Ultrasonic Sciences is a small, privately owned and UK registered company. Our staff are dedicated and experienced people with a wide range of skills and disciplines. Many of them have been with USL for more than 10 years. We have mechanical designers, electrical and electronics designers, assembly engineers and technicians, software developers and service engineers. One thing we do not have is a top heavy administration. We expect and encourage staff to be adaptable and multi-disciplinary, to the best of their ability.
The environment at USL is very rare in that our staff see the development of a complete testing machine from its inception and design, through fabrication, assembly, commissioning, delivery and installation through to long term support. Bare metal and basic parts come in to the receiving bay (not that we have such a thing!) and a complete machine exits the factory for delivery to the end user.
Systems based on robotic mechanisms are one exception to this. If a robot based system is applicable to a project and can be economically applied then we use a standard "off-the-shelf" robot mechanism. Having said that the complete system integration is done by us. Also the robotic motion control is developed by USL, because the standard controllers are not suitable for high speed scanning.
USL systems are installed around the world, so there is plenty of opportunity for travel.
USL design and build large automated machines and systems which use precision ultrasound to test engineering components ranging from aircraft wing and fuselage panels to semiconductor packaging. Systems are supplied to blue-chip customers all over the world. We are looking for an additional service engineer to carry out on-site calibration and maintenance of our machines. The work involves some capabilities in electro-mechanisms, use of PCs, electrics, and electronics but we will give on-the-job training to suitable people who don't have all skills required.
It is important that you enjoy the challenge of working out and resolving technical problems sometimes with the minimum of backup. Formal qualifications are not a requirement but completion of a relevant apprenticeship would be an advantage. You need to be able to be away for periods of up to two weeks, occasionally at short notice.
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