Field Operations - UVS Operator

Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta, CA

Company: QinetiQ

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.

Our competitive employee offering framework supports the purpose, values, and behaviours that we take pride in. This framework includes rewarding for performance, safety and wellbeing, learning and development, responsibility and sustainability, adaptability and flexibility, and diversity and inclusion. Our people are critical to our success, so it is vital that we create a workplace that is inclusive; where our differences are not only embraced but make us stronger. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here Diversity & Inclusion.


As part of the QinetiQ team, you play a critical role in what makes our company a great place to work. So, it is important that working with us is inspiring, that you have the opportunity to realize your full potential and feel recognized for your contribution. 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 employee offerings that we provide begin with a competitive benefits package, extended health spending account, an additional health and wellness spending account, TFSA/RRSP matching, a personal development fund, an employee referral program, annual salary review, a flexible hybrid working environment and much more. Read more about our employee offerings here Benefits

About QinetiQ


We offer our customers world-class expertise in advice, services and innovative technology-based products. We deploy our scientific and technological knowledge, proven research capabilities and unique, purpose-built facilities to provide both services and products that meet the needs of a wide range of global customers. We operate primarily in the defence, security, and critical national infrastructure markets.

QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 people dedicated to being on the side of their customers. They are pragmatic and hugely experienced, looking always for enterprising, agile ways to create real benefit and added value. They are also natural collaborators, adept at making vital connections through forging industry partnerships and harnessing the best talents within the supply chain. It is these qualities, demonstrated every day by our employees, that mean QinetiQ can be trusted as a partner to enable, assure, and protect our customers' interests.


QinetiQ manages and operates extensive testing and evaluation capabilities for air, land, sea and target systems. We collaborate closely and responsively to give defence departments, industry customers and academia a competitive edge through the safe and secure conduct of operational and tactical training exercises that combine both real world and simulated events.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Field Operations, Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operator is responsible for being an active member of a team in a fast-paced service delivery of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (including aerial, surface, ground, and control systems) to assist in the training requirements of many defence forces, in various locations worldwide.

• The assembly and test of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, and first line repair, including replacement of line replaceable units, in accordance with the company’s technical documentation.
• Operating in a safe & secure manner
• Delivering customer requirements that are in line with customer expectations and QinetiQ values
• Second line repairs including fiberglass repairs and engine maintenance
• Fault diagnosis
• Refueling
• The preparation and removal of systems payloads
• Handling and preparing pyrotechnics
• Operation and first line of maintenance of the various launcher systems
• Conducting Unmanned Vehicle Systems retrieval from recovery areas
• Complete post flight checks and replenish or repair as necessary
• Engine running and tuning
• Desalination of systems post sea recovery
• Parachute packing
• Maintenance of all GSE where specified
• Eventually assist in training of the systems to others
• Willingness to work flexible hours and shifting schedules
• Requirement to travel to various worldwide locations. Travel may be for long durations, on short notice, and potential for various living conditions such as Military Housing or deployments on-board ships.
• Reliable and committed to adopting, upholding, and complying with QinetiQ values, ethics, policies and procedures including health and safety, general data protection regulations and use of IT, HR policies and procedures, equality and diversity, security and confidentiality, code of conduct etc
• To meet changing business needs, it may be necessary to make some amendments to the role purpose and accountabilities and to take on additional responsibilities

• High attention to detail
• Ability to handle surprises
• Ability to receive constructive criticism
• A good communicator, both written and oral
• Excellent team player who is enthusiastic and committed to the role / team


Security Requirements:

• Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
• Able to obtain a NATO Secret Clearance
• Must have a clean background history and obtain criminal record check


Safety Requirements:

• Requirement to maintain a Medical Certification to a minimum Class IV (Self-Declaration)
• Requirement to obtain and maintain a sRPAS Operator Certification or equivalent
• Safety Focused individual
• Valid Passport and willingness to travel
• Immunizations required for the country being deployed
• Physically and medically able to deploy at sea or land for extended periods of time
• Working onboard ship for extended durations
• Ability to multi-task in a computer-operated environment
• Using a computer and associated peripherals
• Sitting for extended periods of time
• Standing for extended periods of time in uncontrolled environments
• Looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time

Additional Requirements:

• Exposed to a variety of environmental and weather conditions (heat, wind, rain, etc.) both day and night
• Maximum of 50lbs or (22.86kg)
• Ability to operate a motor vehicle, maintain a valid clean driver’s license, and ability to obtain rental vehicles
• Strong work ethic and ability to work under stress and tight schedules
• Other duties as assigned


This position is safety sensitive due work requirements of being on the factory floor near equipment, field deployment and testing requirements.