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Date Added: Wed 26/05/2021

Manufacturing Engineer

East Sussex, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £24000 - £26000 / annually

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Engineer to join a growing, successful and innovative company based in East Sussex.

The hiring company is a specialist manufacturer and global supplier of vacuum based tubes and camera systems for photon detection. They are experts in large area and ultra-high speed imaging and advanced photon counting camera systems. 

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for technical oversight in vacuum tube assembly.

Main Duties include:

  • Operate braze, indium fill and tube assembly equipment to produce vacuum rig- ready tubes.
  • Review process data and perform analysis of data
  • Present data to engineering and management as required
  • Identify process and quality improvements and implement changes
  • Monitoring processes and subsequent performance of vacuum tubes
  • Working with production operators to ensure processes are executed as efficiently as possible.
  • Assist with training of new production operators
  • Ensuring that sufficient due care is taken in order to maintain the required quality standard in all production processes.
  • Taking appropriate and effective action to address and resolve any problems or delays in production.
  • Ensuring that equipment and area is maintained to a standard conducive to highest product quality standards
  • Participate in new equipment evaluation
  • Participate in transitioning engineering processes, equipment and practices into production
  • Perform Corrective Action activities
  • Promote continuous improvement activities across production area

In-house training will be provided.

The role is Monday to Friday working within 'office-type' hours, with overtime offered when necessary, to assist with meeting business demands.

20 days holiday plus bank holidays

There are opportunities for monthly, quarterly and annual bonuses.

Skills and knowledge


  • Experience in mechanical assembly, low/med volume manufacturing; material choice in design; robust manufacturing techniques; jig/fixture design; defining and running experiments; data analysis and report writing;
  • Able to read and interpret mechanical engineering and technical drawings
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Good data analysis and presentation
  • Strong Problem-Solving skills
  • Excellent personal organisation
  • Dynamic, positive, enthusiastic and possess the ability to think laterally and act through reasoned decision making
  • Ability to work productively, efficiently and effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality
  • Willingness to learn, improve and adapt


  • Knowledge of:
    • vacuum technology
    • Low/medium volume manufacturing
    • Brazing technology
    • Welding techniques
    • Machining equipment (e.g. Lathes, drills, mills)

Qualifications required:

  • Degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical or electro-mechanical) or in one of the physical sciences.

Please submit your CV with a covering letter clearly demonstrating how you have the range of relevant skills and experience to meet each criteria as set out above and explain briefly why the post interests you.

Please also provide the names and contact details of two referees (to be contacted only with consent).

NB. Due to the large volume of applications we cannot always contact all applicants. If you do not hear from us within 10 days of the closing d

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