Electronics Wire Technician

Date: 9 Sep 2023

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title:  Electronics Wire Technician

Location:  Ashford, Kent

Company:  QinetiQ Target Systems

Salary:  Competitive

Hours:  37 hours per week – may involve a rotational shift pattern


About the role


We are currently recruiting an Electronics Wire Technician to join QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) within the Electronics area of our Production Team.  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 have responsibility for carrying out a range of Electronic Production Department tasks, including assembling PCB’s and building wiring harnesses.


Duties will include:


  • Assembling electronic Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s),
  • Assembling mechanical assemblies,
  • Using hand tools and pillar drills for basic light metal work,
  • Building wiring harnesses,
  • Assembling prototype electronic, mechanical, and wiring assemblies,
  • Carrying out general stores duties, including record keeping and stock checks,
  • Using automated test equipment,
  • Ensuring all activities comply with Company Quality Procedures, as defined by the Company’s Quality Manual, and its associated documents,
  • Carrying out any additional tasks required, as directed by the Electronics Supervisor, or their deputy.


What do I need?


A proven team player, you will have previous experience of working on a production line, ideally within an electro-mechanical area.  You will possess excellent soldering skills, with experience of wiring harness assemblies, and have the ability to read electrical assembly drawings.


With good practical skills, you will have a proven ability to problem-solve, together with high attention to detail.  Computer skills, with a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, is also desirable.  A self-starter, you are motivated, organised, positive and adaptable.


Ideally, you will have experience of working in a manufacturing environment, and also have an awareness of the test environment.

What else do I need to know?


Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of exciting defence-based projects, with vast career progression across a global organisation, in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  We offer full training for this role, as a part of our package, along with many other skills training opportunities.


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 we offer include adaptive and flexible / hybrid working, ample holiday entitlements, generous employer pension contributions, enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay, and the ability to purchase discounted Health Cash Plans, Private Medical Insurance, and Dental Insurance, plus much more.