Job Type
Full-Time Temporary
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Llay Wrexham has an exciting opportunity for an Skilled Aircraft Fitter

  • Full Time 3 month Temporary Contract
  • 39 hours per week.
  • Job location: Llay, Wrexham, LL12 0PB.
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

Our successful candidate would be responsible for assembling sheet metal and machined components to customer specifications, following SOP’s, basic engineering drawings and specifications output to the required quality and cost.

Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension plan
  • On site bonus scheme
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Discounts available with selected mobile companies
  • Discounts available with selected gym membership
  • Employee Advantages Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Occupational Health and ergonomics focussed
  • Extended paid Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Responsibilities


  • Ensuring adherence to Magellan UK departmental policies and corporate procedures
  • To adhere to company PPE policy
  • To report any HSE concerns through the SQDCP process
  • To ensure all waste(s) are disposed of safely and correctly

Production Output

  • To follow production output metrics through the use of SQDCP board and processes
  • To deliver agreed output targets in line with work to lists and PACE boards reporting any failings through the use of the SQDCP process
  • The job requires the job holder to perform assembly operations on components in line with the training matrix
  • The job requires the job holder to interpret simple engineering drawings and specification sheets or follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) where provided
  • The job holder is responsible for ensuring the tools used for preparation and assembly are of sufficient quality to assemble to customer specification reporting any that are not prior to use
  • The job holder is responsible for ensuring the job card is signed and stamped for prior operations before any assembly work can be started
  • The job holder is responsible for cleaning and ensuring part is of an acceptable standard before submitting to Inspection
  • The job holder is responsible for the completion of all aspects of related operational documentation


  • To ensure the parts produced are in line with drawing and specification requirements reporting any that are not through the use of the NCR process
  • To ensure that all supporting documentation is maintained and used where provided to ensure the correct assembly of parts e.g. Visual Aids, Standard Operating Procedures, Drawings, Specifications
  • Support the MRB process through attendance and participation of A3 problem solving activities
  • To ensure all equipment that is calibrated is in date prior to use and reporting any that are not through the SQDCP process
  • To ensure the mixing and use of sealants in line with any traceability requirements, storage requirements and use by dates


  • To participate in TTT’s where objectives are to improve utilisation
  • To train and coach others in approved processes in line with the training matrix

Continuous Improvement

  • Participate in CI / Lean events within production environment
  • Be active in identifying improvements within the assembly processes


  • To ensure the work area complies to the company wide 6S standards
  • Be active in identifying 6S improvements

Position Requirements


  • The job requires a basic level of education.
  • The job requires the job holder to be a time served aircraft fitter with a minimum of 4 years’ experience
  • The job requires the job holder to be able to interpret engineering drawings and identify and use the appropriate tooling to assemble parts to customer specification.
  • The job requires basic IT skills however some basic guidance will be provided where required.

Key Competencies:

  • The job requires a high degree of attention to detail; assessing parts you have produced to ensure they conform to specification.

Other skills/Abilities


  • Attention to detail


  • Works on initiative
  • Team player

Personal Attributes:

  • Requires little supervision
  • Flexible
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Good hand to eye co-ordination

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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