Title: Principal Technician (Electronic Workshop Supervisor)
Duration: 12 months
Rate: £400 Per Day (Inside IR35)
Roles and Responsibilities
- Provide electronic support to this facility, reporting to the controls, systems and instrumentation: Farnborough team leader.
- Supervision of a team of electronic technicians
- Set up Instrumentation and Data acquisition systems in line with the tunnel programme. Rig and derig scale aircraft models to be tested.
- Installing, maintaining, modifying and repairing electronic systems in the facility.
- Fault finding, diagnosis and maintenance of electronic systems down to component level where necessary to maintain tunnel systems and instrumentation.
- Preparation & maintenance of documentation for electronic systems.
- Support customer trials. Must be prepared to work double day shift as required.
- Ensure the electronic workshop complies with the QinetiQ health and safety requirements.
- Cost maintenance and electronic upgrades.
- Perform basic electronic design work and system integration
Desired skill, knowledge and qualifications
- Electronics engineering to NVQ level 4 / HNC (or equivalent) or higher, or suitable experience (evidence required).
- Possess a working knowledge of electronic equipment and systems.
- Have a good working knowledge of instrumentation and data acquisition equipment, (preferably pressure transducers, strain gauges, temperature transducers, load cells and test equipment).
- A strong and demonstrable ability to work 'hands-on' from first principles to safely diagnose electronic issues (to board level) and implement prompt, effective and safe repair schemes.
- Ability to interpret electronic and drawings.
- Be literate with the operation of computers and common software packages, in particular basic operating knowledge of Microsoft office Word and Excel (training could be provided).
- Capable of working at heights and in enclosed spaces.
- Some knowledge and experience of PLCs and microcontrollers, their maintenance and programming.
- General/broad knowledge and experience of distributed control and closed loop control systems.
- A sound knowledge of electric motors, and motor control & operation methods.
- Familiarity with safe systems of work including the issue and receipt of permits to work etc.
- Ability to use electronic drawing packages such as ORCAD would be beneficial.
- Knowledge and experience of planned maintenance systems.
- Familiarity with "LABVIEW" programming software would be beneficial.