Aero Model Technician (6 Month Fixed Term Contract) (Ref REQ-210610)

Closing Date: 08/12/2021 23:59:59

Job Description

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the Applied Science manufacturing group , reporting to the Aerodynamics Model Shop Shift Leader.

The overall purpose of this position is for the manufacture and assembly of aerodynamic models and related parts for development and testing.  The role also encompasses the responsibility of assisting in development tests in the wind tunnel.

Your other responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of parts for use on the wind tunnel model from a variety of different manufacturing processes.

  • Assembling and checking of wind tunnel models to design and development specifications.

  • Executing model changes in the wind tunnel for aerodynamic development tests and liaison with the aerodynamicists to achieve performance targets.

  • Maintaining good quality control for component manufacture.

  • Providing technical feedback on the fitment and assembly of components to establish good design practices.

  • Aid in the training and development of staff to ensure high level of flexibility within the area.

  • Implementing continuous improvement initiatives to establish best practice, improve quality and productivity on the wind tunnel model.

  • Ensuring processes are operated and carried out safely and maintained in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations and departmental risk assessments.

  • Managing and maintaining the stock consumables used in part preparation.

  • Help with the development and support of departmental processes and procedures.

  • Support wind tunnel tests in accordance with an agreed rota or shift system.

  • Maintaining high standards of housekeeping.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate will have received recognised training in an area that provides a good knowledge of working materials used in model production. Knowledge of model assembly and fitting model components would be advantageous

Flexibility in hours and approach is required, along with a ‘can do’, ‘team playing’ attitude.  The ability to work under minimal supervision and to strict deadlines is essential.


We demand the best from our people so it’s only right we reward them with the best benefits.  That’s why we offer a competitive package that includes: Bonus Scheme, Life Assurance, Private Medical Cover, access to a Mercedes car scheme and 25-days holiday per annum.