Hardware Technician

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Hardware Technician

As a Hardware Technician, you will be a part of a small dedicated team that provides support to the design and verification of digital &/or analogue electronic solutions for products such as Helmet Mounted & Head-Up Displays, Mission Computers, Flight Controls, Active Inceptors and other associated safety-critical technology.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with leading, innovating cutting edge projects with a very experienced diverse team with the view to progress your career in this industry.

Your main responsibilities as a Hardware Technician will involve:

Providing technical support during the development and delivery of all aspects of digital &/or analogue designs from requirements development, concept and detailed design, through to product certification

Managing own tasks within given schedules and budgets to meet programme needs

Supporting the delivery of design artefacts in accordance with of company standards

Your skills and qualifications as a Hardware Technician:


Awareness and basic understanding of digital &/or analogue electronics technologies; design tools and techniques, electronic circuits design, schematic capture, design analysis, design documentation, commissioning and integration

Able to work in small or large teams through the engineering development lifecycle with regular supervision/ guidance

Awareness of cost and schedule management


Practical electronics skills, eg. circuit card assembly, soldering, wiring, etc.

Awareness of component obsolescence management

Familiarisation with the Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise toolset

Ideally have achieved HNC/HND in electronics engineering or equivalent qualification

What we're looking for in you:

Good interpersonal skills

Have an analytical mind-set

Great problem-solving skills

Excellent listening and communication skills

Shows an innovative approach to working practices

Actively seeks data/technology knowledge/advice as necessary

Location: Rochester

Salary: £Competitive + Benefits including Flexible working

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.