Senior Electronic Technician

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21 days ago

Title: Principal Technician (Electronic Workshop Supervisor)
Location: Farnborough
Duration: 12 months
Rate: £400 Per Day (Inside IR35)

My client is seeking an experienced Electronics Supervisor to join their busy team. Applicants must have supervisory experience and be comfortable leading a team.

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.

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