Tooling Lead H2 - Atlantic Aviation Group
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Tooling Lead H2

Job Title: Tooling Lead H2

Reports to: Director of Maintenance H2

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

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Atlantic Aviation Group

With nearly 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. 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, MAA Part 145 Defence Services, CAMO & Technical Services, Part 21 Design Services, and the EASA Part 147 Atlantic Aviation Institute which provides aviation training to airlines, MROs, and companies around the world.

AAG have an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated career focused and ambitious Tooling Lead seeking a role in a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding environment. Our aim as a team is to attract and develop key talent across all levels of our growing aviation business.

Duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

Essential Job Function

  • Leadership of the Tooling and Equipment Department including Tool Store, POU Tooling, GSE Store, and associated Staff, ensuring adherence to all processes and procedures ref SPM, EPM & MOE.
  • Support the calibration schedule and administration ensuring compliance with company procedures.
  • Ensure Tooling Department compliance with all Aviation Regulations.
  • Ensure tooling and equipment is available to meet the needs of the Production Department.
  • Ensure all aircraft tooling is entered into the ERP database in association with the planning department.
  • Cost control in all elements of tooling and equipment, including budget management.
  • Ensure all Staff are trained on the safety aspects associated with their work.
  • Ensure that all Staff always comply with H&S and Aviation regulation.
  • Management of contractors providing on site services, including agreeing, and implementing SLAs.
  • Evaluate and implement Department training requirements.
  • Be a leader in continuous improvement / business excellence.
  • Ensure all routine and special tooling is available for aircraft inputs.
  • Responsible for tool replacement, including costing and purchase.
  • Be the main point of contact for regulatory audits in the Tooling Department.
  • Ensure a high standard of quality, housekeeping, H&S, and tool care is always maintained.
  • Maintain and promote a strong working relationship with customer representatives, tooling and equipment vendors and support departments.
  • Management of all Staff including training, development, and performance appraisals.
  • Any other duties as it relates to Tooling & Equipment as outlined by your manager.

Candidate Requirements

  • Supervisory Management qualification.
  • Relevant experience in Tooling & Equipment Management.
  • Knowledge of all Health & Safety requirements including statutory maintenance compliance.
  • Good technical and mechanical understanding.
  • Proven experience in team development.
  • Strong project management, influencing, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Experience in budget and commercial management.
  • Ability to manage workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be a good team player, self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Proven leader in 5S / Lean, continuous improvement and change management.

Typical Working Conditions

  • Must satisfy and maintain the required medical standard.
  • Work is performed at the AAG Hangar in Shannon and possibly offsite providing AOG support.
  • PPE is provided by AAG, and its use is mandatory in the performance of your work.
  • Must satisfy and maintain airport security requirements.

Company Values

  • Agile

We will question the norm, seek out opportunity and embrace change for the better.

  • Ambitious

We will dream big and pursue those dreams with passion and determination.

  • Committed to Excellence

We will always strive to be better, to be different, to Go Beyond.

  • Customer Centric

We will build honest, personal relationships with our customers and aim to wow them.

  • Fun

We will have fun while getting the job done and ensure a positive and happy workplace.

  • People Focused

We will develop, engage, protect, and support our staff and each other.

  • Trust

We will create trust by being honest, ethical, and respectful every day. What we say is what we do.

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: 09/ 06/ 23

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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