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Range/Electronics Technician - Training Provided

Date: 19-Jul-2022

Location: Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title: Range/Electronic Technician - Training Provided

Location: Kyle of Lochalsh - Scotland 


Do you have an interest or background in electronics/engineering and looking for a new opportunity where training can be provided for the right candidate? Our team based at the BUTEC Shore Support Base in Kyle of Lochalsh has an opening for an Electronics/Range Technician, this is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with the right attitude to gain experience as a junior technician looking to develop skills in a variety of electrical systems along with the opportunity to gain offshore qualifications. 


Training will be provided along with support through a HND if required. Working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for the operation and repair of electronic systems used for the tracking and measurement of radiated noise from underwater vehicles.  You will also be required to adhere to local multi-skill arrangements including sea-going work and trials activities.  


You must have a willingness to gain experience in the following:


  • Electronic equipment/systems including communications
  • Fault find electrical and electronic equipment
  • Solder at a competent level.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Ensure all maintenance activities are conducted safely and with adequate resources.
• Support the repair, maintenance and operation of a range of electronic equipment and systems associated with noise analysis, including the Range Tracking System, GPS, Radar and marine radios.
• Report any defect or resource issue that affects equipment availability, in good time.
• Maintain personal record of competence against an agreed framework.
• Only conduct work within the constraints of personal competency unless under direct supervision.

Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities Required:
• Knowledge of electronic equipment would be desirable 
• Awareness of health, safety and environmental legislation.
• Sea Survival Training (Training provided).
• Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (Training provided).

• Submarine Escape Training (Training provided).

• Working in RIBs (Training provided)
• Eligible for full security clearance.

• Working with and maintaining bespoke electronic systems incorporating analogue and digital subsystems.
• Seagoing activities, surface vessels and submarines.
• Helicopter travel occasionally to Applecross from Kyle of Lochalsh.
• Prepared to work in the marine environment and on-board RN platforms.


Behavioural Requirements:

• Team player and excellent communication skills.
• Flexibility to support short notice trials
• Drive and determination to resolve problems with minimal supervision.

• Ability to work equally well alone or as part of a team.
• Able to take on responsibility and hold themselves and others accountable for their actions.


Please note: Due to issues with accomodation a local candidate would be preferred. 



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.