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Radio Frequency Broadcast Technician – Field based – South West England

£32,500 yearly
  • Rethink Group
  • Remote (South West England, UK)
  • 01/10/2021
Full time Engineering Broadcast Engineering

Job Description

Job Description

Radio Frequency Broadcast Technician – Field based – South West England

Who we are
Arqiva is at the heart of the broadcast and utilities sector in the UK and beyond.
Through our infrastructure we ensure media and data is taken from, and delivered to where it is most valued, whether that’s from broadcasters to your TV screen or radio, or from your smart meter to the utility company. Even if you haven’t heard of us before, the chances are you’re indirectly a customer of ours and our infrastructure is part of your everyday life!
We have a rich heritage and an exciting future ahead of us, and there’s so much more to us that we can’t wait to share with you.

What do you need to be the best version of you…
We are working closely with our colleagues to help define our future ways of working in a postpandemic world, recognising that the last twelve months have opened up opportunities to explore new and different ways of working. We’re excited to put our own personal experiences into long-term sustainable changes that benefit our people and our customers.

Working flexibly can mean different things to different people, and we want everyone to get the very best out of their experience working at Arqiva. The wellbeing of our colleagues is at the heart of everything we do, therefore if you're looking for part-time, job-shares, flexible working patterns or the opportunity to work from home - have a chat with us and we will do our best to make it work for everyone.

Role Profile:  

You will travel from broadcast site to broadcast site completing planned work and maintenance on a range of systems and networks with a key focus on radio frequencies. You will support not just internal customers, but external customers as required to ensure service levels are maintained. This role will require you to work out of hours shift patterns in a rota basis with the larger team.

Salary/package: Up to £32,500 (DOE) + Vehicle + Fuel card + Laptop + Mobile phone and Competitive Benefits

Location: South West England – Bath, Andover, Salisbury and Swindon - You would ideally be located within this area to enable you to work at our sites here and in the adjacent counties across the South and West. Holding a full UK Driver’s License and being able to commute between sites is essential to this role.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Complete planned works and maintenance on a range of systems and networks
  • Respond to faults and service outages and complete corrective maintenance in line with Arqiva standards, policies and procedures
  • Support upgrades and modifications to existing systems and networks following agreed instructions
  • Maintain accurate records, documentation and reporting of actions taken
  • Complete testing and measurements to ensure compliance with regulatory, industry and customer requirements
  • Engage with customers and build positive working relationships
  • Supervise the delivery of 3rd party suppliers and contractors to ensure that specifications and standards meet Arqiva requirements
  • Generate maximum team efficiency through delivering bundled activities within skillset
  • Seek to upskill / develop to enable maximum benefit of preventing other truck rolls to site

Must haves:

  • Proven experience maintaining and repairing radio frequency transmitter systems and equipment relevant to role
  • Knowledge of Digital Video Broadcast, Analogue Radio, DAB, Microwave links, Sat Comms, Data Networks, Telecoms etc.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of power supplies, environmental controls, analogue and digital electronics
  • Working knowledge of and able to apply Safety, Health and Environment legislation, policies and procedure 

Might haves

  • The drive and enthusiasm to meet high customer expectations working to tight response times and Service levels.
  • Extensive knowledge of maintenance schedules and procedures
  • Ability to drive compliance with relevant regulatory and industry standards

More than anything, we want to work with people who are passionate about what they do and believe in our vision. So, if you think you have most of the skills and / or experience we are looking for, then please do apply for the role - we want to hear from you!

Inclusive Arqiva
For us, building a working environment that is diverse, inclusive and engaged, is a positive for both our colleagues and our customers. This is why we have invested in our partnerships with initiatives and organisations such as Tommy's Pregnancy at Work, Inclusive Employers and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering).