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If you are looking for a new and challenging role within a dynamic team email us at UKJobs@silixa.com for jobs in the UK and at USJobs@silixa.com for jobs in the USA.

Silixa Ltd promotes equal opportunity in employment. Please be aware that, although we try to respond to all applications, if you have not received a response within 28 days then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Production Technician

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Silixa, the leading developer of the next generation of optical fibre sensors, is rapidly expanding its business and we are looking for a Production Technician to join the team. The position will be based in the UK.

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Building and testing of optical and electronic assemblies
  • Assembly and repair of Silixa products
  • Create/maintain process and procedure documentation to ISO 9001 standards
  • Frequent use of the IT system
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices.

The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with relevant experience in electronics/optoelectronics manufacturing environment.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Degree level in the related technical field
  • HND or higher-level qualification in the relevant technical field, ideally electronics
  • Experience in electronics soldering, circuit testing, cable assembly and product assembly
  • Experience in fibre handling would be advantageous (i.e. splicing and cleaving)
  • Capable of multitasking, able to work under time pressure and stress
  • Good interpersonal & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Company

Silixa is manufacturing the next generation of optical fibre sensors, which can simply listen to the acoustic signal at every point along many kilometers of standard telecoms optical fibre. Unlike point sensors, Silixa’s Intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) has no bulky, expensive components and, since the sensing element is standard fibre, can be deployed cost-effectively and flexibly in remote, hostile environments.

The iDAS™ technology utilizes cutting-edge, high-speed optoelectronics and signal processing technology to enable a large stream of acoustic data at every location to be recorded and processed in real-time. This revolutionary technology provides the foundation for advancing the frontiers of acoustic sensing and imaging, leading to many new industrial and scientific applications.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com

Production Test Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

The Role

Silixa, the leading developer of the next generation of optical fibre sensors, is rapidly expanding its business and we are looking for a Product Test Engineer to join the team. The position will be based in the UK.

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Performing product testing and troubleshooting
  • Assisting in service and repair of customer returns
  • Working with Technology department to create and maintain product assembly and test procedures
  • Assisting in implementing new product assembly and test procedures in Production department
  • Ensuring continuous improvement and maintenance of production test stations
  • Supporting various production duties when necessary
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices

The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with a background in physics or engineering and preferably relevant industry experience in optoelectronics.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Degree level in the related technical field
  • Experience in testing of optoelectronic assemblies and systems
  • Basic knowledge in fibre optic distributed sensing technology
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Capable of multitasking, able to work under time pressure and stress
  • Good interpersonal & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Company

Silixa is manufacturing the next generation of optical fibre sensors, which can simply listen to the acoustic signal at every point along many kilometers of standard telecoms optical fibre. Unlike point sensors, Silixa’s Intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) has no bulky, expensive components and, since the sensing element is standard fibre, can be deployed cost-effectively and flexibly in remote, hostile environments.

The iDAS™ technology utilizes cutting-edge, high-speed optoelectronics and signal processing technology to enable a large stream of acoustic data at every location to be recorded and processed in real-time. This revolutionary technology provides the foundation for advancing the frontiers of acoustic sensing and imaging, leading to many new industrial and scientific applications.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in at:

ukjobs@silixa.com

Distributed Sensing Applications Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to the Field Service Manager, as a Distributed Sensing Applications Engineer, you will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

You will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Adhere to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Operating knowledge of the iDAS and ULTIMA systems
  • Operating knowledge of Silixa proprietary software packages for data handling and processing
  • Planning and execution of distributed sensing data acquisition, ensuring that a strict acquisition program is formulated and followed
  • Post job finalisation of client deliverables consisting of processed data plots, digital data and end of well reports
  • Handling of optical fibers in preparation for data acquisition (stripping, splicing, testing etc)
  • Carrying out recommended equipment test and verification procedures
  • Participating in field installations and performing system troubleshooting and corrective actions when necessary
  • Preparing supporting documentation for all aspects of project execution including operations manuals, hook-up drawings, system diagrams, installation & commissioning procedures, H&S documentation, etc
    Maintaining all project folders and all supporting documentation
  • Providing feedback and communication for all internal and external clients, presenting data in technical meetings and reporting to project teams and management
  • Liaising with suppliers of equipment and contractors to both external and internal clients
  • Coordinating maintenance, troubleshooting and clients’ installations upgrades
  • Supporting ongoing in-house projects, installations and equipment manufacturing
  • Providing support to in-house projects and experiments and where appropriate, contributing to product development
  • Liaising with the business development managers and with Silixa’s technology advisors to ensure that DS surveys are well planned
  • Liaising with the Finance Department to ensure all projects are within budget and invoiced efficiently
  • Liaising with the Logistics Officer to ensure all shipments are on time and within budget
  • Adhering to company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promoting safe work practices

 The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with fibre optic experience in the energy industry (petroleum, renewable, electrical power).  The candidate should have the ability to work on their own initiative while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.

The candidate must possess the self-confidence to challenge actions that may compromise the performance of Silixa’s technology. As the role will require the candidate to undertake a range of industry HSE training & certification before they can be deployed to the field, they must fulfil the medical requirements required to obtain the required certifications.

Qualifications/Experience

Ideally the candidate will have a relevant engineering or similar technical qualification. However, candidates with extensive field installation experience will be also considered.

  • Field installation
  • Hands-on experience of fibre optic sensing systems
  • Minimum of an HNC in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • Knowledge of seismic acquisition and basic data processing
  • Knowledge of distributed fibre optics measurements

Additionally candidates must

  • Be physically able to meet industry certification requirements
    • A medical with a Silixa approved doctor will be required prior to any offer of employment
  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Be capable of creating technical reports and papers
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

Health

Due to the nature of the business we will require the candidate to be in a position to obtain medical certificates for a variety of job locations, including offshore. Any job offer will be dependent upon the candidate undertaking an appropriate medical at Silixa’s expense to ensure their ability to undertake this role.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Office Administrator

Job Type: Maternity Cover 9-12 months

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to Finance Manager as the Office Administrator, you will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Core office reception duties, dealing with telephone and e-mail enquiries
  • Accepting deliveries, arranging postage and assisting HSE and Logistics Officer with shipments (first point of contact in absence)
  • Managing mobile phone contracts
  • Arranging meetings, appointments and ‘All Staff’ Meetings, including booking rooms, conference facilities and refreshments when necessary
  • Arranging travel visas, checking appropriate procedure is followed by employees
  • Reviewing and maintaining contracts with office suppliers and service providers
  • Ordering, maintaining and managing budget for stationery, office equipment and office supplies, and raising Purchase Orders
  • Organising and filing paperwork and documents, managing the office folders
  • Company benefits – i.e. Private Medical, eyecare vouchers, child care vouchers etc. including yearly renewals, processing invoicing, ensuring all employees are aware of any changes and/or taking full advantage of them
  • Preparing Employment Contracts and end of probations letters
  • Arranging both in-house and external events, including staff events
  • Arranging hotels and booking taxi’s for company guests, members of the board and senior management
  • Regularly updating the company Organ Chart, Skills Matrix, and company Headcount
  • Submitting monthly sickness & absence and Headcount summary reports to the CFO
  • General filing and administration
  • Looking after employees’ HR Files and updating them when required
  • Conducting the initial HR inductions for all new starters, and arranging the H&S and all other inductions for new starters

 The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual. The candidate should have the ability to work on their own initiative while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.

Qualifications/Experience

Previous office-based experience is an advantage.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment