Surface Finish Technician 2 Job at Serco Plc in Lincoln

RAF Coningsby, LN4 4SY

Full time, 39 hours


Royal Air Force Coningsby has a diverse selection of aircraft operating from its airfield. Typhoon aircraft and the historical aircraft of the world famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight much of the history of the RAF in the last 70 years can be seen in the skies over Coningsby. We are currently recruiting a Surface Finish Technician 2 to carry out a range of technical work, including strip down, repair and refurbishment, routine, planned and spray rectification and sign work for military plant and equipment, assemblies, sub-assemblies and components.

A Technician (Tech) 2 are employed on the Surface Finish (SF) Contract to undertake painting and finishing tasks for the MoD under the requirements of ASCOMM5/1157. The Tech 2 is responsible for the delivery of SF in a wide range of tasks, which include surface preparation (abrading, paint stripping, DMS/PMS abrasive blasting masking, cleaning and pre-treatment), and the application of associated finishes on all MoD assets. You must comply with all Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental and Aviation Safety requirements. You will be responsible for notifying supervisors of any anomalies, failures, defects, corrosion etc which may give rise to a poor quality product and/or endanger Aviation Safety.

Here at RAF Coningsby we invest in our people and their development, so they are able to grow with us and move on to the next stage in their career

What you need to do the Job:
You will have appropriate experience as a RAF Painter and Finisher tradesperson or have time served civilian equivalent in the trade of Aircraft/Automotive Body shop painter.

You will hold an NVQ 3 in Aeronautical Engineering (Surface Finish pathway) or equivalent qualification.

A full driving licence is desirable.

What we offer:
£23,212 per annum

9% shift allowance on basic

A working pattern of 2 weeks days 07:00-15:45, 2 weeks Nights 15:45 02:45

Up to 6% contributory pension scheme​

Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. ​

A supportive culture

A company passionate about Diversity and Inclusion

Why Serco:
Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and [email protected] (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.


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We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).

About the Company

Company: Serco Plc

Company Location:  Lincoln

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