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Electronics Test Technician / Defence / 3 months contract / Guildford

Electronics Test Technician / Defence / 3 months contract / Guildford

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Position – Electronics Test Technician
Rate – £350 per day Umbrella Co
Determination – Inside IR35
Hours – 40 hours per week
Location – Guildford, UK
Duration – 3 months 

Due to project sensitivity and location, candidates must hold active minimum SC Security Clearance.  

Role Description

I am working with one of our global defence clients who are looking for an Electronics Test Technician for a 3 month contracting opportunity. This project is to produce state-of-the-art electronic products which are critical for the safety of our society and the protection of industries in the UK and across the globe. A rigorous manufacturing framework underpins these products, ensuring that deliveries to their customers are of consistently high quality, and ensuring their products are resilient throughout their service life. 

You will be involved with all aspects of the assembly and test of complex digital and analogue electronic products, working closely with a team of Manufacturing Engineers and Hardware Developers. You will work across all stages of the product lifecycle including prototypes, production and support, which will help you develop a deep technical understanding of their products. You will use electronic engineering principles to identify improvements and overcome technical issues quickly. 

Despite the size of the organisation, you will join a relatively small and agile team of engineers and technicians specialising in high-mix low-volume production. As a result, you will benefit from a varied day-to-day workload that flexes according to the current demands and priorities.

What the job involves

  • Integrating, configuring and testing electronic products 
  • Maintenance of test specifications and procedures
  • Configuring computer systems and ATE, including oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analysers
  • Ensuring the correct test equipment and tools are available, fit for purpose and calibrated 
  • Undertaking fault diagnosis, typically with support from senior engineers
  • Ensuring our production environment is safe and that operations are carried out in a safe and controlled manner
  • Identifying and recommending opportunities for process improvement and cost-efficiency
  • Tracking and reporting status to Engineering Managers
  • Carrying out ad-hoc assignments when required and being adaptable to changing project demands

Desirable skills and experience

  • Educated to Level 3 (ONC or equivalent) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or able to demonstrate relevant practical engineering experience working in a live electronics production environment
  • Familiarity with electronic components and their in-circuit functionality. 
  • Understanding of electronic principles, circuit diagrams, assembly drawings, BoMs and test specifications.
  • Operation of electronic test equipment (oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers, network analysers, function generators, etc.).
  • Experience interacting with computer systems running Linux 
  • IT literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Self-driven with an enthusiastic approach and a willingness to continue to learn and develop your technical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering