Senior Electronics Laboratory Technician'

Date: 2 Jun 2023

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Senior Electronics Laboratory Technician    Location: Malvern, GB    Company: QinetiQ

About the role


We are looking for a Senior Electronics Lab Technician to manage our labs at Malvern and provide technical expertise for our RF and electronics labs within QinetiQ. This role will support the engineering and scientific teams delivering radio frequency research, product development, laser and optical science alongside test & evaluation activities.  The role will coordinate and de-conflict demands on both the technical equipment and use of the laboratories and workspaces.


You will be managing a large pool of complex test and measurement equipment. To be successful you will have a hands on understanding of the equipment, be able to advise on equipment set up, conduct fault diagnosis, assess and accept equipment returned from calibration or repair and assist in the specification of new or replacement equipment.


You will be based at our Malvern site and work across a range of different laboratories where small and large-scale/long term projects are being delivered, and will have the opportunity to learn new skills and be part of the wider QinetiQ Operations Team.


What do I need?


You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have proficient experience as a science or engineering Technician.


We would also like you to have:


  • Excellent organisational and record keeping
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Experience working with complex electronic test equipment including, set up, use/operation and periodic calibration of: multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers, power supplies, RF switches, power meters, logic analysers, network analysers etc.
  • Experience of working in electronic design, build or test as a technician (ideal).
  • A detailed understanding of health & safety including the writing and review of risk assessments.
  • IOSH or NEBOSH (ideal)
  • A working understanding of safety management practices such as COSHH
  • Portable Appliance Test (PAT) (ideal)
  • Microsoft Office – Word and Excel (proficient in using)


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

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What will I be doing?



  • Managing day to day activities across a broad range of laboratories and workspaces
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Scheduling and de-conflicting equipment and workspaces
  • Liaising with Lab users, site and the wider Operations Team to ensure compliance with regulations and company process.
  • Ensure labs are equipped with standard set of test equipment that is maintained and controlled as well as coordinating and working with systems
  • Specification and purchase of new equipment in addition to disposal of old equipment
  • Ensuring specialist facility processes are captured and adhered to
  • Management of scientific / engineering test and measurement equipment across the site and equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Maintain list of site equipment requirements
  • Supporting the engineers, scientists and projects with the day to day safe running of the facilities – including: risk assessments, purchasing and coordination of workspaces and equipment, to meet the changing needs of the business.  



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.