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Senior Metrologist Type I

Employer
BAE Systems
Location
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Dec 2023

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Senior Metrologist Type I

Salary: Competitive

Location: Dhahran

JOB PURPOSE

BAE Systems is the UK Government's nominated Prime Contractor (PC) under the Government-to-Government arrangements that are in place to provide equipment, support and training to Saudi Arabia. We provide maintenance of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft and train RSAF personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons. For such maintenance and training, this role is responsible for applying measurement science, mathematics and physics, to develop, document and maintain calibration systems, procedures and methods for Dimensional, Optical, Mass, Pressure, Vacuum, Photometry and Temperature Test Measuring and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE). Evaluate new calibration methods and procedures. Use statistics to analyse measurement standards and processes. Recommend calibration standards and TMDE. Maintain calibration laboratory and quality systems. Perform laboratory and/or departmental administration and management functions.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES

Maintain traceability by operating an internal comparison measurement program, and sending the appropriate Primary Calibration Squadron (PCS) reference standards away at regular intervals to a higher level calibration laboratory that can provide the required uncertainty of measurement. Ensure that the calibration history of all the reference standards is properly maintained.

Undertake the calibration of a wide range of measurement standards for which the PCS has capability. Analyse the results obtained to give estimates of measurement uncertainty, check that the specifications are met and produce certificates of calibration. Maintain appropriate records for all items of TMDE calibrated by the PCS.

Participate with Measurement Audit Programmes (MAP's) and the internal Quality Control system which is in operation in the PCS.

Where possible, undertake the repair and overhaul of equipment submitted to the PCS for calibration. Assist with the development of special measurement Techniques and Methods to improve calibration capabilities including the drafting of associated technical calibration procedures.

Provide assistance to Secondary Calibration Squadron staff to resolve measurement problems. Mentor the SN Metrology Graduates in the PCS.

RECRUITMENT SPECIFICATION

  • Educated to University degree level in Physics / Mechanical Engineering (or have significant work experience and demonstrated academic abilities to waiver this educational requirement).
  • A sound academic background is required in Physics / Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. The candidate should have a good knowledge of statistics and the methods of estimating the uncertainty of measurement results. An understanding of the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 "General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories" would be advantageous.
  • Have extensive practical experience in the calibration of TMDE, including diagnostic and rectification work, of which at least 3 years should have been at a Primary level. Should have well-developed problem solving skills and the ability to recognise discrepancies and invalid results.
  • Have a high level of practical experience in the calibration of metrology standards and TMDE, including diagnostic and rectification work, which must include experience at a Primary level. Should have well-developed problem solving skills and the ability to recognise discrepancies and invalid results.
  • The candidate should have a sound understanding and insight in the following areas: Mechanical disciplines of Dimensional Measurements, Optical, Mass, Pressure and Temperature.
  • The ability to program using HT Basic, NI LabVIEW, Agilent Vee and associated legacy software to communicate with RS232 or IEEE 488 interfaces would be advantageous.
  • A good understanding of RSAF MetCal processes and procedures, and a working knowledge of RSAF Supply and Maintenance procedures is necessary to assist in the internal Quality Control of PCS activities would be advantageous.
  • Must be competent in the operation of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel, and have a good knowledge of English grammar, being able to prepare reports and letters to a high standard.
  • Should possess high standards of personal integrity, and be well-organised, self-motivated and methodical. The ability to communicate in an open and friendly way, and to work well in a small team, under the guidance of the Chief Metrologist PCS, is essential.

EXPATRIATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation and utilities, with access to free recreation facilities, all available within Company secured accommodation. In addition, a generous leave and travel allowance makes this an opportunity not to be missed.

On successfully securing a role your appointment to Saudi Arabia will initially be on single status. On commencement of employment in Saudi Arabia you will have the opportunity to apply to have your family join you in the future. A full health care scheme is provided within Saudi Arabia.

SAUDI NATIONAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous leave and travel allowance, a full health care scheme and access to subsidised recreational facilities

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 82,500 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

All appointments in Saudi Arabia are subject to receipt of all necessary Government and/or Customer approvals.

Company

Welcome to making the future more secure for everyone

At the core of BAE Systems is an overarching purpose – we play our part in protecting what matters; making the future more secure for everyone by creating bold, pioneering security products and services that can change the world we live in.

That’s what binds our diverse minds and talent together.

To continue to do this, we must always look to the future; finding new ways and new ideas to advance. Championing better ways of doing things, striving for excellence in everything we do, being more efficient and sustainable.

Putting our people front and centre is key, enabling them to achieve their best in an inclusive environment where everyone can make a difference.

We embrace the opportunity that working at BAE Systems brings, providing a platform for everyone to have a varied and fulfilling career that is yours for the taking.

Join us in the next phase of our story as we look to the future and work together - for a brighter, better and more secure tomorrow.

About us

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of 90,500 people in more than 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

Our values

Who we are and who we want to be

At BAE Systems everything we do is steered by three core values: Trusted, Innovative, and Bold.

We all have a part to play in fulfilling our purpose and our values guide us towards that.

They reflect who we are and who we aspire to be. They bind and connect our diverse minds. They guide our decisions and influence our culture.

Together each one of us is committed to living these values, every day.

Values

Experienced Professionals

Welcome to finding your unique place. At BAE Systems we all have different skills, but we’re united by our purpose. Whether it’s engineering or technology, project management or manufacturing, you’ll be helping our customers protect what really matters.

Our areas of work

  • Manufacturing and operations - A powerful blend of advanced technology and lean manufacturing means we’re leading the industry and the digital revolution.
  • Engineering - Our engineers are redefining global defence. From concept to completion, they innovate cutting-edge products and services across the land, air, and sea.
  • Project management - Projects don’t come more challenging, innovative, and critical than ours. These specialist teams are trusted to deliver complex programmes that really matter.
  • Information technology - Digital is our future, and our IT teams are at the heart of it. Developing, implementing, and supporting the cutting-edge systems that keep the world safe and our business evolving.
  • Procurement and supply chain - Playing a critical role in ensuring our projects are on time, on budget, and meet quality standards, this is a team that’s central to our global success.
  • Finance and commercial - Improving our performance and profitability, overseeing vast complex projects, and helping our diverse team grow. It’s all in a day’s work for our finance and commercial teams.
  • Human resources - Our people are our power. Our HR teams work to attract, retain, and develop the diverse minds and talent who are shaping our future.
  • Legal - Projects are challenging and involve complex high-level stakeholders. Our Legal team provide the advice and support that helps us stay on track.
  • Quality and assurance - Trust is vital to our business. Our Quality and Assurance teams make sure we deliver excellence in everything we do.
  • Marketing and communications - Connecting with customers, managing our reputation, being our voice. Life in our Marketing and Communications team is fast-paced, varied, and ever-evolving.

Early careers

The moment you realise the difference you can make

Join an inclusive team in a business that’s ever-evolving. Play your part in creating pioneering security products and services that can change the world we live in. Whichever early career programme you choose, you’ll learn, grow and thrive here. With the all the training and support you need to find your unique place.

Fast facts

  • £90m+ annual investment in education and skills
  • 90,500+ diverse colleagues across more than 40 countries
  • 1,500+ early careers intake in the UK in 2022
  • £21.3bn sales in 2021. Leading global defence supplier and innovator

Diversity and inclusion

Welcome to a place where you can belong

We believe when you bring together different people and different perspectives it inspires creativity and drives innovation. It helps us fulfil our purpose and it’s integral to our culture. We want everyone to be heard and respected, allowing us all to develop and thrive together.

Working at BAE Systems brings great opportunities, providing a platform for everyone to have a fulfilling career whatever their background. Harnessing the power of our people will create a secure tomorrow for generations to come.

Building a better workplace

We want to help change the world we live in for the better – and that starts with our workplace. We’re committed to building a truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable place to work. We actively promote a culture of respect so everyone can be free to be themselves. It empowers us to do our best work, it enables us to grow, and brings us together to find new and better ways to protect what really matters.

Our ambitions

We want to lead the way in our sector and beyond. By 2030 we have set our ambition for women to make up at least 50% of our Executive Committee and 30% of our workforce. We’re determined to be more diverse at all levels of the organisation and to be truly representative of the communities in which we operate. There’s work to do, but we’re focused on attracting the best people to work here – regardless of gender, age, ethnic or religious background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic. To secure our ambitious future, we are committed to investing in our people. Without them, there is no us. Working here, whatever your role, you will find the tools, support, and inclusive environment to fulfil your ambitions and make an impact now and in the future.

What we’re proud of

  • By 2030 we have set our ambition for women to make up at least 50% of our Executive Committee and 30% of our workforce
  • Our target is to achieve net zero emissions by 2030
  • We actively support both our national and local community

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