Field Service Technician (Electrical)

Position: USV Field Service Technician (Electrical)

Qualification: Qualified Electrician

Location: Travel within the UK & Ireland is essential (Shore based)


XOCEAN is an ocean data company – we collect data for clients ranging from mapping the seabed to monitoring the environment. However, we do this differently, instead of using conventional crewed survey ships, we have developed a marine robotic system known as an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV).


Responsible for electrical maintenance of all USV electronic components and equipment during operations. This role will also provide key support for mobilising USVs including road transport and launch/recovery at project locations.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct electrical maintenance on USVs to an excellent standard onsite.
  • Maintenance and fault finding of electrical and mechanical systems onsite.
  • Compliance with execution and promotion of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment standards during all aspects of daily tasks.
  • Participate/Lead in daily Toolbox talks.
  • Installation and troubleshooting of survey sensors.
  • Mobilisation of USVs for projects including road transport and launch/recovery at project locations.
  • Boarding support vessels to monitor USV movements near shore and in congested harbour areas.
  • Planning and mobilisation of USVs for projects including road transport and launch at project locations.
  • Provide local, on the ground, assessment of conditions and circumstances to aid project decisions.
  • Monitoring site tooling and consumables levels.
  • Implement, maintain, manage and update all standard operating procedures and processes appropriate to the role.
  • Maintaining high levels of organisation and cleanliness whilst carrying out maintenance tasks.

On occasion this role may involve:

  • Conducting general mechanical maintenance of USV’s.
  • Being responsible for training other team members to the required standards, including coaching and mentoring of others.

Requirements: Essential Skills / Experience

  • Qualified Electrician or Electrical Technician
  • Minimum 5 years’ previous experience in a similar role.
  • Keen interest in marine activities.
  • Experience in Industrial / maritime / Control system wiring.
  • Hold full clean drivers’ licence


  • Willing to travel and work on a rotational basis.
  • Capable of remote / independent operations with a heightened focus on safety.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Organised, Enthusiastic, positive, proactive and have a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work to a very high standard.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under time pressure.

Desirable Experience

  • BE licence
  • Small craft marine qualifications.
  • Basic Sea survival certificate/STCWs.
  • Marine maintenance experience.


  • Applicants must demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria. Desirable criteria may be used for further shortlisting.
  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however due to very high volumes, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted directly.
  • To be eligible for this position you must have a valid working visa / permit to work in EU & UK.
  • Closing date for applications is 7 March 2024.
  • Please apply online and follow the instructions or submit your CV to