Established in 1886, Taylor Hobson is the world leader in surface and form metrology and developed the first Roundness and Surface Finish measuring instruments.

We provide contact and non-contact measurement solutions for the most demanding applications on a global basis, with a worldwide infrastructure to support our clients; we are a truly global ultra-precision metrology company.

We are pioneers, continually developing our products to meet the ever-increasing demands of next generation technologies, particularly in Optics, Bearings, Space, Defence, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical and Renewable Energy technologies.

Taylor Hobson's world leading brands include: Talyrond®, Form Talysurf® PGI, Form Talysurf® i-Series, Surtronic®, LUPHOScan, Formalysurf® PGI Optics, Talyvel®, Autocollimators, Micro-Alignment Telescope and AMECare.

Taylor Hobson is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc. which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $7 billion.

Position summary

As a key member of a multidiscipline team this a great opportunity to see product development from concept though to production, pooling on a wealth of knowledge and best practice with a world class metrology company. The position reports to the Chief Electronics Engineer.

Key responsibilities

  • Electronic design covering digital, analog, firmware and motor drives
  • Design of PCBs and cables using various CAD packages
  • Prototyping
  • System integration and testing
  • Completing supporting documentation for all the above

Required essential skills

  • Confidence and intelligence to take a proactive role underpinned with sound engineering knowledge
  • Analytical skills reinforced with practical problem-solving abilities and an attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Coachable, with potential to move to engineer role within 2 years


Good degree level education in Electronic Engineering/Physics or equivalent.

What we offer you

  • Taylor Hobson offers a fun, relaxed, supportive working environment along with:
  • 1 pm Friday finish
  • Competitive salary and 28 days holiday including Easter & Christmas
  • Perkbox – Corporate discounts, GP service & 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre

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