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Electronics Technician

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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The Department of Physics is at the forefront of pioneering global research and technological advancement in our world leading research centres, focused around condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and plasma physics and fusion energy at the York Plasma Institute. As a Department, 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. We promote good practice and a strong culture of equality in higher education, and are proud of our Juno Champion Award and Athena SWAN Silver Award.

The University is a signatory of the Technician Commitment


The Department of Physics is looking to appoint a full-time Electronics Technician to work within its Electronics Workshop. As part of a small team, you will assist with the design, development, construction and maintenance of a wide variety of standard and specialised electronic equipment. It presents an exciting opportunity to be involved in pioneering global research, technologies and supporting teaching activities in a Russell Group University.

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, providing advice on electronic/electrical issues and PAT testing.   A detailed knowledge of electronics and the ability to perform practical tasks are essential for the post.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • HNC, HND, Degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or appropriate experience;
  • RSciTech / EngTech or willingness to work towards these or equivalent professional qualifications;
  • Working knowledge of analogue and digital electronics down to component level;
  • Broad knowledge of electronic test and measurement equipment;
  • Experience of designing and constructing electronic equipment;
  • Experience of maintaining/repairing a range of electronic equipment;
  • Experience working with mains voltages;

Informal enquiries may be directed to Andrew Firth (Technical Manager) or


The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We 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.

Athena Swan Silver         

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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