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Polytec Personnel Ltd was established in 1984 and are a specialist engineering & scientific agency handling both permanent & temporary vacancies in the Cambs/Herts area. Please log onto our website which gets updated hourly for all the roles we currently have available.
A new opportunity has arisen for a Development /Commissioning Engineer to join a team based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border. Candidates must be hands-on, and to be able to build and modify systems that include hardware, software, mechanics, fluidics, pneumatics. With a degree in mechanical, electronic or an equivalent engineering discipline, the successful candidate must have a proven track record working as a Development / Commissioning engineer within a New Product Development and Introduction team and have a proven ability to build and modify systems which include hardware, software, mechanics, fluidics and pneumatics. You must also have CAD knowledge, preferably with Solids Works and a working knowledge of PLC operation and programming. Experience of assembling electro-mechanical, fluidic systems is essential, as is planning, designing, prototyping, creating and performing test plans, analysing results, and implementing solutions for cutting edge products. The Client is looking for somebody who can produce robust designs for static and dynamic systems and design and implement cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety, reliability and performance. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to verify subsystem or system performance through empirical testing as well analytical models. Preferred candidates will have strong knowledge and experience in ink jet ink system and printhead integration development. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Degree in mechanical, electronic or equivalent engineering discipline * Proven track record working as a Development / Commissioning engineer within a New Product Development and Introduction team * Proven ability to build and modify systems including hardware, software, mechanics, fluidics and pneumatics * Hands-on approach to problem solving * Knowledge in CAD tool, preferably with Solids Works * Working knowledge of PLC operation and programming * Experience of assembling electro-mechanical, fluidic systems * Experience planning, designing, prototyping, creating and performing test plans, analysing results, and implementing solutions for cutting edge products * Experience in producing robust designs for static and dynamic systems * Experience designing and implementing cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety, reliability and performance * Experience working with other engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide required technical information to manufacture, operate and support the systems * Able to identify, quantify and resolve subsystem and system issues working as a member of a team * Demonstrated ability to verify subsystem or system performance through empirical testing as well analytical models * Preferred candidates will have strong knowledge and experience in ink jet ink system and printhead integration development
A new opportunity has arisen for a Software Test Engineer. Based in Cambridge, the purpose of this role is to ensure that the embedded software developed by the Client's wireless development team continues to meet the relevant requirements and high standards expected by its' customers. It will typically involve working with software and hardware engineers as part of a multidisciplinary project team and will suit someone who is interested in new technology. The test role will cover all aspects of the test cycle from early definition phases through to field use. The successful candidate will have a good degree in a technical discipline and have excellent attention to detail. You will also be a good communicator and be proficient in the use of MS Office applications. Main Responsibilities: * Create and execute test scripts for multiple projects and provide the vital links between the requirements specification, the test specification and the finished product * Responsibility for designing and running tests and reporting the results to the test lead and project manager * Responsible for carrying out your specific project tasks within the timescales and budgets agreed with your project managers Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Good degree in a technical discipline * Excellent communication skills * Excellent attention to detail * Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel / Word / PowerPoint etc)
We are recruiting for a Principal RF Engineer to join an Analogue and RF Systems team based in Cambridge. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a track record in RF to lead cutting edge RF related product developments. The Principal RF Engineer will take a leading design role in the development of new ground-breaking wireless systems from initial client meetings through systems specification, detailed component level design and eventual hand-over to mass production. The role involves both driving and contributing to the specification of wireless systems, the design of RF hardware and the validation of those designs in the laboratory and, ultimately, ensuring their success in the field. You will have a good first degree in electronic engineering or a related discipline and extensive experience of RF system design and RF circuit design. You must also have relevant experience working as a radio designer for a company in the telecommunications field or another relevant area and recent experience of RF techniques and RF laboratory test equipment. Good communication skills and the ability to interact effectively are essential. Main Responsibilities: * Take a leading role in preparing "top-down" specifications for wireless systems, taking the wider view of the product and application requirements and converting them into real solutions * Take a "hands-on" role in the detailed RF systems design, component selection, circuit level design and laboratory based design validation of customers' products * Where appropriate, create novel design solutions that will be of particular interest to customers * Where appropriate, take a leading role in the regulatory approval and/or field based design validation of products * As required, present designs, results and/or conclusions to customers in a way that demonstrates the value added by the Company * Contribute to the disciplinary development of the group * Contribute to the maintenance and development of our CAD and simulation systems to enhance our development capability Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Good first degree in electronic engineering or a related discipline * Extensive experience of RF system design and RF circuit design * Relevant experience working as a radio designer for a company in the telecommunications field or another relevant area * Recent experience of RF techniques and RF laboratory test equipment * Extensive experience of hardware development and hardware design validation * Good knowledge of the product development process through to manufacture * A proven record of getting designs right first time * Good communication skills and the ability to interact effectively
Our prestigious Client, based in Cambridge is seeking a Digital Design Engineer to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to design wireless systems and products. You will be responsible for all stages of the electronic design: from the initial idea, through detailed-design, to debug and transfer to manufacture. You will work within a small team, giving you lots of responsibility, and you will work with and learn from a team of highly-skilled software, DSP and RF engineers. As a project team member you will be responsible for carrying out your project tasks within the timescales and budgets agreed with your project manager. There are many aspects to this Company's work in addition to design, so as your experience develops, you might wish to take on further responsibilities. The successful candidate will have an excellent first degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline and relevant experience designing electronic circuits. With good communication skills, you will have an enthusiasm for designing things and making them work. Experience in PCB design, Microprocessor board design and programming, Verilog or VHDL coding for FPGA or ASIC, knowledge of Digital Signal Processing and coding skills in C or other languages would be considered advantageous. Main Responsibilities: * Creating design ideas that meet Customers' needs * Board-level electronics design * Guiding and reviewing PCB layout * HDL coding in Verilog or VHDL to create an FPGA or ASIC * Debug of designs and transfer to manufacture Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * Excellent first degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or related discipline * Relevant experience designing electronic circuits * Good communication skills * An enthusiasm for designing things and making them work Desirable: * PCB design * Microprocessor board design and programming * Verilog or VHDL coding for FPGA or ASIC * Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing * Coding skills in C or other languages
We are recruiting on behalf of our Client for a Surface Mount Operator. Based in Cambridgeshire, you will work a late shift - 2pm -10pm for which you will receive a generous shift allowance on top of your salary. You will be required to optimise the utilisation and productivity of the capital equipment within the manufacturing area. Ensuring that the product is manufactured in the most cost-effective way and to the required quality standards whilst maintaining customer delivery dates. At all times you will be expected to provide assistance to the Production Supervisor and Company Managers. The successful candidate will be familiar with Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) electronic components and SMT assembly process and be able to set-up and operate automated SMT assembly equipment including Screen Printer, Pick and Place Machine, and Reflow Oven (ideally DEK, Europlacer and BTU). You'll also have basic soldering skills and be able to rework SMT components. The candidate will need to successfully complete a solder training course. You will need to interpret IPC-A-610 standards for acceptability and customer specifications and have the ability to read and interpret assembly drawings, documents and aids. With excellent organisational and hand to eye coordination skills, you will maintain a tidy appearance about self and work area. You will need to be PC literate with knowledge of MS Office applications. Main Responsibilities: * Familiarity with Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) electronic components and SMT assembly process * Able to set-up and operate automated SMT assembly equipment including Screen Printer, Pick and Place Machine, and Reflow Oven (ideally DEK, Europlacer and BTU) * Able to perform basic soldering and rework of SMT components - Must successfully complete solder training course (company provided) * Able to pick components and prepare kits for manufacturing * Able to maintain accurate production documentation packs * Able to interpret IPC-A-610 standards for acceptability and customer specifications * Ability to read and interpret assembly drawings, documents and aids * Excellent communication, organisational and hand to eye coordination skills * Maintain a tidy appearance about self and work area * Ensuring Quality levels conform to company / customer Quality standards and process control and able to escalate issues in the correct manner * Practice safe work habits and report unsafe conditions to Team Leader * Computer Literacy including knowledge of MS Office Excel, Word and Outlook * Must have visual acuity to read prints * Monitor and comply with all Company Procedures
Our client has a vacancy for a Surface Mount Team Leader to be based in North Cambridgeshire. With an NVQ level 3 within an engineering discipline (level 5 desirable), you will have a minimum of 2 year's experience operating within a SMT environment and proven SMT engineering skills. You will also have supervisory skills, typically leading and developing a small team in order to meet and exceed cost, quality and delivery targets and a solid understanding of electrical and electronic principles, SMT packages and devices. You will also be able to plan and prioritise production load based on schedule demands and the ability to manage your own and your teams workload in order to meet production requirements. You must be flexible and able to work unsociable hours, which may include weekends if required. Main Responsibilities: * Assembly of product to meet the Production Plan * Ensure your Team is working effectively to fulfil production targets and monitoring short term production plans * Ensure assembly, inspection and test is carried out using the correct tools and current build and test documentation * Build assemblies to IPC-A-610 Standard or as specifically instructed in the build documentation * Ensure your general and specialist skills training is approved for the tasks performed and understand your own training and development plans * Carry out daily morning briefings communicating production requirements and any other relevant information such as all information regarding general communications * Feed back to your Team members any problems which you have encountered, with possible ideas for improvement Encourage production / process improvements from Production staff under your supervision * Lead by example and maintain your designated working area in a clean and tidy state in line with housekeeping procedures in accordance with the principles of 5S * Regularly review and co-ordinate with the Production Manager and other Team leaders the resources required to meet the production plan. Any shortfall in resource or problems with priorities to be referred to the Production Manager * Recommend to the Production Manager any small tools required within your specified budget and order where approved * Carry out regular appraisals in accordance with defined procedures * To maintain discipline within your Team and to advise the Production Manager of any issues which effect the smooth running of the Team * Manage effectively all clerical duties relating to the SMA department * Preparing products for shipping * Ensuring targets are met in terms of Safety, Cost, Quality and Delivery. * An awareness of, and ability to work with static sensitive components and assemblies and electro static safety, including relevant ESD checking procedures. * Refine AOI inspection programs as necessary in a timely manner in accordance with documented systems and procedures. * Refine programs as necessary in a timely manner within MyData placement machine in accordance with documented systems and procedures * Liaise with Production Engineering in terms of all changes to programs, processes and procedures * Analyse reject and attrition data using standard SPC tools in order to reduce identified problem areas * Develop an on-going maintenance system for MyData magazines * Encourage operator participation in terms of 3C actions in order to improve processes * Develop further in house operating procedures and work instructions for the SMA team * Drive Continuous improvement systems within the SMA Team * Train staff in the correct operation of equipment * Provide first line technical support within the SMA team Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * NVQ level 3 within an engineering discipline. (Level 5 Desirable) * Minimum of 2 year's experience operating within a SMT environment and proven SMT engineering skills * Supervisory Skills, typically leading and developing a small team in order to meet and exceed cost, quality and delivery targets * Experienced in the maintenance and running SMT placement machines, reflow ovens, optical Inspection systems, screen printers and SMA rework equipment * Up to date knowledge of Surface Mount processes and equipment * Solid understanding of electrical and electronic principles, SMT packages and devices * Optical inspection and placement machine programming skills * Proactive utilization of typical continuous improvement methods in order to increase department efficiency * Ability to plan and prioritise production load based on schedule demands and the ability to manage your own and your teams workload in order to meet production requirements. * PC literate, (word, excel, e-mail, internet.) * Able to work in an effective and tidy (5'S') manner, working in a healthy and safe way at all times in terms of self and SMA production facility * Proven Rework Skills using a variety of SMA rework equipment * Able to work flexible and unsocial hours, which may include weekends if required.
We have a new vacancy for a Stores Person to join a team based on the Cambridgeshire/Essex border, close to the M11. Our Client is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual who has experience working in a Stores department. The successful candidate will also be PC literate. Forklift experience would be advantageous.
Our client is based in village location South of Cambridge and looking to appoint a Production Manager . You should have more than 5 years relevant industrial experience in electronic or electro-mechanical production. Experience of production and quality practices in ISO9001 accredited environments such as aerospace, defence, medical or industrial sectors and a relevant engineering qualifications is required. You will be responsible for recruiting and management of the production team. Production scheduling Purchasing sub-assemblies and components. Supplier liaison/selection. Quality control and progress reporting. As well as the day-to-day production activities you will also be expected to make a contribution to operational aspects of the company' strategic plans and capital investments. You should be computer literate.
Our client is seeking bright, ambitious electronics / firmware engineers to work on a variety of development projects, ranging from one-off process equipment to high-volume consumer products. The successful candidates will be expected to make a solid contribution to a group with core businesses in consumer electronics, domestic appliances, digital printing and industrial sectors. The team includes mechanical, digital and analogue electronics, firmware and software engineers who are expected to balance design/development and project leadership responsibilities. They therefore need individuals with outstanding communication and people skills, as well as a passion for innovation. You will be expected to: * Immediately engage in a technically and commercially stretching environment * Develop high speed digital and analogue electronics systems through the full product development cycle * Be proficient with some or all of the following: VHDL, Altera Quartus, Altium Designer, C/C * Contribute to and lead technically demanding projects * Integrate effectively with a talented multi-disciplinary team of like-minded people You will have: * A 1st or 2.1 class degree in electronics, computer science or a related field * Intrinsically high levels of motivation * Excellent communication and presentation skills * A good mixture of design, implementation and test capabilities
The role of Procurement Assistant forms a vital part of the support within the Procurement Operations team. You will provide hands on support to users of the purchase to pay (P2P) system, process master records in terms of supplier information and source/manage low value transactions. You will also provide robust support to the Procurement Process Manager with regards to managing stakeholders or other teams within the business. The role requires a basic commercial understanding of terms of business and obtaining competitive supplier quotes. You will work closely with a variety of teams and individuals and will be the link between the supply of goods/services and the business to ensure the highest quality of services and level of compliance is met. The role needs to deliver concise communications and accurate administration as you will be liaising with internal stakeholders and suppliers on a global scale. The role requires managing and switching workloads between inputting master data and sourcing low value purchases. Responsibilities include: * Assess new suppliers globally to ensure they meet standard assessment criteria and legislative requirements. This includes contacting and working with new suppliers if additional information is required. * Entering and maintaining existing supplier information on the purchase to pay (P2P) system. * Supporting procurement users globally by educating them on the procurement process and how to use P2P * Expediting purchase orders that need moving proactively, obtaining missing vendor detail and entering these into the Oracle system * Review and source low value purchase requests, carry out procurement 'Wise Man' checking. In addition, this role will also cover: * The requirements of the company P-Card programme by raising limit card limits and blocking/unblocking merchant categories * Provide cover for the Corporate Amex scheme processing new applications, cancelling cards and resolving end user queries * Collating and creating spend analysis reports on spend. Person Specification: * Minimum of 2 years administrative experience within a purchasing environment * Experience of working with an Oracle's e Procurement system * Ability to work as part of a team * Ability to problem solve * The gravitas to communicate and influence at various levels of an organisation
We have a new vacancy for an Internal IT Support to work for a growing team based in Cambridge. The Client is seeking a dedicated individual who will be committed to working with the other members of the Internal IT team and help across a range of areas. You will need to be bright and enthusiastic and your technical fault-finding, troubleshooting and problem solving skills are of the utmost importance with respect to providing this service. We are looking for applicants who have a strong academic record with a degree in a technical, engineering or scientific subject combined with at least two years' previous commercial experience. Applicants must have a broad level of general IT knowledge but also be able to demonstrate areas of expertise. A strong interest in general IT, computer hardware and software is highly desirable. A strong technical background, good communication skills and problem solving abilities are essential. Successful applicants will be flexible, self-motivated and will work well as part of a team. Main Responsibilities: * Maintaining the server and co-located facilities which are continuously upgraded with the latest hardware and software * Operate existing and commission new IT services to improve IT performance and reliability * Maintain internal network and domain - Responsibilities span wired, wireless and WAN networks, VPN, security and domain policy management using Windows 2008 R2 servers. * Internal tools maintenance: corporate email, backup, wiki, Sharepoint, version control system and software deployment * Helpdesk and user support Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * Degree in IT, scientific, engineering or mathematical subject * Experience of recent and latest versions of both Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems * Experience of implementing, supporting and maintaining one or more of Microsoft SQL Server, Sharepoint, Exchange, Active Directory and Hyper-V environments. This includes commissioning of new systems, upgrades, migrations or cross-grades from other platforms * Some experience or understanding of security technologies: for example, VPN, firewalls, reverse-proxy, intrusion detection systems or IPSec * Good knowledge of IP networking such as subnets, routing and NAT * Good knowledge of switch technologies such as trunking, VLANs and spanning tree * Proven ability and experience * A strong interest in and up-to-date knowledge of software and hardware in Windows desktop and server sector * Strong technical background and problem solving skills * Bright, enthusiastic, flexible and reliable Desirable: * An understanding of high-availability, clustering and load-balancing technologies * Experience in a technical or IT support role * Experience in Microsoft desktop deployment * Experience of Active Directory Group Policy and management * Experience of Microsoft Windows Server Core and Hyper-V Core editions
Our Cambridge based Client is growing and is seeking a Mathematical Programming Consultant to join their team. The successful candidate will probably have a PhD in applied mathematics, engineering, operations research or computer science with a strong interest and at least 10 years' experience in the development of optimisation-based, decision-support applications. You will be joining a team responsible for development of core data-providing components and calculation engines as well as optimisation based tools, from specification and design through to integration with in-house desktop and web-browser user interfaces. You will work within a development team, playing a key role in designing and implementing solutions to modelling and optimisation problems. This will include customer-facing work in design and specification, as well as involvement in business consulting and on-going support. Clearly, you will need strong mathematical programming and software development skills. Technical communication abilities are also essential as you must be able to understand business processes quickly and explain clearly how the Company's mathematical models work. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * PhD in applied mathematics, engineering, operations research or computer science * At least 10 years' experience in the development of optimisation-based, decision-support applications * State of the art knowledge of and experience in the application of advanced optimisation techniques, including Linear, Nonlinear and Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming to industrial and commercial applications * Substantial experience in the optimisation of complex engineering and commercial models, ideally in the chemical engineering or process industries * Substantial experience of real-world problem-solving and client interfacing activities * Strong programming ability with experience in C or other object-oriented languages * Strong communication and writing skills Desirable: * Statistical modelling and data analysis experience * Research experience
Our client, based in Cambridge is seeking a Technical Support Consultant to answer queries from technical users via phone and email, Supporting our client's desktop and web tools, you will answer queries from the technical users via phone and email. Given the nature of the tools, there is only a small volume of support queries but each of these will be fairly technical. You will provide constructive and added value advice: guiding users to the information they want, helping them make sense of their data and educating them on how our software can help them. In addition to software support, you will be joining a team that is responsible for face to face training, distributing software updates and handling licensing enquiries. The role will involve a limited amount of international travel. You will need excellent communication skills, a strong engineering, scientific or mathematical background and a proven ability to learn quickly on the job. Previous experience in a support, programming, technical authoring or software testing role is beneficial but not essential. Essential Skills Required * Proven ability to learn new subjects quickly and in depth * Strong engineering, scientific or mathematical background * Some teaching or customer facing experience * Strong written and spoken technical communications skills * Experience dealing with technical qualities and explaining complex technical issues * Proven ability to understand and explain complex technical topics * Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel Desirable * Previous experience in a support, programming, technical authoring or software testing role
Our client, based in Cambridgeshire is seeking a Senior Buyer. The purpose of the role is to work directly with the Development and Project Management teams in the creation of new group wide products and to ensure that all new products are developed and introduced throughout the group supply chain and manufacturing facilities effectively, efficiently and in accordance with the NPI procedures. Working concurrently with the Operations Purchasing and Group Sourcing Teams you will ensure commodity strategies enable appropriate technology availability within the supply chain in advance of project needs. The successful candidate will lead the supply chain activities necessary for Operations and Development teams to bring about continuous improvement in all areas of Operations during the new product introduction phases and into launch. You will be accountable for the quality and effectiveness of new product and business process performance within Operations and associated Supply Chain, managing supplier selection and ongoing performance in support of the NPI Programmes, including negotiation of commercial agreements and product cost. You will provide coaching and guidance to engineers in the department, Operations colleagues and supplier representatives to ensure processes are developed which minimise NPI cycle times through deployment of best practice. The successful candidate must be degree qualified in Engineering or a Technical subject (preferable) or HND or equivalent and qualified by more than 3 years experience preferably with Incorporated/Chartered Engineering status or Procurement (CIPS) equivalent. You will also have approximately 3 years plus experience in an electro-mechanical manufacturing or design related environment and experience of managing international supply chains across multiple commodity types, ideally encompassing NPI activities. You will also have proven experience of managing complex supplier relationships and negotiation of contract terms/deliverables. It is essential that the candidate is able to demonstrate an understanding and use of appropriate tools, including statistical analysis, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methods. With excellent communication skills you will be able to make decisions, meet targets and work under pressure and have excellent business, planning and organisational skills. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: - You will be responsible for the cost, quality and reliability of externally sourced components and sub assemblies helping to ensure that products are brought to market which satisfy as a minimum, customer expectations. Operational performance KPIs will determine the success of the new product introduction. - Creation of the manufacturing and supply chain strategy, with input from stakeholders, and project management of the deliverables ensuring timely completion in line with gateway reviews. - Management of supplier relationships and accountabilities throughout project lifecycle to ensure the benefits of early supplier involvement are realised. - Engaging with all operations functions at appropriate phases during NPI lifecycle to ensure successful project transition to volume production. - To liaise directly with Operations Purchasing and Group Sourcing teams to ensure supplier selection complies with existing sourcing strategies. Where gaps exist lead the development of supplier selection criteria in line with these strategies. - Develop and review product specifications concurrently with suppliers, RandD and Operations teams to ensure achievable processes and parameters are defined and agreed whilst enabling product cost targets to be achieved in line with business objectives. - Manage suppliers to ensure that agreed PPAP requirements are delivered to schedule. This will include working with suppliers to ensure appropriate data submissions are received with parts; identifying subsequent verification requirements and managing completion of statistical analysis. - Manage and negotiate supplier contracts/appendix updates to support NPI programmes ensuring group commercial requirements are met. - Ensure that all products supplied and processes developed or utilised by suppliers conform to appropriate international standards including TUV, CE, GS etc - Where required you will visit key suppliers to develop relationships, initiate improvement programs and assist in the development of processes to improve component quality, ensuring long term reliability levels can be achieved. - Participate in or lead activities to improve product design, such as DFMA/FMEA and assist in developing product improvements. EDUCATION: - Degree Qualified in an Engineering or Technical subject (preferable) or HND / equivalent and qualified by > 3 years experience preferably with Incorporated/Chartered Engineering status or Procurement (CIPS) equivalent EXPERIENCE - Approximately 3 years plus experience in an electro-mechanical manufacturing or design related environment - Previous experience of managing international supply chains across multiple commodity types, ideally encompassing NPI activities - Proven experience of managing complex supplier relationships and negotiation of contract terms/deliverables - You will be able to demonstrate your understanding and use of appropriate tools, including statistical analysis, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methods - Ability to understand detailed technical drawings and specifications are a must. An understanding of capability studies and sample inspection processes would be an advantage - Knowledge of supplier development and auditing tools and techniques e.g. ISO9001, ISO14001 SKILLS - Excellent communication skills - verbal and written - Influencing and negotiation skills at all levels, exercising a high degree of tact and diplomacy as required - Ability to make decisions, meet targets and work under pressure - Excellent business, planning and organisational skills - Logical and analytical enabling effective project planning and control - Knowledge of statistical process analysis (desirable) - Basic reliability principles and design for manufacturing methods (desirable) PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES - Flexible and innovative approach to problem solving - Drive and energy - Firm character - able to work alone or as part of a team
Our client based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire is seeking a Software Build Engineer with good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills to join their growing team. You will oversee the software build process and also have the ability to support Linux support as well as maintain and develop software builds automation and maintain and write utilities to support and improve development team productivity. The succesful candidate must have experience of multi platform software builds automation, CVS and Mercurial, software development, FinalBuilder and Mono. You must have great attention to detail and appropriate experience and or qualifications. Experience with driver support would be advantageous. Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience Our client is looking for someone to maintain and develop software builds automation, maintain source code VCS and maintain and write utilities to support and improve development team productivity. Skills and Experience * To oversee the software build process - including managing build configuration, organising regular and ad hoc builds and conducting build integrity checks. * Ability to support Linux support, initially with example program and longer term investigating running application programs under Linux. * Maintain and develop software builds automation, maintain source code VCS * Maintain and write utilities to support and improve development team productivity Additional skills and experience * Experience of multi platform software builds automation * Experience of CVS and Mercurial (Hg) * Experience in software development, FinalBuilder, Installshield and Mono * Ability to self manage and is a team player where appropriate * Have good attention to detail * Good organisation, communication and interpersonal skills * Experience with driver support would be an advantage * Appropriate experience and or qualifications
Our client, based in Cambridgeshire has a new opportunity for a Production Technician (Tables) to work with both the engineering and manufacturing teams with responsibility for new product introduction and the optimisation and rationalisation of existing processes, whilst also addressing quality, cost and delivery concerns. This role will also have responsibility for production engineering and daily maintenance on a wide range of CNC and PLC controlled machines and equipment. The Company specialises in motion control and vibration isolation equipment and offers optical tables and unique work station solutions to both the photonics and life science industries. The successful candidate will have completed a relevant engineering apprenticeship with City and Guilds, Electrical or Mechanical ONC/HNC qualifications or be able to demonstrate relevant experience in a similar role and preferably have experience with Allen Bradley and Mitsubishi systems along with PLC and Logic programming skills. You must have maintenance experience in an automated production environment and CNC machine tool experience. You will have analytical and problem solving abilities, excellent communication skills and a good level of PC literacy. Previous experience of automated conveyor systems and robotic handling would be an advantage. Key responsibilities: Working alongside production to provide day to day maintenance support covering breakdowns on a range of process equipment Develop and implement maintenance DPM and PPM procedures Work alongside production to identify and implement improvements to key plant and equipment Working closely with project engineering to assist in the implementation of new production processes including involvement in equipment and process specification, project planning and installation Provide support to the engineering department to ensure project objectives are achieved Communicate with internal and external suppliers and customers Supervise new equipment installation and integration Assist in the development of process and equipment S.O.R's Identify and generate proposals for general site process and facilities improvements Knowledge and Skills: PLC and Logic programming skills. Experience with Allen Bradley and Mitsubishi systems would be a distinct advantage Maintenance experience in an automated production environment CNC machine tool experience Process and fault finding experience with equipment used for cutting, milling, turning, pressing, general machining and assembly Analytical and problem solving abilities Must have excellent communication skills PC literate with experience of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Project Ability to work fully independently liaising with all aspects of the business Approachable with a can do attitude Desirable Skills and Knowledge: Previous experience of automated conveyor systems and robotic handling systems Experience of TPM and Knowledge of 8D, FMEA, SOP's, Control Plans and work instructions Ability to be proactive and reactive when required Experience with Axapta ERP system would also be beneficial Experience with process efficiency mapping and optimisation Requirements: Must have completed a relevant engineering apprenticeship with City and Guilds, Electrical or Mechanical ONC/HNC qualifications or be able to demonstrate relevant experience in a similar role
We have an opportunity for an Application Engineer on behalf of our client, based in Cambridge. You will be the main contact for all application engineering related enquires to the company, supporting customers, sales and marketing teams. As an Application Engineer, your purpose is to take a pro-active role to clearly understand the customer requirement specifications and propose solutions as well as having the ability to identify competitive benefits and design trade-offs. You will undertake customer focused product development, application prototyping and testing, together with writing technical and application notes for both, internal and external uses. You will ideally have a good background in gas sensing, preferably in mid-infrared gas detection. You are expected to recognise potential problems early and initiate necessary corrective actions. This means, you will be expected to plan, schedule and handle multiple projects simultaneously and communicate important technical information to appropriate team members. With a good in Electronics or Physics, with possibly post-graduate experience (not essential) in a relevant field, the successful candidate will have at least three years customer oriented experience as an Application Engineer, with very strong background in electronic analogue, digital circuits and micro-controller programming knowledge and a proven track record of product development and application solutions. Main Responsibilities: * Finding application solutions to promote Company products * Write application notes and relevant documentation and disseminate to customer and design team members * Define product specification and produce datasheets * Write specification for application solutions, design and build prototypes demonstrators * Propose innovative application solutions and make contributions in IP development * Main contact for identifying customer requests and be the lead person for proposing application solutions * Provide technical support to customers for gas and other sensing related products and services and identify issues arising from customer and design team interactions * Identify ways to meet customer needs, develop solutions to those needs and communicate the proposals to the design team to ensure that working solution is found * Be a pro-active member of the team working closely with other engineers and continuously helping them with defining and improving applications to gain competitive edge * Understand the technical and functional limitation of the technology and communicate to team members accordingly * Work on multiple projects and prioritise tasks accordingly * Work closely with Engineering and QA team and forward plan applications and maintenance strategies. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * Good Engineering Degree in Electronics or Physics, with possibly post-graduate experience (not essential) in a relevant field * At least three years customer oriented experience as an Application Engineer, with very strong background in electronic analogue, digital circuits and micro-controller programming knowledge * Proven track record of product development and application solutions * Excellent communication skills with team and customers * Pro-active and self-motivated to learn and find application solutions * Able to acquire knowledge of company product and technology * Able to understand customers' product ranges and requirements specification Desirable: * Preference will be given to candidates with experience in gas sensing, particularly in mid-infrared gas detection and spectroscopy * Preference will be given to individual with infrared optical emitters and detectors applications experience * Experience in NDIR and/or resistive gas sensing * Mid-infrared MEMS emitters and detectors
We are looking to recruit a System Engineer for our client, based in Cambridge. Your will take a lead role in defining principles and theories of electronics and relevant engineering expertise to develop system-level requirement specifications for a wide range of MEMS-based sensing applications, such as gas, flow, pressure and temperature. You will develop system from concept to final implementation by working closely with Application Engineer and design team to address component-level interfacing and data handling requirement. You will determine the systems life-cycle requirements; assess project risks and handle delivery schedule. The purpose of this post is also to produce detailed documentation and comprehensive system-level user guides, both for internal and external use. You will need to have strong background in electronic engineering incorporating analogue and digital circuits together with board-level implementation including system-level micro-controller programming and modelling experience. You are expected to have awareness of details to recognise potential problems early and initiate necessary corrective actions. This means, you will be expected to plan, schedule and handle multiple projects simultaneously and communicate important technical information to appropriate team members. You will have a good Engineering Degree in Electronics, with at least three years experience as a System Engineer, with very strong background in electronic analogue, digital circuits and micro-controller programming knowledge and a proven record of systems and modules development by exploiting electronics analogue, digital circuits and micro-controller programming expertise. You will also have skills in C, C , System C or MatLab. Main Responsibilities: * Define system-level requirements, coordinate, integrate and perform formal testing * Manage, plan and oversee system design and implementation from prototyping to production * Build demonstrators from concept to final implantation * Produce complete system-level specifications, datasheets and user manuals * Deliver projects timely, within budget and quality requirements * Propose innovative solutions and make contributions in IP development * Engage with design team and customers to identify the business benefits and generate requirement specifications, to facilitate work scheduling and development cost estimation * Qualify and select hardware and software components and suppliers * Work closely with design, applications and operations team to ensure successful transfer of designs, documentation and system support * Assist with system-level debugging and performance optimization * Ensure compliance with all required standards, guidelines and regulations * Provide technical support to design team with system-level interfacing requirements for applications such as gas and other sensing * Identify and solve issues arising in system integration and final trials * Work on multiple projects and prioritise tasks accordingly * Define product life-cycle and product range diversifications Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * Good Engineering Degree in Electronics, with at least three years experience as a System Engineer, with very strong background in electronic analogue, digital circuits and micro-controller programming knowledge * Proven track record of systems and modules development by exploiting electronics analogue, digital circuits and micro-controller programming expertise * Computer software development using C, C , System C or MatLab * Excellent communication skills with team and customers * Able to understand wide range of system-level requirements specifications. Desirable: * Preference will be given to candidates with experience in developing electronic sensor-based products, particularly in gas sensing, and preferably in mid-infrared gas detection and spectroscopy applications. * Experience in developing gas sensor based on NDIR principles. * Exposure to developing systems for products for sensing applications. * System-level product development Mid-infrared MEMS emitters and detectors
Our Client has a new vacancy for a Project Engineer. Based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border, you will produce and release new products and product features to agreed specification, timescale, and budget. Some of the responsibilities include project management of design introduction to support New Product Introduction of standard and special products and project planning and scheduling, including factory considerations and loading and identifying and following the critical path. The successful candidate will have an Engineering qualification, ideally to a degree level or higher and be able to demonstrate their successful previous project management experience in a project / technical role. Presentation skills will be needed, so very strong communication skills are required, along with excellent analytical skills - you'll be able to identify root causes, and plan for short and long term solutions. Competence on IT Systems, 2D / 3D CAD, MS Project and Office, and MRP / ERP is also essential, as is knowledge of ISO 9000 with experience of implementing and developing quality procedures. Some European and worldwide foreign travel may be required. Main Responsibilities: * Project management of design introduction to support New Product Introduction of standard and special products * Coaching and development of direct reports * Clear communication with all areas of the business to ensure successful project completion * Compilation and completion of comprehensive technical files * Project planning and scheduling, including factory considerations and loading. Identifying and following critical path * Concept creation and use of fundamental engineering principles * Control of engineering design for projects, products, and systems * Identify the need for, and carryout design and project reviews * Provide design and project direction including clearly defining Project Supply Scope and developing Work Breakdown Structures for each project * Adoption and use within Team of Design Tools including Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), New materials release, and Bill of Material (BOM) creation * Ensure design processes and finished products comply with applicable legal and commercial standards * Compilation of special test instructions and other necessary documents to meet both internal and customer quality procedures Acceptance testing (both at Company premises and customer sites * Assistance with preparation of quotes for special products * Assistance in Profitability Analysis of completed design / projects * Provide input for process and product development improvement opportunities Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Engineering qualification, ideally to a degree level or higher * Able to demonstrate successful previous project management experience in a project / technical role * Effective communicator with strong written and listening skills * Demonstrated experience of navigating technical uncertainty to achieve a successful project outcome * Demonstrable success in developing and motivating people including previous direct report experience * Strong analytical skills - able to identify root causes, and plan for short and long term solutions * Ability to drive solutions to complex operational and engineering problems * Presentation skills * Knowledge of ISO 9000 with experience of implementing and developing quality procedures * Competence on IT Systems 2D / 3D CAD, MS Project and Office, and MRP / ERP * Knowledge of CE marking requirements and associated regulations * Proven track record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity
Our Client, based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border has a new vacancy for a Mechanical Engineer. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic Engineering Department working on the future direction of its products using in house design, assembly and test facilities. The purpose of the role is to identify and standardise best practice in the design and evaluation of Company products and system in order to reduce the variability of design performance. The successful candidate will have a Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical Degree or higher with excellent English technical writing skills and good IT skills. You will also have knowledge of regulatory compliance (CE) marking requirements and associated regulations and previous Design for Manufacture experience. The Client is seeking somebody with strong communication and influencing skills, along with strong analytical skills and a proven track record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Main Responsibilities: * To develop Standards for the best practice design methodology of Company products ensuring compliance with legal and commercial requirements * To develop product, application, and evaluation design tools, such as performance calculators * To produce qualified Technical Application Guides * To provide qualified feedback to Product Management to aid NPI decision making and selection * To produce technical documentation supporting standardisation of repeat special design * To coordinate with various areas of the business including Engineering, Sales, Operations, Quality and Service to gather and qualify information * To balance priorities whilst working on multiple projects in order to achieve the agreed timescales, communicating progress at regular intervals to all levels within the business * To develop and maintain an infrastructure / library of Standards and Guides * To produce technical product training tools and provide product training and support * To continually be at the forefront of new special requirements and orders through to customer acceptance so as to capture potential improvements and maintain Standards to the latest design status * To collaborate with mechanical and electrical engineering teams to seek out improvements in best practice design Qualifications, Skills and Experience * Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical Degree level or higher * Excellent English technical writing skills * Competence on IT Systems * Knowledge of regulatory compliance (CE) marking requirements and associated regulations * Knowledge of ISO 9000 with experience of implementing and developing quality procedures, knowledge of 14001 and 18001 preferred * Previous Design for Manufacture experience * Good understanding of mechanical first principles * Energy and clear sense of urgency and willingness to take charge * Proven track record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity * Strong analytical skills * Effective communicator with strong influencing skills
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