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Systems Technician - West

Posted 27 February by RNLI Ended

Systems Technician - West
St Asaph, North Wales (office/field based, with travel throughout Wales and the Isle of Man)
£25,407 - £29,891 Plus Benefits including Vehicle

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity that provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service.

Our Lifeboat crews and Lifeguards need a dedicated, professional and talented team behind them so whatever the weather our Lifeboats and Lifeguard assets need to operate to the highest technical standards.

As a Systems Technician within the West Division, you will be covering maintenance and repair of RNLI assets in Wales and the Isle of Man. You will be expected to work closely with Station Mechanics, Volunteers and Lifeguards to carry out planned maintenance, fault diagnosis and repairs on various pieces of equipment. This could be anything from a Lifeguard quad bike to a brand new state-of-the-art Shannon Class Lifeboat.

Part of your duties as a Systems Technician will include trials of existing, repaired or new equipment so you will need to possess and demonstrate excellent mechanical and electrical/electronic knowledge. You should have a desire to stay current in the use of existing technology and a willingness to learn and be involved in the roll-out of new equipment and technology which is constantly changing within the RNLI’s Search and Rescue equipment.

To be considered, you will need:

- A time-served engineering apprenticeship or experience in mechanical, electrical and/or electronic engineering
- An NVQ Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in a mechanical, electrical or electronic discipline
- A full 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

As a Systems Technician, you will need to be a proactive individual who can respond quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines. You’ll also be self-motivated, willing to go that extra mile and able to work well, both as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Ideally, you’ll have a towing licence, but this isn’t essential.

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

The role requires you to be part of a duty rota and be expected, when required, to work unsociable hours. There is considerable travel involved and you will be expected to work away from home on a regular basis.

The closing date for applications is the 18th March 2018, with interviews scheduled to be held on the week commencing the 2nd April 2018.

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.

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Additional Keywords: Systems Technician, Repairs Technician, Plant Maintenance Engineer, Marine Engineer, Maritime Engineer, Marine Technician, Plant Technician, Maintenance Technician.

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