Vacuum Engineer - WA1 - WA16

£50,000 - £60,000 DOE + benefits
Ref: 62 Date Posted: Tuesday 05 Jan 2021
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A specialist medical technology company is seeking a Vacuum Engineer to provide safe installation of their products at customer sites. The Vacuum Engineer will need previous experience working with vacuum systems and components such as turbo molecular pumps, mechanical roughing pumps, ion pumps, pirani and penning vacuum gauges. In addition, will need to have a minimum HNC or equivalent in electrical or mechanical engineering. The Vacuum Engineer will have excellent people and communication skills as well as other soft skills.

Applications from suitably experienced ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged to apply.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform installation of components, assemblies and systems
  • Produce and provide input to installation instructions, procedures and processes for the installation / service of the product
  • Develop and perform service and maintenance procedures
  • Support the team and machine operators in the set-up and operation of machine vacuum systems
  • Perform and check vacuum acceptance tests, as well as other acceptance, verification and validation tests based on the test plans for each activity
  • Assist with the development and roll out of the training plan and training materials needed for the vacuum system and associated equipment
  • Work with suppliers and contractors to achieve safe and cost-effective methods of installing and testing the vacuum components for the system and associate equipment
  • Create Method Statements and Risk Assessments using Microsoft office products for the installation activities on site
  • Ensure all health and safety processes in place are followed
  • Be responsible for helping to manage the relationship with customers and represent the company
  • Follow company procedures for problem reporting and provide feedback to assist with the development of the system


Person Specification: Knowledge/Experience/Skills


  • Have a minimum of an HNC or equivalent in electrical / mechanical engineering
  • Possess basic knowledge of vacuum science (including basic knowledge of material outgassing properties measurement and interpretation of residual gas spectra)
  • Have experience of cleaning components for use in high/ultra-high vacuum systems
  • Have experience working with high/ultra-high vacuum components (including, but not
  • limited to: residual gas analysers, turbo molecular pumps, mechanical roughing pumps, ion pumps, pirani and penning vacuum gauges)
  • Performing processes for cleanroom working environments (ISO 4 cleanroom)
  • Working in a controlled/validated environment
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • Strong IT skills



  • Experience with design, build and operation of complex vacuum systems
  • 5 years’ experience working with servicing, installing and maintaining a class 2 medical devices
  • Experience of leak detection of small and complex systems
  • Experience of working on large scale complex medical installations
  • Nitrogen, Helium, SF6 filling experience



  • 28 days holiday excluding public holidays, pension, private healthcare