Manufacturing Test Engineer

Chelsea Technologies is a market leading environmental sensor design & manufacturing company working in a variety of industry sectors, including Naval Defence, Maritime & Marine Science & Technology. We are recruiting for a Manufacturing Test Engineer  focusing on assembly, test and inspection of electro-mechanical instruments from the Chelsea Technologies products range.

Core aspects of the role:

  • To conduct defined electrical/electronic procedures and routines throughout the production process from component level, through PCB and chassis assembly stages to the final assembly of finished units.
  • PCBA programming, test and inspection.
  • To highlight and drive the resolution of specification or design non-conformances through to Engineering.
  • Optical inspection
  • Servicing, fault diagnosis and repair of returned items.
  • Interpreting engineering drawings for assembly instruction and following standard operating procedures, control plans and PFMEA’s where applicable.
  • Transacting labour movements within a work order on the companies MRP system, booking direct and indirect labour utilization and quantity completed at each operations level.
  • To identify and resolve fault diagnosis issues, where possible, by adjustment or repairs.
  • Completing working order operations to delivery time and date specified on the work order.
  • To understand and follow all Manufacturing Department administrative procedures including supporting documentation i.e. test results, calibration certificates etc.
  • To understand and use Company IT resources i.e. Intranet, MRP system etc in support of day-today activities such as parts enquires, stock searches etc.
  • To raise the appropriate levels of non-conformance reports i.e. Observation Reports, Engineering Change requests etc in compliance with the Company Quality System requirements and departmental guidelines.
  • Ensuring compliance with QHSE/ISO standards.
  • To establish effective working relations with all departments, i.e. Production Engineering, Stores, Quality etc to ensure maximum co-operation for the timely resolution of test related issues.
  • To provide assistance and support to the Production Team Lead and other Test Engineers/Technicians on an ad hoc basis to complete specific activities.
  • Participating in ongoing continuous improvement systems,
  • Maintaining a 5S workstation and work environment,
  • Working closely with Engineering Department for assembling prototypes and advising on manufacturing issues and manufacturing engineering/value engineering improvement opportunities.

Previous experience of assembling and manufacturing products with multi-commodity bill of materials and in particular machined components (essential), printed circuit board assemblies (essential), wiring looms and cable assemblies (essential) and lenses, windows and optics (preferred). Ideally a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.


  • Ability to read and interpret technical data, i.e. engineering drawings, circuit diagrams, assembly drawings etc
  • Proven track record of diagnostic fault finding down to component level
  • Competent in the use of various testing tools, i.e. Scopes, DVM’s, Power Supplies, Timer Counter etc
  • Solder to component level
  • Carry out test and inspection of PCBs and instrumentation to set procedures
  • Adhere to Company policies and procedures, including ESD and quality standards
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel and Word

Personal skills

  • Motivated and self-driven with a can-do attitude and a willingness to be part of the team.
  • A true sense of ownership and passionate for results achieving a high quality standard and first time pass rate. Exceeding customer expectations on workmanship standards.

HNC Electronics or equivalent qualification in an electronic discipline plus hands on experience.

Personal skills

  • Team Player
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Work methodically and pay great attention to detail

Security Clearance
Security clearance will be applied for on appointment – UK passport holders required (no dual nationals) plus proof of residency in UK for last 5 years.

Application Process

Please submit your CV and covering letter to Ellen Keegan  with details of salary expectation.

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