We are looking for high calibre employees with a physical science background

We supply mass spectrometers for advanced process monitoring and research in diverse areas of gas analysis, plasma, surface science, surface analysis and vacuum-related processing through Europe, North America and the Far East.

Careers at Hiden Analytical


  • We look for high calibre employees with a physical science background that would be interested in joining our team.
  • Our team currently comprises more than 70 staff, in various fields of expertise. Engineers are the largest group within the Hiden team.
  • More than 50% of Hiden employees have been with the company for more than 10 years. There are good reasons for this.
  • Whether you would like to join us as, a trainee, a graduate or a professional, we are looking forward to your application!
  • Before sending us your application please follow the job application guidance notes.


Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted 27-Mar-2017

The Role: Working with the design team on the design and documentation of new products, alternative product configurations, maintenance of existing product design documentation and detailing systems for manufacture.

Required Skills: 
Experienced in the use of CAD systems to generate drawings in 2D and 3D formats. Use of Windows, MS Office and word processing.
Able to show initiative and complete work with minimal supervision.
Able to work with others and share ideas / workload.
Able to produce good quality manufacturing drawings in accordance with current drawing standards.
Motivated to complete tasks quickly and effectively.
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
Awareness of manufacturing techniques, materials properties and costs.

Previous experience on a related field / industry vacuum, pressure vessels scientific products, manufacturing.
General awareness of UHV requirements including vacuum compatible materials.
General awareness of sheet metal fabrication.
Commercial design awareness.

Minimum qualifications:
Educated to degree/HND level in an appropriate field.


Both of the roles are fulltime permanent positions

Salary will be competitive and depend on experience

For the successful candidate the start date is ASAP


About Hiden Analytical Ltd.
We manufacture quadrupole mass spectrometers for residual gas analysis, plasma diagnostics by direct measurement of plasma ions and ion energies, SIMS systems and probes for surface analysis and UHV surface science, gas analysis systems for gas reaction studies, catalysis performance quantification, and thermo-gravimetric studies.
We are a specialist company of ~ 70 people. Our products are exported to all major economies in the world


For job application guidance, please see: “Job Application Guidance” tab.


Please apply by email.

Please include:

  • Covering letter
  • CV

Your covering letter should make clear why you wish to apply for a position at Hiden Analytical Ltd, and please outline your career objectives. We are pleased to accept applications from recent graduates, PhD’s, experienced professionals and apprentices. Especially in the case of experienced professionals, it is important to know the reasons for a change of job.

Please specify your expected salary and earliest possible start date.

We recommend that you list the details in your CV in chronological order, which will make it easier for us to review your application to follow your career development. Mention your average grades in school and further education in your CV: we would like to know not only what you have achieved, but how – and how well – you have reached your objectives.

If your application is well presented but you don’t receive an interview invitation, this is probably because another candidate was better suited to the position. The candidate profile must match our requirements very closely to be considered. Unfortunately it is not possible to reply to all applications received.

We naturally hope that your application meets our requirements, and wish you every success. The email address for your applications is :