Autoclave & Calibration Engineer

  • Salary: Undisclosed
  • Location: Telford /Poole the role will be largely remote
  • Posted:
  • Company: VFE

An exciting opportunity to join Busch UK / Vacuum Furnace Engineering for a driven and skilled Autoclave and Calibration Engineer.

VFE is the leading specialist in redesign, overhaul and repair of all makes of vacuum furnaces thanks to its hands-on service support and proven engineering solutions. Our experience in problem solving and innovative, engineered solutions offered covers all makes of equipment and all aspects of vacuum furnace technology including Vacuum Heat Treatment, Vacuum Brazing, Vacuum Melting & Casting, Diffusion Bonding, Vacuum Sintering and many other processes.

We understand the specific needs of our clients, helping them to reach their goals by providing innovative heat treatment solutions and aftersales service in line with the highest quality standards, improving processes and reducing costs. As an expert in Vacuum Furnace and associated technologies, VFE assists its clients in optimising their cycle times, limiting the amount of downtime while optimising energy usage

From food packaging to the coating of wafers for microchips. Our Vacuum and Overpressure can be found in all areas of life and industry.
More than 3,800 employees in 45 countries make up the global Busch family. Flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths are what sets us apart.
Join the market leader. Take responsibility. Shape the vacuum world of the future with us.

Your challenges will include:

The main tasks for this role will include, but are not limited to:

Autoclave, Calibration & Service

  • Experience of calibrating process control equipment (electrical, temperature, pressure) essential.
  • A keen sense of customer service and ability to communicate at all levels is essential.
  • Experience of working in a UKAS Laboratory environment preferable.
  • Good fault-finding skills in mechanical, electrical and instrumentation (inc. PLC) systems preferable.
  • Previous experience of calibrating relative humidity would be advantageous.
  • Experience of working within pharmaceutical or GMP environments advantageous.

Planned Maintenance

  • Carry out servicing as directed in the product manual or schedule and keep true records of the work carried out.
  • Become able to identify faults found during the service visit that will require an additional visit to rectify.
  • Accurately identify all parts used and required such that replacements can be correctly ordered and fitted.
  • Maintain a stock of frequently used spares and consumables in the service vehicle.
  • Ensure that any potential problems are noted and passed on to be dealt with before causing breakdown.


  • Attend site as directed by the Service Manager to rectify faults as necessary.
  • If the fault cannot be repaired immediately, accurately identify the parts required to do so such that they can be ordered correctly.

Travelling throughout the UK and occasionally world-wide providing high quality maintenance, breakdown, and calibration of composite process equipment. Process control equipment supported by our UKAS Accredited Laboratory No. 4338. Typical calibrations are of Temperature, Pressure, DC electrical ranges and Humidity. The role also requires fault-finding, adjustment and re-tuning of control systems as required.

On the job training will be provided to enhance your knowledge and professional development.

Your profile

  • Team leadership ability
  • A creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent communications and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to follow processes
  • A passion for learning new technologies
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Organised and meticulous with a high attention to detail
  • Motivated individual with a can-do attitude
  • Able to thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment
  • A full UK driving licence

VFE Offers

  • 20 days annual leave per year, excluding bank holidays.
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program – Financial, physical and wellbeing support
  • Employee discount shopping platform
  • Company Vehicle (optional)
  • Generous Workwear Allowance

Why work for VFE?

  • A truly flexible working culture
  • A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment
  • Great training and learning resources
  • Committed to Employee development
  • Free On-site parking
  • Generous family leave package, we support you extending your family

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Busch & VFE are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Our people, customers and our candidates represent a wide range of cultures and experiences. We are passionate about creating a workplace where our people can flourish and succeed regardless of background.

Busch & VFE encourage you to bring your authentic self to work as we recognise the importance and benefits of greater diversity, including, but not limited to race, disability, sexual orientation, having or not having dependents, social or economic background, religious beliefs, political opinions, age, marital or civil partnership status and gender.

If your experience looks different from what we’ve advertised and you believe that you can bring value to the role, we’d love to hear from you.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please let us know so we can help you to be at your best.

How to Apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to:

Closing Date

Until filled.