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About OSIL
OSIL is a leading manufacturer of oceanographic equipment for offshore and coastal applications into the environmental, engineering, subsea & offshore markets. Operating on a global basis from our UK base, we offer metocean & sampling solutions through cost-effective, high quality and technically advanced equipment.
To continue to drive our growth and further develop the market for our products, we are looking for a passionate, high-performing and intelligent people to join the team.

Oceanographic Instrumentation Technician / Metrologist

The Instrumentation Technician role will focus on working within the calibration laboratory providing clients with cost effective high accuracy calibrations.

To continue to support our growth and further develop the market for our products, we are looking for an energetic passionate, Instrumentation Technician/ Metrologist to support our existing high profile client relationships, work with the whole OSIL team to enable further development of our maritime and subsea business globally.

 The Role

  • Day to day operation of the facility.
  • Day to day problem solving and investigations.
  • Processing of calibration results, certificates and labelling.
  • Checking and pre-approval of calibration certificates prior to signatory sign-off.
  • Liaison with other test and calibration personnel for priority tasks.
  • Cleanliness of the laboratory, associated areas, fittings and tools.
  • Technical correspondence with customers.
  • Providing input to management on continuous improvement.
  • Working unsupervised and in a timely and professional manner
  • Ensuring calibration equipment is fit for purpose, calibrated and fully functional.
  • Ensuring customer turnaround times are met.
  • Liaising with the management on a continuous basis.
  • Development of improved working practices and methodologies.
  • Highlighting potential new income sources and facility upgrades.


  • New reference equipment assessments and trails.
  • Improvement to processes and systems.
  • Visits to customer sites, including on-site training.
  • Contributing to both quality and technical procedures.

Experience & Qualifications 

  • The candidate is required to have at least 2 years of experience in a workshop or laboratory environment.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience with marine sampling equipment, electrical or software systems integration, systems engineering or similar, would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional and Personal Development inside and outside of your career to date.

Personal attributes 

  • Passionate and dynamic by nature.
  • A high-level communicator, in person, in writing and online.
  • Collaborative; able to thrive in a high-performing team environment.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK, and you must be able to pass detailed background security checks.
  • This role is suitable for a recent graduate with the right attributes and skills.


With experience of working within a small Accounts Department and ideally with experience of manufacturing & engineering industries.

The Role

You will be part of the accounts team communicating internally with staff and also directly with our clients and suppliers.  Responsible for running both sales and purchase ledger under the direction of Company Accountant.


  • Sales Ledger – Order Processing, raising Invoices and all relevant corresponding paperwork.
  • Purchase Ledger – Processing invoices, obtaining authorisation, coding, sorting queries, statement reconciliation.
  • Assisting with freight & shipping.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned Inc. updating the CRM system with accurate customer / supplier information
  • General administration to support the business.
  • This is a varied role therefore it is important you have office experience within a SME. Ideally you can hit the ground running so the business can continue to run efficiently.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Computer literate, strong working knowledge of SAGE, MS Office including Excel & Outlook.
  • Be able to work to deadlines and have excellent organisational skills and have a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
  • Numerate and analytical with high accuracy and attention to detail critical.
  • Proven experience of success in a highly administrative role, in a fast pace environment.
  • Self-motivated, organised, can priorities and must be customer focused.

Personal attributes 

  • Passionate and dynamic by nature.
  • Accurate with high attention to detail.
  • Personable able to communicate with our global client base.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK, and you must be able to pass detailed background security checks.


What We Offer (all roles)

OSIL operates a dynamic, team-based working environment within an exciting and developing market, providing long-term potential for you to develop your skills and career. Salary for all positions will be dependent on experience. OSIL also offers 25 days annual leave, generous pension scheme, life assurance.

Please submit CV & covering letter.

Job Type: Permanent, full-time position

No agencies please.

OSIL are always interested to receive applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals.

Human Resources
Culkin House
C7/C8 Endeavour Business Park
Penner Road

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