Technician - Metrology

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Technician – Metrology (Dimensional Calibration)

Location: Barrow in Furness

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Calibration and repair of a wide range of precision dimensional test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) against set procedures and technical specifications.
  • Keep accurate records of work activities including test results and non-conformances.
  • Being able to follow procedures for quality, health & safety and business processes.
  • Use of modern software systems including support to development of automation procedures.

Your skills and experiences:

  • Comprehensive understanding of dimensional measurement systems and principles.
  • Degree / HNC / HND in STEM related discipline or equivalent metrology experience.
  • Awareness of quality systems (ISO 9001, ISO 17025) and measurement uncertainties.
  • Experience in use of coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) and other dimensional TMDE.


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Calibration team:

The calibration team calibrates and maintains around 50,000 pieces of equipment per year in support of Submarine build programmes. This ranges from traditional analogue TMDE through to state of the art digital measurement systems.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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