First Base Employment Limited

Trainee Escape Systems Technician

Working as part of the highly skilled team, the Trainee Technician will be responsible for undertaking inspection & scheduled maintenance work, repair and testing of a wide range of personal survival equipment/aircraft safety equipment. The position will be fully supported with in-house and external training in Survival Equipment.

A specialist hands-on role, the trainee will have the opportunity to work with all aspects of the business servicing & maintaining lifesaving equipment and components such as ejection seats, parachutes, liferafts, lifejackets and aircrew equipment and for both the military and civilian sectors. This will take place at scheduled intervals to approved requirements and industry standards. This is a great opportunity to develop a new range of skills in mechanical and electrical principles and a great career ahead.

You will be:

  • Developing wide-ranging fundamentals in engineering
  • Working with a safe selection and use of mechanical tools
  • Reading & interpreting engineering data & drawings
  • Survival equipment function checks & fault diagnosis
  • Understand the importance of operating procedures for survival equipment

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Working to generating and maintain high standards of workmanship and trade skills in accordance with the Quality Assurance requirements of the Company’s Quality
Management System:

  1. Servicing & maintaining survival equipment to company/OEM manuals & guidelines.
  2. Performing scheduled maintenance and safety policies on all aspects of the escape system.
  3. Disassembly, testing & fault finding of survival equipment/escape systems.
  4. Repair & replace of components.
  5. Performing operational and functional tests of equipment.
  6. Repair & replace of components.


  • Good GCSE standard of education.
  • An interest of working in an engineering capacity.
  • Responsible team player; able to work and interact within the team and independently.
  • Highly organised with a methodical approach to your work
  • Adaptable and acceptance of change
  • Safety conscious
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong & committed work ethic
  • Service orientated & safety minded approach
  • Please note this can be a very physically demanding position. Manual handling will form a large portion of your day-to-day role.

Permanent full time opportunity

38 hours per week 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Thursday (No Fridays)

£18,000 – £22,000 per annum dependent on experience

You may be required, at times to travel or work from alternative sites in the UK and overseas

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