Electro Mechanical Technician


Direct Entry Job Permanent Gateshead, UK

Uploaded 24 Nov 2021

Job Description

About Us

Kratos Communications design, build and support satellite ground stations for customers around the world. We have been deploying systems for over 30 years for a wide array of customers from TV to defence. As a system integrator we create systems using both off-the-shelf and bespoke products, some of which are created in house, and some of which are created by other parts of our parent company, Kratos Defense and Security Solutions.

About the Role

As a result of our continued growth, the UK office has a requirement for an Electro-Mechanical Technician with experience/understanding of communications/electrical based systems – preferably with an RF or satellite bias. Experience of manufacturing wired assemblies and rack systems is desirable. Our work covers RF signal cables, control systems cabling and power supply wiring (low voltage AC mains and low power DC).

We are interested in people who have good practical electrical and mechanical skills and are keen to develop their technical knowledge in all areas of engineering. The role would be primarily based at our Team Valley, Gateshead facility, but could also involve some overseas travel to perform system integration and test.

Our North-East UK team is relatively small, and therefore the successful candidate will be both visible and able to establish their own reputation within Kratos.


General responsibilities will include:


  • Production of wiring diagrams and associated documentation
  • Purchase order support for rack integration materials
  • Panel assemblies (control panels, RF patch panels)
  • Cable assemblies (RF, power, fibre)
  • Rack fit-out (mechanical fitting and wiring)
  • Rack labelling
  • Ensure “Quality Assurance” has been met before despatch process

Support to Despatch

  • Ordering of crates for shipments (drawings if required)
  • Physical packing as required (or managing external contractors to do the task): Racks, Installation materials, Equipment, Tools, Test equipment and/or management of contract packers
  • Labelling of crates
  • Weighing of shipment
  • Packing lists : Generation, Serial numbers, Review, Handover to shipping department – in conjunction with Project Engineers and Shipping personnel.

Potential to Support to On-Site Installations.


Where required, training will be provided for the following:

  • Solidworks Electrical
  • Coaxial cable routing and termination
  • Basic understanding of RF satellite
  • Manual handling

Person Specification

Candidate Profile

  • The successful candidate will have at least a level 4 (HNC) qualification in Engineering or Technical Manufacturing
  • Experience in the assembly of wired equipment racks is highly desirable.
  • Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams.
  • The company has recently made the move over to Solidworks Electrical to produce wiring diagrams & schedules therefore some experience of the software (or similar) is desirable. This however is not essential as training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Candidates should also be familiar with working in a company that operates an ISO9001 Quality Management System.
  • Full driving licence
  • Willing to undertake travel, both in country and abroad on missions varying in duration from a few days to a few weeks.
  • Legally authorised to work in the UK