***This position is for Menzies Aviation (UK) Ltd operating as Airline Services.***

Where teamwork goes further

When you’re one of our team, you’ll play a vital part in every customer’s journey.

The part you’ll play

To be carried out in accordance with company operating procedures and to the specified standard. Reporting to the De-icing Co-ordinator/Exterior Services Supervisor, this position will be responsible for providing various exterior aircraft services to our customers by preparing aircraft for its next flight, including exterior washing and de-icing.

  • Full exterior wet washing of aircraft using brushes, buckets, soap and pressurised water hoses.
  • Areas to be washed include full fuselage, fin, tail plane, wings, flaps, pods, engine struts, cowling and under – carriage wheels. Use of a Simon tower.
  • Tech washing of sections of aircraft using hoses, brushes and soap.
  • Areas to be washed include all flaps and shrouds, under-carriage legs and bogies plus wheels (A Check). Use of a Simon tower, wash rigs and scaffolding (in hangar).
  • Hand washing of the belly and under-carriage bay doors by using brushes, buckets, soap and rags. Use of man-lifts.
  • Additional Duties: From time to time will be expected to carry out duties as and when requested by your manager in support of company initiatives related to the services offered by the company.
  • Inspection of the external areas of aircraft for ice and snow.
  • Removal of ice and snow from the external body of aircraft by spraying hot de-icing fluid onto the required areas.
  • Operation of de-icing equipment in order to effectively remove ice from the plane, such as high lift equipment and rigs.
  • Driving the de-icing rig and operation of lift bucket in a safe manner.
  • Communication to pilot, colleagues and other appropriate personnel by verbal means through headsets and face to face.
  • Completion of paperwork to confirm the services carried out.
  • Additional Duties: From time to time will be expected to carry out duties as and when requested by your manager in support of company initiatives related to the services offered by the company.

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Full Driving Licence.
  • Able to work outside in all weathers.
  • Able to carry out manual work.
  • Experience of driving larger vehicles an advantage.
  • Able to work at heights.
  • Must have photographic identification, a traceable five years reference history and be willing to undertake a criminal record check.

What you’ll get in return

You’ll be part of a friendly organisation who values the part their people play. You’ll see that there’s no place like an airport to work in, either. A unique, fast-paced environment, bustling with people, it’s a world in itself, where every day brings a new experience. So, you’ll enjoy plenty of variety and development opportunities and you’ll have our full support and training, for the whole of your career journey with us.

Working in an Airside role, to follow aviation security requirements, you will be required to hold a full Airside Security Pass. To obtain this we will need 5 years' full referencing history, with a Criminal Record Check.


About Menzies Aviation

Menzies Aviation is a global provider of customer, ramp and cargo handling services. Our people are the friendliest faces and safest of hands for millions of customers, making sure that luggage is processed, aircraft are ready for boarding, and baggage is handled with care.

Operating at over 140 stations in 31 countries and supported by a worldwide team of over 21,000 employees, we serve over 500 airlines handling over a million flights, and 1.6 million tonnes of cargo every year... and, we’re still growing our business. We work to be the best at what we do, and that means employing and supporting the best people.

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London Gatwick Airport
North Wing, Concord House, South Terminal , London Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, RH6 0DW
  • Salary:
    £10.14 per hour
  • Location:
    London Gatwick Airport
  • Region:
    Greater London
  • Function:
  • Vacancy Type:
    Full-Time Permanent
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