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Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Farnborough, UKM, GB, GU14 6XA

Company: FlightSafety International

2019 Jan - Simulator Technician - Trainee


Simulator Technician - Trainee


We are excited to offer this unique trainee opportunity to join our professional team of Simulator Technicians at our purpose built training centre in Farnborough, Hampshire. We pride ourselves on our professional reputation for excellent flight safety training within the general aviation industry and this role is a vital component in achieving and maintaining that status.


As a trainee we’ll ensure you’re fully supported and trained to be competent in all aspects of the established role of Simulator Technician. This will ultimately require you to monitor equipment performance and conditions to ensure that our flight training devices continue to operate in compliance with all government and safety regulations. You’ll eventually be responsible for the identification, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of components to maintain optimal performance and work as part of our established team.


Our prestigious training devices are amongst the highest quality and most advanced simulation products in the world. They’ve been manufactured by FlightSafety International in the US from extensive investment in research and technology.  The devices are used to provide fully integrated training to pilots from corporate, commercial, government and military backgrounds.


We provide training and support to customers and clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Consequently, you will be scheduled at varying times and days to support the customer needs and client demands. Regular shifts are in teams working 12 hours, with 4 days on and 4 days off, with alternating day and night shifts


This is a regulated work environment that needs to comply fully with health and safety requirements.



Level 5 or above qualification in electronics from college or completion of an electronics technical school preferred; or

A combination of three (3) years’ education or experience, including:

• Electronics technology, avionics, aeronautics or related civilian/military technology; or

• Equivalent direct experience with simulators or other FTDs


Alternatively, an equivalent combination of experience and education can be considered if the experience is within a directly related field.




Physical requirements for this job mean that you’ll be required to sit, talk and hear and will frequently be required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. You’ll also be occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. You must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


IT literacy is important and the ability to interpret instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form is required.


You’ll need to have enthusiasm and a keen attitude and be willing to develop effective interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with teammates and clients.


Occasional travel may be required.



We will provide structured training and development to help you perform and progress to the established role of Simulation Technician. We offer a competitive salary, a professional and friendly working environment with many additional benefits, including but not limited to free parking, subsidized restaurant, pension, health insurance and a generous leave entitlement.

FlightSafety International

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