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Mechanical Engineering Technician

Date: 29-Nov-2022

Location: Pendine, Wales, GB

Company: QinetiQ

The Engineering Section at MoD Pendine has a requirement to recruit a Mechanical Engineering Technician. The primary requirement of the role is the provision of mechanical engineering relating to the manufacture and maintenance of items in support of the Pendine Range. You are expected to be an integral part of a team, providing mechanical support to the Range therefore, fabrication, machining, general mechanical engineering and problem solving skills are an essential requirement, as is the ability to communicate effectively.

Overall Purpose of the Job:
Perform the duties of a Mechanical Engineer within the Engineering section based at Pendine, assisting in the production/maintenance of Mechanical targets, equipment and components. The tasks range from: machining, fabrication (Welding), mechanical engineering (working on mechanical items) being able to operate the mechanical workshop equipment necessary to perform the tasks safely.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure that the manufacture and maintenance of the Range equipment is carried out in line with the works schedule.
  • Able to interpret and work from engineering drawings.
  • Operation of the mechanical workshops equipment.
  • General knowledge of health, safety and environmental issues with a good awareness of its implementation
  • Ability to work safely with minimal supervision


  • Working in poor weather conditions
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working at Height

Essential Education, Qualifications and Training:


  • Recognised Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship or equivalent qualification
  • B/TEC ONC in Mechanical Engineering
  • Full Driving Licence


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Recognised Mechanical Apprenticeship or has received similar training (Services mechanical engineering training or mechanical NVQ training)
  • Demonstrable Mechanical Engineering skills
  • B/TEC ONC Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical workshop experience
  • Fabrication/welding skills and general machining operations
  • Flexible and willing to work within a team
  • Good communication skills


Essential Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements:

  • Physically Fit
  • Team Focused
  • Forward thinking and use own initiative
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Basic computer literacy


Desirable Criteria:

  • Recognised Mechanical Apprenticeship
  • B/TEC HNC in Mechanical Engineering
  • Forklift driving qualification (Counterbalance/All Terrain)
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Slinger/Banksman
  • Working at Height
  • Knowledge of LOLER & PUWER

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.