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Fabricator Welder

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) Ltd 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.

Come and join our team! 


We're currently looking to recruit a Fabricator Welder to join our busy team in Ashford. 


The role will involve: 


  • the manufacture and assemble of metal fabrications, both ferrous and non-ferrous, using appropriate equipment and processes, for example MIG, TIG, Electric Arc welding, Guillotine, Folder, and Drill etc.

  • manufacturing from drawings and identify where improvements in function, efficiency and quality can be achieved.

  • working in co-operation with all departments in the Production facility and show by results, an adequate standard of skill.

  • maintain a consistent standard of work and performance to satisfy the Company Quality Assurance manual.


The successful candidate will: 


  • have a time served apprenticeship in a relevant field

  • have experience of working within a manufacturing environment

  • have experience of workplace continuous improvement., e.g. Lean, Kaizen, 6S

  • be competent in the use of MIG Welders

  • be competent in the use of TIG Welders (preferred)

  • have sheet metal experience, cutting & folding

  • have a good understanding of Engineering drawings

  • have good attention to detail

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 and having the 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. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.


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 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, adaptive and 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.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.