Systems Technician (Electronics)
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity that provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service.
Whatever the weather, equipment and crew need to operate to the very highest possible technical standards. It will be up to you to ensure this. This is an ideal opportunity to use your skills working on state-of-the-art lifeboats and the associated equipment throughout the East Region and occasionally other areas within the UK and ROI.
You will become part of a close team working with Station Mechanics, Contractors and other Technical staff to carry out planned maintenance, fault diagnosis and defect repair on all of the electronic/electrical equipment and occasionally mechanical equipment within the region. It’s a chance to really make a lifesaving impact on the vital maintenance of lifeboats and their equipment.
To be successful, you will need to be a proactive individual who can respond quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines.
We are looking for a time-served Electronic/Electrical Technician with some mechanical experience, preferably within a marine environment. Your in-depth knowledge of electronic/electrical systems will be key to this role.
Part of your duties as a Systems Technician will include trials of existing, repaired or new equipment so you will need to possess and demonstrate an excellent electronic/electrical knowledge. You should have a desire to stay current in the use of existing technology and a willingness to learn and be involved in the roll out and assessment of new electronic equipment which is constantly changing within the RNLI’s Search and Rescue Assests.
The role as a Systems Technician requires a minimum Level 4 NVQ, City and Guilds, HNC or equivalent in an electronic/electrical engineering discipline, ideally with in-depth knowledge of Marine electronics, electronic control systems, and electrical systems and the use of electronic diagnostic equipment. You must have completed a time-served apprenticeship in marine or vehicle based electronic engineering.
This role is suitable for someone that is self-motivated and willing to go that extra mile, working either as a part of a team or under their own initiative to the highest of standards with a first fix approach to return RNLI SAR assets back on service as soon as possible. The candidate will need to take on new ideas and undertake training.
The role requires you to be part of a duty rota and you will be expected, when required, to work unsociable hours. As this is a field-based role, you will be required to travel throughout the East, South East England and occasionally other regions in the UK and ROI.
This role comes with an RNLI Van and other excellent benefits including 26 days’ holiday and excellent pension scheme. Please take a look at the attached Employee Benefits summary document which will give full details.
This post requires a valid driving licence. As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards.
For more information and to apply, please visit our jobs page.
Closing date: 25 March 2018.
Interview date: 3 April 2018.