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Rail - Assistant Electronics Engineer - Somerset

  • Location

    Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rosie Wilkinson

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


There is a requirement for an Assistant Electronics Engineer on a Rail Infrastructure project in North Somerset on a contract-basis for at least 6 months.

Role Brief:

  • Assembly, calibration, testing and fault-finding of Electronics Control Units (ECU) and other electronics equipment for use in the railway infrastructure and assisting in electronics design and development activities.
  • Essentially this is a hands-on assembly and test role, which requires the physical inspection and test of printed circuit boards and complete electronics assemblies.
  • Experience in dealing with safety critical / high reliability electronics is essential, as is the need to process and interpret downloaded performance data from the ECU.

Essential Skills Required:

  • Electrical/Electronic HNC/HND or equivalent qualification/experience.
  • Experience as technician/tester & within an engineering role.
  • Ability to process and interpret functional and performance data, downloaded from the ECU or similar equipment.
  • Ability to build Test fixtures, including good mechanical & electronics assembly, soldering and wiring skills.
  • Knowledge of analogue and digital circuits and able to interpret complex circuit schematics.
  • Proven customer focus with flexibility to respond rapidly to customer demands.

Desirable Skills:

  • Appreciation of safety critical requirements and responsibilities.
  • Understanding of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for electronics equipment.
  • Schematic/PCB design experience using CAD tools.
  • Knowledge of Field Programmable Gate Array Logic (FPGA) technology and VHDL.


  • Some experience of electro-mechanical actuation systems/ mechanisms