Electronics Prototyping Technician

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Job Type:Full Time

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Prototyping Technician (Electronics)

Full time/Permanent; Melbourn, Herts, UK

Competitive remuneration package that includes annual bonus scheme, private healthcare, travel allowance and more!

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We are an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the Team

At PA, we design products for our clients and often deliver prototype product as a key deliverable. The quality of these deliverables is hugely important to us, so we are looking for someone who shares our ambition to delight our clients.

You will work with our engineers and senior technicians to help realise our designs. Typically, you will be working with ‘one-offs’ or small prototype runs where the build process is not fully defined, and a diverse range of skills are required to complete the build. Think skilled artisan rather than production line operative. You will gain exposure to a wide range of products across Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial and Defence and Security sectors, each bringing new challenges and learning opportunities. As you become established in the role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the design process – particularly DFM and manufacturing process development.

This role might suit an individual with a background in a CEM or similar manufacturing environment who is looking for a new challenge involving greater variety, or someone who just loves building things.

What we're looking for

This is very much a hands-on role, so we are looking for an individual with strong practical skills and outstanding attention to detail. We expect good familiarity with electronic components and assembly techniques and the skills to:

  • Assemble novel designs
  • Build wiring looms
  • Hand solder to a high standard
  • Use common hand tools
  • Execute test procedures
  • Work in an ESD-safe environment

Although the hands-on aspects of the role will dominate, the role will also involve associated tasks such as kitting, producing and contributing to product documentation and shipping. We need a quality-minded individual who can manage an ever-changing workload whilst maintaining a smile on their face.

We would expect candidates to be qualified to A-Level/HNC standard or equivalent and to possess good English, Maths and IT skills.

A significant proportion of our work is within the defence and security sector so candidates must be willing and able to gain UK security clearance.


  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com