An Engineering Technician should expect to be involved in a wide range of tasks over time, providing a very good base for future career development in the high technology sector. Over the first 12 months, they can expect to be involved in the following:
- Testing of the first batch of new products for customer evaluations, working closely with the project hardware and software engineers.
- Performing product validation testing. This could be on the bench e.g. measuring current consumed by the product. Or it could be in a temperature controlled chamber, measuring the temperature of chip dies to ensure they are within specification.
- Verifying production test specifications before release to the production test group.
- Some electronic assembly and modification work down to 0402 size components and including cable assemblies. Liaison with our manufacturing group when more complex changes are required (e.g. BGA rework).
- Maintaining the lab equipment and dealing with broken or malfunctioning items (repair or replacement), including hardware test fixtures.
- Organising the lab to make it easy for all engineers to find things quickly and easily.
- Setting up test environments for either hardware or software tests, including operating system software installation.
After 3 years, they can expect to be involved in:
- Qualification testing for Shock & Vibration and EMC.
- Creation of hardware test fixtures, including documenting them.
- Creation and maintenance of software scripts.
- Fault finding of computer hardware to component level.
The candidate should have at least an ONC/OND (or equivalent) with practical experience of most of the following:
- Digital electronics, including use of test equipment such as oscilloscopes and digital multimeters.
- PTH/SMT assembly/re-work, down to 0402 size components.
- Fault finding on micro-processor based circuit boards.
- Installation and fault-finding of microcomputer system software.
The successful candidate should also have an ability to organise and prioritise their own work. We have a dynamic lab environment where the ability to switch tasks quickly and multi-task are essential. It will not suit those who enjoy routine. The successful candidate will also show good inter-personal skills and have good practical skills.
Use of PCs and their operating systems (Windows and/or Linux), including installation.
Competitive salary package. Company supported private pension scheme. Non-contributory private health insurance scheme.