+44 (0) 1580 891521

Location: Staplehurst, Kent

Salary: £25,000 DOE

Hours: 40hrs p/wk - 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Contract: Full time, Permanent

About Us: 

Magnetic Shields are leading specialists in the manufacture of bespoke magnetic shielding. Established for over 50 years, our experience and expertise allow us to adapt to the changing market and provide high quality, complex shielding solutions for emerging applications. Based in Kent, England, our manufacturing facility is fully equipped with the latest technology to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant.

Due to continued growth and expansion Magnetic Shields Limited is currently looking for an Electronics Engineer to join the team and become part of our professional, industry leading company!

Job Description: 

Magnetic Shields require enthusiastic electronics engineer to join their expanding Research & Development team. This position will involve working with Physicists and Engineers on the design, development, documentation and practical build of original equipment, as well as the practical build of repeating products to meet customer expectation within tight timescales. The equipment build will possess an electrical and electronic content together with supporting mechanical content. Defining, documenting and sourcing suitable parts is a key requirement. Basic workshop skills as well as an academic qualification is essential. A good appreciation of Health & Safety aspects within the daily operation of a busy laboratory/workshop environment is needed

The team is responsible for the experimental setup realisation and measurement of magnetic fields across a range of frequencies from DC (0 Hz) to VLF (3-30 kHz), for both research and technical support purposes. The position will also involve the construction and operation of compensation coil systems for nullifying magnetic fields and systems for the degaussing of large enclosures. The candidate will be required to perform test set ups plus the operations both in-house and externally, whilst documenting procedures and results. The role will require communication with customers to provide technical support, which can additionally involve site visits, so will call for the flexibility and self-motivation required to work in a dynamic SME

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 2:1 degree minimum in electronic engineering
  • Practical & workshop experience with a range of electronic measurement and signal generation equipment
  • Basic fault finding and demonstration of logical method
  • Basic programming skills for equipment automation
  • Electronic component recognition and understanding operation
  • Soldering, crimping and calibration experience
  • Technical documentation skills with keen eye for detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills, including liaising with other departments and customers
  • Understanding of project driven process


  • Basic understanding for the generation and testing of DC & AC magnetic fields
  • An awareness of EMI shielding techniques and a familiarity with EMI testing standards, i.e.: MIL-STD or IEEE
  • An ability to support off-site work with occasional overseas travel [valid passport is preferable]

Headcorn Road  |  Staplehurst  |  Tonbridge  |  Kent  |  TN12 0DS  |  UK

Tel : +44 (0) 1580 891521  Fax : +44 (0) 1580 893345

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