Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Air Tools)

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Chester, Cheshire
  • £24000 - £32000 per annum + 25+8 days hol, + excellent bens GBP / Year

Calibration Technician / Maintenance Engineer (Air & Torque Tools) required for a permanent position in the Chester / Deeside area. Competitive salary (DoE) + excellent benefits, see below. The Air Tool Calibration Technician will be working circa 39 hours (Initially Mon – Fri days then likely to move to rotating double days shift pattern i.e.6-2/2-10 with shift allowance paid).

Applications also welcomed from candidates who have recently completed a mechanical engineering apprenticeship or recently qualified or completed relevant engineering / maintenance qualifications, Trainees or Repair / Service Technicians, Mobile Engineer, Hire Service Fitter, Mechanical Fitter, Mechanic or similar trades who have used, maintained or even calibrated air / pneumatic equipment, torque tooling, hand tools or service / hire equipment.


  • Competitive salary (DoE)
  • Circa 39 hours/week (Mon – Fri days).
  • 25 days holiday plus bank hols.
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Company sick pay (following a qualifying period)
  • Company “perks” benefits
  • Medicash Health plan
  • Occasional O/T

Primary Purpose of the job: Responsible for undertaking various maintenance activities and calibrations to Customers specification and ISO900 accredited in accordance with Company Procedures, UKAS regulations and recognised specifications.

Maintaining relevant records of work, data and results in a traceable and auditable manner utilizing our customers tooling management systems.

Day to day duties of the successful Air Tool Calibration Technician include:

  • Safe and effective use, maintenance, calibration and repair of air tools used to build aircraft in in the aerospace industry.
  • You will be responsible for the preparation and provision of test specifications.
  • Handling technical enquiries and liaising with clients where necessary.
  • Receiving and registering any work as necessary.
  • Completing test schedules & technical reports to effect optimum efficiency of the calibration area.
  • Maintain relevant records and data.
  • To follow company H&S guidelines

To be suitable for this Air Tool Calibration Technician role you must have the following experience / characteristics:

  • Prior experience of using air / pneumatic and torque tooling.
  • Recent mechanical maintenance / mechanical fitting experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good PC literacy.

The ideal Calibration Technician / Maintenance Engineer (Air Tools) will have the following skills / experience:

  • Completed a relevant mechanical engineering apprenticeship.
  • Relevant mechanical / maintenance qualification such as C&G / NVQ / BTEC Level 3, HNC, HND etc.
  • Experience of repairing / maintaining electric / cordless hand tools, service / hire equipment etc.
  • Recently or currently repairing / maintaining air tools such as Avdel Bottle, Cherrymax Bottle, Huck Puller / Swager, Nut Runner, Pin Gun, Pulse Gun, Torque Screw Driver, Torque Wrench, Torque Wrench Adjustable used to build aircraft in in the aerospace or automotive industry.
  • Experience of hand vibration testing equipment.
  • Inspection or Calibration experience.
  • Aerospace or Automotive experience.

Key words: Air Tools, Calibration, Repair, Maintenance, Airtools, Aircraft Fitter, Mechanical Assembly, Mechanical Fitting, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Calibration Technician, Avdel Bottle, Cherrymax Bottle, Huck Puller / Swager, Nut Runner, Pin Gun, Pulse Gun, Pneumatic, Torque Tooling, Torque Screw Driver, Torque Wrench, Torque Wrench Adjustable, Inspection, AS 9100, QA, QC, Aerospace, Automotive, HSS, Ex HM Forces, Chester, Cheshire

Does that sound like you? If so, we’d love to see your CV.

This position could be right for you if you’ve worked / want to work as any of the following: Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice / Trainee, Calibration Technician, Calibration Engineer, Mobile Engineer, Service Technician, Mechanic, Hire Service Fitter, Repair Technician, Ex Forces, Bench Fitter, Mechanical Fitter

The successful Air Tool Calibration Technician / Maintenance Engineer (Air Tools) will need to demonstrate a degree of flexibility as there will be potential O/T, a possibility of working weekends and occasional travel to other sites. The successful applicant will need to have a practical approach to work along with the relevant qualifications / experience.

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