Aircraft Armament Technician - #28694

BAE Systems

Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Tabuk
Contract type: Full time

Aircraft Armament Technician

Salary: Competitive

Location: Tabuk, Saudi Arabia


BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor under the Government-to-Government arrangements that are in place to provide equipment, support and training to Saudi Arabia. We provide maintenance of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft and train RSAF and Royal Saudi Naval Force personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons.

BAE Systems Saudi Arabia is committed to supporting the Saudi Arabian National Agenda including Saudisation and the training and development of Saudi National capability through the growth of the Saudi National Partner Companies thereby reinforcing Industrialisation and Partnerships.

The purpose of the role is for carrying out maintenance production in support of O&AT weapons sortie generation on Hawk and the delivery of on the job training (OJT) in support of SNTTP. Ensuring the Approved Maintenance Organisation is compliant with the requirements of the M&CA Mandates and Pt145 Maintenance Organisation Exposition with regards to maintaining aircraft, its components and resource SQEP levels.


Work Direction:

In this role the job holder will report to the following:

  • RSAF Policies and procedures
  • M&CA Mandates
  • Base Maintenance Manager

Decision-Making Authority:

The job holder may be required to make decisions on the following:

  • Weapons fault identification, debrief and rectification
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Maintaining competency and ensuring SQEP levels are within the mandated limits
  • Scheduling of personal time to maintain the operational requirement
  • Lead a small team and plan loading or maintenance tasks
  • Stand in for the supervisor during periods of absence

Planning / Organising:

The Job Holder will undertake the following activities as a minimum:

  • The position holder will be responsible for ensuring that BAE Systems maintenance support is delivered effectively to meet RSAF requirements and mitigate any activities likely to prejudice maintenance or safety, whilst remaining within the constraints the RSAF may apply to the Hawk Fleet.
  • Must be a quality minded, mature, individual that adopts a positive and proactive approach to aircraft maintenance and support issues
  • Must have and be able to demonstrate sound oral and written two-way communication skills with the ability to be tactful, discreet and confident in dealing with people at all levels
  • Must be able to work on their own initiative to resolve complex technical issues
  • Must hold a current driving licence UK or KSA
  • Have a thorough understanding of all munitions used by the Hawk Aircraft and their safety devices that are fitted.
  • They will be responsible for providing support to the Approved Maintenance Organsation (AMO) to ensure delivery of serviceable aircraft to TAGF in order to accomplish the contractual operational and flying commitments
  • They shall be responsible for themselves and their peers, including training technicians and maintaining a strong safety culture whilst fault finding, repairing and delivering serviceable assets to maintain the customers daily flying programme.
  • Testing, servicing and trouble shooting of all Hawk role equipment including release systems, target towing equipment and all aspects of Aden 30mm cannon and its associated equipment.
  • The management of repairable weapons assets into the supply repair channel, ensuring efficient and effective supply discipline.
  • Ensure the procedural compliance governing Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) calibration cycles, Support Equipment maintenance cycles, and the Tool Control system.


In order to support Vision 2030 for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to meet BAE Systems Saudisation targets, all personnel shall utilise their knowledge and skills and act as a leader and mentor in the training and education of trainees in a multicultural environment.

Report Preparation:

  • Any reports as directed including training reports carried out in accordance with the policy.


  • Must be able to accurately keep account of Munition expenditures and maintain Stock checks of Munitions held.



  • A recognised qualification to NVQ3/ONC/OND/BTEC level in a relevant technical discipline, or a technical apprenticeship, or suitable equivalent technical qualification to M&CA OR
  • Part 66 licensed (current or lapsed), or suitable equivalent technical license acceptable to M&CA.
  • Must have at extensive proven post qualification practical maintenance experience within an operational flying environment supported by formal recorded workplace applied related training OR extensive experience on the same aircraft type OR successful completion of BAESSA apprenticeship programme (SNTTP/TSNTTP)
  • Demonstrate knowledge / understanding of aircraft maintenance and engineering
  • Understanding and application of human factors, error management, health & safety and proactive hazard analysis, appropriate to the role.
  • Relevant equipment specific training.


  • An understanding of company processes and procedures.
  • Broad aerospace and defence company / industry knowledge


In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation and access to free recreation facilities, all available within Company secured accommodation. In addition, a generous leave and travel allowance makes this an opportunity not to be missed.

On successfully securing a role your appointment to Saudi Arabia will initially be on single status. On commencement of employment in Saudi Arabia you will have the opportunity to apply to have your family join you in the future. A full health care scheme is provided within Saudi Arabia.


In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous leave and travel allowance, a full health care scheme and access to subsidised recreational facilities

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of 89,600 people in more than 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

All appointments in Saudi Arabia are subject to receipt of all necessary Government and/or Customer approvals.

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