Characterization Laboratory Technician

Scotland, Edinburgh
09 Jan 2019
06 Feb 2019
Lindsay Gregor
Contract Type
Full Time
Characterisation Laboratory Technician required for our client based in Edinburgh on a permanent basis.

The Role:

The Characterization Laboratory Technician will work with the local team to ensure the smooth running of the characterisation laboratory. You will help the team meet its activity goals, arising from our unique challenges to merge optical and electrical characterisation with systems understanding, to provide critical and accurate performance assessment of the sensing devices and technologies under development. You will ensure a smooth functioning laboratory maintained in a calibrated and traceable state. You will be working with the entire team to maintain, support and develop the characterization facilities and activity.
As Characterization Technician, your role has three main requirements

Firstly maintenance of laboratory facilities, ensuring equipment and measurement set
up usability, serviceability, trace-ability and calibration.

Secondly, support of characterization activities, where required, by performing routine
tests, recording results and providing analysis according to pre-defined procedures.
Reporting outcomes to the relevant characterization team leader or engineer.

Thirdly, assisting and supporting the development of laboratory facilities by working with the team as a whole, the local site laboratory management and our subcontractors and suppliers.

This challenging role is suitable for someone with a sound technical background and experience in laboratory management from either the electronics or optical systems/communications sectors. It is a role with scope for development. You will be working with your team colleagues within the Edinburgh site and other European sites. You will work toward developing standardised methods, set-ups and correlation across sites.

The Key Skills & Experience Key Skills and Experience

HNC/HND/Degree in engineering, electronics, electrical, optical engineering, physics or related fields
Strong, demonstrable, organisation skills.
Clear communication skills and proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
Understanding of calibration processes, procedures and applicable standards relating to electrical, thermal and optical power measurement, with understanding of measurement accuracy, repeatability and trace-ability.
Ability to develop mechanical models/drawings for simple mechanical adaptations.
Experience in working with sub-contractors for requirements specification and supplier management.
Skilled in collating and reporting data and checking for consistency and accuracy.
Experienced in use of MS Office package and especially capable in use of Excel for data analysis graphing and reporting.
Clear demonstrable inquisitive and enthusiastic approach to your subject area.

Additional Skills and Experience

Experience in use of 3D modelling software for mechanical design/development.
Ability to program in high level or scripting language.
French language skills would be an advantage.
Interest in and understanding of photography.

Competitive Salary and Benefits on offer.

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