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Electronics Engineer - Instrumentation

The Lake District
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Job Description

Createc leads technological innovation by combining creative applications of emerging sensor technology, robotics, and algorithms with a focus on commercial success and an entrepreneurial spirit to solve real human challenges.

At its heart, Createc is a team of multi-skilled individuals who bridge the gap between academic and industrial approaches. We are defined by a technical capability, not a market; but everything we do is defined and guided by a commercial objective.

We are looking for an experienced product engineer to join our instrumentation team. The team, design, develop, manufacture and support instrumentation aimed primarily at the nuclear decommissioning market. These instruments use LiDar, Video camera and Gamma camera technologies to acquire data and display it. There are also supporting software suites to control the instruments and analyse/visualise the data.


These are expected to include:

  • Contributing to the design and development of instruments.
  • Assisting in the instrument manufacture, assembly and QC/QA processes.
  • Testing, calibration, repair and servicing of instruments.
  • Liaising with technical customers.
  • Testing instruments to demonstrate compliance with various standards, e.g. EMC testing.
  • Customer site visits to demonstrate/operate/maintain instruments.


  • Is passionate for new technologies, innovation and creating products that wow the customer.
  • Loves solving exciting and challenging problems.
  • Able to view problems from the customer’s perspective, understanding what the customer values.
  • Make things work and get things done. Has a can-do attitude, hitting deadlines, and with high levels of self-motivation.
  • Demonstrates accountability and ownership, prioritises own workload.
  • Have exceptional attention to detail and can create and follow procedures to achieve quality assurance and control.
  • A team player, keen to work in a small, innovative and focused team using an agile approach; enjoys knowledge sharing with colleagues; actively contributes towards team objectives.
  • Understands the commercial implications of equipment failures in operation.
  • Demonstrates technical excellence and rigour.
  • Is capable and an enthusiast of self-learning and facing constant new challenges.
  • Is flexible and adaptable, being positive and focused when working under pressure.

Essential Skills/Characteristics

  • Solid electronics background in the design and implementation of control and data acquisition systems for sensors and actuators.
  • Solid experience of instrumentation repair, servicing, calibration and testing; creating and maintaining supporting datasets, records and documentation.
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of instrumentation mechanical design and its impact on operation and reliability.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with customer and suppliers to resolve issues and promote best practice. 
  • Design and implementation of suitable test procedures for prototypes based on high level requirements and specifications.
  • Basic knowledge of software languages (e.g. MATLAB, C++, C) used to control instruments.
  • Confident at working to agreed deadlines.
  • Good communication; able to explain complex technical topics to less technical people.

Desirable Skills/Characteristics

  • Has organisational skills to manage a workshop environment; controlling equipment and stock.
  • Experience of type testing, EMC testing and testing for conformance to standards regimes.
  • Experience with nuclear instrumentation development especially with respect to imaging or assay systems.
  • Design and development of new instrumentation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant product standards and regulations e.g. EMC\EC.
  • Developing and maintaining software to control instruments and analysis data in C++, C or MATLAB.
  • The ability to gain a deep knowledge of the use and operation of instruments.
  • Field service experience, carrying out measurements, demonstrations and servicing at customer sites.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

Further Details

Electronic Engineering
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