Ground Support Engineers - Heathrow - London

£35500 - £39000 - Engineering / Trades
Ref: 222 Date Posted: Monday 20 Jan 2020
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Red Chilli Recruitment are actively seeking Ground Support Engineers for an established client, to service and maintain a range of ground support equipment including vehicles at their Heathrow location.         

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Repair vehicles and plants as requested by the Workshop Supervisor
  • Carry out inspections, brake and smoke tests and show all defects to the Workshop Supervisor before commencing with any repairs or booking out any parts
  • Diagnose and inform the Workshop Supervisor of all work and parts required before commencing job
  • Job card/inspection sheet must be completed correctly to current point of repair and handed to the Workshop Supervisor at the end of each day’s shift.  All non-productive time is also to be added to the correct job card for authorisation by the Workshop Supervisor 
  • Update the Workshop Supervisor of any further work or parts required immediately
  • Present job cards at stores to enable parts to be supplied
  • Inform the Workshop Supervisor of any VOR parts immediately
  • All booked parts used from workshop must on the front of job cards and all parts taken out of hours must be written on parts sheet as confirmation
  • Label parts and put them onto correct shelves, e.g. warranty or exchange unit
  • Inform the Workshop Supervisor immediately upon job completion


Day shifts: 0600-1800, 4 on 4 off rolling shift pattern / Night shifts: 1800-0600, 4 on 4 off rolling shift pattern. A 30 minute unpaid lunch break may be taken. This constitutes a basic average working week of 40 hours.


  • 20 days annual leave, including public holidays. An additional day is accrued for every 2 years of service, up to 3 additional days
  • 6% employer pension contribution 
  • Overtime rate of 1.55 times the basic hourly rate 
  • Big EE discount for friends and family 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Health Cash Plans  
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Plus the opportunity to train and gain accreditation through the Company scheme  

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Motor mechanics
  • Analytical and numerate with good communication skills
  • Understanding of procedures and systems
  • Customer oriented/service delivery focussed
  • General knowledge of health and safety regulations



  • Operational vehicle/logistical background
  • Experience of working in a customer focused environment
  • Experience in the vehicle maintenance sector


  • Motor Mechanics – LGV
  • LGV 2 (desirable)
  • Forklift (desirable)