Technician - Metrology (Instrumentation %26 Calibration)

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Technician – Metrology (Electrical Calibration)

Would you like to expand your technical expertise into different types of calibrations? We currently have a vacancy for a Technician – Metrology (Electrical Calibration) at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As a Technician – Metrology (Electrical Calibration), you will calibrate and repair test and measurement equipment and support 50,000 pieces of equipment across the site; ranging from traditional analogue equipment through to state of the art test systems. This is a hands-on technical role that will help you to learn and be exposed to a range of equipment.

This role will provide you with a strong Engineering Foundation enabling you to develop into other roles Calibration, Test and Measurement and Electrical Engineering.

Appropriate training will be made available to the successful applicants.

Your main responsibilities as a Technician – Metrology (Electrical Calibration) will involve:

To carry out routine calibrations and repairs of electrical test and measurement equipment, with limited supervision against set procedures and associated technical investigations with specialist support.

Be able to follow procedures for quality, health & safety and business processes.

Keep full and accurate records of work activities carried out by using company systems.

Support the development and maintenance of procedures, systems and processes to the required standard.

Use company systems software as appropriate.

Your skills and qualifications:


Have an awareness of electrical measurement systems and principles.

Relevant experience or a suitable qualification (STEM Degree, HNC, L3 NVQ).


Knowledge and experience of electrical measurement methods and techniques is not mandatory, but is preferable.

Experience with electrical test and measurement equipment is a definite advantage.

What we're looking for in you:

Technically focused

Strong attention to detail

Process driven

Reliability – able to work to timescales and deadlines

Strong personal time management

Location: Barrow- In -Furness

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.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and 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.

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.