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Production Engineering Technician

Job Title: Production Engineering Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Portishead, Bristol
Salary: 20000 - 28000 (Salary not to be advertised)
REF: 12113
Contact Name: Louise Oatley
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

General Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with electrical engineers and other personnel to identify, define, and solve developmental problems.
  • Assemble electrical and electronic prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Provide point of contact for Supply Chain and QHSE to assist with resolution of Supplier or component issues.
  • Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental/prototype electronic equipment, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions.
  • Assembly and testing of client deliverable equipment and associated installation components/accessories (i.e. wiring looms) in accordance with engineering documentation, including
    • Electronics Assembly
    • Mechanical Assembly
    • Production Testing & Performance Verification
  • Assist engineering in developing production documentation (i.e. Electrical Schematics, Wiring Schedules, Test Procedures) for new products.
  • Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after construction.


  • At least five years relevant experience.
  • Certification to IPC-A-610/J-STD-001 or equivalent.


Skill & Experience Required:

  • Experience in production of high reliability Electronic/Electromechanical assemblies (e.g Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Nuclear, Railway, Medical)
  • Skilled in producing prototype electronic assemblies in collaboration with engineering team draft documentation.
  • Demonstrates experience in testing of production electronic products in accordance with engineering documentation and company standard procedures.
  • Proven experience in applying sound judgement to problem solve and resolve technical issues.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal support.
  • Detailed knowledge of the requirements of IPC-A-610 (class 3) and/or J-STD-001 (class 3) .Fully qualified to produce/inspect electronics assemblies to the aforementioned standards.

Desirable Experience:

  • Proven ability in providing assistance to the engineering team in the development of assembly and test documentation, including Circuit Diagrams, Assembly Drawings and Test Procedures.
  • Ability to produce documentation (e.g. circuit diagrams) based upon Engineers draft/sketches
  • Proven documentation writing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of Commercial awareness.

Personal Qualities:

  • Enthusiastic and innovative in finding solutions
  • English language fluency, with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative, and as part of a team.
  • Used to working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Operate with a high level of attention to detail.

The successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK