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Repair Technician

Summary Information for vacancy - reference 23507


Defence Science and Technology Laboratory


£17920 - £20837 Per Annum


Gosport, Hampshire, South East

Closing Date

11 July 2011

Interviews start

28 July 2011




Not specified

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms

Fixed-term contract

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work


Brief Description

The Repair Technician / Diagnostician (Electrical / Electronic) is accountable for carrying out diagnostic analysis and repair of radiation detection equipment (in service or obsolete) within the repair facility.

Vacancy description

The NIS team perform calibration and repair services on a wide range of radiation detection equipment, principally for the MOD, but may also include other Government Departments and commercial organisations. These services are UKAS accredited.

Responsibilities include

• To use standard repair techniques and tools safely and assist the development of the repair capability, maintain a wider watching brief on related issues and provide a contribution to the development of specific capabilities, tools and techniques.
• Help generate standard operating procedures for repair tasks / generic functions.
• Assisting the senior diagnosticians to determine standard repair times for 'routine' repair tasking.
• To efficiently work through the generated work lists to maintain minimal equipment awaiting diagnosis.
• To accurately and efficiently evaluate faults.
• Report technical issues to the Senior diagnosticians and to the Team Leader, and assist with developing automated reporting tools as part of the production management process.
• Provide technical support to the Team Leader and Customers.
• To help maintain the controlled technical stores ensuring stores are correct.
• To generate and contribute with writing and reviewing technical reports and giving customer presentations.
• To be a team member and be able to interact appropriately with peers.
• To carry out specific duties as delegated by the Team Leader or Group Leader when required.


An ONC/D pr HNC/D in an electronics related discipline (such as electronic engineering) or an equivalent practical level of experience supported by academic study (apprenticeship/City&Guilds qualification)
Working towards membership fo a professional body.
Full UK Driving Licence.


Some proven practical diagnostic experience of fault finding to component level (through hole and surface mount), applying a broad variety of analytical techniques to derive the root causes of problems.
An understanding of digital/analogue electronic systems, test equipment and fault finding processes.
Experience of microsoft office.
Ability to work as part of a team.

Experience of electronic design and PCB manufacture.
An understanding of microprocessors and display interfacing.

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

How to apply

Visit to download an application form. Email this to HR Business Services quoting the vacancy reference in the subject line.

HR Business Services, Bldg 106, Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wilts. SP4 0JQ

16061142208_23507 JOB DESCRIPTION Repait Technician.doc

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