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Verification Technician in Waterbeach at Sepura Group

Date Posted: 9/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Sepura, part of the Hytera Group, a leading global supplier of critical communication radio systems, are expanding the Verification Engineering team and have a new vacancy for a Technician to work on the development of professional mobile radio products and accessories.

Based in our Cambridge development centre and reporting to the Test Engineering Coordinator, the applicant would take responsibility for a variety of engineering and administration tasks, with a focus on testing radio performance. There will also be opportunities on occasion to gain experience working within the Electronics, Audio, and Mechanical departments.

Through either education or previous work experience you will have a knowledge of electronics test and measurement and a high level of computing competency.

The candidate should have a strong interest in radio electronics, be willing to learn new skills and be adaptable to meet the requirements of a widely varied role.

Work scope:

  • With support from engineers within the department, perform product testing, including:
    - working with other disciplines (mechanical, electronics, RF, conformance) to create and execute test procedures
    - executing tests on the company's automated test systems
    - performing ESD testing
    - programming climate test chambers to run environmental test sequences
  • Entering test results into the company's test management tool
  • Design, production and repair of application specific test jigs
  • Software configuration of test samples
  • Maintaining our standards database and checking for updates in the published journals
  • Maintaining our intranet site with updated certificates and FAQs
  • Ensuring test equipment calibration is kept up-to-date
  • Preparing product technical files for submission
  • Preparing product samples and supporting equipment for shipment to external test facilities
  • Requesting quotes from suppliers and raising Purchase Orders
  • Occasional work supporting the Electronics, Audio, and Mechanical departments
  • Progress reporting to project team and line manager

Job Requirements

Essential skills and experience:

The applicant should have skills and experience in most of the following areas

  • A working knowledge of electronics test and measurement techniques
  • High level of computing competency, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Soldering
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Desirable skills and experience:

Ideally the applicant will have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas

  • Experience of RF test and measurement techniques
  • Experience writing simple programs or scripts using a modern programming language (Python, Java, C#, Labview, etc)
  • Experience designing simple electronics circuits
  • Statistical analysis of test data
  • Basic mechanical workshop skills (drilling and tapping, Dremel, hand tools)
  • Previous experience of PLC programming

Personal attributes:

  • Communicates effectively with others
  • Conscientious, reliable and enthusiastic worker who takes pride in their work
  • Self-driven and motivated with ability to use their own initiative to complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ability to work to a high level of quality with good attention to detail
  • Willing to travel occasionally and has use of own car for business travel


  • NVQ Level 3 or higher in a relevant subject
  • Previous work experience within an engineering company