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Schlumberger Assembly Technician in Barrow, United Kingdom

Assembly Technician

Barrow-in-Furness - United Kingdom

Job Title:

Assembly Technician

About Us:

“OneSubsea is the world’s leading subsea technology and solutions provider. They’re the people calling for a new subsea era, where oil and gas production is a lot more efficient, and emissions are a lot lower. They’re also pushing to accelerate subsea carbon capture and new energy solutions.”

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.


Barrow-in-Furness, UK.

OneSubsea – Barrow, is SLB’s centre of excellence for subsea connector systems, delivering World class connector solutions to the global energy industry. Our facility designs and manufactures cutting edge power, instrumentation and fibre optic wet mate connector technology for demanding deepwater and high-pressure applications.

With 5 business units equipped with moulding, machining, assembly and test facilities, and 150 highly skilled engineers, technologists and manufacturing personnel, we deliver connector innovation to meet an ever-increasing global demand.

We are located in in the Northwest of England on the edge of the Lake District National Park, one of the most beautiful areas in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Job Summary:

As a Fiber Optics Lab Technician, you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge connector technology, collaborate with a team of experienced engineers and technicians and learn valuable skills in fiber optic theory, lab techniques and problem-solving. You will be responsible for performing a range of lab tasks, including assembly, testing, troubleshooting and repair of fiber optic components and systems. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to start a career in the fiber optics-based technology industry and gain hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art lab environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Attention to detail: Candidates should be meticulous in their work, with the ability to maintain accurate records and identify potential issues with fiber optic components and systems.

  • Manual dexterity: Candidates should have excellent manual dexterity, with the ability to work with small and delicate fiber optic components.

  • Mechanical assembly: Candidates should be willing to learn mechanical assembly and have a desire to work with hand tools

  • Communication and collaboration skills: Candidates should be able to work effectively in a team environment, communicating clearly and professionally with engineers, technicians, and other team members. Should have the ability to use collaborative tools like Teams and other O365 packages.

  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills: Candidates should have a willingness to learn how to identify and solve problems with fiber optic components and systems, using critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations: Candidates should have a desire to learn about industry standards and regulations related to fiber optics and be able to ensure compliance in the lab.

  • Self-starter: Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Initial training and supervision will be provided on products and processes.

  • Proactive: Candidates should be proactive in identifying potential issues or areas for improvement in the lab and taking the initiative to address them.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Clean room experience would be advantageous.

  • Collaboration with the engineering to provide support for ongoing research and development projects

  • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment, and ensure that all equipment is properly calibrated and functioning optimally

  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and procedures in the lab

  • Strong attention to detail, manual dexterity, and ability to interpret mechanical drawings

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Proactive, can take initiative to identify potential issues or areas for improvement in the lab

Career Advancement:

Every technical contributor in OneSubsea Barrow has access to a progression plan tailored to their job title, defining a clear path for promotion and reward, focusing on competency development. With support from Human Resources, Managers, and a network of technical experts, they are in control of their career growth from their first day of employment.

What we can offer you:

Competitive base salary with bonus, private healthcare for employee & family, subsidised dental care, Health & Wellbeing programs such as the Employee Mental health support, health & wellness coaching, part employer and employee funded pension contribution, Income protection scheme, life insurance.

Other benefits are also available through the SLB flexible benefits program.

SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.