Electronics Technician

University of York
May 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:£35,308 - £43,155
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Electronics Technician


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£35,308 - £43,155 per year


Grade 6

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Fixed term

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  • Job Description 12291.pdf (PDF, 295.61kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are proud to hold Juno Champion and Athena Swan bronze awards, which recognise our commitment to creating an equitable and fully inclusive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.

    The School is committed to the development of technical staff and The University of York is a signatory of the Technician Commitment. https: // www. technicians.org.uk/technician-commitment.


    The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology is looking for an Electronics Technician, to provide expertise in the busy electronics workshop, initially for a period of 12 months. The role will provide electronics support for the research and teaching activities in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology. Located in the heart of the Heslington West Campus, you will facilitate the design, development, construction, modification and repairs to a wide variety of standard and specialised electronic/electrical equipment. Work is diverse and includes: Schematic capture and PCB layout, 3D CAD modelling, 3D printing, repair and maintenance of existing equipment e.g. radio telescopes, electron microscopes etc., providing advice on electronic/electrical issues and PAT testing. This role presents an exciting opportunity for an individual with electronics experience or a research experienced graduate.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will have:

  • Degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or appropriate experience;
  • In depth knowledge of analogue and digital electronics down to component level;
  • In depth knowledge of electronic test and measurement equipment;
  • Ability to design, construct, repair and maintain complex analogue and digital electronic equipment, including the design of printed circuit boards.
  • Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: Informal enquiries may be directed to Andrew Firth (Technical Operations Manager) [email protected] or the SPET HR Team ([email protected]).

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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