Electronic Assembly Technician

Date Posted: 08th February 2018
Location: Reading, UK
Package: Competitive base salary with attractive bonus

Working on standard and prototype scientific instrumentation we hope that you will bring along extensive experience of hand assembly of through-hole PCBs and re-working SMT PCBs and a pride in maintaining excellent standards in your work.

Company Profile: 

Bentham Instruments Limited has a world-wide reputation in optics and photonics. A privately-owned company, for over 40 years, we have been at the fore-front of the development and manufacture of scientific instrumentation used to characterise sources of light, detectors and materials and for in vivo applications. Our diverse client base comprises industrial R&D, production and quality departments, universities, research establishments, hospitals and national metrology institutes. With an enviable reputation for quality and service and a global presence, we have an ambitious plan for growth.


  • Manufacture high quality scientific instrumentation within demanding timescales
  • Work closely with onsite engineers to assist R&D in prototype build
  • Be responsible for the quality of your work
  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping and cleanliness

Experience / skills required:

  • Experience within a previous electrical role where you have used soldering, wiring and crimping skills.
  • Extensive experience of hand assembly of both through hole PCBs and SMT PCB re-work
  • Excellent dexterity
  • Ability to follow and interpret manufacturing documentation such as build instruction and circuit diagrams
  • Likes to ensure that high standards are achieved and maintained
  • Have excellent communication skills, especially when working under pressure
  • Enjoys working in a team and supporting each other to achieve goals
  • Will continually improve how you work and makes suggestions on how to improve our processes


This is an excellent time to join this ambitious and highly-regarded company. If you find this role motivating and challenging, please send your CV and cover letter to personnel@bentham.co.uk.

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