Test Supervisor

South Somerset, UK. We're located less than 40 miles from the centre of Bristol.
Dependent on experience
17 Jun 2019
16 Jul 2019
Design, Electronics, Safety
Oil & Gas

Avalon sciences design and manufacture specialist seismic monitoring tools for the oil and gas industry.  The tools have to work reliably in high temperature environments.  A vacancy has arisen within the technical department; the ideal candidate will be comfortable writing and maintaining documents, test procedures and schematics/wiring diagrams. They will oversee post-production testing of electronic systems and be at ease managing a small team. Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, you will be joining a small but talented team; you will need to be self-motivated, flexible, and a team player. 

Skills required:

  • Ability to author and conduct safe tests
  • Comfortable managing a small team
  • Ability to write and review technical documents
  • Knowledge of electrical safety and good working practices


  • Schematic capture and board layout using Altium or similar
  • Familiarity with best practice test and production engineering
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD

Responsibilities (non-exhaustive list)

  • Assist production with the introduction of new products
  • Support and assist in integration and production testing
  • Provide customer support and problem solve on technical matters
  • Attend and actively contribute at design reviews


  • A formal electronic qualification, i.e. HNC, HND or degree in Electronic Engineering

More about us:

We work in a relaxed and friendly environment: as a family-run company, every employee is valued individually and has a unique role. Many people go to the gym together or go running/play football during lunch breaks; we even have a regular team for the local monthly pub-quiz. Many employees have taken advantage of the cycle to work scheme; the roads around our headquarters make for excellent cycling. If you’d like to know more, give us a call or send us an email.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

No recruitment agencies please.