Date posted: 05 Aug 2022

Chelton are recruiting for a Test Technician to test a broad range of antennas, troubleshooting issues with circuits, components and avionic assemblies, diagnosing faults and ensuring test equipment is calibrated.

Ideally, we are looking for an individual who has experience of fault finding on electrical and digital circuits, but we are willing to provide comprehensive on the job training if you can demonstrate previous test experience and you are keen to learn!

Due to the nature of the work, some testing will have to take place during the course of the night, so there will be a requirement for individuals to work rotating day and night shifts (Monday to Friday only). A night premium is paid. 

This role will be based at our office in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7. 


  • Test electronic assemblies or sub-assemblies.
  • Diagnose faults. 
  • Verify production schedules and drawings are appropriate
  • Calibrate test equipment
  • Adjust test and tracking of electronic components
  • Soldering to standard
  • Re-submitting products to assembly and signing off final test.
  • Complete relevant test paperwork

Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of test and fault finding to component level on R/F analogue and digital circuits
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Awareness of SHE (Safety, Health and Environmental) issues
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Good level of computer literacy

It would be advantageous if you had:

  • Experience of military or commercial avionics equipment would be an advantage
  • HND or equivalent in electronics
  • Experience of working in production or manufacturing 


  • Competitive salary and O/T available, plus night shift premium 
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Early finish on Fridays

About Chelton

Chelton is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of advanced aerospace and defence systems for platforms operating in the air, on land and at sea. With a portfolio spanning Antennas, Avionics and Land, we’ve been securing success in demanding environments since 1947 – one of the longest tenures in the aerospace and defence industry.

From aerospace and defence communications through to navigation and electronic warfare, everything we do is driven by the people behind the products. Our top-level talent combines ground breaking technical capabilities with a matched drive and persistence to offer our customers a competitive edge with exciting new technology.

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.