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Electronics Technician, ISAR Project

Southampton, United Kingdom
£29,605 to £33,966 per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

Ocean & Earth Science Technical

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £29,605 to £33,966 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 March 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2626924HN

The School of Ocean and Earth Science seeks to provide a better understanding of our dynamic planetary system and address key societal challenges in the ocean and Earth sciences.

ISAR is an Infrared Sea-surface-temperature Autonomous Radiometer developed at the School of Ocean & Earth Science. The instruments are primarily used for validation of satellite sea surface temperature data. More information can be found at

This post, based at the Waterfront Campus, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS), will support those aims by providing specialist electronic engineering support to the ISAR project.

Reporting to the Technical Manager, the post holder will provide support by developing, constructing, testing and calibrating a range of instruments and electronics. In addition, a small proportion of time will be allocated to assisting with instrument installation in various locations including aboard ships of opportunity.

The post holder will be resourceful in the delivery of support and have good communication skills. They must have well developed analytical and problem-solving skills in the field of electronics/instrumentation, with good computing and basic mechanical skills.

You will have skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3, or equivalent, in Electronic or Instrument Engineering, or related subject, with experience acquired in a relevant technical role. Experience of firmware development is desirable. Training and job shadowing will be provided for the successful candidate.

This is a full time permanent position. Part time (≥0.6 FTE) may be considered.

We offer some fantastic benefits including generous annual leave (plus an additional 6 University closure days and bank holidays), company pension scheme, discounted private health and dental care, company sick pay, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements, a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.  

We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Pension Scheme, and subsidised health and fitness facilities. Furthermore, Southampton is a fantastic place in which to live, work and socialise – so regardless of what life or career stage you are at, you will find a dynamic and vibrant city that caters for all.

Informal enquiries can be made to Mr Gary Fisher, Technical Manager on 023 8059 6172, email

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

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