Grounds Maintenance and Pest Control Technician

  • Job Reference: 9560
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2022
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Outer Hebrides, Western Isles
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, Environment & Agriculture
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description


Job title: Grounds Maintenance and Pest Control Technician (9560).

Location: Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

About the role

You will be working within the Grounds Maintenance team, responsible for the efficient and effective conduct of specific ground and pest control activities for a well-established Test and Evaluation company. You will be reporting to the Facilities Operations Lead and form part of a larger team of experienced personnel, who are responsible for ensuring that our Benbecular site is maintained.

The Hebrides Range is located at various sites on the islands of South Uist, Benbecula and St. Kilda and is operated by QinetiQ on behalf of the Ministry of Defence under the terms of the Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) contract. The Missile Testing Range was built by the Royal Air Force between 1957 and 1958 to launch the Corporal Missile, Britain and America's first guided Nuclear Weapon. Today, the site consists of Deep Range for complex weapons trials & in-service firings and an Inner Range for ground-based air defence campaigns.

You will deliver a range of Grounds duties which include; The use of motorised grass cutting equipment, strimming & cutting grass, cutting hedges, clearing leaves, weeding, and general grounds maintenance.

What do I need?

Along with a high standard of work ethics you will also require:

  • Good written and verbal communication
  • The ability to work to time constraints both on your own initiative and as a part of a team
  • A positive and approachable manner
  • An enthusiasm for a varied working environment
  • Previous experience working within Grounds Maintenance and Pest Control
  • Full UK driving licence

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.
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What will I be doing?

Pest Control duties require taking control of all pest issues raised from planned maintenance dockets, audits, closing out actions, regularly checking pest actions.

  • To perform a variety of grounds upkeep & pest control tasks as detailed within the roles and procedures documents
  • To ensure all activities are carried out and signed-off in accordance with our quality assurance and Environmental health and safety policies
  • Responsible for ensuring that waste material is correctly disposed of in accordance with the client's environmental systems.
  • To participate in mandatory site training relating to health & safety, hygiene and environmental issues.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You'll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you'll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You'll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what's happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.