Technical Operator (Radar/Computer Technician) - RA


Technical Operator (Radar/Computer Technician) - RAF Fylingdales 
Permanent, Full time (37 hours)
Pickering, Yorkshire YO18 7NT

£43,000 - £44,000 plus benefits 

Serco are recruiting for a Technical Operator (Radar/Computer Technician) to join their current team based at RAF Fylingdales. 


The Technical Operator will act as a key member of their Solid-State Phased Array Radar (SSPAR) 24/7 Operations and Maintenance Team. This is a permanent position working on a 12-hour shift pattern based at RAF Fylingdales, North Yorkshire, offering employment in the space sector supporting the site missions of detecting and tracking missiles and satellites.

Main Accountabilities:

The Technical Operator reports into a Shift Leader and the Operations and Systems Support manager. The primarily duty of the role is to provide 24/7 technical support to ensure the continual delivery of SSPAR radar availability to our RAF customer. This involves fault finding, data processing and performing both unscheduled corrective maintenance and scheduled preventative maintenance. The position of Technical Operator requires developing knowledge of Red Hat Linux, SGI computer systems, UEWR radar systems and unique facets of the radar mission and other support systems. These specific requirements such as site familiarisation, technical training and on-the-job training will be provided at RAF Fylingdales. The Technical operator may also be required to represent the company and department during technical discussion with other support contractors and US Space Force and Royal Air Force stakeholders.    

What you'll need to do the role:


We are looking for someone with a technical background who is enthusiastic, reliable and hard working with an interest in the space/engineering industry. Successful applicants must be happy to constantly learn and develop new skills whilst having a flexible attitude towards work.
This is a unique role working on a military computer/radar system which has no rigidly predefined requisite requirements.


Desirable attributes or qualifications include:

-    Ideally a minimum A-Level or ONC education in a suitable discipline (Electronics, I.T, Computers)
-    Related experience working on civilian, commercial or military computer or radar systems and/or training or with transferable skills. 
-    A capability to learn the architecture, technical performance requirements and operation of the SSPAR radar and computer systems


Due to the nature of our work, the successful candidate must be able to pass SC clearance, which includes a criminal records check. Additionally, as the role is related to UK Defence, only UK nationals can be considered for the role as directed by the MOD. Candidates must be able to travel to our site at RAF Fylingdales, North Yorkshire, on a daily basis and public transport is not available.


What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Wisdom App, Simply Health Plans, and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.

To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 



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29/02/2024 01:13:00
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