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Advanced Electronic Systems Technician

Date: 29-May-2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Advanced Electronic Systems Technician    Location: Farnborough, GB    Company: QinetiQ

About the role


We are looking for an Advanced Electronic Systems Technician to join our Electronics Team to provide technical expertise for build, test, fault finding and repair of various electrical and electronic systems and components for QinetiQ.


You will be work across the site that works across a range of different small and large-scale projects. You will find yourself covering a variety electronic systems tasks which can involve using hand tools, soldering irons, crimp tools and heat guns; conducting PCB changing and assembly, wiring harness manufacture, stand-alone cable assembly and more.


You will be working on our base in Farnborough and will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop into and array of different areas across QinetiQ.


What do I need?


Experience in some of the following areas would be desirable, but not essential.


We would also like to be:


  • A Proven ability to work successfully within design constraints. 
  • Experience using electronic lab equipment to make measurements on and for test and debugging of electronic circuits.
  • Full Drivers Licence


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

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What will I be doing?


  • Producing deliverable items from full drawing packs with minimal additional help to relevant IPC standards
  • Rapid prototyping working from basic/block diagram drawings and documenting own work
  • Fault finding and rectification at system and component level
  • Using hand tools, soldering irons, crimp tools and heat guns; conducting PCB changing and assembly, wiring harness manufacture, stand-alone cable assembly



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.