|Sector(s)||Engineering, Engineering Electrical, Other, Public Sector, Quality Management, Science|
Measurement lies at the heart of everything the Met Office does. Accurate data is critical to all our products and services from forecasting, to climate monitoring and to the advice that we give to the general public. The Quality Assurance Laboratory, based at our Exeter headquarters, is a key component of the process of obtaining accurate and reliable data from our observations.
To support us in being recognised as the best weather and climate service in the world, we test our instruments to the highest standards, traceable to National Measurement Standards Laboratories. Maintaining our high standards in measurement ensures that our meteorological and climate observing systems contribute to the safety of the public and of the Defence services, in the course of their duties.
You will work with a small team of dedicated specialists within the calibration laboratory to ensure that the most accurate instruments and sensors are always available to provide observations data, wherever and whenever needed. Utilising your attention-to-detail and our state of the art test equipment, you will calibrate the Met Office’s modern observing systems and ensure they conform to national and international standards for measurement. This is a perfect opportunity to join a specialist team and offers exciting career prospects for the right candidate.
To carry out examination of a wide range of meteorological sensors and instruments, to test and calibrate sensors and to perform repairs and refurbishment as and when required. Additionally to carry out root cause analysis of non-conformance and to define and deliver process improvement within the Quality Assurance laboratory.
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Key Dates: Closing date
Whilst this post is currently 2yr fixed-term, there is the potential for it to develop into a permanent position.
For operational reasons this post will be based in Exeter.
Please note, when joining the Met Office all new employees will start on the salary band minimum.
This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.
This post requires you to gain full security clearance due to the nature of the role. Therefore, in order obtain full clearance you will need to have lived at the same address in the UK for 2 years out of the last 5 years, or lived in the UK for 3 out of the last 5 years if you have lived at various addresses.
Recruitment and Retention Allowance of £2,500pa
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