Date posted: 16 Sep 2021

We’re on the look out to add a Senior ATC Operations Engineer  to our elite workforce

Are you on the lookout for an electrifying career in a dynamic, booming industry? Are you passionate about what you do and constantly on the lookout for the next big idea? Then we want you!

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team. That’s why we’re on the look out to add a Senior ATC Operations Engineer to our elite workforce.

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. At Chelton we acknowledge the value of flexible working. Please talk to us at interview regarding the flexibility you need.

The position reports to the Operations Manager, ATC. The ATC Operations Engineer role is a multi-faceted one involving the production, test, installation, training, repair and support of ATC products. Typically an Operations Engineer will provide great customer service: “survey it”, “build it”, “go to customer site and install it”, “get customer to accept it” and “fix it “if it goes wrong” The role also includes supporting the day to today management of the ATC Operations Engineers and Junior operations Engineer

As a Senior ATC Operations Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Skills to undertake the complete range of tasks within the role
  • Ability to work within a team and on own depending on project and size of task
  • Ability to engage with external and internal customers in professional manner in person and by phone
  • Flexibility to work away from home on customer sites in UK and abroad, typically up to a week at a time but may occasionally be for longer periods of up to a month
  • Able to write formal reports (e.g. site survey or site visit reports) which can be used both internally and with customers
  • Able to use departmental tools to carry out the tasks required, Excel, Word, Aerotrac, Allchange, Q-pulse help desk and understand and interpret Project schedule.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues including Apprentices and stakeholders
  • Health and Safety legislation and related regulation and risk minimisation practices in house and at customer sites
  • Ability to present a well-structured Training package to our customers
  • Good communication skills

Educational Vocational Qualifications

  • NVQ and HNC/HND
  • 17th Edition standard or latest standard
  • Pat Testing certificate
  • Experience of running formal training courses

As a Senior ATC Operations Engineer your key responsibilities will include:

  • Surveys for new equipment
  • Supporting and managing the day to day commitments of the Operations Engineers and customer requirements along with any training needs.
  • Install Software and Hardware upgrades
  • Onsite repairs
  • CLS visits
  • Phone support including Help Desk
  • Site Acceptance testing
  • PC Maintenance
  • Build, test and install new build computers and associated equipment to latest drawing status
  • Fault find and repair customer returned computer
  • Complete and stamp all work in accordance with company procedures and allocated stamp.
  • Test top level PCBs.
  • Conduct Factory Acceptance Tests
  • Prepare Manuals
  • Packing of goods ready for despatch
  • Writing method statements
  • Risk assessments for site visits
  • Installation Briefs
  • Training Docs
  • Customer Mapping
  • Site visit forms
  • Installation estimates for quoting
  • Site visit arrangements
  • Raise ECRs, Observations and drawing change requests
  • Build and repairs cables and looms when required
  • Continuous training of Apprentices
  • Final inspection
  • Providing bid costs


In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, 8% matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum.