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IVVQ Technician


Thales
Location: Reading
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
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Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

This role will contribute to the engineering activities required to Verify and Validate a solution/product achieving customer satisfaction of the delivered solution/product.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

* Help in the planning and execution of trials (internal & external based).
* Help in the liaison with suppliers, sub-contractors & facilities in arranging trials, discussing technical requirements and getting quotes.
* Supporting the environmental & catapult facilities at MBH & then at Green Park.
* Working, with supervision, on explosive trials/tests both in the Thales facility and at external test ranges.
* Supporting the generation of Trials Reports.
* Provide inputs to tasks associated with formalising the specification and the engineering plans used to develop the solution/product.
* Develop relationships within the Trials Group
* Demonstrating understanding of IVVQ lifecycles and how the role influences & interacts with this.
* Gain an understanding of the catapult, Genesis, high speed camera, SEM (Scanning Electron microscope) & Environmental equipment from the team.

Skills and Experience Required

* Working experience of Environmental Test Equipment
* Knowledge of Word/Excel and other Microsoft Office tools
* Working experience or relevant training on the handling of explosives is desirable
* Working knowledge of an Engineering Configuration Management Tool such as PDM/Windchill or PALMA is desirable

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!
Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

This role will contribute to the engineering activities required to Verify and Validate a solution/product achieving customer satisfaction of the delivered solution/product.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

* Help in the planning and execution of trials (internal & external based).
* Help in the liaison with suppliers, sub-contractors & facilities in arranging trials, discussing technical requirements and getting quotes.
* Supporting the environmental & catapult facilities at MBH & then at Green Park.
* Working, with supervision, on explosive trials/tests both in the Thales facility and at external test ranges.
* Supporting the generation of Trials Reports.
* Provide inputs to tasks associated with formalising the specification and the engineering plans used to develop the solution/product.
* Develop relationships within the Trials Group
* Demonstrating understanding of IVVQ lifecycles and how the role influences & interacts with this.
* Gain an understanding of the catapult, Genesis, high speed camera, SEM (Scanning Electron microscope) & Environmental equipment from the team.

Skills and Experience Required

* Working experience of Environmental Test Equipment
* Knowledge of Word/Excel and other Microsoft Office tools
* Working experience or relevant training on the handling of explosives is desirable
* Working knowledge of an Engineering Configuration Management Tool such as PDM/Windchill or PALMA is desirable

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!
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