Senior Weights Engineer

Ref No. BHN531098
Salary £42.14/hour
Location City of Preston, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract ()
Job Status Open


Senior Weights Engineer - Warton - 12 Months - £42.14 UMB


Senior Weights Engineer

The Job

Job Description

The successful applicant will be asked to manage and discharge Uploaded Mass Properties (UMP) tasks relating to Typhoon Series Production Aircraft Flight Acceptance Trials and Customer aircraft delivery (Qatar); In-Service support to RAF / RSAF / RAFO / QEAF (Forward Availability and Maintenance Units) and the mass properties management of the Typhoon flight development fleet of aircraft. This is a key role in managing mass properties for the Typhoon air vehicle and will be in support of our customers operating the aircraft. The UMP process is a safety critical process and demands a high degree of numeracy and awareness of mass properties data. The role suites an engineer experienced in the management of mass properties and familiar with mass, centre of gravity and inertia data. The specifics of the process used on Typhoon will be tutored once in post.

As part of the support to our Final Assembly teams, aircraft weighing activities will also be supported.


The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

The role demands a high degree of team working skills and an ability to swap jobs at the behest of the customer. The demand is high and the tunrround times are tight, but the processes and toolsets are well proven and provide a solid base on which to build your knowledge and performance.

Communication and listening skills are essential as we work as an integrated team that needs all to be working on agreed tasks and milestones.

The role supports our customers operating Typhoon with safety critical mass properties data. The customers are operating under high pressure scenarios and hence that is reflected within the Weights team. As the team operate a Risk Class 1 system, data integrity must be maintained at all times.

To provide aircraft specific mass properties data Aircraft weighing activities are performed and support to these activities will be required.

The Individual

The team is currently working on a hybrid basis, i.e. a combination of both home working and on-site at Warton. This is expected to continue for some time, although the balance is constantly under review by both senior and local leaders. The workload is expected to remain for a number of years, although does suffer from peaks and troughs and we expect all our engineers to manage their appropriately with customer requirements being at the forefront of our plans and actions at all times.

Some tasks, including aircraft weighing activities will necessitate attendance on site.

Must have experience as a Weights engineer and be able to manage all mass property data.

Must have a proven record as working in a team that has worked together to satisfy shared goals.

Must be a good communicator who likes working in a dynamic environment.

Although all toolsets have been validated good IT skills on Excel and MathCAD are expected.

Experience in the process of aircraft weighing.

An awareness of health and safety is essential especially when supporting our aircraft weighing activities.

The candidate must have excellent Microsoft Office Excel, Word and good Outlook skills

Communication, Team Working and Motivation are Essential


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