Electrical Skilled Production Technician

The High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) "Zephyr" is a new, award winning and state-of-the-art solar powered ultralight weight CFRP Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) for use in both commercial and military applications from Airbus Defence and Space.

The HAPS Operations team are responsible for the design, build, operation and maintenance of the aircraft throughout its entire lifecycle. They are experiencing phenomenal growth at the moment and, as a result, a number of new roles are being created for Skilled Manufacturing Technicians.

The scope of this role is to manufacture to time, cost and quality the new HAPS Zephyr aircraft and associated Ground Support Equipment to fulfil the HAPS Global Business case.

Reporting into the HAPS Production Operations Manager, you'll join our ground breaking production team, based in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK.

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Equipment assembly, test, installation, wiring and system integration of engineering platforms
  • Maintain build records
  • Health and Safety process adherence and reporting
  • Self-certification of work completed
  • Continuous Improvement of the production system
  • Contribution to problem solving and corrective action delivery
  • Safe handling and protection of very fragile and flexible components

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Hands-on multi-skilled practical avionic/electronic engineering technician
  • Experience of hands-on production of hardware and wiring installations
  • Demonstrated experience / knowledge / delivery of product test phase
  • Demonstrated knowledge of aerospace or similar production/maintenance processes to high quality standards
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and interpret requirements into finished products
  • Conducting and recording of installation and system integration tests
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Demonstrated experience pro-actively solving technical problems
  • Quality conscious working method and organised approach to tasks
  • Enjoy using own initiative, working unsupervised and taking responsibility for own task package
  • Enjoy providing technical input and advice to design teams and peers on manufacturing procedures, issues and ideas for improvement


  • Academic qualifications in an avionic/electronic engineering discipline and /or time served apprenticeship in avionic/electronic manufacture / installation / test or relevant equivalent experience

Guidant Global (Airbus) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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15/04/2023 15:56:00
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