Technician - Survival Equipment

Date: 20 May 2023

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Technician – Survival Equipment        Location: Boscombe Down     Company: QinetiQ


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Airfield Services Team at QinetiQ to provide technician support for our survival equipment at Boscombe Down, working predominantly with parachutes and other personal survival packs.


You will be providing technical engineering support and carrying out maintenance on aircrew protective clothing, helmets and electrical headsets, oxygen masks & personal survival packs, static line and free fall parachute assemblies, multi-seat life rafts and emergency packs.


You will be working from an airbase at Boscombe Down near Salisbury and will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop into and array of different areas across the airfield and business at QinetiQ.


What do I need?

You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have worked across a mechanical engineering background.


We would also like you to have:

  • Experience working with protective survival equipment
  • BTEC Diploma or NVQ Level 3 in engineering or equivalent


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

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What will I be doing?

  • Ensuring that survival equipment maintenance and other related tasks are carried out efficiently and to quality in accordance with regulatory and corporate procedures
  • Carrying out assigned tasks as directed by the Team Leader/Supervisor and in accordance with the planned schedule of work
  • Ensuring that SE equipment paperwork accurately reflects the physical state of the SE equipment at the end of each working day
  • Compliance with authorised tool control procedures
  • Carrying out maintenance aircrew protective clothing, protective helmets and electrical headsets, oxygen masks & personal survival packs, static line & free fall parachutes, multi-seat life rafts and emergency packs


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.