International Sales Engineer

Job Title: International Sales Engineer

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Start date: ASAP

Due to continued international success we are recruiting for an International Sales Engineer to focus on a mix of new business growth and account management growth within the electronic component industry. This opportunity would suit a highly motivated and outgoing individual capable of working independently, as well as part of a team, with previous technical sales and engineering experience.

The role of International Sales Engineer will be based out of our Clacton-on-Sea, Essex manufacturing facility but with the potential to work from home up to 40% of the time, as well as regular international travel worldwide, as required.

About the Company

Pickering Electronics is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and distributing Reed Relays. The company was established in 1968 and now employs over 100 people in our UK factory, located in Essex, and over 100 people in our other manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic. Pickering exports about 90% of its products, thus the opportunity for a hands-on sales role has arisen to represent the company both in the UK and overseas.


  • Competitive salary negotiable (dependent on experience)
  • Commission (based primarily on new customer acquisition)
  • End of year bonus
  • All necessary business communication devices
  • 30 days paid holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Potential to work from home office up to 40% of the time
  • Great opportunities for long term career development


Pickering Electronics, a long-established Reed Relay manufacturer, will showcase the exciting new Series 120 4mm² Reed Relay range at Electronica China, on booth E.5910.

Pickering’s new Series 120 4mm2 TM reed relay range has attracted a lot of interest since being released in July at Semicon West in San Francisco, U.S.A. The relays require a board area of only 4mm x 4mm, making it the highest packing density currently available, taking up the smallest board area ever.

Two switch types are available, a general purpose sputtered ruthenium switch rated for up to 20 Watts, 1 Amp and a low level sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 10 Watts, 0.5 Amps.

These are the same reed switches as used in many other long-established Pickering Electronics ranges but are orientated vertically within the package, allowing this very high density. The small size of the package does not allow an internal diode. Back EMF suppression diodes are included in many relay drivers but if they are not, and depending on your drive methods, these may have to be provided externally.

Pickering High Density Series 120 Reed Relay Module

Figure 1: A total of 528 Series 120 relays on Pickering Interfaces ultra-high-density PXI module illustrates the packing density of these extremely small Reed Relays.

The relays feature an internal mu-metal magnetic screen. Mu-metal has the advantage of a high permeability and low magnetic remanence and eliminates problems that would otherwise occur due to magnetic interaction. Relays of this small size without magnetic screening would be totally unsuitable for applications where dense packing is required.

To learn more about this industry changing Reed Relay range visit Pickering Electronics in booth E.5910 at Electronica China 2018 this March, 14 – 16, in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China.

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Pickering Electronics, a UK designer and manufacturer of Reed Relays, has announced they are now a member of the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA), the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors.

Since 1968, Pickering Electronics have been manufacturing high quality Reed Relays for Instrumentation and Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), High voltage switching, Low thermal EMF, Direct drive from CMOS, RF switching and other specialist applications.

Pickering Electronics has developed a solid customer base in a wide range of industries/applications, including their sister company; Pickering Interfaces; designers and manufacturers of modular PXI/PCI/LXI Switching Systems. Pickering Interfaces are a large Reed Relay customer who work very closely with Pickering Electronics on leading edge Reed Relay designs, reliability testing, life testing, production engineering, amongst other things. This close relationship greatly benefits both companies and gives Pickering Electronics a strong insight into demanding functional test Reed Relay applications.

Consecutive years of double-digital growth in sales, and recent investments to expand the capacity of the organisation, have led Pickering Electronics to update their strategy in the USA, to begin establishing strategic partnerships with representatives and distributors that are focused on the electronic components/test and measurement market.

Pickering Electronics 50 Years

Pickering Electronics, a manufacturer of high-quality reed relays, has announced that this year marks 50 years in business.

Pickering Electronics was founded in 1968 by the late John Moore. Five decades later its future is looking bright, with sales in 2017 up by 30% on the previous year.

“Fifty years of designing, manufacturing and distributing reed relays means that we have a very good understanding of the product we are selling and consider ourselves to be the leaders in reed relay technology,” said Graham Dale, technical director at Pickering Electronics.

“Since 1968, we have gradually evolved our reed relays from very large, relatively crude parts to the small, ultrareliable parts we have today. Production methods and quality systems have improved a great deal over that time, and costs have been radically reduced.

“When I started designing reed relays in the late 1970s some were saying that these electromechanical devices would have a limited lifetime. Instead, the market for high-quality reed relays has increased into areas that were inconceivable in those days.”

In 1983 Pickering Electronics established SoftCenter technology and former-less coil construction, setting it apart from other reed relay manufacturers. SoftCenter protects the sensitive glass/metal seal of the reed switch capsule, thereby increasing contact resistance stability and improving the life expectation of the relay. Former-less coil construction maximises magnetic drive and increases packing density.

Pickering has now become renowned for designing reed relays for high-density applications. Just last year the company released what is claimed to be the world’s smallest footprint reed relay — the Series 120 4 mm2 — switching up to 1 A while stacking on a 4 x 4 mm pitch.

The Pickering Group now comprises two privately owned companies: Pickering Electronics, a specialist in reed relay design and manufacture, and Pickering Interfaces, which since 1988 has been designing and manufacturing modular signal switching and simulation for switching systems. The group employs over 380 people worldwide, with manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic along with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

To celebrate 50 years in business, Pickering Electronics has various celebrations planned, including a book about the company’s first 50 years. The book features various milestones in Pickering Electronics’ history, along with stories, quotes and personal photographs from its founder, directors and employees. The book is available to download from the company website here>>.

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