Senior Hydraulics Technician

Portsmouth £50,000 - £70,000 p.a. Permanent

Job Reference: 011228

A world leading manufacturer are working with a well-known sailing team to support a challenge for the American Cup title. To assist them in this they require a Senior Hydraulics Technician. Your role will be the installation, development, and day-to-day running of all hydraulic boat systems and test rigs. Fixed Term Contract until April 2021.


Commutable from: Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Waterlooville, Isle-of-Wight, Havant, Winchester

Salary: £ 50,000 - £ 60,000 p.a. (fixed term contract until April 2021)


The Role

As part of the Systems Group, your role as Senior Hydraulics Technician will be the installation, development, and day-to-day running of all hydraulic boat systems and test rigs. This includes the race-boat board, rudder, wing and jib actuation systems.

The Senior Hydraulics Technician will be responsible for:
Design support - assisting the systems engineer and designer in specifying and designing the right systems, and in some cases taking on system design yourself.
Specification and procurement - working with our procurement team - to specify circuit build spec, procure appropriate parts and ensure that the whole system is delivered on time.
Installation, calibration and setup - carry out the assembly and testing on boats and rigs.
Maintenance and trouble-shooting - finding and fixing problems, ensuring all issues are understood and addressed in design.
Testing and development - running tests on boats and rigs to develop and understand the system - including planning, execution, analysis and reporting.
Assisting the wider shore team with boat building, maintenance, and operations during peak times.


The Candidate

Seeking an experienced, intelligent, professional Senior Hydraulics technician or engineer, with particular attention to the following personal attributes:

Intelligent and technically sharp with a good quality HND or degree qualification.
Hands-on recent experience in building and maintaining high-performance hydraulic systems and associated mechanical actuators and drives in a relevant field (e.g. F1, automotive, aerospace, defense or marine, etc).
Whole-system understanding: including electrical, control, calibration, and mechanical aspects, and associated documentation, schematics, assembly drawings, etc.
High attention to details relating to quality of work and cleanliness of work and work environment.
A flexible approach to working hours and the ability to work well under pressure is central to this role, along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


To apply please forward an up to date copy of your CV to James Speller by clicking "Apply Online".
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