Job Opportunities at VACGEN

As pioneers in the field of UHV technology, Vacgen’s focus on innovation, reliability and quality has helped great minds take great leaps forward. Products from VACGEN are widely used by the world’s leading Universities and research institutions, from NASA and the European Space Agency to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

At our new, purpose-built manufacturing facility near Hailsham, East Sussex we have entered an exciting new phase in our development as we embark on an ambitious expansion programme. We are always interested in hearing from talented, flexible and ambitious individuals to join our team. If you have manufacturing or engineering experience then please send your CV to

We offer 25 days holiday, company pension, life insurance, flexible working hours with a 1200hrs finish on a Friday, a state of the art working environment, a great benefits package and a competitive salary.

Current Opportunities

Manufacturing Engineer

We are recruiting a Manufacturing Engineer in our Operations department. This role will provide production engineering support, designing CNC programmes (using Alphacam), lead operations improvements activities that improve quality and reduce waste and evaluate and recommend new manufacturing methods.

Candidates must have the following skills and experience:

· CNC programming & editing on machines or using Alphacam

· Knowledge of engineering components (BOMs, Ops & Routings)

· Experience in manufacturing/machining environment

· Excellent computer skills

· Experience of implementing best practise manufacturing methods

· Strong communication skills

Graduate Engineer - Quality

We are currently offering a fantastic opportunity for an engineering graduate to join our busy Quality team. This role involves all aspects of quality including mechanical inspection, testing & validating components and assemblies, leading problem solving activity including root cause analysis using lean/Six Sigma methodology. Working closely with Operations and Engineering to drive end to end quality culture and improve customer satisfaction. You will learn to manage all quality related issues, by implementing robust solutions and changes to manufacturing processes to improve quality and reduce waste. The role will involve maintaining the documented Quality Management System and undertaking projects, to include process enhancement, new processes and Manufacturing improvements that improve quality & efficiency. As well as supporting assessments of the quality management system when undertaken by customers and external certification bodies such as ISO Management systems.

About You

We are looking for Graduates with a minimum 2:1 BEng or BSc in an Engineering related discipline or equivalent, ideally including a module covering Quality. You should have excellent communication skills to enable you to forge solid working relationships. Good organisation and IT skills are a pre-requisite as is the ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines. You will be a confident, self-motivated team player.

To apply for any role please email your CV to stating which role you are interested in.