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Graduate Test Engineer

Excelitas Technologies Corp.
St Asaph, UK
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

Job Details

Company Overview:

Qioptiq designs and manufactures market leading Optronic solutions for Defense & Aerospace applications. Key markets include head up displays for commercial airliners, helmet mounted displays for 4th & 5th generation fast jet platforms, night vision for the dismounted soldier, and advanced electro-optics for airborne, maritime and vehicle platforms. Our diverse product range are enabled by the development and application of innovative technologies and engineering solutions. To further expand our portfolio Qioptiq is seeking an exceptional individual to support the development and delivery of our expanding range of next-generation products and technologies.

Position Outline:

We are seeking a Graduate Test Engineer direct from university or with 1-3 years of experience. This position offers the opportunity to further develop your engineering skills within a stimulating environment while engaging with a dedicated and professional team. Drive, enthusiasm, and the desire to succeed within a dynamic team environment are essential for this role. Working alongside experienced engineers you will be involved in multiple products & technologies with responsibility for the development of production test solutions using a variety of techniques.

Personal Specification:

We are seeking a high calibre candidate who is highly motivated, creative and versatile. The Graduate Test Engineer will be responsible for developing precision optical test solutions to maintain Qioptiq’s position as the leader in the design and manufacture of advanced dismounted soldier systems.

It is desirable that candidates demonstrate the following:

  • An education to at least first degree level, preferably in Physics / Optical Engineering;
  • A technical background with strong analytical skills and practical ability;
  • Knowledge of optical imaging systems;
  • A very strong set of PC skills – including programming using Python and Excel Macros;
  • The ability to interface hardware with PCs;
  • Ability to communicate and feedback with all departments;
  • Strong attention to detail and good inter-personal skills;
  • The ability to work within dynamic project teams and using structured problem solving techniques;
  • The ability to liaise with other engineering disciplines on product specifications / performance matters.

Key Responsibilities:

The main duties with this position will include:

  • Define the manner in which products are tested to ensure they meet the customer requirements;
  • Specify, design, develop and commission Test Equipment to ensure that Qioptiq products are tested in an efficient and cost-effective manner;
  • Define and perform First Article tests and qualification activities to demonstrate that designs meet required specifications;
  • Produce documentation to define and control the test process;
  • Maintain an awareness of current test techniques.



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Excelitas profile imageExcelitas is a leading industrial technology manufacturer focused on delivering innovative, market-driven photonic solutions for our customers. Serving a range of applications across biomedical, scientific, semiconductor, industrial manufacturing, safety, security, consumer products, defence and aerospace sectors, we stand committed to enabling our customers’ success in their many end-markets.

Why work for us
We know our work has a greater purpose. As technology innovators of the future, we push the boundaries of what is possible. Our open-minded and passionate approach to everything we do gives meaning to our photonic solutions. We Engage with smart minds to maintain a creative and empowering work environment. We Enable our employees by providing the tools and resources that allow them to achieve their full potential. Finally, we Excel in what we do, and we reward hard work.

Training and development
Our employees represent our values, and we aim to create an environment where everyone can fully contribute to the business, while enjoying significant career-development opportunities and personal growth.

We value every team member and recognize that everyone contributes to our success in varying and meaningful ways. Everyone is given ample opportunity to develop, and each employee is accountable for their own growth and development in partnership with the company.

Graduate schemes
Our graduate programmes vary depending on location and role. We will develop a tailored plan to make sure you get both on-the-job and external training whether you are an engineer, a scientist or you are looking to start your career in any other speciality for which we recruit.

While many of our roles may not specifically say “graduate” we actively encourage graduates to apply for suitable roles via our vacancy postings on our website.

What we are looking for
We are always looking for passionate and dedicated people. We want problem solvers, as our customers come to us for solutions to their technology challenges. We also need good communicators as we work in global, multi-disciplinary teams and engage with our customers to present the best solutions for them.

Excelitas works across a wide range of sectors from biomedical to semiconductor and so offer diverse opportunities. If you share our photonic interest and passion, we want to hear from you.

Main sites in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, China, Indonesia, Phillipines and Singapore

Number of employees

Main areas of research
Biomedical, scientific, semiconductor, industrial manufacturing, safety, security, consumer products, defence and aerospace

Positions recently recruited for
We recruit across a wide variety of sectors from R&D to manufacturing, supply chain, programme management, sales and support functions

Desired degree disciplines/class
Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in electronic, mechanical, software, systems or optical engineering or physics. Some roles may require a level of professional qualification

Eligibility to work in UK/EU/US

How to apply
Visit our careers page

Closing date
All year round

Tel +1 855-382-2677

Find Us
+1 855-382-2677
200 West Street
4th Floor East
Massachusetts 02451
United States

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