IVS® is filled with talented people, working at the cutting edge of vision system development, who are passionate about what they do.

IVS® are international specialists in high performance machine vision and vision systems. We help global organisations empower their production, become more efficient, and build quality into their manufacturing processes with innovative machine vision technology. Our products are engineered for reliability and scalability – from smart vision cameras, to complete inspection machines and production lines. Our teams are dedicated to helping customers apply our technologies to create success.

We maintain a vibrant, motivated workplace: we know that you will do your best work if you love what you do and can bring the whole of yourself to work. That’s why you can expect an environment that fosters individuality, inclusivity, creativity, and innovation.

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Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, UK

We are looking to recruit a keen and enthusiastic Graduate Applications Engineer who can work effectively as part of an experienced engineering team to learn, design, document, manage, integrate, commission and support machine vision applications across a range of industries. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop automation, mechanical and electrical skills along with all aspects of general industrial automation control and design. Our services are project driven and so there is good scope to learn about overall project management in the context of an industrial environment, communicating with our blue-chip customers. The post holder would undertake the following duties:

  • Learn and become experienced with our machine vision graphical user interface (GUI) software packages.
  • Learn and become experienced with our machine vision technology, such as PC’s, cameras, optics, lighting, filters and image processing methods.
  • Design machine vision applications with our machine vision software and hardware.
  • Manage projects, working with team members, communicating with suppliers and customers.
  • Manage projects to focus on delivering them on-time and within budget.
  • Document specifications and test studies for the design of machine vision applications.
  • Document mechanical, electrical and communication specifications for smaller machine vision systems.
  • Integrate and commission machine vision applications into our machines and systems.
  • Document technical files for our larger machine vision systems.
  • Assist the team with the direct production of our machines and systems.
  • Support off-site and on-site our machine vision machines and systems, post installation.
  • Create machine vision solutions using our in-house equipment for use in customer demonstrations, evaluations and proposals.
  • Opportunity to develop automation, mechanical and electrical skills along with all aspects of general industrial automation and control.

IVS services extend to integration of our systems and machines onto production floors at customer sites. Therefore, there is a requirement for travel both in the UK and overseas as part of the engineering team to external sites for installations on an ad-hoc basis.

For a complete job specification or to send us your CV, please email quoting job reference 1021.

We look forward to hearing from you and introducing you to IVS, thank you for taking the time to consider us.

Life at IVS on Harwell Campus

IVS is located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, in the heart of the rolling Oxfordshire countryside. The UK’s innovation hub. Harwell is a science and technology campus with outstanding people and world-leading facilities.

Harwell offers an outstanding quality of life. South Oxfordshire was recently named as the rural area with the best quality of life in Great Britain and national surveys regularly rate the city of Oxford and the county of Oxfordshire very highly for residents’ quality of life. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the campus is within easy reach of picturesque towns and villages, including the historic centre of Oxford to the north and the quintessentially English market town of Newbury and its famous racecourse to the south.

Sport and Exercise

Fitness enthusiasts are well catered for. The campus boasts a variety of facilities and several sports clubs for those who work on-site. With surrounding woodland paths, wide open roads, hills and broad vistas, Harwell is ideal for runners and cyclists. Facilities include tennis courts and sports fields featuring a cricket pitch and pavilion. Sports clubs at Harwell include football, rounders, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, archery, running, yoga and an Aunt Sally league.

There are paths for ramblers, including the ancient Ridgeway path and Icknield Way, which offer incredible views of the open countryside that surrounds the Campus. Fitness trainers and health therapists are also available.

Other Amenities

Other on-site facilities at Harwell Campus include a Post Office branch, hairdresser and a dentist. With two nurseries already situated on-site, professional childcare is also catered for.

Equal Opportunities

At IVS, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. IVS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.