Location: Crawley, United Kingdom
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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.
Application closing date: Friday 29th January 2021
Do you possess a mechanical & electronic Engineering background, looking to apply your knowledge and skills to a new challenge? We may have the perfect opportunity for you!
As part of Through Life Support Engineering (TLSE), we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced M&E engineer to join our team as a Component Engineer, creating and delivering service solutions to our customers throughout the life cycle of the product. Working and collaborating with a team of specialists, you will be aligned to support programmes, primarily SSOP, a highly strategic and integral service programme to Thales UK. This programme requires dedicated Component Engineering resource, pulling and coordinating output from multiple Thales sites – Electronic Warfare systems from Crawley, Sonar capability from Templecombe and Cheadle and Optronics from Glasgow. Your role will be to provide technical expertise and support for product, equipment and systems, acting as a point of contact for solutions and enquiries of the components. Key activities include:
To develop an understanding of components and their relation to our products and services
To be accountable for the validation of selected components and suggest alternatives where applicable
To address obsolescence issues arising in our products, systems and projects
To deliver work packages related to services offered by component engineering (e.g. RoHS, REACH, Trade Compliance, Counterfeit management, LTB and PCN notices and resolutions)
To understand and manage the different solutions required within different scenarios (e.g. Materials, Chemicals, Standards, Software)
To provide technical expertise to sub-divisions which relate to the components and to effect improvements to the processes and related equipment
To manage workload and communicate issues in a timely manner that does not impact upon the delivery of support to the customer
To initiate, approve, issue and present any documentation covering this work
To produce estimates for packages of work
To ensure effective collaboration between engineering and other disciplines in the execution of all works relating to the components
To provide progress reports as required by company procedures and practise
We are looking for a motivated and positive Engineering professional with experience and knowledge of electronic and mechanical related engineering. This does not necessarily need to be in obsolescence or component engineering; there will be plenty of support on hand to ensure knowledge development in the processes, practices and domain in this team. Working knowledge of the makeup of circuit boards and electronics would be beneficial. Good communication skills and internal passion and resilience for excellent service through innovation is key.
You must either hold SC clearance or be eligible in application, for more information please refer to the UKSV website.
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.
Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.
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.
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