The role is covered in the following locations: St Albans, Herts

Company Information

Elliot Scientific, founded in 1990, is an established and major supplier of components and systems including Opto-Mechanics, Lasers and LEDs, Temperature instrumentation, Spectroscopy and Microscopy equipment. We provide synergistic solutions for markets in the Scientific, Research, Academic and Industrial communities.

We are uniquely positioned to assist our customers, being able to:
- Supply competitive quality components and sub-systems
- Supply complete high performance analytical and measurement test systems
- Source, integrate and manufacture complex systems
- Custom design and manufacture for OEM requirements
- Provide added value in support and technical expertise

Role Overview

If you are a recent graduate or someone with hands on experience in Opto-Mechanics, Lasers and LEDs, Temperature instrumentation, Spectroscopy or Microscopy equipment we are curerently recruiting for a commercial, customer facing and technical role based in Hertfordshire lookign for someone with experience in this area looking for a commercial move. Apply below to discuss with one of the team and find out more.

Role : Product development and Support Engineer
Location : Hertfordshire (Harpenden Office)

Elliot Scientific, (part of the MetroTest Scientific company) is a photonics and equipment manufacturer and distributor based in the UK. We are looking for a Junior product support and development engineer to help us grow our own brand products and expand our support functions in an exciting "Tech." marketplace.

Reporting to the Director, this primarily technical role, provides a varied range of responsibilities and activities such as product development, technical support and market development duties.

A strong background in optics and microscopy, product design, and an interest in customer focussed engagement are a requirement. With a pro-active and creative style you will become an important team member and be able to work autonomously of varied projects from fibre-optic alignment systems to digital laser tweezers. There is scope to develop your skills and responsibilities within the role and progress within the company as we continue to grow.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

- Review and Update current product functionalities
- Liaise with and identify new suppliers and subcontractors
- Evaluate markets and white space opportunities
- Represent the organisation at scientific meetings and exhibitions.
- Support customer technical enquiries
- Install "systems" on-site both in the UK and globally
- Support our distribution network on technical/ support

Person Specification

Experience in optics/ instrumentation is required. You will need good PC skills ( MS office/ Labview/Python or similar platforms), good communication skills (English as a first language) and the ability to work to a deadline to deliver the core product milestones are essential. If you feel that you have the drive, enthusiasm and skillset to match our requirements then we welcome your application for this exciting role.


Base salary between £30,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience
Bonus, contributory pension scheme, health insurance after qualifying period.

26 May 2023

Nick Walker

Scientific Recruiter

01494 818 059

Toby Chapman

Scientific Recruiter 01494 818019

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