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Electronics Engineer - Southern

Research & Development
Ref: 226 Date Posted: Thursday 26 Jul 2018
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Electronics Engineer (Contract)

6 Months

Excellent Rate


Working within the Research and Development Group designing, developing and introducing new products


Principal Responsibilities

  • Support the development of the manufacturing business
  • Act as technical lead for electronic / firmware design and development of company products & technology according to company procedures and regulatory standards, as well as undertake necessary electronics engineering design work
  • Perform technical presentations to support product development
  • Create and maintain product definition information in accordance with company procedures
  • Review, analyse and approve the product design
  • Compile, review and approve technical documentation required by design control procedures to support the design process
  • Assist with the management of work packages for new product development and product improvement projects
  • Use technical and product knowledge and problem solving abilities to support and guide other team members and other departments
  • Assist with compiling department procedures
  • To liaise and co-operate fully with management for the better performance of the department and organisation.


Other Duties

  • Undertake technical research, including competitor analysis to support design, development and manufacture of products
  • Utilise creative thinking to develop ideas which may lead to patents or registered designs
  • Assist with proposals for new technology introduction and product development
  • Compile proposals for new technology introduction and product development supported by feasibility studies
  • Develop system designs from initial concept ideas
  • Guide and make technical design decisions to ensure product design meets or exceeds expectations
  • Design for manufacture
  • Produce product cost estimates
  • Undertake or supervise prototype and initial production builds
  • Support the verification, evaluation (clinical and non-clinical) and validation of product designs
  • Transfer product designs successfully into production
  • Assist in the production and review of any required drawings, schematics and PCB layouts and other company design data set up
  • Maintain configuration control and source code control as appropriate
  • Implement design change control procedure.
  • Performing tolerance analysis, product risk analysis, FMEAs, design reviews, value analysis and quality incident investigations
  • Use software analysis tools as appropriate to produce robust designs.
  • Compiling and maintaining the Design History File during product design and development
  • Produce plans for timescales, costs and resource estimates and monitor progress against the plans
  • Lead design activities on Electronic Engineering and design tasks
  • Coordinate various project activities within R&D and with other internal departments
  • Deliver project deliverables within planned project & product cost constraints and timescales
  • Assistance to production, quality, technical publications, service, business development, sales
  • Contribute to the detection and elimination of all potential product quality or service concerns
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities
  • Mentor / Guide PCB CAD Designers and/or Electronics Engineers and supervise their work as necessary
  • Undertake any assignment or duty as required by business needs.


Skills and Experience

Degree or ONC/HNC in electronic engineering or equivalent. (2.1 or higher preferred)

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in electronic embedded systems coupled with a proven track record of designs working in the field.

  •  Power supply design - linear and switchmode
  •  Isolation transformer design
  •  Analogue circuit design - particularly related to power electronics
  •  Design of electronics PCB to meet needs of EMC, manufacturing & service
  •  PCB design - single, double sided, multilayer, through hole and surface mount using ORCAD schematic capture/ PCB design
  • Working knowledge of industrial/medical standards and impact upon hardware design including IEC60601, EMC ,LVD
  • Working knowledge and application of risk assessment driven and resultant DFMEA to produce robust & safe electronics.
  • Working knowledge and application of V development cycle
  • Working knowledge of - Programmable power supplies, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analysers, EMC test equipment, & PSpice circuit simulation
  • Solid practical skills - building electronic circuits, wiring , soldering
  • Documentation experience - Risk assessment, 60601 checklists, test plans and protocols, design specifications
  • Working closely with external electronics manufactures, component suppliers, EMC, LVD , 60601 test houses

Proven experience of:

  • Technical research
  • Medical - Design and Development of Medical Devices (preferred)
  • Applying electronic engineering principles
  • Generating ideas and selecting the best way forward according to requirements
  • Problem solving
  • Working in a heavily regulated and audited environment
  • Developing for electrical safety


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