hold or be eligible to obtain a valid Airside Pass.
Location: Luton

Salary: £36,000 + Overtime