Service Technician (Trainee Engineer)

Service Technician (Trainee Engineer)

We are recruiting a Service Technician (Trainee Engineer) to join our team based in Sandhurst.

This is an excellent career opportunity for the right candidate as the role has the potential to develop role into a Service Engineer position over time.

ASL/Pharmagraph is looking for a Service Technician (Trainee Engineer) to join our well-established and growing engineering company. This is an excellent career opportunity for the right candidate as the role has the potential to develop role into a Service Engineer position over time. The role is based in Sandhurst, nr Farnborough / Camberley, Berkshire, and reports to the Southern Area Service Manager. The company’s products are used in environmental monitoring systems for pharmaceutical, NHS and life sciences customers, as well as for general engineering and military applications.

Joining our growing Service department, you will be required to support the calibration engineers in performing on-site calibrations on a wide variety of instrumentation that make up our environmental monitoring systems at sites across the South of England. Our company plays a key part in the pharmaceutical supply chain across the UK and beyond with customers such as GSK, AstraZeneca, Airbus and Valneva.

Previous experience is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

Roles & Responsibilities

The role includes, but is not limited to, the following activities relating to the service chain for Pharmagraph and ASL products:

  • Provide practical assistance to Calibration Engineers throughout the routine on-site calibrations/service at customer sites
  • Provide practical assistance to Calibration Engineers with front-line breakdown/technical support.
  • Work in clean room facilities and plant areas.
  • Generate and complete calibration certification to a high standard.
  • Willingness and flexibility to take on temporary responsibilities as cover for other team members in a small business environment.

Key Skills:

  • Enthusiasm, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn is essential.
  • Good practical aptitude is required together with a general interest in technology, computing and/or engineering.
  • Technicians will be working predominantly as part of a team however, displaying initiative when required and possessing the flexibility to take on new tasks when necessary.
  • Professional manner when dealing with both internal and external customers.
  • A flexible approach to work, with the desire to thrive in a dynamic and fast-moving environment with an ability to respond quickly to changes in project priorities.
  • Good organisational skills, with the ability to manage own time and priorities.

Education / Experience

  • GCSE Maths, English and Science at Grade C or above with a proactive and enthusiastic approach to work and the desire to learn new skills.
  • A driving license is essential.
  • Previous experience in calibration or maintenance is preferred, but not essential as job-specific training will be given.
  • Good levels of numeracy and literacy with experience of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) are preferable, as well as a conscientious approach to work with a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy.

Technicians will be given training, and the opportunity to learn from engineers with a view to potential progression to the role of Senior Technician/Calibration Engineer in the future.


  • Salary in the range of £18,000 - £22,000 dependent on skills and experience.
  • Profit related, tax-free bonus after 1 years’ service as part of our Employee Ownership Trust.
  • 23 days annual leave.
  • COVID secure workplace.
  • On-site parking.
  • Company van provided following probationary period.

Working arrangement

Working hours are 09:00-17:30 Mon-Fri excluding Bank Holidays.

Duties will be carried out at ASL/Pharmagraph offices in Sandhurst, Berkshire and on-site.

Please apply now with your CV and covering letter for immediate consideration.

Head Office
39 Ivanhoe Road
Hogwood Industrial Estate
Berkshire. RG40 4QQ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 861700

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