Aircraft Build Technician - Electrical

6 days ago
Full time role


Vertical Aerospace

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

Vertical Aerospace builds technology to revolutionize how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand, and carbon-free. Since its inception ...

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Job Description

Why work with us? 

We are breaking the boundaries and pushing our commitment in the EVTOL world by Changing the way the world travels. Our mission is powered by pioneers and progress is our prerogative.  

Here at Vertical, we are developing the UK’s first fully electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), the VX4. With zero-operating emissions. Vertical is transforming the way people travel through offering a faster, safer and greener way to move.     

Founded in 2016, Vertical is a leading aerospace and technology company, with the largest global pre-order book with prestigious airline partners such as Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines, and our exceptional partner ecosystem includes the likes of Rolls-Royce and Honeywell. 

1 year fixed term contract

My Impact as a Aircraft Build Technician - Electrical

We are looking for an experienced Aircraft Technician with high quality mechanical and/or avionic fitting skills and sound personal standard practices to assist in the build, commissioning and testing of electric or hybrid prototype aircraft and its sub-systems. You will be required to assist in the building, commissioning and deployment of test rigs as well as assisting in the successful completion of our flight test programme including possible temporary overseas deployments.

What success will look like for the Aircraft Build Technician - Electrical

  • Carrying out the fitting of mechanical and avionic components I.A.W. engineering drawings, build plans, digital mock-ups and instructions from Senior Technicians or Head of Department to highest quality standards to ensure airworthiness.
  • Carrying out the build, testing, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of sub-assemblies and full aircraft systems including low and high voltage electrical and mechanical systems as well as providing support for aircraft systems test and flight test activities.
  • Ensuring all appropriate documentation is completed and maintained (work cards, tech logs, tech library, ERP system entries… etc).
  • Maintaining a high standard of tool cleanliness and control throughout the workshop assembly areas, labs and machine rooms and maintaining exemplary FOD prevention methods throughout.
  • Assisting in the flight test programme in the UK and possibly overseas.
  • You may be required to work a shift system or additional hours for high load periods within the business.

Everything sounds very interesting but how do I know this is the role for me? 

We are looking for people that will have the following qualifications and experiences: 

  • Will have completed a recognized aircraft engineering apprenticeship in a commercial or military environment or similar qualification in aircraft systems.
  • Have good working knowledge of structural production techniques, repairs and composite materials (Mechanical Technician)
  • Have a good working knowledge of High Voltage electrical systems, wiring harness build techniques including crimping and soldering (Electrical Technician)
  • Should have very good attention to detail and can operate to challenging deadlines without compromising standards or quality.
  • Have a good working knowledge of aircraft documentation, maintenance manuals and engineering drawings.
  • Can demonstrates a flexible and proactive attitude to carrying out responsibilities and always willing to lend a hand where needed throughout the business and across different teams.
  • Will apply previous experience, skills & knowledge to maintain Health, Safety and Environmental considerations and suggest improvements to procedures wherever possible.
  • Good working experience of IT systems including electronic work card systems and Microsoft packages
  • Should have good interpersonal communication skills, willing to engage with different disciplines, teams and individuals to carry out duties within our growing team.

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Accredited aerospace engineering qualification.
  • Relevant commercial aircraft apprenticeship or military equivalent an advantage.
  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in aircraft production, maintenance or overhaul.
  • Full UK driving licence.

What can you expect from us?  For us it is important that people feel valued for the impact they have and are able to thrive and experience the career journey of a lifetime. Our overall approach to reward seeks to offer competitive packages that attract the diverse and talented people we need to achieve our ambitious objectives 

Our Vertical Additional Benefits  

  • ‘Primary Benefits’ are available as standard, 5% Pension Match, 2 x Salary Life Insurance, Income Protection, 26 days + bank holiday and the opportunity for extra 5 days when getting married or forming a civil partnership 
  • ‘Flex Fund Benefits’ are benefits that don’t come as standard, but you can ‘pay’ for using a company provided ‘Flex Fund’ (equal to 4% of salary) Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, EV Car Subscription, Home EV Charger, Holiday Buy, Pension Top Up, and many more
  • ‘Payroll benefits’ Workplace ISA, Commuter Loan, Interest Free Technology Loans
  • ‘Extra benefits’ are the many benefits we offer that can be accessed through our rewards platform, incl. Discounted Shopping Scheme, Eye Care Benefits, Free Mortgage Advice, Financial and Comprehensive Wellness Benefits
  • Eligibility to participate in our market leading employee long-term-incentive plan 

Our Ways of Working In the UK we have two offices and a Battery facility in Bristol, an office in London and a site in Kemble with well stocked free kitchen provisions including hot drinks, fruit and breakfasts every weekday. Our typical full time working week is 37.5 hours. We recognise the world of work is rapidly evolving and that 9-5 is no longer a fitting pattern for many. We want to support all employees to deliver their roles to the best possible standard by offering an additional level of flexibility between our sites and home where suitable for your role. Typically, this is agreed with your team, ensuring there are times for collaboration on site and work from home as appropriate.  

Do you like the look of this opportunity but not sure if you meet all the criteria we’ve outlines? Here at Vertical, we are working to create an environment of growth, diversity and opportunities for people to take on challenges and push the status quo. 

We understand some people may not apply to jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure... we'd love to hear from you.   

This is an on-going advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received. 

Vertical Aerospace

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

Vertical Aerospace builds technology to revolutionize how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand, and carbon-free. Since its inception ...

View Company Profile