Careers at GDS Instruments

GDS are currently recruiting for a Commissioning & Quality Engineer.

Job Title: Commissioning and Quality Engineer (Full Time)

Purpose of the role:

In this role, you will develop a detailed knowledge of GDS equipment and its operation following our training. You will be an ambassador for GDS working in the workshop and at our customer’s laboratories; opportunities exist for overseas travel within this role. 

This role is open to both graduates with little experience or to fully experienced and qualified undergraduate candidates. You will report to the Commissioning and Quality Team Lead on most cases and the Geotechnical Systems Manager when required.

In addition to this, you will also be responsible for:

  • Commission products within required dates and to the highest quality standards.
  • Carry out initial testing and commissioning.
  • Meticulously follow work procedure 
  • Update work procedures and report changes.
  • System assembly and quality assurance testing prior to shipping.
  • Maintaining records and documentation associated with customer orders and Quality assurance.
  • Evaluate and conduct repairs on returned equipment and systems, using established procedures to manage the repairs workflow.
  • Liaise with the Geotechnical Systems Engineers to develop and improve testing capabilities for products. Provide feedback to production teams for continuous improvement. 
  • Preparation, maintenance and implementation of internal and external technical procedures, help-sheets and boilerplates.
  • De-bug and problem solve issues with products both at GDS and in the field via on-site support.
  • Installation of GDS equipment and the provision of any associated training at customers’ premises both in the UK and internationally.
  • Be fully aware of Health and Safety requirements and ensure safe working at all times within team(s).

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Experience with Test Engineering. Either as an electro-mechanical test engineer or with materials testing.
  • A degree or HNC in a related engineering field is an advantage.
  • A basic understanding and confidence to work with electronic/electrical components and systems.
  • Ability to think logically and fault find software, mechanical and electrical issues.
  • Previous experience or general understanding of sensors, transducers and machine control would be an advantage.
  • The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and understand manuals, schematics, plans and specifications would be an advantage.
  • Ability to quickly learn in-house developed software packages.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English, both oral and written.
  • The ability to prioritise and work withing agreed deadlines. 
  • A flexible approach to work and be prepared to work with any member of the team.
  • The desire to learn new ideas and concepts.
  • Experience of Microsoft office for report writing and scientific data interpretation.
  • Must have a high standard of housekeeping, cleanliness and tidiness.

Note: All applicants will need to be eligible to live and work in the UK

For all enquires please contact Denise Rogers and Salena Turner at and