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Electronics Wire Technician

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Electronics Wire Technician                  

Location: Ashford, Kent                       

Company: QinetiQ Target Systems

Salary: Competitive

Hours: 37 hour per weeks


About the role

We are currently recruiting an Electronics Wire Technician to join our Production team in QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS). QTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC specialising in the design and manufacture of a range of state of the art Unmanned Aerial and Surface Target systems including the world leading Banshee target.


QTS targets are used to enable realistic weapons test and evaluation and operator training in over 40 countries worldwide with QTS providing a complete managed service in over 15 of these countries.


What will I be doing?


Reporting to the Electronics Supervisor, you will be responsible for carrying out production activities including; wiring harnesses, looms, cable assemblies, PCB’s, batteries and various electro-mechanical assemblies.


Duties will include:


  • populating Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s), through-hole and surface mounted component soldering
  • Wiring of complex harnesses, looms and cables
  • assembling electro-mechanical assemblies
  • using basic hand tools including crimp tools
  • quality inspection checks on assemblies


What do I need?


You will have the ability to read and understand wiring diagrams and engineering drawings as well as excellent attention to detail.


We also ask that you have:


  • good practical skills
  • knowledge of Production process to a high standard
  • the ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • good communication skills
  • problem solving skills
  • good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook



It is desirable to have:


  • Knowledge / a certificate in IPC-610, IPC-620
  • Experience of continuous improvement tools e.g. Kaizen, 5S, Six Sigma and SOP’s
  • Experience of working on prototyping / pre-production products
  • ESD awareness


What else do I need to know?


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 a 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, adaptive and flexible working, ample holiday entitlements, generous contributory Pension and the ability to purchase discounted Health Cash Plans, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance, plus much more. 


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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