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Electronics Technician

Date: 02-Mar-2023

Location: St Kilda, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Electronics Technician (1 Month on 1 Month off)

Location: Outer Hebrides, St Kilda


The full benefits package includes – Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts, etc.


About the role


Primarily based at QinetiQ operated MoD Hebrides Range, The Electronics Technician will form part of a small deployed team living and working on the remote island of St Kilda. You will work a four week on / four week off shift pattern and while on shift will be responsible for all planned and responsive maintenance along with operational support of all electronic equipment on site.


In addition to your primary job responsibilities, you will also be required to support a wide variety of tasks in support of the St Kilda facilities that enable yearlong presence on a self-sufficient facility. A positive attitude towards all Range tasks and any other site duties is required.


Primary systems include:


  • Marine and Air surveillance radars.
  • VHF / UHF radio communications systems.
  • Tracking radars.
  • Telemetry systems.
  • Cross-site data links and networks.


What do I need?


  • You should have some experience and knowledge in Electronics Engineering.
  • It is desirable for you to have experience in one of the Primary Systems listed above.


What will I be doing?


  • The Electronics Technician conduct of planned and reactive maintenance in accordance with the company engineering policy and Air Publications.
  • You will be monitoring of Range systems in support of operational activities.
  • The Electronics Technician will be reporting of all defects which affect equipment availability.
  • You will be accurate record keeping for all tasks undertaken.
  • The Electronics Technician will be assisting with general duties associated with the site daily operation and facilities maintenance.
  • You will maintain a personal record of competence and currency.


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, 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.


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

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