Role: Production Operator

Location: Livingston, UK

Type: Permanent

Edinburgh Instruments (EI) is an international market leader in high-end, high-value scientific instrumentation. Part of the Hong Kong headquartered global Techcomp Instrument Group, we operate within the Techcomp Europe (TEU) division, which consists of a group of scientific instrument manufacturing businesses with production sites across six countries in Europe and with a comprehensive commercial network with sales offices and distribution partners across the globe.

We are immensely proud of our heritage; for 50 years we have been supplying customers at leading-edge research institutes, academic and industrial facilities around the world. Our products combine customisation, user-friendliness, and high performance, and are experiencing higher-than-ever demand worldwide.

Edinburgh Instruments are looking to recruit a Production Operator to join our Livingston Headquarters.

What You’ll Be Doing?

The assembly, production and testing of Edinburgh Sensors Gas detectors within our Assembly, Stage 1 and Stage 2 test areas. This will include wiring and electrical assembly of Company products, electrical sub-assemblies, initial testing, and final testing of Gas Sensors products against written procedures.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • To manufacture, wire and assemble electronic components and sub-assemblies and to integrate them into Company products as required.
  • Hand soldering – conventional and surface mount.
  • To ensure that the specification and manufacturing standard of electronic wiring in the Company complies with required internal standards and safety regulations.
  • Mechanical assembly.
  • To ensure that all electronic wiring is carried out in compliance with Company formulated Quality procedures.
  • To adhere to all internal company policies and Health & Safety procedures.
  • To ensure all re-work is captured and controlled correctly through the route card.
  • To liaise with the Inspection and Test areas of the Company and suggest remedies to minimise Non-Conforming Reports and product rework.
  • To ensure that all equipment is correctly used and stored with any maintenance requirements highlighted.
  • To provide cover for shipping and goods receiving.
  • To highlight possible Engineering Change Note requirements to rectify errors and improvements in production documentation and material.
  • To initiate Non-Conforming Reports to rectify problems with non-conforming material.

What You’ll Need to Bring

  • Relevant work experience in the manufacturing of electrical products and assembly.
  • Must be able to recognise standard electronic components both conventional and surface mount.
  • Experienced in point-to-point wiring of components/assemblies with the ability to recognise electronic components and wire in accordance with schematic diagrams.
  • Ideally have practical experience in electrical production techniques, PCB assembly, soldering, wiring, crimping, etc
  • Practical experience in wiring sub-assemblies and looms with minimum supervision from wiring schedules and diagrams would be an advantage.
  • Be able to produce high quality work on a consistent basis
  • Well versed in standard office packages such as MS Word and Excel.

Why Us?

This a great opportunity to join an established and growing global business. In return we offer excellent financial rewards and career development prospects. You will work 37.5 flexible working pattern, that allows an early finish on a Friday. After an initial qualifying period and subject to the Company’s terms and conditions of employment, Edinburgh Instruments offers a comprehensive range of benefits including performance-related bonus scheme, death in service, permanent health insurance, private medical insurance, pension scheme, paid holidays and subsidised gym membership.

As an equal opportunities employer, Edinburgh Instruments is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your cover letter and CV to