Vertical Aerospace

Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2022-08-10

Category: transportation

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Mechanical Aircraft Technician

About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel

Why work with us? 

We at Vertical Aerospace are pushing the boundaries of what is possible, creating technology to achieve sustainable air travel like never before. Vertical comprises a world-class team of leaders, experts, engineers who're all striving towards the same goal, to make air travel personal, on-demand, and carbon free. This is your chance to be a part of this extraordinary team.

Vertical is one the world’s leading eVTOL businesses, and a pioneer of this ground-breaking new segment, which marks the beginning of sustainable aviation. 

Founded in 2016, Vertical uniquely combines the best of the aerospace, Formula 1 and automotive industries and has become one of only seven companies globally to have successfully flown multiple full-scale eVTOL prototypes.  The VX4, is a world-leading fully composite tilt-rotor winged eVTOL that will carry one pilot and four passengers or cargo.  VX4 is in plan to be  certified in late 2024, placing the business in the top two companies globally with a commercially viable aircraft capable of spanning intra and intercity passenger and cargo eVTOL markets. 

We are looking for a Mechanical Aircraft Technician who will:

Have experience with high quality structural, carbon and mechanical fitting skills and sound personal standard practices to assist in the build, commissioning and testing of electric or hybrid prototype aircraft and its sub-systems. You may also be required to assist in the building, commissioning and deployment of test rigs as well as assisting in the successful completion of our flight test programme including possible temporary overseas deployments.

The responsibilities and duties of the Mechanical Aircraft Technician will be as follows:

  • Carrying out sheet metal and carbon production work plus the fitting of mechanical components I.A.W. engineering drawings, build plans and instruction from Leads or Head of Department to highest quality standards to ensure airworthiness.
  • Carrying out the build, testing and commissioning of sub-assemblies and full aircraft systems including low and high voltage electrical and mechanical systems as well as providing support for aircraft systems test and flight test activities.E
  • Ensuring all appropriate paper work or recording is completed and maintained (job cards, tech logs, tech library, ERP system entries… etc).
  • Maintaining a high standard of tool cleanliness and control throughout the workshop assembly areas, labs and machine rooms and maintaining exemplary FOD prevention methods throughout.
  • Assisting in the flight test programme in the UK and possibly overseas.
  • You may be required to work a shift system for high load periods within the business.

The successful Mechanical Aircraft Technician will have the following Experience & Qualifications:

  • Will have completed a recognised aircraft engineering apprenticeship in a commercial or military environment or similar qualification in aircraft systems.
  • Should have very good attention to detail and can operate to challenging deadlines without compromising standards or quality.
  • Have a good working knowledge of aircraft documentation, maintenance manuals and engineering drawings.
  • Can demonstrates a flexible and proactive attitude to carrying out responsibilities and always willing to lend a hand where needed throughout the business and across different teams.
  • Will apply previous experience, skills & knowledge to maintain Health, Safety and Environmental considerations and suggest improvements to procedures wherever possible.
  • Should have good interpersonal communication skills, willing to engage with different disciplines, teams and individuals to carry out duties within our growing team.

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Accredited aerospace engineering qualification.
  • Relevant commercial aircraft apprenticeship or military equivalent.
  • Proven experience working in aircraft production, maintenance or overhaul.
  • Full UK driving licence.


Do you like the look of this opportunity but not sure if you meet all of the criteria we’ve outlined in the advert?

Here at Vertical, we are working to create an environment of growth, diversity and opportunities for people to take on challenges and push the status quo. 

If you are excited about this role or joining us but your experience or qualifications are not completely aligned with the criteria, we would still love to hear from you, this may be the role for you! 


This is an on-going advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received.