Range Technician - Radar

Employer
QinetiQ
Location
Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
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.

HEBRIDES OPPORTUNITIES
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.

 

QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. We work in partnership with our customers to solve real-world problems through innovative solutions, delivering operational and competitive advantage.

Working at QinetiQ

Our customers face challenges that define the modern world, covering military, commercial and government institutions. As a company of scientists and engineers, we are committed to anticipating, understanding and responding to those challenges. We draw on our depth of experience, unique expertise and the ingenuity of our people to develop powerful solutions.

Working at QinetiQ is more than just a job - many of the projects you will work on are of national importance. Everything we do is focused on defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers.

As our company grows into new markets around the world, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ.

Our people

Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique, often unexpected approaches to problem solving. The diversity of our teams drives innovation across the company, helping to save lives, protect assets and critical infrastructure, and ensure competitive advantage for our customers.

Life at QinetiQ

We encourage our people to think and do things differently. Our matrix structure enables employees to work across different areas of the business, learning from some of the finest technical and scientific minds in the world.

We offer flexible working hours to promote a positive work-life balance and offer a wide range of rewards and benefits. We encourage teams to get involved in our volunteer programmes that help the local communities.

QinetiQ has a global footprint with offices located in the UK, Canada, America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

 

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