Facilities Electrician

  • Role: Facilities Electrician
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 40 per week on a rotational shift pattern
  • Remuneration: Salary will be dependent on experience
  • Closing Date: 01/12/2022

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (GPA) are recruiting now for a Facilities Electrician to join our team to perform duties associated with the Facilities and Airport Engineering department. The ideal candidate will be a time served electrician with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and hold a current 18th edition accreditation. 

Owned by the Scottish Government, Glasgow Prestwick Airport directly employs more than 250 people and supports over 4,000 jobs across the aerospace cluster. Situated in the heart of Scotland’s aerospace industry we offer a diverse range of in-house aviation services providing vital connections to the rest of the world.

Job Scope:

To carry out duties associated with the Facilities and Airport Engineering Department. These include the routine maintenance, servicing, support, and fault rectification of a wide range of electrical, electromechanical, and electronic systems and infrastructure within the airfield, airport buildings and its confines in line with departmental documentation, procedures, and Safety Management System (SMS).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Installation, maintenance, servicing, and fault finding on a wide range of electrical systems across the airport.
  • Plan, track & close works raised via the Spiceworks system.
  • Ensure all planned electrical maintenance work is carried out within the prescribed intervals.
  • Ensure any/all electrical remedial work is carried out in a timely & safe manner.
  • Maintain documentary records of all work in support of regulatory requirements examined by external authorities.
  • Be fully conversant with current and ongoing buildings Fire System infrastructure.
  • Work in conjunction with all other trades within the department, as and when required.
  • Oversee project works which may from time to time be delegated to you by department management.
  • Liaise with any contractors in the maintenance of specialist systems.
  • Assist in the quoting & pricing of any required electrical works in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with departmental admin support to ensure all orders are received on time.
  • Ensure a stock of materials are available within the electrical department.
  • Assist departmental manager with any required Capex planning.
  • Work in conjunction with other Airport Engineering staff as part of a 7-day shift rota.
  • Provide on-call cover as part of the department roster to ensure operational cover is available H24 on a call out basis (currently 1 in 5 weeks).
  • To provide an integral response to any emergency incidents, and to assist appropriately based on the situation arising.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as required, including assistance during winter operations, diversions, special events, etc.

Qualifications Required:

  • Time served electrician.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience required and current 18thedition accreditation.

Essential Experience:

  • Time served electrician with experience of working on LV power systems.
  • Previous experience of working with Emergency Lighting and access control systems across the site.
  • Basic Fire Alarm maintenance experience.
  • Ability to maintain all plant rooms & baggage systems throughout the Airport.
  • You will carry out all electrical duties including planned and reactive maintenance as required.
  • Ability to estimate & cost required works.
  • Current UK Driving licence.
  • Ability to obtain MEWP licences.
  • Ability to obtain a full Airside driving licence. *

Abilities, Skills, Knowledge & Attributes:

  • ECS card.
  • IPAF licences.
  • PASMA certification.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to liaise with all levels of stakeholders, both internal and external, with limited supervision.
  • Good planning, organisational and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to multitask & prioritise workload.
  • Self-motivated, shows initiative and has a “can do” attitude.
  • Pro-active; positive; enthusiastic; flexibility; adaptability; self-confidence; professionalism; integrity; responsibility; passion and teamwork.
  • IT competent.
  • Ability to work at height.
  • Ability to drive vehicles Airside.

Please note that to work at GPA you are required to:

  • Comply with UK Right to Work checks and provide associated relevant documentation at interview.
  • Confirm your identity by providing a copy of your passport or driving licence.
  • Provide GPA with a complete five-year referencing history inclusive of all employment, self-employment, and education. Any gap period of 28 days or more must be covered by a personal reference to which you must also provide contact details.
  • Upon request, provide a Criminal Record Check Certificate (Basic Disclosure) from Disclosure Scotland. This must not display any disqualifying convictions as detailed on the Civil Aviation Authority website.
  • Where applicable, undertake a Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) and understand that deployment to any security related activities is conditional upon the satisfactory result of such a check.

*In accordance with regulations, this role requires you to meet DVLA Group 2 medical standards so that you can drive on our airfield (including on runways / taxiways). Therefore, please only apply for this role if you can meet the following standards:

  • Vision – applicants must have a visual acuity (using corrective lenses if necessary) of at least 6/7.5 in the better eye and 6/60 in the other. Visual fields will be checked by confrontation method and if there is any doubt then an optician report is required.
  • Colour perception – applicants are required to distinguish the colours red, green, and white using the Ishihara test plates (24) – 15 plates, presented in a random order, which must be identified without error or via an approved advanced colour vision test. The use of colour correcting lenses are not acceptable.
  • Hearing – applicants must have the ability to hear a forced whisper in either ear at a distance of 2 metres. In case of doubt an audiometric examination will be necessary.
  • General Health – applicants must disclose any medical condition, which might affect the ability to operate / drive safely. On disclosure of a medical condition which may affect the ability to operate / drive safely, reference is made to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) “Assessing-fitness-to-drive-a-guide-for-medical-professionals.”

The above will be assessed via our occupational health partner during the recruitment process and does not affect your statutory rights associated with the Equality Act 2010.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and are committed to applying equal opportunities at all stages of our recruitment and selection process. Reasonable adjustments will be made to our recruitment process to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged.

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