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Job Title :
Technical Assistant 
Job Category :
Posted :
4/16/2018 10:47:31 AM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
England, United Kingdom 
Benefits :
benefits + OT 
Salary :
£19k - 23k per year + benefits + OT 
Security :
Description :

A position has become available for a Technical Assistant, to provide general technical and logistical assistance to a small team involved in Broadcast Television Engineering. You will work as part of a team of cable and fibre optic engineers, working on sports venue installations and maintenance contracts.

The role will involve extensive and frequent UK travel and working away from base on a weekly basis, involving overnight stays; therefore flexibility in travelling and staying away from home is essential (3 to 4 nights per week).

Applications from ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this role and are strongly encouraged.

Although on-the-job training is provided as necessary, the ideal candidate will be from a technical background, be technically-minded, educated to at least A-Level or equivalent, and will have an understanding of engineering and electronics, and most importantly be able to take things apart and put them back together.

Key Responsibilities / Experience:

  • Preparation and maintenance of equipment
  • Inspection and testing of systems at client sites
  • Fibre splicing
  • Cable termination and repair
  • General technical and practical assistance on site and at base
  • Driving, sometimes long distances
  • Vehicle care and management
  • Warehouse and premises organisation and maintenance
  • Enquiries – dealing with general enquiries from staff, clients, suppliers and public

Knowledge and skills required:


  • Full clean driving license
  • Technical awareness and interest
  • Practical capabilities including soldering and wiring
  • Good organisational skills and a can-do attitude
  • Strong customer care and service ethic
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with people at all levels
  • Computer literacy and experience
  • A self-starter with the ability to work alone and unsupervised
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Well organised and good time management


  • Technical drawing skills
  • The ability to negotiate deals with sub-contractors

Person Specification:

  • Demonstrable understanding of electronics and engineering principles
  • Calm disposition with a good sense of humour
  • Self-motivated, positive, problem solver
  • Resourceful and good at finding practical solutions

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 with occasional weekends (40 hours).

Salary: £19,000 to £23,000 (DOE) + overtime

Paid overtime for any hours in excess of 40 hours per week [no more than an average of 48 hours (including overtime) per week is worked in any 17 week period]. 

Benefits:           20 days holiday + Bank Holidays

                        Pension scheme


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