• Photonics Technician

    Job Locations UK-Gloucestershire-New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge
    Job Reference
    No. of Openings
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    Encoders Product Division
    Job Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Renishaw’s Encoder Products Division (EPD) designs and supplies cutting-edge position feedback technology to the world’s precision measurement, automation, and manufacturing industries. It is highly likely that something you own contains a part or device that was manufactured with the help of one of Renishaw’s encoder products.


    EPD is made up of engineers, scientists and technicians all working together to produce market leading products for sale around the world. We start with cutting edge optical, algorithm and circuit design, developing our own ASICs and sensors where required; we then use innovative mechanical engineering to turn our core technology into a range of desirable products for our broad customer base. One of the key challenges for EPD is matching the precision requirements of our build processes to the need to build repeatable quality products by the hundreds of thousands. To do this we work closely with the Manufacturing Services Division (MSD) to develop manufacturing and assembly processes and software that perform reliably and repeatedly to accuracies of a few microns. We are constantly looking to embrace innovations in the industry that give us increased quality, repeatability and traceability while reducing product cost.


    We aim to do all of this while maintaining our excellent reputation for quality, delivery and customer service.


    We are now seeking an individual to support the photonics project teams with testing and assembly tasks. This is an opportunity to work on and contribute to exciting new technology development within our Encoder Products Division. 


    • Life testing of a wide range of light sources for use in assemblies including LED and lasers
    • Assembly of PCB components and small optical/photonic devices
    • Mid-scale volume assembly
    • Design verification and validation testing
    • Interaction with the team in developing new assembly processes (flip chip).
    • Prototype functional testing.
    • General lab maintenance and support
    • Ensuring lab equipment is calibrated correctly and that the lab area is kept in an orderly state 

    Key Requirements:


    • Component soldering experience 
    • Adhesive experience  
    • Taking and logging of measurements  
    • Awareness of health and safety procedures 
    • Good Communication skills, both verbal and written. PC literacy - MS office
    • An ability to “get on with people” and to work as part of a team

    Desirable Requirements:


    • PCB fault finding experience 
    • Wire bonding experience 
    • LED/VCSEL experience

    Person specification

    We are looking for a candidate with good attention to detail who will be thorough with tasks and documentation. They will work closely with the optics team, and specific project teams as required. The successful candidate will also be able to work independently when needed.  


    When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable, including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus and pay reviews, subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking and sports and leisure societies. Of course, we appreciate there’s more to work than the office, so we also offer 25 days holiday, Life Assurance and BUPA Renishaw Health Trust.


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