Instrument Technician

BAE Systems

Glascoed, South Wales

Instrument Technician


Up to £44,353 with shift premium when applicable (Base pay £36,060)

Posted by on January 11, 2024.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing a proactive and technical resource to solve plant, equipment and control system faults
  • Conducting testing, evaluation, modification, and calibration of instruments
  • Loop testing of control circuitry for valuation and fault-finding purposes
  • Interacting with the computerised maintenance management system (SAP) to ensure maintenance work queues are managed effectively and your customer is updated appropriately
  • Carrying out planned preventative maintenance
  • Proactively assisting in the reduction of the site’s utilities in line with targets

Your skills and experiences:


  • Time Served Apprenticeship via an approved body or organisation including ONC and/or HNC (or equivalent qualification) in an Electrical topic
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of electrical systems, including permits and isolation procedures
  • Fully acquainted with instrument loop drawing and P&IDs
  • Experience working in a process environment as an instrument or controls technician


  • City & Guilds Inspection and Testing (2391 or equivalent)
  • Experience in fault finding on electrical control systems (Including boiler control systems, 3 Phase motors, drives and Building Management Systems)
  • Experience of working in an industrial environment


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 incentive.

Our Technician team:

As an instrument technician, you will be working with internal stakeholders and interacting with the computerised maintenance management system (SAP) to ensure maintenance work queues are managed effectively and your customer is updated appropriately.

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.