Engineering Technician - Electronics

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £18,000 - £21,000
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 905535
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The Just Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for an Engineering Technician with an Electronics bias for their client based in Colchester, Essex. 

We now have a vacancy for an additional Engineering Technician to work in our busy Engineering lab on the development and testing of new products from our engineering teams. 

The Job:

 An Engineering Technician should expect to be involved in a wide range of tasks over time, providing a very good base for future career development in the high technology sector. Over the first 12 months, they can expect to be involved in the following:

  • Testing of the first batch of new products for customer evaluations, working closely with the project hardware and software engineers 
  • Performing product validation testing. This could be on the bench e.g. measuring current consumed by the product. Or it could be in a temperature controlled chamber, measuring the temperature of chip dies to ensure they are within specification 
  • Verifying production test specifications before release to the production test group 
  • Some electronic assembly and modification work down to 0402 size components and including cable assemblies. Liaison with our manufacturing group when more complex changes are required (e.g. BGA rework) 
  • Maintaining the lab equipment and dealing with broken or malfunctioning items (repair or replacement), including hardware test fixtures 
  • Organising the lab to make it easy for all engineers to find things quickly and easily 
  • Setting up test environments for either hardware or software tests, including operating system software installation 

After 3 years, they can expect to be involved in: 

  • Qualification testing for Shock & Vibration and EMC
  • Creation of hardware test fixtures, including documenting them
  • Creation and maintenance of software scripts 
  • Fault finding of computer hardware to component level 


The candidate should have at least an ONC/OND (or equivalent) with practical experience of most of the following: 

  • Use of PCs and their operating systems (Windows and/or Linux), including installation. 
  • Digital electronics, including use of test equipment such as oscilloscopes and digital multimeters. 
  • PTH/SMT assembly/re-work, down to 0402 size components. 
  • Fault finding on micro-processor based circuit boards. 
  • Installation and fault-finding of microcomputer system software. 

The successful candidate should also have an ability to organise and prioritise their own work. We have a dynamic lab environment where the ability to switch tasks quickly and multi-task are essential. It will not suit those who enjoy routine.

The successful candidate will also show good inter-personal skills and have good practical skills. 


Competitive salary package. Company supported private pension scheme. Non-contributory private health insurance scheme. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a wide range of tasks over time, providing a very good base for future career development in the high technology sector. 


Contact Tracey Bates to talk about this role on 01376 517079