Equipment Engineer

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Plymouth
Closing date
30 Dec 2022

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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vacancy has arisen for an Equipment Engineer to join our teams at the Plymouth site.
You will provide first line support across our site, ensuring that Equipment is maintained and calibrated whilst providing breakdown support to all equipment on site. This includes legacy and cutting edge systems with a mix of technology, manual and automated equipment. In addition to off the shelf equipment the site has custom built bespoke electro-mechanical equipment, environmental chambers and safety systems.

Candidates with any equipment calibration experience are encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Working to planned schedules to minimise down time for calibration, maintenance and the upgrade of equipment within Build to Print Manufacturing.
  • Diagnosing and rectifying faults by applying methodical problem solving techniques.
  • Complying with company procedures and documentation to fulfil quality and regulatory standards.
  • Providing auditable documentation and reports to support calibration, maintenance and safety related tasks.
  • Liaising with Original Equipment Manufacturer for support and maintenance.
Essential experience:
  • Demonstrable Equipment / Instrumentation experience.
  • Experience of working in a time sensitive, safety critical, highly technical environment.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, self-motivated and team worker.
  • Experience of using Microsoft office and Equipment databases.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and be able to prioritise their own workload.
Preferred Experience:

The successful candidates will be educated to HNC level in Electrical / Electronic engineering or equivalent and have at prior experience of working in an equipment support or calibration role.

Those candidates with Motion Simulator experience are strongly welcomed to apply, although training will be provided to all successful candidates.

A high level of commitment and flexibility is required in order to meet the agreed equipment uptimes and provide timely support to the Engineering and Manufacturing teams. This may require you to work out of normal working hours to cover equipment failures.

About us:

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

At the Plymouth location we design and manufacture products for control, navigation and guidance for surface and air applications in the global aerospace and defence markets. Our world leading products include the innovative MEMS based IMUs and the digital terrain reference navigation system, TERPROM®.

Diversity Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee and Family Assistance Programme
  • Fantastic Pension Scheme
  • Corporate Healthcare
  • Annual Leave Buy / Sell
  • Flexible working
  • Career development opportunities
  • And much more, all working within a culture based on positive assumptions in an exceptionally safe, clean and modern working environment.
At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other - propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities.


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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