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Willis Lease Finance Corporation

WLFC offers capital availability, customer relationships, a worldwide sales force, and an experienced management team to deliver customer-driven aircraft and engine leasing finance solutions. We lease large and regional spare commercial aircraft engines, APUs, and aircraft to airlines, OEMs, and MROs worldwide. WLFC's Engine Repair Centers offer engine maintenance, inspections, teardown, and preservations services along with storage solutions.

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Our aeronautical services are the fastest way to locate aircraft parts and spares for commercial aircraft. Providing you with the right part, in the right place, at the right time.

Willis Aviation Services Limited

Located at our facility at Teesside International Airport (UK), WASL offers expansive aircraft maintenance storage, disassembly, and ground & cargo handling services. In addition, our facility holds UK CAA, EASA, 2-Reg and Cayman Authority approvals on A320 family, B737NG, ATR 42/72, and Embraer aircraft.

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WAML is a leading worldwide provider of aviation asset management solutions. Through our experienced consultancy team, we successfully advise on all technical, commercial, and financial aspects of aircraft and engine lifecycle operation and management.

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  • Technical Publication Specialist
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited

    Summary: 

    As part of the Technical Publications Team, the post holder’s initial responsibility will be to review, on a daily basis, downloaded documentation gathered from regulatory authority and OEM websites and any applicable newly published or updated regulations and maintenance documents before reviewing disseminating the data across WAM and WLFC. 

    Whilst the primary focus will be Technical Publications related activities it will be a requirement of the role to support all deliverables of the Technical Publications Team as required from time to time as further defined below. 

    Responsibilities: 

    •    Technical Documentation Review 

    •    Review on a daily basis all new and updated engineering documents.

    •    Upload all relevant information into Leasepoint and EFPAC as required (see below)

    •    Compile a Technical Document Review (TDR) document ensuring all relevant information (compliance times, costs, etc.) is included.

    •    Ensure TDR information is disseminated across the company as required.

    •    Load new and revised ADs/NPRMs/SBs etc. into EFPAC.

    •    Complete regular audits to ensure engine Life Limited Parts are being tracked correctly.


    Leasepoint/Technical Library 

    •    Load new and revised ADs/SBs (Cat. 6 and above) into Leasepoint.

    •    Load and update MPD data into the system.

    •    Complete regular audits to ensure engine Life Limited Parts are being tracked correctly.

    •    Hold meetings detailing requirements of new ADs and proposed ADs to ensure compliance is understood by all parties.

    •    Assist with maintenance of the Technical Library held on the WAM server. Ensuring the electronic filing system is secure, clear, and consistent for ease of access across the business.

    •    Assist with management of Internal Powerplant Review Board (PPRB):

    •    Managing the PPRB process by completing a full Technical Document Review (TDR) document either manually or in EFPAC.

    •    Controlling the distribution across the business consistent with current NDAs. Technical Publication Specialist 


    Planning and Organizing 

    •    Maintain continuous familiarity with WAML and WLFC processes and procedures.

    •    Effectively manage conflicting priorities and tasks on a day-to-day basis.

    •    Liaise with Manager to ensure workload is shared and effective handovers take place when necessary.

    •    Ensure activities/projects/tasks are completed within agreed timescales/deadlines and reported to the relevant Managers/Stakeholders.


    Day-to-day communications /interactions 

    •    Always deliver clear verbal and written communication bearing in mind cultural and religious differences when dealing with internal/external customers and regulatory officials.

    •    Communicate with Project Managers, Lease Return Coordinators, Lessees/Operators, and/or Maintenance Organizations to obtain required engine data.


    Self – management 

    •    Produce high-quality work with minimal support from the manager.

    •    Demonstrate extreme diligence and detail-oriented approach with excellent analytical skills.


    Teamwork 

    •    Contribute to discussions and listen to the views of colleagues, sharing ideas and information.

    •    Demonstrates drive, enthusiasm, commitment to team objectives and support in the absence of team members.



    Quality Management 

    •    Ensuring systems, procedures reflect actual practices and are updated to reflect changing needs.

    •    Managing regulatory obligations towards Technical Publication control.

    •    Ensuring the TDR process meets the business KPI objectives.

    •    Spearhead the development of more innovative methods of capturing, controlling, and disseminating data.


    Qualifications / Requirements: 

    •    Knowledge of airframe/engine technical publications.

    •    Educated to Degree standard or equivalent.

    •    Experience within an aviation environment.


    Travel/Misc.: 

    •    None

    The Post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post. 

    Job Descriptions will be reviewed and discussed annually in line with the Staff Appraisal Scheme.

  • Technical Records Consultant
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Summary:

    To provide Technical Records support to the Willis Lease Finance portfolio/program and other areas of the business when required.

    Responsibilities:
    • Engine Records Review and Management
    • Review and verification of the accuracy and completeness of Technical Documentation, including but notlimited to lease returns, post-lease inspections, minor shop visits, etc.
    • Ongoing maintenance and review of the engine records during the lease period.
    • Responsible for the collation and management of original records with due consideration for regulatoryand Willis’s storage obligations.
    • Audit compliance of Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins for each engine and ensurecorrect/status is entered into the applicable database and records management system.
    • Update Willis database for tracking of accurate and current information for engines, components,inspections, and other technical information including monthly utilization.
    • Understands Life Limited Back to Birth trace requirements including how particular ADs and SBs affect thelife limit of LLPs.
    Continuous Records Management
    • Ensure all engine records are updated to accurately reflect the latest technical data, (i.e. ADs, SBs).
    • Ensure all updated engine records are filed in the relevant location, whether they are hard copy or digital records.

    Planning and Organizing

    • Maintain continuous familiarity with WAML and WLFC processes and procedures.
    • Effectively manage conflicting priorities and tasks on a day-to-day basis.
    • Liaise with Manager to ensure workload is shared and effective handovers take place when necessary.
    • Ensure activities/projects/tasks are completed within agreed timescales/deadlines and reported to therelevant Managers/Stakeholders.

    Day-to-day communications/interactions

    • Always deliver clear verbal and written communication bearing in mind cultural and religious differenceswhen dealing with internal/external customers and regulatory officials.
    • Communicate with Project Managers, Lease Return Coordinators, Lessees/Operators, and/or Maintenance Organizations to obtain required engine data.

    Self - management

    • Produce high-quality work with minimal support from the manager.
    • Demonstrate extreme diligence and detail-oriented approach with excellent analytical skills.

    Teamwork

    • Contribute to discussions and listen to the views of colleagues, sharing ideas and information.
    • Demonstrates drive, enthusiasm, commitment to team objectives and support in the absence of team members.

    Customer Relations

    • Build good relationships with internal and external customers.
    • Manage customer expectations and activities.
    • Keep customers informed of any issues and report accordingly.
    Qualifications / Requirements:
    • Knowledge of aircraft and engines. Prefer knowledge of the following engine types: CF34, CFM56, GEnx, LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B, PW1100, Trent and V2500.
    • Authority (FAA/EASA) certificate or equivalent license a plus.
    Travel/Misc.:
    • None

     

    The Post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post.

    Job Descriptions will be reviewed and discussed annually in line with the Staff Appraisal Scheme.

  • Senior Powerplant Consultant
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Summary:

    A principally technical role within the Fleet Management Team. This role will involve the independent and
    competent management of multiple commercial engine projects on behalf of third-party customers and internal
    requirements. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Act as virtual powerplant manager for airline clients.
    • Fleet planning and maintenance cost forecasting.
    • Optimisation of removal planning and engine disposition.
    • Cost reduction initiative implementation.
    • Performance of Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) / Engine Condition Monitoring (ECM) tracking & reporting.
    • Full management of engine shop visit events (Inc. Workscope compilation, table inspection attendance, Repair oversight, material management & Post shop visit documentation and invoice review.
    • Negotiate service agreements with the OEM and MRO suppliers.
    • Review, analyse and negotiation of engine lease / sale / purchase contracts (From a technical perspective).
    • New engine selection support.
    • Ability to perform engine transition management including full records audit, engine physical inspection, borescope and MPA run overview.
    • Competent in drafting technical reports and management of technical documentation.
    • Active mentoring and support of Powerplant consultants / Engineers within the exiting team.
    • Support new business opportunities as required.
    • Attendance at OEM technical conferences.

    Qualifications / Requirements:
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a powerplant focused role.
    • Degree qualified preferred. 
    • Airline powerplant management experience preferred.
    • Strong technical knowledge across a number of the CFM, P&W, GE, IAE & RR products.
    • Strong commercial and financial acumen required.
    • Computer literate and proficient with MS Office products.
    • Competent in project management to ensure timely completion of projects and management of multiple resources.
    • Self-motivated and quality driven.
    • Strong communicator at all levels.
    • Able to live and work in the UK/Wales.
    Travel / Misc.: 
    • This role can require frequent and at times short notice international travel. 

    The post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post. Job descriptions will be reviewed and discussed annually in line with the Staff Appraisal Scheme.

    WAML is committed to equal opportunities and has an Equality and Diversity policy by legislation and all appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

  • Aircraft Trimmer - Multiple Openings
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Summary:

    This is a role within the UK CAA and EASA Part 145 approved aircraft maintenance functional area. Aircraft trimmers perform cabin and interior repair, modification, and maintenance work under supervision to ensure that all cabins and other areas inside an airplane are well maintained.

    Responsibilities:
    • Aircraft carpet, galley, and toilet flooring replacement.
    • Cabin side wall touch-ups/repairs.
    • Tedlar repairs.
    • Soft furnishing repairs.
    • Seat cover replacement.
    • Tray table replacement.
    • Seat pocket repairs.
    • Sourcing of parts/materials.
    • Work on IAW-approved maintenance data and design drawings.
    • Record any work carried out within the issued work pack or operator Tech Log.
    • Actively support and promote a positive safety learning culture through the reporting of occurrences and potential hazards and by adopting continuous improvement and human factors principles with their work.
    Qualifications / Requirements:
    • Be able to demonstrate an organized approach to daily job tasks;
    • Knowledge of maintenance standards.
    • Knowledge and ability to use aircraft maintenance data.
    • Initial Human Factors (HF) training.
    • Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) training.
    • Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) training.
    • English Language proficiency (written & spoken)
    Travel / Misc.:
    • None.
  • B1/B2/C Licensed Aircraft Engineer - Multiple Openings
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Summary:

    Licensed Aircraft Engineers are responsible for performing maintenance on time and by the applicable requirements, regulations, and approved standards so that all maintenance is released to service in a safe and compliant manner. The Licensed Aircraft Engineer role also includes tasks not directly related to maintenance, but crucial to the overall functioning of the organization.

    Responsibilities:
    • Acts as Certifying & Support Staff and exercises privileges in accordance with individual authorisation document.
    • Supervision of Base maintenance activities.
    • Allocating work.
    • Satisfactory completion and certification of all work required by contracting operators/customers following the work specification (work order and approved MOE procedures).
    • Ensuring that the organization’s procedures and standards are always complied with.
    • Interacting with Quality Auditors to ensure that the quality function can perform unhindered.
    • Implementation of the Quality Policy and Human Factor issues.
    • Working in and maintaining facilities to a high standard.
    • Performing maintenance strictly following approved maintenance data.
    • Recording maintenance in a clear, unambiguous manner.
    • When maintaining operational aircraft, under the direction of the respective CAMO, through effective management of the line station keep.
    • to a minimum the number of deferred defects and monitor the progress of rectification.
    • Attending all required training, including aircraft type training when the organization requires additional type coverage.
    • For the incoming inspection of components, parts, materials, tools, and equipment, the related classification, segregation, and storage according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
    • Ensure that tooling & equipment is used following the relevant instructions and organization procedures.
    • Maintain tooling & equipment as directed by the DAM.
    • Perform any reasonable duties associated with the upkeep of the line station and maintenance facility as directed by the DAM.
    • When necessary, report problems and suggest improvements to the Director, Quality Aircraft.
    • Maintenance in respect of the organization’s MOE & procedures to remain an up-to-date and accurate document reflective of the maintenance organization.
    • Maintain and uphold a Just Culture in the approved maintenance organization.
    • Submit internal occurrence reports to the Director, Quality Aircraft Maintenance when required and encourage colleagues to do the same.
    • Prepare relevant work packages and formally hand them to maintenance personnel as applicable.
    • Review completed work packages, identify errors and/or omissions, and liaise with maintenance personnel to have appropriate corrections made to ensure the system is reflective of maintenance activities performed.
    • Archive electronic copies of completed work packages and send original documentation to the relevant CAMO.
    • Actively support and promote a positive safety learning culture through the reporting of occurrences and potential hazards and by adopting continuous improvement and human factors principles with their work.
    Qualifications / Requirements: 
    • UK CAA/EASA Part 66 License (B1, B2 & C).
    • Supervisory experience running base maintenance checks.
    • Current type ratings on one or more of the following types; Embraer 135/145, Boeing 737NG, ATR 42/72, Airbus A320 CEO.
    • Knowledge of Part M, Part 145, Part 66 & Part 147.
    • HF Qualified.
    • EWIS Qualified.
    • SFAR88 Qualified.
    • Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally in the English language.
    • Ability to work IAW-approved maintenance data.
    Travel / Misc.:
    • None.
  • Mechanic - Multiple Openings
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Summary:

    This role is primarily responsible for performing aircraft maintenance, repair, and modification tasks under supervision at the WASL Teesside facility.

    Responsibilities:
    • Perform assigned aircraft maintenance, repair, and modification tasks.
    • Accurately record all work performed on the appropriate maintenance records such as worksheets/task cards.
    • Comply with procedures detailed within the Maintenance Organization Expositions and any associated documentation.
    • Comply with all company health and safety policies, procedures, and COSHH requirements.
    • When not assigned to aircraft work, fully utilize available time productively to support the maintenance and cleanliness of the facility.
    • Perform any additional duties or tasks as directed by the Base Maintenance Manager.
    • Actively support and promote a positive safety learning culture through the reporting of occurrences and potential hazards and by adopting continuous improvement and human factors principles with their work.
    Qualifications / Requirements:
    • Aeronautical apprenticeship or recognised national qualification in aircraft maintenance.
    • Minimum of 4 years aircraft maintenance experience.
    • Be able to demonstrate an organised approach to daily job tasks.
    • Can demonstrate a high level of skill across multiple disciplines, such as mechanical, structural, and power plant tasks.
    • Knowledge of maintenance standards.
    • Knowledge and ability to use aircraft maintenance data.
    • Initial Human Factors (HF) training.
    • Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) training.
    • Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) training.
    • English Language proficiency (Written & Spoken).
    Travel / Misc.: 
    • None.
  • Planning and Records Engineer
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Summary:

    This is a role within the UK CAA and EASA Part 145 approved aircraft maintenance functional area performing planning of maintenance, planning the availabilities of the means to perform the work, control of maintenance data, preparation of work packages, and record archiving activities.

    Responsibilities:
    • Liaise with relevant Continuing Airworthiness Management Organizations (CAMO) to review their requested scheduled maintenance needs and schedule them  appropriately into the WASL maintenance plan.
    • Liaise with the relevant CAMO to obtain the initially requested maintenance workscope(s) and processes any addendum requests thereafter.
    • Liaise with relevant CAMO to confirm any preloaded spares and materials and identify/coordinate the provision of any additional items that need to be sourced by WASL.
    • Liaise with aircraft and engine manufacturers and the relevant CAMO (customer provided) as required to obtain maintenance data then distribute and control within WASL to ensure maintenance personnel have access to the correct revision status of maintenance data.
    • Review maintenance work scopes with key WASL internal stakeholders to ensure the means to perform the planned maintenance activities are available (including but not limited to manpower, hangar, tooling, equipment, parts, materials, and data).
    • Review maintenance workshops with key WASL internal stakeholders to identify and then coordinate the provision of any required external services (e.g. Non non-destructive testing, Tooling Loan).
    • Prepare relevant work packages and formally hand them to maintenance personnel as applicable.
    • Review completed work packages, identify errors and/or omissions, and liaise with maintenance personnel to have appropriate corrections made to ensure the system is reflective of maintenance activities performed.
    • Review AvSight (electronic records system), identify errors and/or omissions, and liaise with maintenance personnel to have appropriate corrections made to ensure the system is reflective of maintenance activities performed.
    • Archive electronic copies of completed work packages and send original documentation to the relevant CAMO.
    • Participate in internal and external stakeholder liaison meetings as required.
    • Perform any additional duties or tasks as directed by the Planning & Records Supervisor.
    • Actively support and promote a positive safety learning culture through the reporting of occurrences and potential hazards and by adopting continuous improvement and human factors principles with their work.
    Qualifications/Requirements:
    • Minimum of 3 years planning experience within a Part-145 and/or Part-M/CAMO environment
    • Knowledge and understanding of applicable Part-145 and Part-M/CAMO requirements.
    • Experience with continuing airworthiness records systems (e.g., AvSight, AMOS, OASES).
    • Ability to interpret technical data.
    • Technical records experience desirable.
    • Technical knowledge representative of the products/types maintained by WASL desirable.
    • Knowledge of HF, EWIS, & FTS.
    • Key skills:
      o Planning & organisational skills
      o Attention to detail/analytical
      o Communication (written and verbal)
      o Interpersonal skills/team player and stakeholder (internal & external) liaison
    Travel / Misc.:
    • None.

    The post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post. Job descriptions will be reviewed and discussed annually in line with the Staff Appraisal Scheme.

    WASL is committed to equal opportunities and has an Equality and Diversity policy by legislation and all appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

  • Stores Person
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Summary:

    Maintain the Teesside Hangar 2 store facilities including goods receiving, allocation of goods, and return of items. As a Goods-In inspector, you will have responsibility for the receiving inspection of components, parts, materials, and tools as well as storage in line with OEM recommendations and UK CAA/EASA regulations.

    Responsibilities:
    • Carry out inspections of all goods received, ensuring correct condition and paperwork requirements are met.
    • Monitoring of all Part/Consumable stock levels and shelf life, escalating within the Supply Chain as required.
    • Ongoing monitoring of the Store Operation effectiveness – supporting the Lead Store Person with adaptation and creation of procedures to support.
    • Work with the Lead Store Person and Tooling Specialists to perform periodic checks of tooling, managing the inventory, and maintaining appropriate records.
    • To prioritize and prepare aircraft parts as directed in preparation for maintenance inputs.
    • To support the cleanliness, tidiness, and upkeep of Hangar stores.
    • To support the day-to-day running of Hangar stores.
    • Understand and be able to effectively operate the maintenance system.
    • Ensure workplace health and safety standards are met.
    • Ensure Dangerous Goods Awareness is always applied.
    • To maintain the store's area in an orderly manner.
    • Comply with company procedures for material handling.
    • Ensure delivery and received materials are well stored in the proper location in the warehouse.
    • Perform any additional duties or tasks as directed by the Stores & Tooling Supervisor
    • Actively support and promote a positive safety learning culture through the reporting of occurrences and potential hazards and by adopting continuous improvement and human factors principles with their work.
    Qualifications/Requirements:
    • Knowledge and understanding of applicable Part-145 and Part-M/CAMO requirements.
    • Previous store experience desirable.
    • Knowledge of HF, EWIS, & FTS
    • Key skills:
      o Attention to detail/analytical
      o Communication (written and verbal)
      o Interpersonal skills/team player and stakeholder (internal & external) liaison
    Travel / Misc.:
    • None.

    The post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post. Job descriptions will be reviewed and discussed annually in line with the Staff Appraisal Scheme

    WASL are committed to equal opportunities and have an Equality and Diversity policy in accordance with legislation and all appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

  • Ramp Agent - Multiple Openings
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Summary:

    To co-ordinate all activities to ensure a safe, quick, and efficient turnaround, manage the entire arrival and departure process ensuring a safe working environment and achieve an on-time departure. As a Ramp Agent, you will be required to understand various airline systems and communicate with the relevant departments, also ensure that the aircraft departs with all passengers, baggage, and cargo. Complete and maintain flight records.

    Responsibilities:

    Airside Areas
    • Complete various flight details and logs.
    • Maintain applicable safety and performance standards.
    • Develop and build good relations with customers and Airport authorities.
    • Report irregularities and take appropriate action.
    • Perpetration of any flight paperwork for crew including printing of flight plans, weather packs, reports, passenger lists etc.
    • Communicate aircraft fuel and load data between the flight crew and load control departments.
    • Priorities tasks and manage the turnaround of aircraft from arrival to departure.
    • Operate a variety of computer systems and handheld devices.
    • Deal with aircraft weight and balance calculations as required.
    • Report all equipment malfunctions to the appropriate supervisor/manager.
    • Comply with all UK/Ireland/EU legislation as well as airport authority and carrier security requirements.
    • Ensuring company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are complied.
    Training
    • Within your role as Ramp Agent, you will be required to partake in a training program that will allow you to complete relevant practices/procedures required of this role.
    Other duties
    • Provide general administrative support to the Ground Handling Team and business.
    • Provide holiday/absence cover for colleagues within the team when necessary.
    • Travel to other sites may also be required.
    • Flexibility with shifts to cover business-critical needs.
    • This list is not exhaustive and may vary depending on location and operational/local customer requirements.
    Qualifications / Requirements:
    • Proven experience as an office administrator, office assistant or relevant role
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Familiarity with office management procedures
    • Proficient in MS Office and Office management software
    • Qualifications in Administration or Business Studies to NVQ3
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
    • Organizational skills
    • Proficient in MS Office
    • English Language proficiency (Written & Spoken)
    • Full Clean Driving License
    Travel / Misc.:
    • None.

    *WAML is committed to equal opportunities and has an Equality and Diversity policy in accordance with legislation and all appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

  • Technical Records Auditor
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Summary: 

    To provide Technical Records support to the Willis Lease Finance portfolio/program and other areas of the business when required. 

    Responsibilities: 

    Engine Records Review and Management 

    •    Review and verification of the accuracy and completeness of Technical Documentation, including but not limited to lease returns, post-lease inspections, minor shop visits, etc.

    •    Ongoing maintenance and review of the engine records during the lease period.

    •    Responsible for the collation and management of original records with due consideration for regulatory and Willis’s storage obligations.

    •    Audit compliance of Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins for each engine and ensure correct/status is entered into the applicable database and records management system.

    •    Update Willis database for tracking of accurate and current information for engines, components, inspections, and other technical information including monthly utilization.

    •    Understands Life Limited Back to Birth trace requirements including how particular ADs and SBs affect the life limit of LLPs.


    Continuous Records Management 

    •    Ensure all engine records are updated to accurately reflect the latest technical data, (i.e. ADs, SBs).

    •    Ensure all updated engine records are filed in the relevant location, whether they are hard copy or digital records.


    Planning and Organizing 
    •    
    Maintain continuous familiarity with WAML and WLFC processes and procedures.

    •    Effectively manage conflicting priorities and tasks on a day-to-day basis.

    •    Liaise with Manager to ensure workload is shared and effective handovers take place when necessary.

    •    Ensure activities/projects/tasks are completed within agreed timescales/deadlines and reported to the relevant Managers/Stakeholders.


    Day-to-day communications /interactions 
    •    
    Always deliver clear verbal and written communication bearing in mind cultural and religious differences when dealing with internal/external customers and regulatory officials.

    •    Communicate with Project Managers, Lease Return Coordinators, Lessees/Operators, and/or Maintenance Organizations to obtain required engine data.


    Self - management 
    •    
    Produce high-quality work with minimal support from the manager.

    •    Demonstrate extreme diligence and detail-oriented approach with excellent analytical skills.


    Teamwork 
    •    
    Contribute to discussions and listen to the views of colleagues, sharing ideas and information.

    •    Demonstrates drive, enthusiasm, commitment to team objectives and support in the absence of team members.


    Customer Relations 
    •    
    Build good relationships with internal and external customers.

    •    Manage customer expectations and activities.

    •    Keep customers informed of any issues and report accordingly.


    Qualifications / Requirements: 
    •    
    Knowledge of aircraft and engines. Prefer knowledge of the following engine types: CF34, CFM56, GEnx,LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B, PW1100, Trent and V2500.

    •    Authority (FAA/EASA) certificate or equivalent license a plus.


    Travel/Misc.: 
    •    
    None


    The Post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post. 

    Job Descriptions will be reviewed and discussed annually in line with the Staff Appraisal Scheme.
  • Ramp Agent
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited

     

    Summary:


    To efficiently manage and direct ramp activities to deliver high quality products/services to our customers
    providing the necessary services to aircraft as required. This includes (but is not limited) to manage the loading and unloading of baggage and cargo and mail, sorting and transporting baggage to and from the aircraft and the operation of specialist ground servicing equipment.


    Responsibilities:


    Airside Areas

    • Maintain applicable safety and performance standards.
    • Develop and build good relations with customers and Airport authorities.
    • Unload and load baggage and cargo from Aircraft in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Report irregularities and take appropriate action.
    • Participate and contribute to internal and customer meetings.
    • Marshal aircraft precisely to and from gates
    • Participate in safety meetings/briefings.
    • Operate Ground service equipment.
    • Provide excellent customer service to passengers and airlines.
    • Provide cleaning, servicing, and replenishment tasks such as cabin cleaning, lavatory servicing, water replenishment etc.

    Other Duties

    • Provide general administrative support to the Ground Handling Team and business.
    • Provide holiday/absence cover for colleagues within the team when necessary.
    • Travel to other sites may also be required.
    • Flexibility with shifts to cover business critical needs.

    This list is not exhaustive and may vary depending on location and operational / local customer requirements.


    Planning and Organizing

    • Liaise with Manager to ensure workload is shared and effective handovers take place when necessary.

     

    Day-to-day communications /interactions

    • Always deliver clear verbal and written communication bearing in mind cultural and religious differences when dealing with internal/external customers and regulatory officials.

     

    Teamwork

    • Contribute to discussions and listen to the views of colleagues, sharing ideas and information.
    • Demonstrates drive, enthusiasm, commitment to team objectives and support in the absence of team members.

     

    Qualifications / Requirements:

    • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent.
    • Experience within an aviation environment is desirable, but not essential.

     

    Working hours: 20 hours per week – Covering Monday to Sunday

     

    Travel/Misc.:

    • None

     

    The Post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post.

     

    Job Descriptions will be reviewed and discussed annually in line with the Staff Appraisal Scheme.

  • Safety & Compliance Manager
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited
    Teesside, UK
    Willis Aviation Services Limited

    Summary:

    The Safety & Compliance Manager is a key management role with primary responsibilities within the aircraft maintenance department. Initially holding the UK CAA and EASA Nominated Person (Form 4 Holder) role for Quality, then following the successful implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) into WASL Part-145 approvals, will hold Nominated Person roles for Safety Manager (SM) and Compliance Monitoring Manager (CMM). The role has wider responsibilities with developing and implementing an effective Integrated Management System (IMS) across other WASL functional areas such as aircraft recycling, fixed base operations and ground handling.

     

    Responsibilities:

    UK & EASA Part-145 Nominated Person – Quality (and CMM in future) with key responsibilities for:

    • Ensuring that WASL activities are monitored for compliance with the applicable requirements and any additional requirements as established by WASL, and that these activities are carried out properly under the supervision of the nominated persons.
    • Ensuring that any maintenance contracted to another maintenance organisation is monitored for compliance with the contract or work order.
    • Establishing an independent audit system to monitor compliance of WASL with UK CAA & EASA requirements, and that an audit plan is properly implemented, maintained, and continually reviewed and improved.
    • Corrections and corrective actions are requested as necessary.
    • Establishing regular meetings with the Accountable Manager to appraise the effectiveness of the Compliance Monitoring.
    • Monitoring the amendment of WASL procedures and standard practices (MOE, including the associated procedure(s)) and their compliance with the current revision of Part-145 plus any other applicable regulatory requirement and guidance material issued by the UK CAA or EASA.
    • Submission of the MOE and any associated amendments, to the competent authority for approval.
    • Managing the approved supplier list assessing providers of materials, standard parts, components and contracted organisations for satisfactory product quality in relation to the needs of WASL.
    • Assessing subcontractors working under the Compliance Monitoring.
    • Issue /renewal/cancellation of UK CAA & EASA Part-145 Certifying Staff / Support Staff individual authorisations.
    • Acceptance on temporary or occasional cases base maintenance tasks (AD’s, SB’s) to be performed by a line maintenance organisation.
    • Notification to the competent authority, as applicable according to the procedures established in the MOE, of maintenance activities conducted outside the approved locations.
    • Establishing feedback from of audit findings into the recurrent training programme.
    • Establishing a programme of training and continuation training using internal & external resources, including the retention and management of staff training records.

     

    Assist the Accountable Manager with development and implementation of the UK & EASA Part-145 SMS then hold Nominated Person – Safety Manager role with key responsibilities for the following:

    • Managing the safety reporting scheme and the occurrence reporting system, including initiation and follow-up of internal occurrence investigations.
    • Facilitate hazard identification, risk assessment and management.
    • Monitor the implementation of actions taken to mitigate risks, as listed in the safety action plan.
    • Provide periodic reports on safety performance to the safety review board.
    • Ensure the maintenance of safety management documentation.
    • Ensure that there is safety training available, and that it meets acceptable standards.
    • Provide advice on safety matters.
    • Establishing feedback from maintenance incidents/issues and feeding these back into the recurrent training programme.
    • Actively support and promote a positive safety learning culture through the reporting of occurrences and potential hazards and by adopting just culture, continuous improvement and human factors principles with their work.

     

    Wider safety and compliance monitoring responsibilities including the following:

    • Assist with the development and implementation of an integrated management system for safety & compliance within all functional areas of WASL (e.g., aircraft recycling, fixed based operations and ground handling).
    • Perform any additional duties or tasks as directed by the Director of Engineering & Maintenance.

     

    Requirements:

    • Effective leadership, management, collaboration and communication skills with the ability to influence others.
    • Ability to hold UK and EASA Part-145 Nominated Person (Form 4) roles for Safety Manager and Compliance Monitoring Manager.
    • Valid or previously held Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) or Aeronautical Engineering Degree.
    • Minimum of 5-years’ experience in an aircraft maintenance or continuing airworthiness control environment.
    • Technical knowledge representative of the products/types listed in WASL MOE (e.g., AML Type Ratings, General Familiarisation courses and/or related experience).
    • Comprehensive knowledge (training) and understanding of Part-145 and any associated regulatory requirements.
    • Comprehensive knowledge (training) and understanding of Maintenance Organisation Expositions (MOE), their development and revisions through liaison with Competent Authorities.
    • Formal evidence of training in quality systems / compliance monitoring and auditing skills & techniques.
    • Knowledge of maintenance standards.
    • Initial Human Factors (HF) training.
    • Fuel Tank Safety (FTS) training.
    • Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) training.
    • Knowledge and understanding of ICAO, UK CAA and EASA standards / requirements on safety management.
    • Understanding of management systems, including compliance monitoring systems.
    • Understanding of risk management.
    • Understanding of safety investigation techniques and root cause methodologies.
    • Understanding and promotion of a positive safety culture.
    • Safety management experience.
    • Data management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • English Language proficiency (Written & Spoken).

     

    Travel/Misc.:

    • Occasional.

     

  • OHS & Facilities Manager
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited

    Summary:

    This dual responsible role requires the individual to have a good knowledge of Health and Safety and Facilities Management, an appreciation of Environmental and Sustainability Management would also be advantageous. This is a hands-on role that requires a combination manual work as well as office-based activities, with potential out of hours requirements, and therefore the candidate should ideally be located within a reasonable distance from the Bridgend area.

     

    Responsibilities:


    H&S:


    ▪ Responsible for continual compliance oversight of the Health & Safety Management System within the operational streams of the organization.

    ▪ A critical requirement of the role will be a strong working knowledge of OHSAS45001and The Health & Safety at Work Act and all other associated regulations.

    ▪ The post holder will have the ability to apply and review risk assessments and be qualified to a minimum of NEBOSH General Certificate level. The role will include:

    • Upkeep of Legal Register
    • Upkeep of Risk Assessments
    • H&S Audits
    • ISO45001 Management Activities

    ▪ Responsible for the day-to-day compliance oversight of the Health and Safety Management System within WAML Operational streams (Fleet Management, Maintenance Services and Facilities Management).

     

    Activities to include:

    • Ensure continued compliance with OHSAS45001 and the Health & Safety at Work Act and all associated regulations and approved codes of practice.
    • Maintain the Legal and Compliance Register relating to Health and Safety issues and review any impacts on the existing Safe Systems of Work operated by the company.
    • Maintaining and checking the Legal Register and all other registers that form part of the Safety Management system.
    • Reporting to the Compliance Director of any shortfalls in OHSMS compliance requirements.
    • Assist in the meeting of company Health and Safety Objectives via the implementation of the necessary policies and procedures.
    • Provide guidance and assistance and act as the focal point for the Operational streams in developing or amending Risk Assessments (RA) / Safe Systems of work (SSoW), paying particular attention to the risk controls in place.
    • Ensure that records of RA and SSoW are maintained and reviewed and to provide advice and guidance on protocols when such assessments require amendments.
    • Reviewing contractors Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS) for suitability prior to on-site activity.
    • Undertaking regular integrated Quality and Health & Safety audits, ensuring that corrective actions for any non-conformances are implemented.
    • Investigate causes of any incidents (accidents / near-miss), the circumstances leading to them and compiling the necessary reports and giving advice to prevent recurrence.
    • Advise and interpret the implementation of health & safety legislation within the operational streams.
    • Ensure (from a compliance perspective) that all Fire Detection, Fire Fighting, First Aid equipment is provided / in place and maintained to comply with the requirements of the company’s risk assessments and H&S Management system.
    • Act as company “Fire Marshall” liaising with the emergency services when such instances arise.
    • Provide “Fire Warden” training to designated staff to ensure that they are fully conversant with procedures and protocols. Update of training material as required.
    • Advise on health and safety training requirements, and where necessary, assist in the implantation of training programmers and delivery of inductions, toolbox talks and refresher training.
    • Advise (where possible) on safety aspects in the use of plant, equipment and systems of work.
    • Provide guidance and assistance in developing / reviewing competency assessments for the safe operation of machinery and equipment where required and recording the results of such assessments.
    • To advise and assist in the planning and promotion of Health & Safety programmers.
    • Actively promote the requirements to uphold the requirements defined within the health and safety policy / manual.
    • Recommend where appropriate, approved types of protective clothing and equipment.
    • Conduct Health & Safety inductions for new starters.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of the health and safety management system and make improvement recommendations to the Operational Directors.
    • Chair safety committee meetings, prepare / distribute concise minutes and maintain the action register.
    • Act as the focal point for ISO45001 certification audits.
    • Communicate any Health & Safety legislative changes to workforce via the designated methods (intranet, email, notice boards, H&S Bulletins, toolbox talks etc).

     

    Facilities Management:

    • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the facility buildings and grounds ensuring that legal requirements and health and safety standards are met.
    • The post holder will have good experience in Facilities Management and managing third party suppliers & contractors. The role will include:
      • Statutory Facility checks
      • Equipment maintenance
      • Site Maintenance
      • Fire & Security Controls

     

    Responsible for:

    ▪ Ensuring that the company facilities control spreadsheets are managed and maintained effectively with respect to the following (not exhaustive):

     

    o Facilities

    • Water checks
    • Electrical Installation checks
    • Gas installation checks
    • Fire Installation checks

    o Equipment

    • Fork Lift Truck maintenance checks
    • Gantry crane maintenance checks
    • Machinery checks

    o Site Maintenance

    • Building upkeep
    • Waste Management
    • Facility grounds

    o Fire & Security

    • Access Control (CCTV)
    • Fire Alarm System
    • Intruder Alarm

     

     

     

    Qualifications / Requirements:

    • NEBOSH General Certificate and Facilities Qualification (ILM, Diploma, Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management).
    • A good working understanding and knowledge of OHSAS 45001 Health and Safety Management standard.
    • Practical understanding of how activities are performed to systematically assist with developing processes & procedures.
    • Good personal management skills, with the ability to priorities a varied workload thus ensuring departmental deadlines are met.
    • Ability to effectively negotiate and manage competitive contracts with suppliers.
    • Ability to promote a positive ethos with regards to OHS within the business.
    • Experience in budget control.
    • Good IT Skills.
    • Ability to work well under pressure, to positively respond/react to changing demands and to remain calm in challenging situations.
    • Ability to focus on detail and produce work with a high degree of accuracy.
    • Ability to clearly and concisely articulate ideas and requirements at all levels, both internally and externally, and with a confident and determined approach.
    • Ability to demonstrate excellent written communication skills that consistently provide clear and concise messages.
    • The ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team.

    • Commitment to meeting business goals and objectives with a positive problem-solving approach.

     

    Travel/Misc.:

    • None

     

    Reports to:

    • Marc Griffiths – Compliance Director

     

    • Post holder will be required to provide a monthly report to the Compliance Director on KPIs, along with any new initiatives or concerns.

    *The post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post. Job descriptions will be reviewed and discussed annually in line with the Staff Appraisal Scheme.

     

    WASL is committed to equal opportunities and has an Equality and Diversity policy following legislation and all appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

     

    Full job description can be obtained on request.

  • Imports/Exports Controller, International Transportation Trainee
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited
    Bridgend, UK
    Willis Asset Management Limited

    Summary:

    Working alongside our logistics team, this trainee position will provide the successful candidate with the knowledge to become proficient with the duties to support the international transportation of Company owned, Managed Fleet aircraft engines and equipment all locations. Interface with global transportation and logistics companies and coordinate the Ground and Air transportation and associated Import and Export documentation requirements for engine and equipment movements. This position will also work towards gaining knowledge in the daily care and control of the company Bonded Warehouse, and all associated reporting to customs control along with understanding how the company stays in compliance with the requirements of the AEOC.

    Responsibilities:

    ▪ Import/ Export/Customs/ HMRC Compliance and Control
    • Effective control of the import, export, and clearance of all aero engines, stands and parts into and out of the WAML Bridgend and Teesside facility.
    • Effective control of all imports into WAML customs warehouse, IPR and End Use authorizations with the correct use of CFSP and of Free Circulation, Home Use and Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) regimes, as appropriate to the business, including timely provision of all customs clearances.
    • Effective control of all import and exports with attention to import duty and VAT liabilities to WAML where feasible.
    • Production and management of shipping and logistics purchase orders, commercial invoices and packing slips. Effective control and application of optimized import customs values.
    • Ensures HMRC regulatory compliance and effectively manages all WAML import, export and clearance documentation, ensuring conformance with required regime regulatory requirements, CPC, and tariff codes.
    • Effective management of IPR and End Use deferments and extensions and advises the Director of Operations, International Transportation of potential liabilities in good time to allow effective cost limitation measures to be applied (e.g., where extensions cannot be obtained).
    • Effective and early collaboration with WLFC Contracts personnel to ensure customs compliance with regards declaration of import/export customs values and Incoterms.
    • Effective management of customs liability under the various regimes to ensure duty and VAT payments due to WAML/WLFC are minimized as much as possible.
    • Liaise as required with the Warehouse Team Leader regarding the import and export of engines and material from the WAML and Teesside Facility
    • Keep up to date with Customs regulation and necessary documentation requirements for the various Countries that Company engines and equipment are expected to be transporting to and from.

    ▪ Logistics/ Transportation/ Documentation
    • Effective control of all functions associated with the shipment around the world of all aero engines and engine stands and any large consignments of parts as required.
    • Effective control of goods from collection to receipt at customer/repair vendor facilities, or into WAML facilities.
    • Control and validation of final shipping and freight invoices to ensure that they match originating purchase orders and collaboration with the Finance department to rectify any discrepancies.
    • Effective management of engine and engine stand movements through the stock control system.
    • Effective liaison with external shipping and logistics departments, shipping agents, and importers and exporters of record.
    • Acquire quotes from Company approved Freight Forwarders to support transportation requirements.
    • Coordinate the Company fleet engine shipments with the Customer, regardless of which party is responsible for the transportation (internal or external).

     

    ▪ Bonded Warehouse
    • Provide daily care and control of the company Bonded Warehouse and all associated reporting to customs control.
    • Perform audits of the bonded warehouse, to ensure material in bond correlates to customs data. Update Quantum Logistics system as required.

     

    Qualifications / Requirements:

    •  

     

    Travel/Misc.:

    • None

     

    Reports to:

    • VP Managed Engine Programs & Logistics
    • Director of Operations, International Transportation

     

    The Post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties allocated that are appropriate to the grade and nature of this post.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

At Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC), we are dedicated to fair hiring practices and diversity in the workplace. We are committed to a workplace environment that encourages growth and respect for all current and prospective employees based upon job-related factors such as educational background, work experience, and ability to perform the essential functions of a particular job.

It is the policy and practice of WLFC to prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law. WLFC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application processes.

Compensation & Benefits

We are committed to providing our employees with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salaries & bonuses
  • Education Assistance Program
  • HMO & PPO medical plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dental
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Vision
  • Term life and voluntary supplemental life insurance
  • Vacation and holidays
  • AFLAC voluntary supplemental insurance
  • Time off due to illness
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) employer match

Working
at Willis

Being a part of Willis Lease Finance Corporation means you’ll be a member of a world-class team that drives our business to new heights every day.

Our culture values humility, high trust & autonomy, a desire for excellence and meeting commitments, strong team cohesion, a sense of urgency, a desire to learn, and accomplish goals that have a direct business impact. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their unique contributions.

Matching Gift
Program

We are proud to assist our employees in giving something back to the community through our Matching Gift Program. The Matching Gift Program encourages employees to contribute to a qualifying charitable organization of their choice. Willis Lease Finance Corporation will match 100% on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a maximum total match amount of $2,500 per employee per program year.