RNLI

Systems Technician - South East

Chichester | £25,918 - £30,492

Job Function: Engineering
Industry Sector: Charity & Not-for-Profit

Systems Technician - South East
Based from Poole, Chichester or Ramsgate (with significant travel throughout the South East)

About us


The RNLI’s purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning.

We’re looking for a Systems Technician (Mechanical) to join our South East region. The Coastal Maintenance team supports the RNLI through carrying out planned and reactive maintenance, including fault diagnosis and repairs on various pieces of equipment. This could be anything from a Lifeguard RWC, L200 to a brand-new, state-of-the-art Shannon Class Lifeboat.

Some of the benefits


- Salary of £25,918 - £30,492 (dependent on experience)
- Flexible working
- 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
- Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)
- Life assurance
- Health and dental cash plan

Your role


As a Systems Technician, you will be tasked with focusing on the following areas:

- Effectively repair and plan maintenance to RNLI facilities, plant or equipment at a station, haul out facility or other location as required  
- Ensure risk assessments and job cards are created and used for each task undertaken to include SHE: observations, noncompliance and near misses
- Contribute to establishing and maintaining a safe working culture
- Carry out modifications to boats and equipment
- Sign off relevant paperwork, submitting any recommendations as required 

About you


To be considered as the Systems Technician, you will need:

- A time served engineering apprenticeship or a sound background and experience in mechanical, electrical and/or electronic engineering
- At a minimum, an NVQ level 3 or equivalent in an electrical or electronic discipline
- A valid driving licence

At least one of the following is also key:

- Wide knowledge of diesel and petrol engines/electrical systems
- Marine or plant experience
- Experience of construction/modification of electronic equipment
- Experience of the repair and maintenance of electronic equipment


You’ll be someone that is self-motivated and willing to go that extra mile, working either as part of a team or under your own initiative to the highest of standards, with a first fix approach to return RNLI SAR assets back to service as soon as possible.

You will need to take on new ideas and undertake training where needed. You should have a desire to stay current in the use of existing technology but also be willing and involved in the roll out of new equipment and technology.

The successful candidate will be, within reason, expected to travel to any location from Southend-on-Sea to Poole covering the Isle of Wight, so must be willing to travel and have nights away.

Experience of the following is desirable although training will be provided where needed: PAT testing, use of lorry mounted cranes, mobile scaffolding, driver CPC, towing license and fork lift truck licence.

Other organisations may call this role Electronics Technician, Marine Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Mechanical Technician or Electrical Technician.  

This role would be based from one of three support centres, these being Poole, Chichester or Ramsgate. However, the successful candidate must be willing to travel as required within the South East area, this is from Southend-on-Sea to Poole.

So, if you are ready for your next exciting challenge as a Systems Technician and consider yourself to be hard working, self-motivated and want to see how you can support our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning, this could be the role for you.

As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards.

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting).   

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The closing date for applications is the 26th January 2020.

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