Electrical Technician

Date: 18 Nov 2023

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.


QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


This is an exciting phase in our history and we are looking for an experienced Electrical Technician, based in Melbourne that will see you working within our Engineering Services division.   


You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and Integrity, and our purpose to protect the safety and security of our nation. Joining our talented team, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive environment with an enviable culture which inspires our people to deliver their best work.


As the Electrical Technician, your key responsibilities will include, but not limited to;


  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools
  • Perform electrical diagnostics, point to point checks and fault finding during assembly
  • Conduct calibration, maintenance, repair and overhaul of QinetiQ products and assemblies
  • Maintain systems, tools & equipment in a safe operating condition
  • Connect electrical equipment to power supplies, communications, and power systems as per regulations and safety operation procedure
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes
  • Ensure compliance with all OHS, electrical procedures, operating instructions and Quality Assurance requirements
  • Support QA of material and sub-assemblies (inwards and outwards)
  • Provide input into operating and maintenance documentation
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes


To be successful in the role of Electrical Technician, you will need demonstrated experience, knowledge & skills in the following areas:


  • Trades qualification as A-class electrician (Desirable)
  • Previous electrical and assembly experience
  • Ability to read and understanding electrical blueprints, schematics, point to point checks and wiring diagrams
  • Proven experience in safe maintenance and operation of electrical systems.
  • Able to apply a wide breadth of experience and multi-trade knowledge to commissioning/trouble shooting of complex systems
  • Be willing to learn and adapt to new and varying products and equipment
  • Computer and IT literate proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Superior attention to detail, fast learner, with complex problem solving and analytical skills, with a positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous Defence experience advantageous
  • Is able to check work of others (peer review) including formal certification of quality checks. (Desirable)
  • Can provide advice and guidance to professional engineers and designers, positively influencing designs and projects


Candidates will be required to obtain an Australian Government secret clearance which will require Australian citizenship. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Will Guest – Talent Acquisition Specialist 07 30310235


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Purchased leave program & loyalty leave
  • Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back
  • Relaxed dress code


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here: https://www.qinetiq.com/en-au/careers/benefits




As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers' advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people.