Trainee Test Technician
Would you like a chance to work in a state of the art electronics environment on both civil and military platforms? We currently have vacancies for Trainee Test Technicians at our site in Rochester.
As a Trainee Test Technician, you will join the scheme and spend six months learning a cross section of test aspects. You’ll receive experience in test sections across four different manufacturing areas of the business; you’ll also receive tuition in running a test, use of test equipment and some fundamentals of video signals and interfaces. On successful completion you will become a Test Technician.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to utilise your current qualifications and experience to develop into a fully-fledged Technician, and work with high technology BAE products such as Pilots Helmets, Head up Displays, Flight Control Computers, Sticks and Throttles.
Your day to day responsibilities as a Trainee Test Technician will involve:
For the majority of the six months training you will be learning on section, with colleagues to tutor/coach you. You will be testing product under supervision, gradually moving to diagnosing faults. You will learn hand skills and if adept may also be changing defective components at some stage. You will be using our electronic aids and gradually interpreting specifications.
If successful, the role of a Test Technician is to: perform acceptance tests on our products, using a variety of test equipment and has an ability to diagnose faults within complex circuits. A Test Technician may also be able to rework product and assemble/inspect.
Your skills and qualifications:
An NVQ level 3 Engineering/Electronics or equivalent is essential.
A higher electronics qualification or experience in the electronics industry would be advantageous.
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 a team player with a can do attitude.
Salary: £17,000 per annum, moving up to approximately £23,000 once qualified.
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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
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.
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.