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Job Title: Technician
Location: Millom, Cumbria
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time
Role ID: SF15969

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Technician at our Eskmeals site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.

Our Eskmeals site is used for testing and training purposes, particularly for naval gunfire support and naval aviation training. Specific activities at Eskmeals might include:

Naval Gunfire Support Training: Eskmeals is used for testing and training naval gunfire support, which involves naval vessels providing fire support to ground forces.

Naval Aviation Training: The range may also be utilized for naval aviation training, including exercises involving aircraft from the Royal Navy.

Research and Development: Eskmeals may be involved in research and development activities related to naval and military technologies.

The role:

As a Technician you’ll have a varied role that is out of the ordinary. You’ll be providing support to the delivery of trials, selection and transportation of ammunition to ranges, inventory management, housekeeping of explosives buildings and general ammunition management duties.

Day-to-day, you’ll be involved with the following:

  • Preparation of Ammunition for trials and proof activities including delivery to the Ranges.
  • Receipt and dispatch of ammunition, including accurate completion of all relevant documentation.
  • Stock checking/inventory management.
  • Inspection of licenced Explosives buildings.
  • Control of entry into explosives areas.
  • Supporting the site on any task for which you are competent.

Skills and experience of the Technician:

For this position, we are happy to accept a wide range of experience from various different sectors. We will be able to train you and give you the relevant on job experience. There are also many different progression opportunities as a Technician.

Qualifications for the Technician:

We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering – helping charities and local community

Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You’ll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over six thousand dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


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