Electronic Technician

Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Job Ref : EJ530
Consultant : Edward Jeffs
Sector : Electronics
Salary : £30k - 40k per year


EJ530 – Electronic Technician

Location: Bedford

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking an Electronic Technician on behalf of one of our clients.

To provide and manage processes that support many of the functions which are the responsibility of the Equipment Engineering/Facilities group.

Applications from ex-military candidates are actively encouraged, however all candidates will be given due consideration.

This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours pw, Mon-Fri working swing shift:

Week 1, 0600-1400

Week 2, 1400-2200

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Optimisation of equipment availability by way of reactive attendance to unscheduled lost time, preventative maintenance, upgrades and projects.
  • Involvement in improvement projects and their implementation planning.
  • Operating within a multi-shift, multi-skilled team environment sharing knowledge gained.
  • Recording all actions onto provided systems for ensuring traceability and historical analysis.
  • Calibration of all equipment.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • HNC / HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering Apprenticeship or similar training.
  • Experience of employment in a similar environment or a placement where similar skills are used.
  • Ability to read electrical circuit diagrams.
  • Flexible approach to work and multi-tasking as required.
  • Good communication skills and IT literate.
  • Ability to liaise with and sometimes negotiate with external suppliers.
  • Basic PC knowledge e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Clean driving licence.
  • Willing to work swing shift pattern 6-2 / 2-10.
  • Possible call in rota at weekends.


  • Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
  • Experience of actively participating in Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Proven experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Circuit board component level fault finding.
  • Demonstrate good mechanical engineering understanding.
  • Experience of working shifts.
  • Working in a “Cleanroom” environment.

Location: Bedford

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000

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