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Simulator Technician/Engineer

Company Information


VA is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), operating a B737-800 flight simulator at our Cambridge Airport Training Centre. We  provide simulator training to commercial pilots, airlines and training partners, and pride ourselves on providing high-quality training in a friendly and supportive environment.

This is a multi-faceted position where you will play a vital role in ensuring the efficient running of our Training Centre. You will be part of a small team, working together to deliver training to a very high standard. This role reports to the Operations Manager.

Some nights and weekends required

Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Applies working technical/non-technical knowledge to perform simple or routine tasks in support of work on various devices while following detailed instructions which encompass all procedures (Prefer B737 and A320 experience)

  • Receives technical guidance as required from Operations Manager. All work is spot checked and is given detailed review when new or advanced assignments are involved

  • Locates and replaces defective parts in electronic circuits

  • Requires use of block, wiring and schematic diagrams to trace basic circuits

  • Maintains required documentation of maintenance activities

  • Monitors and tracks the repair status of inoperative equipment and document maintenance activities, utilising the logistics management database system

  • Documenting maintenance activities including, but not limited to, work order generation and updates, repair action documentation, issuing, returning, adjusting inventory, insuring inventory records are up to date and accurate, and other material control duties as assigned

  • Learns device requirements, system design standards, tools and procedures 

  • Experience in QTG testing and Authority audits

  • Implement basic modifications to existing simulators

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Provide friendly and professional customer service to all clients

  • General training administration

  • Scheduling of simulator sessions, and rostering of staff and instructors

  • Ensure that enquiries are responded to promptly and comprehensively

  • Assist the team with other duties from time to time

Person Specification


  • A Technical University Degree with no prior work experience, or, an equivalent combination of technical education and two years related experience in electronics, electromechanical, computer, aviation or simulation technology

  • Natural team player with strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Resourcefulness and adaptability

  • Ability to work under pressure and use own initiative

  • Problem solving skills and an ability to think outside the box

  • Enthusiastic, motivated and reliable

  • Genuine desire to keep learning new skills and techniques

  • An interest in commercial aviation


  • Industry knowledge of flight training

  • Ability to perform routine preventive maintenance using maintenance requirement cards and instructional manuals; performing daily system readiness tests, pre-operational and post-operational checkouts

  • Exhibit high performance and capability to work in a team environment

This is a full-time role based at Cambridge Airport which will include regular weekend work. Hourly rate negotiable, depending on relevant experience.

You must have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK, and meet the requirements to be eligible for an airside pass..

How to Apply

If you feel that you have the qualities and experience we are looking for, please send your CV by email to:

VA thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.