Tooling & Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineering Leader - Atlantic Aviation Group
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Tooling & Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineering Leader

Job Title:  Tooling & Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineering Leader

Reports to: Facilities Projects & Tooling Manager

Location: Atlantic Aviation Group Hangar 1, Shannon Airport, Shannon, Co Clare

Apply: Email your up-to-date CV together with any supporting qualifications to


Atlantic Aviation Group

With over 60 years of experience, Shannon based Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) is one of Europe’s leading independent aviation solution providers. The company has a strong reputation of providing customers with a complete range of solutions including; aircraft maintenance & modifications, technical, engineering and design services, logistics and material solutions and international training and consultancy. This reputation is built on a proud history and tradition of superior craftsmanship, technical expertise and continuous training, which is supported by our flexible, open and partnership-based customer relationships.

The company provides a range of aviation solutions including; Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance, CAMO & Technical Services, Part 21 Design Services and the EASA Part 147 Atlantic Aviation Institute which provides aviation training to airlines, MRO’s and companies around the world.

This role will take on a senior role within the Facilities & Tooling Department and in collaboration with the Facilities Projects & Tooling Manager, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Tooling Engineering & Ground Support Equipment (GSE), ensuring objectives are met or exceeded in all projects, work tasks and activities. The successful candidate will be a role model, a leader and problem solver who leads the team to achieve goals and objectives.

Essential Job Function

  • Responsible for the interface between the Tooling & Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineering and Production for assigned Project layovers.
  • Coordinate the various Tooling & Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineering functions within the Department, ensuring effective use of personnel, tasks and activities.
  • Perform Tooling & Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineering duties on an ongoing basis.
  • Responsible for the review and assessment of the list of new routine and special tooling required for Aircraft Layover projects.
  • Ensures that the Team achieves optimum performance, through ongoing support and coaching.
  • Develop and implement action plans to address any issues impacting departmental performance.
  • Be responsible for addressing all people related matters as they arise.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection process for open roles as required.
  • Assist in the training of new employees and the ongoing development of the team.
  • Conduct performance reviews for team members.
  • Responsible for the teams’ leave to ensure all leave is scheduled correctly and that Operations are correctly supported.
  • Supply required information to Tooling services to support them in sourcing loan tools for the layover project.
  • Source loan tooling availability for project layovers.
  • Support Tooling Technicians on planned maintenance procedures and scheduling and monitoring.
  • Support outsourced calibration provider on calibration processes and procedures.
  • Using the slot schedule, be responsible for the assignment of aircraft docks, jacks and other necessary equipment.
  • Manage authority and customer quality audits.
  • Responsible for raising purchase requisitions as required.
  • Responsible for cost awareness and cost control on assigned projects and running costs.
  • Responsible for the liquidation and replacement of aircraft specific tooling.
  • Management of contractors providing on site services.
  • Promotes a culture of continuous improvement and participates in Lean initiatives and projects within the Tooling & Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
  • Continuously review and identify systems and procedures that impede performance and lead process improvements in these areas.
  • Ensure a high standard of Quality, House Keeping, Health & Safety and Tool Care is maintained in accordance with regulations.
  • Lead and assist in projects as assigned by the Facilities Projects & Tooling Manager.
  • Deputise for the Facilities Projects & Tooling Manager.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as required by the Facilities Projects & Tooling Manager.

Candidate Requirements

  • Must hold an Engineering degree.
  • Ideally have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Previous experience of leading people would be an advantage.
  • Be able to lead and motivate people, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good technical and mechanical skills.
  • Experience with material resource planning systems is an advantage.
  • Able to work efficiently under pressure with excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Be customer focused both internal and external with good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Robust proven problem solving skills and ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong IT Skills with experience working with modern ERP Systems.
  • Have a strong work ethic, be reliable, focussed, self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.

Closing Date

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of this position, we look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date for applications: 14/ 03/ 2023

Atlantic Aviation Group reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

As a growing and ambitious organisation, we are always interested in speaking to individuals about their next career move. If this is not the right position for you but you would still like to find out more about working for Atlantic Aviation Group, please contact us at –

Equal Opportunities Employer

Atlantic Aviation Group is an equal opportunities employer. The people of Atlantic Aviation Group are the foundation of its success, and we believe that employing a diverse workforce is key to this success. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of nationality, religion, ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, or disability. We value your passion, energy, and creativeness.

One of our company values is to provide a people focussed environment with a strong sense of community, where individuals feel safe, valued, and engaged. We are committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities through our recruitment process and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.


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