27 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to growth and expansion our Essex based, world leading scientific, technology and defence client is currently for an Armourer for a new permeant role.

An exciting opportunity to join our client as an Armourer, you will be responsible for repairing and maintaining medium and large calibre ordnance, ensuring that all weaponry and associated equipment's are issued for trial and proof activities in a serviceable condition

Key Responsibilities:
• To prepare and inspect ordnance/weapons and ancillaries prior to issue to meet the range programme.
• To carry out six monthly and annual weapon and mounting inspection and examinations
• Required to maintain and repair all ordnance/weapons and test equipment's, mountings and ancillaries, many of non-service pattern and design.
• To investigate and report, weapon and mounting defects and ensure that the Ordnance Supervisor is informed.
• Able to work without supervision with others or on his own.
• To ensure all weapon history books and computer records are kept up-to-date.
• To ensure that the security of weapons and the armoury is maintained at all times.
• Be capable of doing engineering tasks e.g. general fitting.
• Preparation and maintenance of Mk 8 copper crusher gauges including reading and measuring of the Mk 8 coppers and gauges.
• Preparation and maintenance of various static rocket rigs. Pressure and Thrust measurement along with Burnout Trials.
• To clear stoppages when asked upon by Trial Officers.
• To assist on the range, e.g. firing and loading of weapons, when required by Trial Officers.
• To ensure that the requirement of the Health & Safety as laid down in the QinetiQ SHB Health & Safety Regulations are observed.
• To be a competent user of the QinetiQ Public Store Account - SMIS
• To assist the Team Leader to develop and train staff to meet the requirements of the Personal Development Review system.
• Be available to deploy to other sites if the need arises
Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities:
• A recognised military large calibre armament apprenticeship
• ONC/BTEC Level 3 or equivalent.
• Computer literacy In the Microsoft Office Suite.
• A full UK driving licence is required.
• Time management skills are essential to work to strict deadlines.
Due to the nature of this role you will be required to undergo security clearance and as such must have been a UK resident for the last 5 years.
About Aeropeople:
Aeropeople are a leading dedicated Aerospace and Autosport technical services provider specialising in the recruitment of permanent and temporary staff. With our heritage firmly embedded in the Aerospace industry, we ensure the highest levels of expertise and
commitment not only our customers but in placing our permanent & temporary staff.
With our head office in Cambridge, support offices throughout the UK and offices in Germany, UAE and Italy, Aeropeople are best placed to service your career aspirations.

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