Mechanical Operator

Chelmsford, Essex
Job Description

We are looking for a Mechanical Operator to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of technicians in the Cable Services Group, providing technical support to develop, test and deliver Universal Jointing (UJ) and allied technology. This position would be suited for individuals who have experience in one or more of the following skills; Hydraulics, Electrical, Optical, Mechanical.

This position is mainly hands on but requires basic report writing to document findings.


  • Follow Cable services processes and ensure that work is well documented, ensuring that procedures relating to laboratory activities are current and clearly understood.

  • To be aware of the principles of cable testing and have the knowledge to evaluate the results and information given by the Test House or other parties

  • Understand and apply testing methodologies for destructive and non-destructive approaches, ensuring that appropriate control and evaluation takes place before, during, and after the test

  • To be aware of the needs of all the test facility equipment and ensure that it is always available for use, by careful planned maintenance and calibration, and by sufficient familiarity with the intricacies of the operation of the equipment, to effect routine maintenance

  • Carry out the practical aspects of product testing including preparation and installation of samples into the testing machinery during each phase of the testing specification, and readiness for return to the customer. In each case the highest quality of professional workmanship will be exercised

  • To be familiar with the operation of jointing technology such as moulding, splicing, and cable preparation.

  • Carry out specific qualification test providing detailed records for inclusion in Qualification Test Reports.

  • Assist in the design and develop tools and equipment.  To contribute to the effectiveness of tools and equipment through the application of technical and practical skills.

  • Follow the cable services quality system and assist in maintaining ISO9000:2000 registrations.

  • Follow safe working practices and ensure compliance by others, including customers, and by using the appropriate persuasive skills to ensure safety is known to be paramount and acted upon accordingly

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Understands and follows safety instructions and guidelines
  • Commitment to undertaking recognized Technical training and/or experience appropriate to the work involved in Universal jointing and allied technologies. This would be either  Mechanical, Electrical or Opto-electrical in nature.
  • Demonstrate ability to become conversant in the use of common and advanced specialized equipment. Demonstrate practical skills both mechanical and in the handling of optical fibers.

  • The ability to work on complex issues both in a team and individually, under pressure, within stringent safe working practices while upholding the required quality standards.

  • Capability to become proficient in the use of tests associated with the work area

About The Company

Global Marine is part of the Global Marine Group, and is a market leader in subsea fibre optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecoms sector amongst others. Global Marine is recognised as a high quality, independent strategic partner, with a successful and continued track record with the majority of key industry organisations.

The company has developed a base of technical knowledge, skills, technology, equipment and assets which provide the capabilities to plan, install, bury, store, test, recover and maintain subsea fibre optic cables; an essential combination for crucial connectivity across the globe.

Global Marine is in a unique position owning the world’s largest independent marine contracting fleet, including three purpose-built specialist installation and repair vessels, and four vessels servicing three of the world’s seven maintenance zones.

Global Marine’s capabilities can be deployed at any location in the world through the company’s network of vessels, offices and depots, with long established operations in key regions including Asian growth markets, directly and through joint ventures with leading telecoms players.

With an exemplary commitment to health and safety and a proactive approach to overcoming engineering challenges to exceed customers’ expectations, Global Marine is passionate about engineering a clean and connected future.