Careers & Opportunities with Us

Nu Instruments are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people, that share our passion for science and technology, to join our growing team. We work with leading companies and prestigious universities around the world, at the forefront of research and analysis. Our instruments help advance a broad range of scientific applications, from the food we eat, medical treatments and our environment, to the origins of our universe.   

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Current Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for Test & Installation Engineers, Electronic Design Engineers and Development Engineers

Electronic Design Engineer

Specify and design electronics hardware with functionality defined by the project proposer. Generate specifications, verification evidence, production documentation and production test capability. Read the full description:Electronic Design Engineer Profile

Development Engineer 

Design, develop and improve system performance. A knowledge of Software / Firmware desirable with good understanding of Electrical / Electronic systems
Read the full description:Electronic Design Engineer Profile

Test & Installation Engineer

What is a Test and Installation Engineer? Once our assembly team have finished initial construction of each mass spectrometer, our team of Test and Installation Engineers is responsible for bringing them online, installing their end user configuration and running them through a series of calibrations and performance specifications. Due to the small-scale nature of the manufacturing, there are often problems that need to be solved along the way. Once tested, the instruments are shipped out to their end users around the globe. Once delivered, our Test and Installation Engineers travel out to these sites and set the mass spectrometers up in the end users’ laboratories, recalibrate them and teach the end users how to operate and maintain their new mass spectrometers.

This role suits those who are naturally curious, comfortable with solo international travel and able to work well with a diverse range of people. Experience working with scientific equipment is desirable, along with a basic understanding of physics, chemistry and electronics

Read the full description: Test & Installation Engineer Profile

Who are Nu?

Founded in 1995, Nu Instruments has established itself as a market leader in Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GD-MS), Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS), Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) and Noble Gas. Our high-end mass spectrometers are analytical instruments used to characterise the isotopic or elemental composition of various samples, providing precious information such as the history, the age, the provenance or the purity. Nu's innovating mass spectrometers are installed worldwide in academia, governmental and industrial research labs, and serve a wide range of applications such as: determining isotope ratios in various geological samples to provide datation data, creating elemental images of biomedical or geological samples, measuring isotope ratios to determine the provenance, origin of food samples, measuring nanoparticles size and determining the purity of a material..

All our instruments are designed, assembled and tested on site in our factory. Nu joined AMETEK in 2016. Nu’s head office, manufacturing facility and labs are located in North Wales, UK.

Meet our Team

Jonathan Ord – Service Manager

After achieving a Masters in Physics from Durham University Jonathan came to work at Nu Instruments as a Test and Installation engineer in 2013. Jonathan now manages Nu’s Service Team, ensuring our customers always get the very best from their instruments.

Jonathan says: “The values of the company always remain integral within everything we do. I’m proud to manage our service department because the quality of service that we have always been dedicated to providing sets us apart.  I feel very lucky to manage a team of extremely talented people who always go above and beyond for our customers.”

Starting as a Test & Installation Engineer, Jonathan completed several Nu Plasma II installations before becoming Plasma Team Leader in 2016. Shortly after this he got a chance to experience a service role as part of Nu’s secondment scheme and found his home, becoming Plasma Product Support Manager and more recently Service Manager. As Service Manager Jonathan manages a global team, delivering the quality service our customers have come to expect.

“The Nu brand is distinguished by the quality and availability of aftersales service. Most of our customers know us personally, which I believe is important since they know that they can always approach us with any queries that they may have.”