Careers at GDS Instruments

There are currently two vacancies at GDS. - NO AGENCIES

Job Title: Electrical Test Engineer

Department: Production

Role Type: Permanent, full time 

Purpose of the role:

The role of Electrical Test Engineer is wide-ranging and challenging and includes inspection, maintenance, repair, test, and calibration of varied standard electronic/electrical equipment and control instrumentation within an R & D / Production environment. The role is varied and requires the appointed person to be organised, methodical, keen to handle multiple tasks and flexible in their approach to work.

Main Duties are but are not limited to:

  • Conduct electronic testing of analogue and digital circuitry according to defined schedules, maintain good documentation in a consistent and accessible form to allow design and modification information to be used by others and give traceability and version control.
  • Fault finding on varied and often complex equipment and systems involving analogue and digital electronics.
  • Calibrating and servicing a broad range of boards, products and systems.
  • Build fully tested products within required despatch date limitations and company quality standards.
  • Provide practical hands-on support in the full life cycle of products, documentation, servicing and repairs.
  • Install and commission equipment on, and occasionally, off site.
  • Carry out QA against company procedures prior to systems going to despatch.

Skills Required:

  • Experience of creating and building own circuitries and PCB’s.
  • Must have soldering skills on a surface mount (0603) and through hole PCB.
  • The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, circuit diagrams and understand manuals, schematics, plans and specifications.
  • Good understanding and fault finding capabilities to component level is a necessity.
  • Ability to identify/offer problem solving solutions.
  • Experience of reading circuit schematics and general circuit operations.
  • An understanding of safe systems of work.
  • Ability to identify and rectify faults and effect repairs within deadlines.
  • Must have a reasonable understanding or previous experience with embedded PIC micro controlled systems (MCU).
  • Previous experience or general knowledge of sensors & transducers (pressure / load).
  • Knowledge of temperature sensors would be an advantage.

Person Specifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience;
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills;
  • General knowledge of MS office suite and operating systems
  • Ability to work effectively to agreed deadlines and without close supervision;
  • High standard of housekeeping, cleanliness and tidiness;
  • Knowledge and ability to use simple machine tools to perform minor modifications to components would be an advantage, e.g. pillar drill, grinder, and linisher.


Job Title: Sales Support

Department: Sales

Role Type: Permanent, full time

Purpose of the role:

Your role will be to support the Sales Team with all the day-today activities within a busy Sales Department. The varied role requires the appointed person to be organised, methodical, have great sales support skills, be able to handle multiple tasks and have a flexible work approach.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide day to day support to the Sales Team and Sales Director by participating in the development and winning of new business.
  • End-to-end sales; preparing quotations, responding to customer enquiries, order processing, providing shipping details, preparing invoices, preparing monthly statements and checking payments are received.
  • Working with other departments to ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Maintain accurate sales records including creating new sales opportunities and timely follow ups, using Sage CRM database.
  • Follow up sales enquiries / leads from marketing activities such as exhibitions.
  • Maintain and build customer / agent relationships.
  • Provide agents with assistance when quoting, communicating extended sales information, delivery times and processing of orders.
  • Deal with all aspects of customer & agent support.
  • Liaise with the technical support team to identify customer requirements and provide knowledgeable responses in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that any technical enquiries received are quickly and correctly dealt with by the appropriate person.
  • Coordinate with the technical support team to organise on-site training and installations.
  • Generate statistics in line with management requirements.
  • Assist with the export and shipping process as and when required.

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good keyboard skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft office.
  • Experience of Sage CRM would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Must have the ability to multitask proficiently.
  • Must be conscientious and well organised with the ability to adapt to changes.
  • High attention to detail and ability to achieve high levels of accuracy.
  • Capable of working with minimum supervision.

Relevant Experience:

  • Previous experience within a sales environment is beneficial
  • Previous experience within an administration / co-ordination role is essential

Behavioural Qualities:

  • Flexible hands-on approach
  • Pro-active
  • Willingness to learn
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Have good interpersonal and team working skills

Please send all enquiries to Denise Rogers.