Apprentice Electronics Test Technician

Recruiter
ENSILICA LIMITED
Location
Building 3, 115 Olympic Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SA
Salary
£15,000.00 annually
Posted
25 May 2021
Closes
30 Jun 2021
Ref
VAC001716232
Specialism
Engineering
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
July
Duration
Permanent
About EnSilica:

We develop custom silicon chips for leading product companies and design services for companies with their own semiconductor design teams.

The company has world-class expertise in supplying custom analog, mixed signal and digital IC's to its international customers in the automotive, industrial, healthcare and consumer markets. It's our exceptional people that make us who we are.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business.

Job Description:

Assisting the Senior Test Engineer with tasks and general duties is an everyday part of the role. This might include helping with validation testing, test equipment calibration and control, PCB builds, including soldering, and other tasks as required.

You will be an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate engineering test function within a business.

While working as an Apprentice Test Technician you will be required to complete a Higher National Certificate (HNC) Electrical/Electronic qualification. Training will be provided by a selected provider and you will attend College and/or complete online. You will be allowed one day a week dedicated to apprenticeship training, this can be done in College or at your place of work.

You will gain in-depth knowledge of electronic testing and also gain experience in schematic capture and PCB layout, PCB build and rework including soldering of surface mount and leaded components which will complement your technical studies.

Key tasks & responsibilities:
  • Assist with setting up/preparing test equipment and test benches ready for arrival of IC's to be tested
  • Assist with developing software for testing
  • Assist with performing tests and collecting test result data
  • Carrying out PCB builds and rework including soldering surface mount components
  • Assist with the test equipment inventory making sure all relevant items being used are calibrated and serviceable
  • Assist with schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Carry out general laboratory duties as detailed
  • Ad-hoc duties


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will have A-levels in physics or electronics, or BTEC level 3 in Engineering
  • You will have a keen interest in electronics and computers and demonstrate an enthusiasm and aptitude for the skills taught in the Apprenticeship
  • Basic understanding of electronic circuits
  • Understanding and use of basic test equipment
  • Attention to detail, ability to recognise and rectify errors
  • Excel spreadsheet skills and understanding of how to extract and analyse


Personal qualities

  • You will be ready to take on the challenge of working with us as an apprentice and have a positive, proactive approach to work
  • Good self-organisation and time management, with the ability to plan ahead for self and team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Team player


Desired qualifications

A minimum ofA Levelsat grade 5 or above (or equivalent qualifications) in relevant subjects, e.g. physics, maths, Science.

or

A BTEC Level 3 in Engineering.

Future prospects

You will gain in-depth knowledge of electronic testing and also gain experience in schematic capture and PCB layout, PCB build and rework including soldering of surface mount and leaded components which will complement your technical studies.

Things to consider

Key Benefits:
  • 26 days holiday per annum, increasing to 27 days after 5 years and 28 days after 10 years (in addition to 8 bank holidays per annum)
  • Subsidised (50%) private healthcare cover for employee and partner
  • Matched pension contribution up to 5%
  • 4x salary life assurance

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