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Electrical Design Engineer

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Job description

An opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to join an innovative and successful manufacturer that designs and manufactures hi-tech capital equipment for worldwide export.

You will be joining an established manufacturing facility with the goal to be an innovative, world-leading high end technology company, developing and providing laser technology solutions to problems in wire and cable processing and manufacturing.

The Role:

Electrical Design Engineer role is required to undertake the design, development, and testing of electrical control systems for our product range; involving the selection of appropriate control hardware based on the most cost-effective and scalable control platform.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Write control specifications for new products or modifications to existing products.

– Design electrical circuits required for the development and production of laser wire processing machines and other new products using ePLAN electrical design software or similar.

– Generate build documentation and parts lists to enable the purchasing department and production department to order parts and build products/machines.

– Write commissioning procedures for machines to enable the efficient transfer of products to Production and Service.

– Liaise with end-users and other relevant contractors and sub-contractors to ensure correct design, test, and installation of systems.

– Participate in the CAPA activities of system problems arising from testing, acceptance, or operational use in the field.

– Interface with electrical suppliers to ensure the most cost-effective solutions are found.

– Contribute to the evolving Design Standards for Electrical / Mechanical Drawings.

– Previous experience working with electrical control systems would be advantageous in this role including EN60204, ISO 13849 and an understanding of EN12100.

– Understand the dynamic requirements of wire processing systems and design solutions to meet those requirements.

– Carry out other tasks and projects within the competence of the job holder as requested by the Engineering Manager.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will be qualified to a minimum of HND or preferably degree level in Electrical and or Electronic Engineering. The candidate will have a strong electrical / controls / automation engineering background designing and developing complex machinery or systems; and be experienced in the full product life cycle from initial specification through development, build, test, deployment and support.

Candidate Personal Qualities and Skills:

– New product introduction: design, build, commission and test.

– Electrical Machine / Control Panel Design with reference to risk assessment and applicable safety standards like 12100, 60204 and 13849.

– Electrical drawing package experience (preferably ePLAN).

– Electrical Machine Design for build and procurement – parts list, wire schedules, cable schedules etc.

– Application of Servo Amplifier / Stepper Drive Systems and DC / AC Drive systems.

– Specification of sensor types including proximity sensors, through beam etc.

– Creation of Controls Specifications – Functional Design Specification / IO Specification.

– Advantageous but not essential if have experience of robotics and vision systems, practical experience of electrical builds and use of diagnostic tools.

– Ability to manage time and resources and prioritise tasks based on a dynamic project function with a willingness to travel and undertake customer visits if required.

– Strong verbal and precise written communications skills to engage with internal and external contacts, effectively gather information and express instructions clearly.

Additional benefits include:

For permanent employees we offer:

– 33 days holiday per year

– Pension scheme (company 5%; employee 3%)

– Life assurance scheme and a bonus scheme of up to 5% based on performance

– Free onsite parking

Working Hours:

Normal hours of work are 37 per week: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm.

For further information and a confidential discussion please apply with an updated CV.

THOMAS Recruitment Group are an award-winning recruitment UK-wide company. We’re permanent recruitment specialists – we know where the best talent is and how to attract them. We are The Right Choice In Recruitment.

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    Simona Johnson
    Simona Johnson
    10:35 16 Mar 21
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