Test Technician

Location:Medway

Electronics Technician – Test / Repair

BAE Systems Rochester is entering an area of unprecedented growth and we are looking for experienced and talented Test Technicians to join us to support the development of a wide range of state of the art products.

As part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies, you will be part of the development and supply of products across a diverse mix of commercial and military platforms, from Head Up and Helmet Mounted Displays on the military aircraft, Safety Critical Pilot Control and Flight Control System for civil airliners and Hybrid Power Systems for public transport vehicles.

Approximately 1,500 people work at Rochester and we are all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness.

Your responsibilities as a Test Technician will involve:

Working within an integrated manufacturing team, testing products to set target times and within the project schedule

Carrying out testing and fault-finding on a variety of new and mature analogue and digital electronics products such as Pilot Displays, Flight Controls and Flight Computers

Fault-finding to component level using appropriate circuit diagrams and test equipment when a failure is identified

Ensure unit compliance to test specifications and procedures

There may be some migration of this skill into other Technician disciplines such as inspection, fitting and/or wiring.

Shifts Available:

Day shift: Day shift hours will be 6:45 to 15:00 Monday to Thursday and 7:00 to 13:00hrs on Friday. But we have flexi time so you can get in as late as 08:30 (Monday to Friday) you just need to work a minimum of 6hrs a day and have a total of 37hrs by the end of the week, which means doing an average of 7.75hr Monday to Friday and then 6 on Friday.

Twilight (25% shift premium): The times will be 2pm to midnight on Monday and Tuesday and 2pm to 11.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday. These times include unpaid lunch and add up to 37 hours per week.

Nights (33% shift premium): Monday and Thursday 8.30pm to 9.30pm start, finish 6am- 7am. Tuesday and Wednesday 8pm to 9pm start, finish at 6am -7am. Total 37hrs over 4 nights.

Essential Skills:

The ability to read and interpret circuit diagrams

Testing and fault-finding experience

You will be conversant in workshop practices, quality standards and disciplines

IT knowledge is important as our production aids, drawings, routings and most specifications are delivered electronically via a Manufacturing Execution System

We are looking for people who:


Can operate effectively as part of a larger team, demonstrating excellent communication skills

Can actively support other team members or other teams and are able to provide constructive feedback


Are proactive in looking for improvement opportunities



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.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.