An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Production Operator to join a growing, successful and innovative company based in East Sussex.

The hiring company is a specialist manufacturer and global supplier of vacuum based tubes and camera systems for photon detection.

They are experts in large area and ultra-high speed imaging and advanced photon counting camera systems. 

The Production Operator role involves the accurate and high quality level assembly of parts used to create vacuum tubes. This is an interesting and varied role which will involve working in a number of different production areas to ensure we have flexibility in our production requirement.

Main Duties include:

  • Preparation and cleaning of components used in sub-assemblies
  • Manual assembly operations to build sub-assemblies
  • Use of small hand tools
  • Use of some automated equipment used in assembly processes
  • Completion of paperwork, recording some data, in an accurate and timely manner
  • Possible use of welding and/or soldering equipment
  • Possible use of lathes, mills and drills
  • Measurement of parts and inspection (possibly using microscope)
  • Carrying out production processes, adhering at all times to the written procedures.
  • Complete parts within given time
  • Communicate problems to the department manager and/or engineering team in a timely manner
  • Ability to work across several teams to ensure that business needs are met, and flexibility of resources is achieved
  • Effective communication with colleagues, and cross functional departments i.e.

    Test, Engineering, Purchasing etc.

In-house training will be provided.

The role is Monday to Friday working within ‘office-type’ hours, with overtime offered when necessary, to assist with meeting business demands.

20 days holiday plus bank holidays

There are opportunities for monthly, quarterly and annual bonuses.

Skills and knowledge


  • Experience of low to medium volume production
  • Ability to use small hand tools
  • Manual dexterity and good concentration
  • Ability to follow written working practices accurately
  • High attention to detail and in quality of work
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to work well in teams and communicate effectively with team and supervisor
  • Willingness to work in different areas of the business (e.g.

    rigs, clean rooms, optics, front end operations)


  • Experience of welding and/or soldering
  • Experience of using measurement tools
  • Experience of working in clean rooms
  • Familiarity of mechanical drawings
  • Understanding of any of the following: E-M spectrum; optical lenses; vacuum technology; coatings

Qualifications required:

  • Maths and English GCSE (grade C or equivalent)
  • Foundation technical qualification would be an advantage (e.g.

    OND, BTec, C&G, PEO 1 or 2)

Please submit your CV with a covering letter clearly demonstrating how you have the range of relevant skills and experience to meet each criteria as set out above and explain briefly why the post interests you.

Please also provide the names and contact details of two referees (to be contacted only with consent).


Due to the large volume of applications we cannot always contact all applicants.

If you do not hear from us within 10 days of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £16k - 18k per year
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: HRDE01
  • Posted: 2021-05-18 14:26:27 -

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