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Product Development Technician

Location – Huddersfield

Salary – Competitive package including share options

Are you looking to work with a forward-thinking and innovative company? Do you have experience working in the manufacturing or production environment, preferably in an R&D role with experience of prototype assembly? Are you interested in designing and developing new products for a high tech company specialising in piezoelectric and ultrasonic devices? Are you looking to work for a company that values its staff’s contribution and is keen to promote continuous development within the company?

Our client specialises in high performance, extreme environment piezoelectric devices and materials, offering a range of sensors, actuators and transducer devices based on its novel piezoelectric materials, with applications in areas such as non-destructive testing/evaluation (NDT/E) condition monitoring and flow measurement in demanding environments. They have developed a novel range of high temperature piezoelectric materials, which can operate in extreme environments in excess of 400°C and opening up a range of high temperature applications.

Due to expansion our client is currently looking to recruit a Product Development Technician who will be a key contributor the research and development team. You will work closely with all departments of the company to design and develop new ultrasonic products to bring to the market.

Key responsibilities of the role include;

  • Work with the device development & manufacturing team to assemble and test ultrasonic devices (sensors, transducers) for use at high temperature and in other demanding environments, under the direction of the Devices Management Team.
  • Contribute to electronic, mechanical and materials design of the devices.
  • Employ knowledge of manufacturing techniques, assembly, and applicability to designs, being able to work in a precise and exacting manner to ensure products are within tolerance and specification at all times.
  • Contribute to developing construction and production methods and documentation, maintaining equipment logs and activity history.
  • Communicate with suppliers and equipment manufacturers to discuss applications, resolve issues and ensure product requirements are met.
  • Responsible and accountable for working under the requirements of the Company quality assurance and health and safety policy.
  • Contribute to schedules for hardware and software activities.

The ideal candidate will have an electronic or mechanical engineering based education with experience of working within a manufacturing, scientific or engineering environment. You will be capable of working to and delivering engineering drawings, sketches and written instructions. A basic understanding of ultrasound physics or acoustics along with CAD would be advantageous as would experience with high pressure and high temperature devices.

This is a great opportunity for the right calibre of candidate to join a small and rapidly expanding company to make a real difference to the research and development team.

For more information or to apply, please contact Dawn Alderman on 01423 813520 or alternatively send your CV to

Please note that all applicants for this role should be able to prove that they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Network Scientific Recruitment, part of Network Scientific Ltd. is an Employment Business/Agency.

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