Production Technician - Inspection


Production Technician – Inspector

Would you like a chance to work in a state of the art electronics environment on both civil and military platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Production Technician (Inspector) at our site in Rochester.

As a Production Technician - Inspector, you will be working within an integrated manufacturing team, inspecting products to set target times and within the project schedule. There may be some migration of this skill into other technician disciplines such as assembly, wiring and basic testing. This particular role is within our F35 active inceptors section where the use of a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is employed to perform mechanical checks (training will be provided). This role will involve a mixture of hands-on inspection, as well as administrative in relation to appropriate record keeping.

This role will provide you with a good amount of responsibility to ensure the highest level of production quality and final sign off before delivery to the customer. You will gain a good amount of exposure to a range of Production stakeholders, alongside the opportunity to progress your career within Operations in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Production Technician – Inspector will involve:

Inspecting products to set target times and within the project schedule

Inspection duties, which will cover mechanical and visual inspection; mechanical inspection will be via instruments and the XYZ CMM

Carrying out request inspections and final inspections

Administrative work including checking log packs, updating electronic records and other appropriate record keeping

Working with internal stakeholders including the Operations Manager, the Production Project Leader and the Team Leader

Your skills and qualifications as a Production Technician - Inspector:


Mechanical/ soldering/ wire person/ trades background

The ability to keep accurate records and raises non-conformances


IPC 610 qualification
Inspection experience
What we're looking for in you:

You will possess a meticulous attention to detail, alongside a high level of accuracy when identifying potential production issues. You will also have a thorough and disciplined approach to your work to enable the successful and timely delivery of products to our customers.

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.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore