Range Technician - Radar

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Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
14 Oct 2019
13 Nov 2019
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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?


Job description/Person specification

At QinetiQ we’re dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers. We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Working across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges; our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.

Working in a world class Testing and Trials Evaluation environment, you will play a vital role in the maintenance, repair and operation, of a broad range of equipment, underpinned by a qualification in and practical working knowledge of electrical and electronic equipment. The primary scope of this role is focused on the maintenance and live operation of Tracking Radar systems located on South Uist and St Kilda, which includes a deployable Tracking radar system.  All equipment specific training will be provided.

In addition the site operates an array of Air Traffic Management Systems (ATM) including airfield radars, Ground to Air communications systems as well as Marine Surveillance Radars and their associated displays and networks. We also maintain and operate telemetry and distributed IT systems providing the opportunity for pro-active individuals to gain a working knowledge across a wide range of equipment and systems.  

Key Skills/Qualifications Required:
• ONC / HNC or equivalent experience in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline.
• Ability to diagnose and fault find electronic systems.
• Practical hand skills.
• Ability to maintain accurate and consistent records.
• Familiarity with Microsoft operating systems and packages.
• Valid UK Driving licence.

Desirable Skills Required:

• An understanding of Tracking radar operation and RF principles.
• Familiarity with Visio and AutoCAD drawing packages.
• Understanding of copper and fibre infrastructure systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to pass medicals to enable working at height and also to undertake the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) with Compressed Air-Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS) to enable travel to St Kilda via helicopter. In the support of equipment and trials there will be occasions of overtime/extended hours & weekend working which is recompensed in line with company policy.

If you are looking for a change of career direction and new opportunity, working with a diverse and experienced team on a remote island in the Outer Hebrides, we are keen to hear from you.


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