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Surface Targets Technician

Date: 06-Aug-2022

Location: Aberporth, Wales, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Electronics Technician                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Location: Aberporth


The full benefits package includes –Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts, etc.


About the role

The Electronics Technician will be working at a world class Testing and Trials Evaluation environment, you will play a vital role in the maintenance, repair and operation of a broad range of instrumentation platforms that will be deployed out at sea.


If you are a technician looking for a change of career direction and new opportunity, working with a diverse and experienced team, we are keen to hear from you.


What do I need?


  • You must have an Electronics background, we will be able to offer training for the rest of the role’s responsibilities.
  • The Electronics Engineer should be able to deploy out at sea.


What will I be doing?


  • The primary scope of this Electronics Technician role is focused on the manufacture, maintenance and live operation of a variety of target platforms located out in Cardigan Bay. All equipment specific training will be provided.
  • You will undertake a variety of electronic engineering tasks, ensuring technical solutions meet business and customer requirements.
  • The Electronics Engineer will ensure all target maintenance, calibration and repair requirements are carried out in a timely fashion in accordance with maintenance schedules.
  • You will be assisting with manufacturing bespoke instrumentation solutions and maintaining equipment, reporting errors, faults and deficiencies associated with drawings/work instructions, materials, machinery, tooling and equipment.
  • The Electronics Engineer will operate and pilot a range of equipment and marine vehicles to meet the requirements of the Targets, Geographic and Functional Capability Teams.
  • You will support the Surface Target team in ensuring that trials support systems are operational and fit for purpose. (Targets and Target Control Cell).


Why Join QinetiQ?


As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential.


Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.


About QinetiQ


As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.