Engineering Vacancies

 

 


Production/Manufacturing Engineer (salary circa £30K)


Due to company relocation, the position of Production/Manufacturing Engineer has arisen with Artistic Licence, a world leader in the lighting controls industry.

The ideal candidate will have a Degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering and at least five years’ experience working within the electronics manufacturing industry. The ability to work independently as well as working closely with others in a small team is essential.

Core competencies include:

  • Manual soldering on fine pitch surface mount devices and through-hole wiring assemblies to IPC-A-610 standard
  • Excellent working knowledge of MRP and stock control principals
  • Experience with QA inspection and dealing with OEM suppliers
  • Testing and fault finding to component level on digital and analogue circuits
  • Experience with electronic and mechanical design, production and assembly and ECR/ECO change note control
  • Experience with JIT and 6 Sigma Lean manufacturing
  • Purchasing experience
  • Service Desk experience and dealing with end user enquiries and customer repairs
  • Good understanding of component level programming of PIC Microcontrollers

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 have a full, clean driving licence, an EU Passport and be eligible to work within the EU. Working hours are 8am – 5pm, Mon-Fri.

 


Practicum Intern (salary circa £17K pa)

We are seeking an intern to join our dynamic Engineering Team 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. Flexible start date to suit applicant.