UAV Avionics Technician

Blue Bear Systems seeks an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, trustworthy and reliable avionics/electronics/wiring technician keen to work as part of a small, close-knit team in a fast-paced and innovative technical environment.
Main activities:
The role will involve application of your technical knowledge and skills to perform such tasks as replacing components, wiring circuits, circuit prototyping assistance, repairing simple electronic equipment, UAV looming and taking test readings using test equipment such as digital multi-meters, logic analysers, and oscilloscopes.   You would also be responsible for goods in inspection and testing of electronic circuit boards, constantly checking quality to ensure accuracy of product and performing basic maintenance/carry out periodic tests to detect/eliminate bugs. 
This position is ideally suited to a patient, unflustered and methodical individual who enjoys hand crafting and has a care for quality.
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your evolving role within the company and the overall business objectives of the company.
Essential skills:
 Ability to use drawings, prints, schematics, and wiring diagrams to locate defective components and perform repairs.
Experience of following test procedures & recording results to a high standard.
PCB assembly experience.
Collaborative working with team members and suppliers as required.
Able to liaise with suppliers and order materials & components following company procedures and approval routes.
Understands and follows standard and specified safety procedures and operating procedures.
Ability to use a variety of precision measurement standards and instruments.
Work with published technical directives and equipment specifications which outline specific alignment and calibration procedures
Ability to attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly units, using hand tools and power tools as instructed and other duties as assigned by Supervisor. 

Desirable background & skills:
Apprentice trained.
Relevant qualifications in an engineering discipline.
Ideally, 5 years’ direct industry experience.
PCB schematic & layout experience using a CAD package such as ORCAD or CADSOFT EAGLE.
Knowledge and experience in military terminology. 

Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will required to be security vetted to a minimum SC level.
Company Description
Blue Bear is the leading proven supplier of innovative research and product based solutions in the field of unmanned flight, avionics, and sensor payloads. We evolve unmanned concepts, regardless of size, at a pace unmatched by other organisations and deliver complete commercial results.  We deliver efficient solutions and professional services in support of military and civil markets worldwide, with unmatched pace, agility, passion and innovation. 
Our track record in innovative research and flight test 'firsts' has won us several awards and a prime position in the domain of UAV development in the UK and Europe.
Our mission at Blue Bear is to be Pioneers in Autonomy and Unmanned Systems.  We are renowned for innovation and strong collaboration with Primes, SMEs and academia.   As an agile SME, rapid technology integration and maturation of ’best of breed’ UK technology is a mantra within the company.   Over the last year, rapid read across all of our Unmanned Air Systems solutions to the Maritime and Energy domains with our Partners, are testament to this key principle.
Blue Bear Systems seeks an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, trustworthy and reliable avionics/ electronics/wiring technician keen to work as part of a small, close-knit team in a fast-paced and innovative technical environment.
 To apply, send your CV, together with your answers to the questions below to [email protected]
  1.  Please provide details of your individual day to day role in your current or most recent employment. This should include details of what you contributed within teams, rather than what the team achieved.   
  2. What aspects of the wiring, test and assembly role at Blue Bear interest you the most?
  3. Provide details of any other experience, skills or training not mentioned elsewhere that you feel may support your application. 
  4. If applicable, please provide details of your ECAD experience over the last 5 years, including details of packages you have used and PCBs laid out. 
  5. Please confirm your right to live and work in the UK.
Benefits include 25 days holiday plus 8 UK bank holidays, 37 hour working week, a Work Place Pension Plan, Employee Assistance Programme, Bike to Work & Childcare Voucher Schemes.  

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