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Lab Technician/Assistant (Optics)

  • Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Company Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portishead, Somerset
  • Sector: Other, Scientific, Support
  • Date posted: 08/05/2017
  • Job reference: J365883A
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Lab Technician/Assistant (Optics)

PERMANENT, FULL-TIME, UP TO £30K DOE, PORTISHEAD, BRISTOL

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join a world leading organisation in Distributed Acoustic Sensing, based at their facility in Portishead. They are looking for an Optics Lab Technician to join their Optical Fibre Sensing Research & Development team. The role will include working on laboratory test setups and sensor prototypes, as well as supporting the production team in periods of peak demand and day-to-day laboratory housekeeping.

Day to day

  • Fibre-optic splicing & construction of Fibre-optic test setups
  • Making optical measurements using existing equipment or using dedicated experimental setups
  • Test and repair of production optical systems in periods of high demand
  • Ensuring calibrated equipment is properly labelled and arranging routine external calibration and maintenance as required
  • Ensure lab consumables are replenished
  • Ensure lab equipment is properly stored & maintained
  • Ensure lab work areas are kept clean and tidy by users

Required skills & experience

We are looking for someone who is able to pick up practical tasks quickly and has an analytical way of thinking. Ideally you will have a minimum of GCSEs in Science, Maths and English. On the job training and development will be provided to someone with the right attitude, so if you think you have what it takes, apply online today to be considered for an interview!

Security Clearance

If you are successful, we will need to put you through Ministry of Defence security clearance.

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