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Instrumentation Engineer

Cockermouth, The Lake District
£30,000 - £40,000

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 Instrumentation 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.  The instruments are used primarily in the nuclear decommissioning sector with customers across Japan, USA, Europe and the UK.


These will include:

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


  • Passionate for new technologies, innovation and creating products that wow the customer
  • Able to view problems from the customer’s perspective, understanding customer needs
  • A can-do attitude, hitting deadlines, and with high levels of self-motivation
  • Exceptional attention to detail and can develop and follow procedures to achieve consistency and quality
  • A team player, keen to work in a small, focused team using an agile approach
  • Enjoys knowledge sharing with colleagues; actively contributes towards team objectives
  • Appreciates the commercial implications of equipment failures in operation
  • Flexible and adaptable, remaining positive and focused when working under pressure
  • Capable and an enthusiast of self-learning, continuously developing your skillset

We will also consider graduates with around 2 years' experience who have achieved a 2:1 in any of the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering 
  • Physics
  • Computer Engineering

Essential Skills/Characteristics

  • Background in electronics including the design and Implementation of control and data acquisition systems for sensors and actuators
  • Demonstrable experience of working with customers 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
  • Experience of instrumentation repair, servicing, calibration and testing, creating and maintaining supporting datasets, records and documentation
  • Good communication; able to explain complex technical topics to less technical people

Desirable Skills/Characteristics

The below would be advantageous to the role, although experience will be gained on the job.

  • Experience of good practise in an electronics lab environment
  • Experience of systematic testing against a specification
  • Experience with nuclear instrumentation development especially with respect to imaging
  • Experience of software development (e.g. C++ programming)
  • Experience of field service, 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

Instrumentation Engineering
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