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Electronics Engineer Placement Student

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Surface Finish | Contour | 3D | Diameter Measurement | PGI NOVUS Product Launch

Taylor Hobson is proud to introduce the most advanced equipment for surface finish, contour, 3D, and diameter measurement.

  • Have you ever wondered how your mobile phone gives you the ability to capture such striking images?
  • How do rocket engines keep burning 250KG of fuel per second? 

Tell me more…

We’ve mastered the art of how to measure less than a nanometre - .4 to be exact! (To put into context, a strand of human hair is 100,000 nanometres thick!). 

Taylor Hobson’s global reputation extends over 130 years where we have been designing, developing, and delivering contact and non-contact measuring solutions. Working closely with some of the world’s leading institutions in the field of optics, bearings, aerospace & automotive industries, we enable the manufacture of better products with greener credentials.

What are we looking for?

Our future depends on making what we do more accurate and mastering how we can do it faster!

If you are up for the challenge, then we want you!
Taylor Hobson was Ametek’s first international acquisition in 2004 and formed the cornerstone of what is now the highly successful Ultra Precision Technologies Division.

Ametek, Inc. is a $5B global diversified manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 150 operating locations in 30 countries enabled by ~18,000 colleagues worldwide. 

Job Description 

Working as part of our multi-disciplined R&D team you will be involved with the design, development and testing of the control systems for our precision measurement instruments.

This could involve the following:

  • Writing and testing firmware for FPGAs and microcontrollers
  • Creating and modifying CAD drawings in various software packages
  • Assisting with evaluation testing, involving measuring components on our instruments, and analysing the results
  • Assisting with creation and maintenance of electronics CAD libraries

Key Requirements 

Undergraduate level electronic engineering or related discipline.

  • At least basic knowledge of the following -VHDL FPGA design, C programming, digital and analog electronics
  • Strong all-round communication and analytical skills and a real commitment to teamwork
  • Drives projects to completion
  • Confidence and integrity

Proficient in the use of Word processing, maths (Excel) and PCB schematic capture software

Desirable Requirements

Desirable skills include knowledge of source control (e.g. Perforce), the development life cycle, Web Services, IDEs (e.g. Visual Studio), OO design, WPF, 3D visualisation.


When you join Taylor Hobson, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We offer you the following:

  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation - IMechE, MIET, CPhys
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • 1pm Friday finish
  • Fun, relaxed, supportive working environment
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 year
  • Leicester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Software

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