Cobham engineers make up a large portion of our workforce and play a significant role in supporting our operations across the globe.
Fixed Wing Engineers (UK)
Our fixed-wing engineers deliver maintenance and support to a diverse fleet of specialist aircraft including highly modified Dassault Falcon 20, Dornier 228, Beechcraft King Air and Diamond DA42. Based in Bournemouth, Durham Tees Valley and Culdrose, our engineers and specialist teams carry out a variety of mission critical activities including line maintenance, base maintenance and modifications to support customer requirements.
In addition, our engineers provide ‘Depth’ maintenance and modification support for the UK Ministry of Defence E-3D Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS), part of the United Kingdom’s contribution to NATO. This highly specialised contract based at RAF Waddington also involves deployed maintenance support within the UK.
Our Bournemouth facility houses Special Mission design and mission systems teams. These teams not only support day-to-day operations but also develop future capability and operational improvements to our customers and are known for their world class expertise in the operational readiness and electronic warfare training environment. Along with its own logistic and workshop support, the teams maintain a full suite of civil and military approvals ensuring we provide a ‘One Stop Shop’ service for the customer.
We are keen to develop talent in-house through development programmes and a bespoke aviation apprenticeship scheme. We are pleased to accept speculative applications for future talent to join our team and any of the locations mentioned above. Visit the Cobham plc careers website to search for jobs.
Fixed Wing Engineers (Australia)
Our engineers are critical to the success of our Australian operations. Based all around the country, these roles support the on-time performance and reliability of our fleet, and the safety of our passengers and crew.
Various aircraft types coupled with the differing requirements of each operation create a dynamic and challenging work environment for our engineers. Our line maintenance engineers support the BAe146/Avro RJ series, Boeing 717, Bombardier Dash 8 and Embraer 190 aircraft types from a number of bases across each State and Territory. Our heavy maintenance engineers are based in Adelaide, South Australia where they maintain Bombardier Dash 8 and BAe146/Avro RJ series aircraft. There is also a Heavy Maintenance Unit (HMU) Workshop at our Cairns base where mission system technicians are responsible for aircraft level maintenance of surveillance systems and sensors.
In addition to Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and Mission System Technician positions, the Australia engineering division includes roles in the areas of purchasing, inventory, components and stores. These positions focus on the procurement, repair, storage and handling of aeronautical products and support equipment.
Rotary Wing Engineers (Global)
Our engineers are critical to delivering maintenance support to a diverse fleet of rotary-wing aircraft both in the UK and across the globe. As a growing business, we are regularly recruiting for licensed and unlicensed engineers for helicopter maintenance support.
In the UK, Cobham has responsibility for the full capability provision for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Defence Helicopter Flying School. Overseas we currently provide engineering and aircrew training support to Qatar Armed Forces and deliver aircraft and maintenance support for the UK military search and rescue operations in Cyprus and the Caribbean. We also have maintenance contracts in Bahrain and Brunei.
We have experience maintaining a comprehensive range of operational helicopter types worldwide. This includes the AW139 in Curacao and the Bell 212 in Brunei. We also provide maintenance support to AW109, AS365 and the Bell 412.
Cobham will, if required, provide type training for licensed engineers on its aircraft types (predominately EASA 147).
We welcome speculative applications from future talent to join our team at any of the locations mentioned above.