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Range Worker OME

Date: 15-May-2022

Location: Shoeburyness, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparation of batteries and equipment for trials, disposals and proof
  • Assist with the firing of trials, disposals and proof as required
  • Assist with post-preparation of batteries and equipment following activities, including cleaning and returning of stores
  • Carry out area/stop-gate sentry duties when required
  • Assist the Foreman with road closures when required
  • Ensure you comply with instructions within Risk Assessments, Task Instructions and Trials paperwork
  • Carry out CFFE inspections of ammunition packaging and Range Ammunition Salvage in accordance with relevant procedures
  • Undertake and supervise tasks for which you are competent as set by Range Foreman/Responsible Person
  • Responsible for the safe operation of any vehicle or plant for which you have a licence and are required to operate, and maintain driver logs
  • Support the establishment on any task other than trials/disposals for which you are competent


Essential Education, Qualifications and Training

  • Good Level of General Education (GCSE grade C or above, NVQ or similar)
  • Full clean manual UK car driving licence
  • IT literate, able to utilise various systems including MS Office and Outlook


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Working knowledge of Range Procedures and Range Standing Orders would be an advantage
  • Carry out Roles and Responsibilities as defined in the Site Emergency Plan
  • Knowledge of tri service munitions would be an advantage
  • Be proficient with radio communications and the use of the phonetic alphabet would be an advantage
  • Have good communication skills (both written and oral) and service provision/customer focussed.
  • Experience in the use of Hand tools
  • Support of other QinetiQ Ranges and be willing to travel
  • Have a ‘hands on’ attitude.
  • Be adaptable and willing to work flexible hours.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Forklift Truck Certificate
  • ADR class 1 certification


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

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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.