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Electronics Design Engineer

Scientific Supplier
Research & Development
Saffron Waldon
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About the Job
This exciting and diverse role involves supporting the continuous improvement of our growing range of innovative chemistry equipment. You will be working in our R&D team and liaising closely with Production to help manage the lifecycle of new and existing products.

You will be responsible for the following:

Reporting to the R&D Manager
Managing and delivering product improvement projects (proactive and reactive Continuous Improvement)
Electromechanical and mechanical design upgrades at component and system level using SolidWorks software within a SolidWorks PDM system
Quick and efficient product engineering solutions to minimise assembly downtime
Sourcing (materials, suppliers, sub-contractors)
Risk analysis and mitigation of component and supplier bottlenecks
Testing (establishing test protocols, collecting, and analysing results, reporting)
Consultation (working with colleagues, consultants, and partners)
Planning and costing (project plans, timelines, budgeting)
Preparation and updating of documentation, marketing material, instructions, production packs, BOMs, checking procedures, FATs, QA, testing, etc.
Reporting (presenting updates and progress reports)
Contributing to New Product Development projects
Assisting in the design of products and creating innovative solutions to meet customer needs
Identification, evaluation, and integration of electronic components, including power supplies, PCBs, motors, fittings, connectors, sensors, firmware, etc.
Helping out other departments as and when required, including:
Marketing – creating drawings and models for marketing material
Production – designing jigs, troubleshooting

About you
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

A degree in electromechanical engineering
5 years minimum working experience in an industrial or R&D environment with a track record of delivering projects on time and to budget
Continuous Improvement / product lifecycle management in an engineering environment
Design experience including electronic system components (e.g., motors, PCBs, etc.), EMC design techniques and solutions, and Failure Mode Effects Analysis
Knowledge of electronics circuit design and implementation within measurement and control devices
Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials (e.g., machining, moulding, casting, sheet metal, coatings, etc.)
Excellent knowledge of 3D SolidWorks
Experience sourcing materials from suppliers
Late-phase product development and debugging experience
Fully IT literate with standard Microsoft Office packages (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Full driving license (no specialist license is required)

Other useful experience might include:

Working in the scientific glassware and instrumentation sector
Good understanding of communications protocols for software and hardware
Electrical engineering, electronics, software, or similar degree or experience
And have the following qualities:

Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with colleagues and partners of various backgrounds
Well organised with a good attention to detail with the ability to maintain high levels of accuracy
Enthusiasm and perseverance with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
Good prioritising skills as role is multifunctional and hectic at times
Forward thinking always looking for ways to improve current systems and suggest new initiatives
Diligent attitude with the determination to see things through to completion
Capable of working as part of a team and able to use own initiative when working individually
Aptitude to meet challenges that may arise
Willing to get stuck in with hands-on work as well as planning and delegating
Good time keeper and reliable
Adaptable and willing to learn new skills
Pleasant & positive manner

Salary Dependant on Experience
Annual Bonus
Flexible working hours
25 days Holiday + Bank Holidays


Saffron Walden
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Date Updated
01 Jun 2022
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