Test Engineer


Test Engineer

We currently have a vacancy for a Test Engineer at our site in Rochester, Kent UK.

As a Test Engineer, you will be supporting the Operations manufacturing area and will be responsible for the implementation of test strategies, the maintenance and repair of test equipment, the training of operators, the generation of test programs and supporting documentation, technical support for all development and production programs and Design for Test assessments on new designs.

Your main responsibilities as a Test Engineer will involve:

Implementation of Test Strategies

Maintenance and repair of Test Equipment

Test Program generation

Technical support

Generation of Technical documentation

Operator training

Design for Test Assessments

Your skills and qualifications:


Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a PCB Test/Manufacturing Test environment or a recognised, electronics-based apprenticeship. This should include knowledge of Analogue, Digital, Roving Probe, In-Circuit-Test, Functional Test, AOI

Fault Diagnosis to component level, Interpretation of Circuit Diagrams, test equipment maintenance and repair, preparation of Technical Documents

HNC Electronic Engineering or equivalent


Experience or knowledge of; SPEA Roving Probe, Boundary Scan (JTAG IEEE 1149.1), DIT-MCO/Easywire, Functional ATE

Test Program Generation

What we're looking for in you:

The ideal candidate for this role will have an ability to work within a dynamic environment were flexibility is key to success. The candidate will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills (Including technical communication).

Location: Rochester, Kent UK

Salary: £Competitive

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Electronic Systems

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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.