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Maintenance Repair Operations, Flight Simulator Engineer
United Kingdom
Job description
Location: Shropshire, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Air Traffic Management, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that's why we offer you the flexibility to do what's important to you; whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Aquila Flight Simulator Operator

Location: RAF Shawbury

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Land and Air Systems (LAS) Aquila Air Traffic Management Services (ATMS) business unit as an Aquila Flight Simulator Operator.

Located at the Defence College of Air and Space Operations at RAF Shawbury the AQUILA Flight Simulator Operator supports the School of Air Operations Control in delivering quality Air Traffic Controllers for the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Foreign and Commonwealth personnel. Within Air Traffic simulators the Flight Simulator Operator (FSO) creates realistic Air Traffic Management scenarios through effective operation of PC based simulators.

Key responsibilities and tasks:
* Create realistic Air Traffic scenarios in the simulator environment.
* Follow instructions and accurately input data as requested by trainee Air Traffic Controllers.
* Maintain effective communications with FSO staff and the School of Air Operations Control staff.
* Work as part of a team with a high dependency on effective liaison and planning.
* Ensure disciplinary matters are brought to the attention of the Flight Simulator Operator Manager

Skills, experience & qualifications
* Be an articulate and effective communicator in the English language (the international Air Traffic language).
* Ability to multi task.
* Able to use initiative and solve problems in a timely manner.
* Enthusiastic with a willingness and aptitude to learn.
* Willingness to undergo Security Clearance.
* Computer literate.
* Reliable with excellent time-management skills.
* Strong customer and delivery focus with dedication to the teamwork whilst following instructions accurately

Air Traffic Management knowledge will be delivered to the successful candidate over a 16-week training course. Successful completion of this period is required to confirm continued employment in the FSO role. Please note this isn't a technical position.

This vacancy also requires the individual to be able to obtain full Security Clearance (SC).

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now
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