General Technician (Workshops) are specialist production engineering technicians that manufacture and repair aircraft components and parts for other equipment essential to the smooth running of the RAF and ensures that aircraft can take off and complete their mission.
Working in specially equipped workshops, you will make and repair components for aircraft, specialist equipment, vehicles; all in support of your station’s mission. Your specialist skills could even be called upon to repair or manufacture nonstandard parts of equipment where replacement parts are no longer available. Some of the machinery you will use will be manually operated, and other machines will be computer controlled. You will learn how to use equipment such as centre lathes; machines for drilling, milling, metal cutting and forming, pipe-bending; and, various types of welding equipment, CNC lathes, Machining Centres and digitising software. With experience, and after a period of advanced training, you will handle more complex tasks. You could be tasked with the manufacture or modification of aircraft parts to very strict