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Engineering Technician

The position - Engineering Technician

We are looking for a methodical, multi-disciplined Engineering Technician to support the R&D team within Navtech. The job will include radar assembly, rework and rebuild, soldering to a high standard, fault finding and testing.

If you have a background in electronics, electro-mechanical production and test or experience as a technician in a related industry this is the role for you.

Company overview - Navtech Radar 

Navtech Radar is a world-leading innovator, and multi-award-winning designer and manufacturer of commercially deployed radar solutions. Our ground-breaking technology is utilised by clients worldwide, across many industry sectors, from Perimeter Security Surveillance and Industrial Automation to Traffic Incident Detection on Smart Highways and as part of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

As part of Halma plc, a FTSE 100 company, you will be joining a group of companies whose mission is to make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier.

Our work headquarters 

Our offices are nestled in the picturesque village of Ardington, South Oxfordshire, within an easy commute from areas of Reading, Swindon, Newbury and Oxford.

The office is a modern farm conversion and offers excellent facilities in a beautiful environment with plenty of space, including ample free parking.

Travel will be required to our manufacturing facility in Grove as well as for offsite testing which could be at various locations around the UK. A full driving license and personal transport is therefore a requirement for the role.

Our culture and benefits 

We help create the right environment for our dedicated staff by providing a flexible, fun, friendly, and family feel. We are dog friendly and enjoy family, friends and group events. We have plenty of free parking for our employees and provide you with options to join colleagues on lunchtime walks, biking and other pursuits. We care about our staff, in fact, our culture is developed by them, for them!

Key accountabilities:

  • Radar fault finding to component level
  • Testing from board level to full systems, including environmental testing
  • Technician activities including PCB assembly and rework, system building, stripping and modifications
  • Lab management
  • Support and drive investigations and improvements both for development project and existing products.
  • Radio and EMC testing support for compliance
  • Jigs and fixtures design and manufacture

Your competencies

To fit into the environment, you will need to be an energetic individual who is used to consistently delivering high quality work under pressure with a meticulous approach to detail and quality.

You will be a keen problem solver with a focus on detail, be comfortable in research as well as development.

You must have the ability to communicate and work effectively with people at all levels within the business.
This is a demanding, yet exciting role in a growing business, in which you can make a significant impact. The role also offers a good scope for personal growth and development.

Knowledge and Experience

The ideal candidate will have good electronics technician skills, background in RF production, be enthusiastic and capable to perform a hands-on role with an appetite to learn new skills.

You must be a self-starter and comfortable working without constant supervision.

Soldering experience and/or qualification to IPC610 would be an advantage.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be competitive based on this type of role within the Thames Valley.
Other benefits include a generous profit share bonus scheme, pension contributions and holiday loyalty scheme.

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