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Elemental Excelerator

Aircraft Technician



United Kingdom
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate.

Working closely with the Aircraft Technician, you will assist with modification, integration and scheduled maintenance on prototype and test aircraft incorporating Zeroavia’s novel hydrogen fuel cell powertrain.

This includes mechanical and electrical areas, giving the opportunity to contribute to the design, development, validation and verification of systems both on and off the aircraft. These are currently light passenger aircraft categorised under part 23.

You will gain experience in a broad range of technologies and toolsets. You will be integrated into a dynamic and fast-paced Engineering team, overcoming challenges and ensuring maintenance projects are delivered on time.

The successful candidate is self-motivated and energetic, with a strong drive to ensure successful outcomes.

Main responsibilities but not limited to;
  • Assist in modification and integration activities, and when required scheduled/unscheduled maintenance on prototype aircraft
  • Regular inspection, maintenance, repairs and servicing of CS23 aircraft
  • Quality control and inspection of components and installation work
  • Assist in providing solutions to practical problems involving the integration of the powertrain and its effects on associated components and subsystems
  • ● Ensure that any work undertaken both on and off the aircraft is carried out in accordance with manufacturer-approved maintenance data and internal company procedures
  • Assist in manufacturing and assembling components for testing
  • Support any fabrication work that may be required by other sub-system lead engineers
  • Ensure proper execution of parts tags attached to repairable, serviceable or condemned parts
  • Ensuring that health and safety procedures and COSHH are always observed
  • Ensuring that day-to-day housekeeping is kept to a high standard
  • Ensure company tooling and parts are controlled and maintained

Essential Requirements

  • Proven industry experience in relevant aircraft components’ installation or maintenance (powertrain and engines preferred)
  • Have relevant engineering degree and/or aircraft maintenance work experience
  • Direct hands-on experience in sheet metal repairs and modifications
  • Ability to modify parts using tools or in a machine shop
  • Experience in carrying out major modifications
  • Demonstrable ability to work autonomously
  • Proactive communication of issues
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to issues as they arise and provide solutions
  • Skilled in a range of IT and software packages
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawing
  • Flexible approach to work and a high level of drive and ambition to help achieve the organisation’s goals
  • A genuine passion for clean technology and the future of sustainable aviation


  • Understanding of CS23 and other relevant regulations
  • CAA-approved Welder
  • A valid AML
  • Experience in both mechanical and electrical installations
  • Aviation apprenticeship and or machine shop experience

Diversity and inclusion
ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.