Command Systems Maintainer

Date: 11 Feb 2024

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Maintenance Engineer – Communications and Command Systems
Location:        Portsmouth, Hampshire
Package:        Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package 
Role Type:      Full time
Role ID:          SF16097


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a GFX Maintenance Engineer, where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Shore Integration Facility (SIF) and National Maritime Systems Centre (NMSC) at our Portsmouth site

 

The role
As a GFX Maintenance Engineer - you'll be responsible for the maintenance of all designated GFX Equipment to Naval Harbour Acceptance Trial (HAT) Standard, including, maintenance IAW Unit Maintenance Management System (UMMS) and Non-UMMS maintenance:

 

  • Configure GFX equipment and Infrastructure IAW RFMS in order to meet the requirements of the Trials Programme.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all assigned GFX equipment IAW UMMS, BRs, JSPs, OEM Handouts.
  • Ensure GFX is safe, maintained, available and configured for daily trials booked on RFMS.
  • Working collaboratively with Combat Systems Engineers, Teams and Customers to provide support. SME advice and Maintainer presence to all trials that require assistance including in situ support. This will include fault finding, defect rectification, reconfiguration of equipment and supporting monthly System Operator Checks as designated by the Operations Team.
  • Ensuring GFX defects are managed and investigated IAW the relevant documentation, registering defects on RFMS, updating defects on a regular basis and keeping the Operations Team informed.
  • Lab Manager duties (45-point check on a monthly basis).

 
This role is full time, 37-hours per week, and based at Portsmouth Technology Park. Daily hours may be flexible dependant on delivery requirements.


Essential experience of the Maintenance Engineer

  • Experience of working with Communications Systems, including but not limited to T23 ICS6 KMY, KRS, NAMC, Bederal, BIDS, Modems, SCOT 5, MNE, RN Radios and patching procedures.
  • Experience of working with Command Systems, including but not limited to T23 DNA, LPX , T45, T26, Link11, LINK16, STDL, LINK22, NAVFIX,  PTFS.
  • Experience of operating and maintaining Type-23 Systems, with the capacity to learn, operate and manage incoming systems for operation within Type-26 and Type-31 frigates.

 

Qualifications for the Maintenance Engineer
We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

 

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

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to five days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community

 

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 a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 

 

About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of 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.

 

Security
Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who 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, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.

 

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

 

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