Instrumentation Field Engineer/Technician

Meteor Communications

Caversham, Reading
c.£18,000 - £25,000 (pro rata) depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract Nick Weddell

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Thursday, 31st October 2019  

Instrumentation Field Engineer/ Technician.

Circa £18-25K (pro rata) depending on experience.

Meteor Communications have been successfully designing, building and installing environmental monitoring and control solutions for over 25 years. Developing complete monitoring systems, we make it easy to obtain high quality, real-time data in a secure and accessible manner. Available as kiosks, wall mounted or portable systems our monitoring products are controlled remotely using our integrated telemetry system.

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our Water Quality Services team. Meteor Communications have an extensive network of monitoring equipment delivering real-time data to a range of customers from private sector to government agencies. Working both in the field and workshop you will be responsible for ensuring that our instruments, equipment and network is serviced and maintained to the highest possible standard.

Qualifications / Experience:

Successful candidates will have:

  • knowledge and experience of working in a field/ workshop environment;
  • an aptitude for practical tasks;
  • experience in mechanical/ electrical work -desirable;
  • experience within the environmental sector however this is not essential;
  • good attention to detail and be a competent problem solver;
  • an awareness of health and safety associated with field and workshop tasks;
  • the ability to manage and prioritise workload;
  • self-motivation and a willingness to work both as part of a team and independently;
  • a full UK driving license - essential.


Responsibilities will include:

  • commissioning and maintenance of our monitoring outstations and associated hardware;
  • collection of environmental samples in line with procedures;
  • workshop preparation of field equipment;
  • organising and maintaining workshop supplies and equipment;
  • quality control of data.

The successful candidate will be offered a 6-month contract, potentially leading to a permanent role. Salary will be offered in line with experience. Training is provided, and a company vehicle is supplied for field work.

The role will initially be based in Caversham, Reading.

Closing date is Thursday 31st October 2019 but may close sooner if we find the right candidate.

Please send your CV and a covering letter, stating why you’re interested and how you meet the selection criteria, by email to Nick Weddell at

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