Production Technician (Wire Person)

BAE Systems
England, Kent, Rochester
01 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019
Natalie Humphrey
Job Type

Production Technician (Wire Person)


Would you like a chance to work in a state of the art electronics environment on both civil and military platforms? We currently have a number of vacancies for Production Technicians (Wire Person) at our site in Rochester.


As a Production Technician (Wire Person), you will be part of an integrated manufacturing/repair team to build, wire and or inspect assembly's or sub assembly's using our Manufacturing Execution System (MES). If repairing you may be using a paperwork pack, the job purpose being to complete each operation, whether using paperwork or electronic aids, to set or estimated target times ensuring the standard of quality is also met.


This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on state of the art equipment including the F35 product as well as the chance to migrate into some of the other technician disciplines to get a wider understanding of both the product functionality and the business unit as a whole.



Your main responsibilities as a Production Technician (Wire Person) will involve:


  • Wiring/soldering and assembling main and sub-assemblies
  • Undertaking inspection or test where trained and requested to do so
  • Working strictly to our MES electronic work instructions against the IPC standard, also following any additional policies/procedures are key as this helps to achieve the standard required
  • Ensuring housekeeping standards are maintained to keep areas FOD free. Clean as you go and end of shift/day tidying will be your responsibility
  • Maintaining accurate written and electronic records
  • Using our IT tools within a Windows environment
  • Willingness to work one of our shift patterns



Your skills and qualifications:


  • Experience of wiring and soldering to a high standard (such as, IPC standard)
  • Experience with the defence, aerospace or electronics industry
  • Solid IT skills



What we're looking for in you:


You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as being very thorough and detailed. You will be hard working with a can do attitude. You will also be able to work collaboratively with others, building positive relationships and working responsibly.



Location: Rochester


Salary: £24,000+ (night shift/ twilight shift/ rotating shift patterns also available with significant uplifts)



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.



BAE Systems


BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.


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.

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