Job Vacancies

Ossila Limited is undergoing rapid growth and is often recruiting. We are based at the University of Sheffield's North Campus, which gives us the best of both worlds - industry and academia.

Company information

Founded in Sheffield in 2009, Ossila Limited is a fast-growing SME that provides a catalogue of specialised materials and equipment to researchers around the world. Approximately 75% of our sales are exported to more than 600 institutions in over 50 countries, and we have many of the world's leading research institutions as customers.

We are looking to expand rapidly in the next few years, and are searching for enthusiastic people to help us grow and believe that. In return, Ossila offers the opportunity to join an exciting enterprise and experience life in a high-growth, high-tech environment.

We aim to provide technically-challenging projects and exposure to aspects of commercial activities. Previous student projects have also led to entirely new business units and permanent positions.


Current Vacancies

Thank you for your interest. At present we have the below job vacancies available.

Please note that we are unfortunately not able to sponsor work permits. We are only able to recruit individuals who currently possess full rights to work in the UK (e.g. EU nationals or current student/work/dependent visa holders).

Electronics Manufacturing Assistant

Company:         Ossila Limited

Location:           Kroto Innovation Centre, North Campus, University of Sheffield

Salary:               £8 per hour

Starting Date:  As soon as possible

Closing Date:   21st February 2017

Hours:               Up to 16 hours per week, part time
                           (flexible to fit around studies or other commitments)

Job Overview

We are looking for an individual who can assist us in a range of activities related to small-scale electronics manufacturing, and who is keen to gain experience in a small, fast-growing start-up company.

Ossila Limited has created a new range of products that are selling rapidly and we are looking to expand our production procedures including assembly, calibration, packing, stock management and quality control administration.

The role will involve taking pre-made PCBs from our precision test-and-measurement range called Xtralien. Your daily tasks will include performing pick and place, soldering SMD components, QC analysis and calibration, preparing boards for dispatch, and ensuring suitable stock levels. We are currently building these PCBs to order using a combination of traditional soldering and surface-mount techniques. As such, candidates who possess the ability (or preferably have experience) to take on these manufacturing roles as well would have an added advantage.

Job Description & Person Specification

Ossila is a small and friendly company. We are looking for someone who can:

  • Work effectively as part of a team in a busy office
  • Work using their own initiative on a disciplined schedule
  • Take responsibility to solve problems when required


Key duties

Essential Requirements

Soldering and surface mount manufacturing Ability to organise tasks and work diligently
Inspection and calibration of finished PCBs Good manual dexterity (for working with tweezers)
Ensuring quality control procedures are documented correctly Competent at using workshop tools
Preparing orders for shipment An eye for details
The ability to identify and manipulate small components
Reliability and consistency


    To apply for this role, please send your CV (with reference) along with a cover letter to