Quality Build Technician

BAE Systems
England, Lincolnshire
02 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
Natalie Humphrey
Job Type

Quality Build Technician

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire in the role of Quality Build Test Technician, RAF Coningsby is home to two frontline, combat-ready squadrons and is the training station for Typhoon pilots. It is one of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert Stations which protect UK airspace.

As a Quality Build Test Technician you will be reporting to the Deputy Avionic Region Centre Manager, and will be responsible for the Repair, Diagnostics and Recertification of BAES Typhoon LRIs.

You will conduct minor repair, repair to module level, modification and maintenance of all LRIs to approved technical publications/maintenance manuals/documentation.

Your main responsibilities as a Quality Build Test Technician will involve:

  • Conduct ATP and fault diagnostics at LRI level, including covers off testing, disassembly, reassembly and use of board extenders to facilitate testing.
  • Conduct functional testing/verification of Typhoon LRIs to enable release back to service in accordance with Drawing and Test documentation.
  • Carry out independent inspections of repair work carried out within the Avionic Region Centre.
  • Hold a release to service certification privilege, involving generation and approval of the relevant forms.
  • Maintain accurate records of work undertaken against each repair activity using the appropriate business system and hours expended against each task.
  • Support to maintenance activities for the Helmet Mounted Sighting System including head scanning.
  • Additional technical support to other avionic products / business areas as needed by the JAS, such as support to On-Avionic centre engineers.

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Experience in the operating electronic functional test equipment to approved procedures.
  • Experience in diagnostics of electronic equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating software.
  • Ability to apply 'On the Job' Product training received from/by other team members.


  • Desirable experience of Avionic Centre environment
  • Desirable experience on equipment type.
  • Desirable experience of working in a Part 145 maintenance environment
  • Formal qualification in an electronics discipline or similar.
  • Supervisory experience

What we're looking for in you:

  • Proactive in your approach, eager to learn and able to follow set work procedures.
  • You must have excellent team working skills but must also be confident to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills

Location: RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire*

*Please note the first 12 weeks of initial training will be based in Rochester, Kent - Mon to Fri

Grade: AB05

Salary: £24000 to £34000 Dependent on Experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Employee Referral Scheme bonus = £500

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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