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Graduate Test Technician

Date:  21-Jun-2022

Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  NanoScience

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our customers use our NanoScience ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field environments to go beyond what was once thought possible, whether that’s creating Nobel Prize winning materials or developing quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems.




Are you looking to start your career in industry? Do you want to work with world-leading scientific instrumentation used by Nobel prize winners and the biggest names in technology? We have an exciting opportunity to join our Test team, where you will be working with a range of high-value, low- volume cryogenic products and superconducting magnets, running tests which ensure that every product we manufacture meets customer specifications.


We are looking for individuals who have a background in science or engineering, can demonstrate a practical aptitude and enjoy solving problems.   We will provide all the training you will need in our technology and the manufacturing and testing skills required to perform the role.


We are keen to support career development, and many of our Test Technicians have moved into careers such as Manufacturing Engineers, Installation and Service Engineers and Product Development. The technical and practical skills you learn in this role and the time you spend learning how our products work could set you up for excellent career development with us in the future.


The opportunity


In this role your focus will be to work in the test environment for one of our Value Streams.  This will include setting up your bay ready to assemble and test the products to ensure that they meet the required specifications and fault find any problems.  You will assemble the various components and pre-made sub-assemblies and then follow test processes, taking measurements, recording data and completing test logs.  Test processes vary in complexity and can last from 2 days to 3 weeks. You will also receive training so that you have the required skills and experience to work in other areas of Production as required, such as build and wiring.


About You


To be successful in this role, it is likely that you will have a degree or higher in a science or engineering subject.  It would be beneficial if you have experience of working with dilution refrigerators, however training in our technology (including cryogenics, thermodynamics, and superconducting magnets) will be provided.  It is essential for you to have a practical aptitude and willingness to learn mechanical manufacturing techniques.  Attention to detail is a must, together with the ability to solve problems and good communication skills. You must be able to work on multiple projects at any one time as you will be working to run different test processes on different products concurrently.




In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments offers flexible working hours and a half-day on Fridays, 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements. #LI-JR1



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.