Junior Engineer / Test Equipment Technician


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Bluetownonline Ltd
Dependent on experience
Engineering Consultancy
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About the job

Job Title: Junior Engineer / Test Equipment Technician

Location: Bournemouth

Salary: D.O.E

Job type: Full time

Spherea is a multinational test specialist providing complex test systems and solutions to major Defence, Aerospace and Space primes, platform manufacturers and equipment suppliers.

Our mission is to test the world and enable our clients to validate their new products & technologies and commercialise them quickly and cost-effectively. With an outstanding pedigree and test in our DNA we are involved in an unlimited field of applications and industries that can range from commercial aircrafts, light armoured vehicles, helicopters, battle tanks, space platforms, nuclear power stations control systems and even complete metro systems. Whether our customers are at the qualification, production or maintenance stage, we deliver the right solution to meet the requirements of their ambitious programmes.

The Role

Spherea UK has entered a growth phase and is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Test Equipment Technician who will contribute to our growth and use this amazing opportunity to develop their skills and progress within the company.

This role requires an individual with a logical & analytical mind-set who is always keen to learn and who will enjoy having a diverse range of engineering projects. The ideal candidate is self- motivated and result driven. Coaching and mentoring will be provided with the objective of developing the candidate to become autonomous in their day-to-day activities and to support their career aspirations.

The role is based in the office in Bournemouth, with occasional travel to customer sites.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working on modular test systems, used across a number of industries such as Space, Air, Military and Nuclear
  • Supporting production test
  • Working closely with specialist Engineering functions as required
  • Assisting the Delivery Unit Manager with the successful running of engineering projects
  • Driving your self-development within engineering

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified to HNC/HNC or higher
  • Confident in the use of standard instruments (DMM, Oscilloscope, LCR meter)
  • Able to read & interpret technical drawings (GA, wiring schedules & schematics)
  • You will be able to fault-find to at least module level, ideally to component level

Additional Skills or interests that would be advantageous:

  • PCB Design
  • LabVIEW Development
  • Qualified to IPC standards for wiring (IPC-WHMA-A-620)
  • An understanding of other engineering domains; e.g. Control systems/Power/Electro-mechanic/Physics/Radio-comms.


  • We have a great benefits package; on top of a competitive salary
  • Generous Pension Scheme (4% EE & 8% ER)
  • Full Family Healthcare Plan
  • Family Cash Plan
  • 27 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • The ability to work remotely (after a qualifying period)
  • Cycle scheme

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; junior engineer, Instrument Engineer, Instrumentation Technician, Equipment Engineer, Project Technician, Fluid Handling Technician, Engineering Project Technician, Equipment Test Engineer, Testing Technician, Equipment Tester, Scientific Equipment Tester, Chemical Engineering Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician will also be considered for the role.

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