ETL design and build high performance satellite communications and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment, with a focus on customisation and customer service.
ETL’s products are distributed globally to some of the world’s largest satellite communication companies, ranging from Viasat, Intelsat, BBC and CNN through to Eutelsat and Reuters. Our products are generally used in satellite ground stations and include switch matrices, splitters, amplifiers, and fibre optic equipment.
We are fully integrated – from a design and production perspective. Our design skills include: RF, PCB, electrical, mechanical, and software. Our production capabilities include pick-and-place PCB assembly, hand assembly, and full testing facilities.
Quick facts about ETL:
- 8 of the top 12 NATO governments use ETL products to protect their citizens.
- 14 of the top 20 global satellite operators also use ETL equipment.
- Our commitment to customer service and product quality meant that in 2016 64% of our customers were repeat customers, which accounted for 83% of our sales.
- RF switch matrices, which account for about half our sales, route signals in satellite ground stations and are mission critical to the users: broadcasters, satellite operators and governments.
- Our success is based on compact designs, excellent technical performance and resilience.
Life at ETL:
ETL has 112 staff. These are mostly based in the UK – in our main facility in Hereford, and our R&D Centre near Watford. We have 5 international staff in our offices in the USA and Dubai. The staff are approximately split 1/3 in Assembly, Integration & Test; 1/3 in Engineering; and 1/3 on the commercial & HR side.
The company was awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in 2007, 2009 and 2013 for outstanding growth in International trade, as seen by ETL’s impressive sales increases per year since 2005.
As a growing global technology company, we have multiple vacancies currently available and are looking to recruit Design Engineers of disciplines such as Mechanical, Electronic, Software, and Radio Frequency. We will consider Engineers of varied experience from Graduates to Principal level, to join our Engineering Department at our headquarters in Hereford.
We have an extensive employee benefits package, including a free onsite gym & fitness classes, subsidised cafe, free fruit, working day finishes by 4.30pm, free flu vaccinations & salary sacrifice options to name a few.
Qualities we look for in our staff:
Innovative & brave: We constantly look for new ways to carry out our day-to-day activities, handle situations, and solve problems. We are willing to take risks to improve.
Ambitious & driven: We set ourselves high expectations and challenging targets, and thrive in an environment that aims to achieve them.
Customer empathy: Without our customers, we cannot succeed! Customer empathy is much more than customer service. We look at all things from our customers' perspective.