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Semi Skilled Operator (Military)

Ref no. BHN555337
Location Southampton, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

We are looking for a reliable Semi Skilled Operator to join a growing global team which is highly committed to our customers.

Key skills required for this role

Semi Skilled Operator


Semi Skilled

Job description

Hamble Aerostructures, part of the Aernnova group of companies, are a leading aerostructures organisation specialising in the design, manufacturing and services of aerostructures and components such as wings, empennages and fuselage sections.

Job Description

Working as part of an established team within the A350 department. This role is semi-skilled and will undertake a variety of activities focused on full assembly/build of aircraft component which also includes environmental sealing and limited testing of product.

On the job training will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to undertake NVQ Level 2 educational training, with a view to further development to undertake and/or complete an NVQ 3 in the relevant subjects and Skilled Operator status

Role Specific

Will include but is not limited to:

  • Reporting directly to the section Flow Leader, you will participate within a team and work with functional specialists (such as engineering, Quality, etc) to ensure production requirements are achieved safely, on time and to the customer specifications
  • Read and follow work instructions, specifications and part drawings (accessed via PC)
  • Read and interpret engineering data, technical drawings, specifications, repair schemes, Manufacturing Procedures (MPs) and other approved maintenance data
  • Accurately complete work route cards to maintain component traceability
  • Operate under own initiative and work with minimal supervision

A350 Assembly focus

  • Measuring and marking out of materials to carry out close tolerance hand fitting processes
  • Application of assembly and strip down techniques of mechanical permanent fasteners which may include electrical bonding checks
  • Sealing and jointing techniques for environmental protection painting, sealing and alocrome of aircraft structures

Pressure testing of Hydraulic pipework


Good numeracy and literacy - Minimum 2 GCSEs at grade 4/C or equivalent in English and Maths

  • Good IT skills
  • Good attention to detail, planning and problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic supported by a real positive attitude to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate the currency and competency of the key skill codes required within department
  • Shift working required
  • There are certain aspects of this role that require mechanical / manual lifting of parts so some lifting will be required and you must be capable of undertaking activities with appropriate assistance if required.

Desired Characteristics

Previous experience of manufacture or engineering working environment

  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Working understanding of the 5 S and lean principles

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required

What you will get from Hamble Aerostructures

Code of Ethics expresses who Hamble Aerostructures are: A competitive and profitable company that conducts business in an ethical framework of commitment to employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and institutions.

Hamble Aerostructures actively promotes environmental protection in their designs, considering the environmental impact throughout the product life cycle and through continuous improvement of its products and processes

Benefits of working for Hamble Aerostructures include:

  • 26-days holiday as standard (plus the ability to buy/sell holiday)
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Life cover
  • Private medical health care (after 2-years of service)
  • Discounted Costco membership
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite gym and restaurant

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