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Calibration and Maintenance Project Coordinator Placement Broughton 2024

We are a driven team of experienced and time served Airbus professionals, who strive to ensure the business is benchmark in all its fields and providing top quality service to our customers. The team is made up of Calibrators and highly experienced Tool Maintainers.

We have 4 locations across sites with diverse enablement requirements with complex maintenance expectations. We have recently energised SAP to support our maintenance journey to collect more data to improve our responses through Asset Care plans identifying projects to eliminate breakdowns and ultimately disruption to production. With the recent introduction of intelligent tooling with variable speed motors and gearboxes, programming and logic is at the forefront of our focus.

We have maintained pneumatic drilling equipment for decades and our digital strategy needs growth and support to utilise the latest technology making us as flexible as possible to adapt to the ever changing world.

What you will be doing

During the placement you will learn all about what the Calibration department has to offer with a heavy focus on the maintenance world within Airbus and have the opportunity to utilise your skills to work closely with the teams and implement change to solidify our maintenance strategy. The role will put you at the centre of the drilling team supported by dedicated engineers gaining knowledge and understanding of all airbus variants across the site.

You will work with a variety of different people both inside the team and around the plant and will have the opportunity to support and autonomously run projects across Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People.

Primary focus will be on the modernising of the maintenance department ranging from the workshop to process improvements on spares management, planned preventive maintenance creating as much opportunity to enable growth into new technologies that we are currently maintaining.

The candidate will also be supporting the management team in enabling production. During this placement, the activities you may undertake will include:

  • Safety related topics like Risk Assessments, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and safety audits in our production environments;
  • Engaging with the Quality team on Process Confirmations, asset care plans and root cause analysis tools (Practical Problem Solving);
  • Helping with team engagement initiatives and the employee involvement scheme, as well as environment and sustainability projects;
  • You will represent the Calibration business at drumbeat reviews and be a focal point for our customers, which will develop communication, business agility and problem solving skills.

Your ideas and support will also play a valuable part in defining our long term strategy, including the introduction of new technologies. Working with all areas of the business will help develop your presentation, networking and stakeholder management skills that will be required and will be valuable in future career opportunities.

You will also learn about Airbus Operating System's and Lean principles, which will be at the forefront of all the projects to ensure the best possible outcomes can be achieved.


Our placements are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement. Please inform your graduation date on your application. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Studying towards a degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • IT skills (developing websites; Google suite);
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Appetite for improvement and bringing innovative ideas to a situation;
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as autonomously;
  • Organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Willingness to get involved, learn and immerse yourself in the Airbus ways of working;
  • Interest in maintenance and reliability of assets is preferable.

We encourage you to apply early to avoid missing out on this opportunity! Please note we will close adverts as soon as we receive sufficient applications.

Please ensure you include your CV and a cover letter for your application to be considered. Eligibility to gain UK SC Security Clearance OR You will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).

Additional information

Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Airbus is, and always has been, committed to equal opportunities for all. As such, we will never ask for any type of monetary exchange in the frame of a recruitment process. Any impersonation of Airbus to do so should be reported to

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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