EC&I Skilled Technical (Test)

Posting Date: 10 January 2020

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, GB, LE8 6LH

Company: Babcock

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Electrical Test Technician
Whetstone, Leicester


Monday – Friday
Flexible working 37 hours per week


About the role

Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are looking to recruit an Electrical Technician based at our site on the Whetstone Estate in Leicester. You will join a team that has vast experience in Nuclear Engineering and provide professionally competent specialist services to our many clients.

Using your experience, you will carry out all the duties of an Electrical Technician to deliver test services for highly complex equipment ranging from small PCB’s up to large lighting equipment. This is a highly rewarding position working within a market leading nuclear engineering organisation. We support UK and international nuclear power stations with a range of services and strive to be best in class across our various contracts.

What do I need to do the role?


•Adherence to and signed completion of written operations on production planning, within a BS EN ISO 9001 quality system, including identifying any variances and notifying supervision for approval or further action.
•Assembly and wiring of small electronic modules, boxes and units and electrical / electronic control and indication panels and cubicles.
•Assembly and Test of analogue PCBs (Hand soldered through-hole PCB technology).
•Test of Analogue PCBs and electrical equipment to approved test documentation including collation of test results.
•Peer check verification of test results.
•Fault investigation and repair of analogue PCBs (discrete through-hole components and ICs) using bench meters, oscilloscopes and other test equipment.
•Fault investigation and repair of analogue electronics equipment incorporating linear power supplies including step-by-step recording of the process.
•Production of detailed investigation and fault reports, including identification of root causes (with Engineering assistance).
•Design and manufacture of test boxes to support test, minimise errors and improve efficiency.
•Optical inspection of PCBs and components (degraded / dry joints & metallic whiskers).
•On machine wiring of electrical and electronic devices, including cable management and termination.
•Appointment as Electrical Duty Holder (in house electrical safety course & BS7671 training).
•Provide local support, fault finding on Low Voltage plant and equipment within in the facility.

What else do I need to know?


•The role will be based in the Whetstone Estate, Leicester with UK travel
•Nuclear experience is not a necessity, applications from all engineering domains will be welcomed


About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

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Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.


Closing Date: 25/11/2019



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