Senior Technician - Instrumentation


Location: Millbrook, Leyland
Shift Pattern: Days 37hpw
Job Reference: LEYSTEC4

Job Summary

Reporting to – Senior Engineer

The primary function of the role is to assist in the planned departmental workload including:

  • Preparation of instrumentation to support internal projects
  • Maintenance, planned and unplanned, of existing facilities
  • Calibration of stand-alone instruments and instrumentation packages
  • Liaise with the requesting engineers to ensure that customer requirements are understood and being met
  • Suggest / Assist with internal improvement actions
  • Support a culture of continuous improvement to help drive improvements in safety and security, customer service and technical excellence.

Roles and responsibilities

Health, Safety, Environment & Security

  • Ensure appropriate PPE is being used at all times in designated areas
  • Ensure H&S procedures & processes are being followed
  • Ensure appropriate security measures are being used in the labs
  • Maintain housekeeping to high standards

Customer service

  • Work with Engineers and Supervisors to meet/exceed customer expectations
  • Ensure all work is completed in a timely manner and to a professional standard
  • Report any problems immediately to the Supervisor
  • Engage in contributing to all continuous improvement activities

Technical excellence

  • Maintain training to perform assigned tasks
  • Installation of instrumentation on test rigs and vehicles to the highest standards
  • Maintenance and upkeep of equipment
  • Ensure that instrumentation performs to the requirements detailed in test standard(s) being used
  • Develop best working practices


  • Adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Comply with appropriate ISO procedures

Human Resources

  • Provide training to others when requested

Financial performance

  • Immediately inform the engineer in charge of the project of any problems that may have a financial impact on the project
  • Liaise with supervisor to ensure targets are met
  • Utilise resources effectively to reduce waste


  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook employees at all times
  • Lead by example

Essential Criteria


  • Electrical Engineering / Instrumentation apprenticeship or equivalent qualification


  • Automotive background
  • Understanding of Calibration Procedures
  • Competent in PC usage with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Skills in electronic and electrical problem diagnosis
  • Instrumentation experience (data loggers, thermocouples, pressure transducers, strain gauges etc.)


  • Must have a sound background in instrumentation.
  • Skills in electronic and electrical diagnostics
  • Good knowledge of calibration procedures
  • Good fault finding experience on modern instrumentation
  • Able to create measurement packages from stand-alone instrumentation
  • Understanding of National Instruments LabVIEW
  • Good general IT skills

Personal Behaviours

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to follow written instructions/ work requests
  • Good understanding of H&S practices


  • Willingness to work shifts, including weekends
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving license
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check


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