Engineering Vacancies

 

 


Practicum Intern

**Closing date June 15th 2018**

Artistic Licence is a market leader in the design, development and manufacture of intelligent lighting control for the architectural/entertainment/commercial lighting industry, and we are a major supplier of OEM solutions worldwide. In addition, our Integration department provides bespoke lighting solutions for many prestigious venues and projects.

From our stylish new offices and workshop in Bovey Tracey, we strive to cultivate a supportive and creative environment following our relocation from London to Devon. We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic Engineering Team.

We are seeking an engineering intern for 12 to 18 months. The intern will benefit from supervision by company CEO and lead product designer, Wayne Howell.

Suitable candidates should be enrolled on, or have recently completed, a degree course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or similar. The ability to work independently as well as working closely with others in a small team is essential.

Candidates should have good time management skills, be able to work through problems and propose solutions. They will need to communicate clearly and collaborate with production, design and software team members to solve issues.

Candidates will require a good understanding of components such as diodes, transistors, MOSFETS and regulators, and have some familiarity with Altium and LT spice software. Knowledge of the Art-Net, DMX512, RDM and DALI protocols would be advantageous. An understanding of Pic microprocessors, MP-Lab and low level programming will be a benefit.

Detail

Typical tasks include the following:

PCB design:

  • Using Altium to design new schematics for products; this also involves managing the Altium schematic libraries
  • Creating new PCB layout designs using Altium
  • Applying design for manufacture techniques to circuit layouts to allow for cost effective manufacture
  • Updating existing schematics to fix issues or to add functionality
  • Adapting PCB designs to fit new specifications
  • Using Spice for initial proof of concept simulations
  • Participate in design reviews

Software Design:

  • Writing Pic test programmes in C to exercise pcbs during test
  • Writing PC test programmes in C++ (Embarcadero) for product test

Build:

  • Soldering SMD and Through Hole components to build prototypes and assisting in production
  • Assist in the build of products to be shipped to customers
  • Build proof of concept circuits

Test:

  • Learn and replicate build and test procedures accurately
  • Use lab equipment to bench test hardware, perform root cause analysis, and perform general troubleshooting, documenting results of tests
  • Assemble and evaluate the performance of prototype hardware and software
  • Assist in the final testing of complete products to be shipped to customers

General:

  • Creating Bill of Materials for builds, revising existing BOMs
  • Sourcing and analysing new and replacement components for prototypes and products. If a project requires a new component a suitable part must be sourced. This involves reading through datasheets to find the most suitable part from a supplier. The same applies for replacing discontinued components, in this case an exact match is required.
  • Researching new and relevant technologies to be integrated into future products

Other information:

Candidates must be proficient in MS Office, with particular emphasis on Excel and Access.

A flexible approach to helping out is essential in a small team. The successful applicant will be comfortable with assisting on occasional trade shows – primarily the build and breakdown of the stand, but possibly also attendance at the event itself, meeting some of our customers.

All candidates must be eligible to work within the EU. The working hours are Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm. For more information, please email sales@artisticlicence.com

 

Assistant R&D Engineer – Embedded

Artistic Licence is a market leader in the design, development and manufacture of intelligent lighting control for the architectural/entertainment/commercial lighting industry, and we are a major supplier of OEM solutions worldwide. In addition, our Integration department provides bespoke lighting solutions for many prestigious venues and projects.

From our stylish new offices and workshop in Bovey Tracey, we strive to cultivate a supportive and creative environment following our relocation from London to Devon. We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic Engineering Team.

Detailed Job Description

We are currently seeking to recruit a self-motivated individual to work as part of a small but busy team of engineers.

The position encompasses embedded software design and PCB development along with assisting the engineering team with manufacturing, prototyping and test systems.

The ideal candidate will have a related science or engineering degree. The ability to work independently as well as working closely with others in a small team is essential.

Core competencies in order of importance include:

1. Embedded software development in C or C++ for embedded processors such as Pic and Cortex.
2. Manual soldering on fine pitch surface mount devices and through-hole wiring assemblies.
3. Development of high density multilayer PCB.
4. Ability to read, interpret and develop digital circuit diagrams.
5. Development and analysis of Spice models.
6. Testing and fault finding to component level on digital and analogue circuits

The following knowledge and experience would be beneficial:

1. Embedded software development in assembler.
2. Experience with MPlab and Harmony.
3. Experience with Altium or Protel.

Candidates must be proficient in MS Office, with particular emphasis on Excel and Access.

A flexible approach to helping out is essential in a small team. The successful applicant will be comfortable with assisting on occasional trade shows – primarily the build and breakdown of the stand, but possibly also attendance at the event itself, meeting some of our customers.

All candidates must have a full, clean driving licence and be eligible to work within the EU.

Package

The working week is 40-hours, Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm.

Employees are eligible to receive 28 days paid leave per annum which shall accrue on a pro rata basis for each month of service and includes the UK recognised bank and public holidays.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

For more information, please email sales@artisticlicence.com