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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.

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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Salary/Rate
22000 - 30000/annum 
Location
Cambridge 
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A new opportunity has arisen for an Electronics Technician to join a team based just outside Cambridge. The duties will be varied and management of time will be critical. The company's products are very densely populated and as such excellent Fault Finding and soldering skills are required. The ideal candidate will have 5 years fault finding experience within a complex low volume electronic manufacturing environment, good soldering skills, work to IPC-610-C class 3, able to follow detailed build and test assembly notes, use Microsoft products Excel, Word and Outlook, and work closely within a small group to tight schedules. Main Responsibilities: * Fault-finding to component level, test and service of product range, loggers and other products * Servicing the range of products * Building low volume top level assemblies * Prototype builds for engineering * Loom testing * Assist with Apprentice development * Liaising with other members of the team including Service Admin, Purchasing and Stores Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Five years fault-finding in a similar batch build environment * Five years Test experience * Ideally Soldering skills down to 0402 and other fine pitch devices * Understanding of the IPC Standard IPC-610-C * Undertake tasks with little supervision * Ability to discuss issues with Engineering Team * Good level of English and Maths * PC Literate * MRP Experience ideally SAP

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27001 
Job ID
201366347 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridgeshire 
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We are recruiting for a Sales Manager due to the continuous, steady expansion of our Cambridgeshire based client. This new position will help to develop and continue to grow the company, whilst at the same time maintaining its reputation for excellent customer service and strengthening the trust of its large and diverse customer base. To achieve this, we are seeking an individual with integrity and who is a capable, energetic, self-motivated team player. Sales Training will also be given to the right candidate if you have not previously been in a similar role, but have the right personality and confidence to proactively help customers to the right solution for their needs over the telephone. There will eventually be a progression from this being a 100% inside sales role, to one with an inside/outside split, involving travel across the British Isles (vehicle provided). Main Responsibilities: * Responsible for the sales of company products and services * Establish new customers and to create new business with existing customers * Listening to and interpreting needs of customers to identify sales opportunities Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * A versatile, lateral thinker who enjoys multi tasking * Excellent telephone communication skills and personality * Dedicated, with the scope and ambition for future personal development * Works well under own initiative but also a strong team player * Proactive with good inter-personal skills and integrity

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27283 
Job ID
201356151 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridgeshire 
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We are recruiting for an Engineering Services Manager due to the continuous, steady expansion of our Cambridgeshire based client. This new position will help to develop and continue to grow the company, whilst at the same time maintaining its reputation for excellent customer service and strengthening the trust of its large and diverse customer base. To achieve this, we are seeking an individual with integrity and who is a capable, energetic, self-motivated team player. Main Responsibilities: * Part of the management team, contributing ideas on how to further develop the business and to ensure the engineering team continues to contribute to the success * Managing a team of 3 qualified service engineers * Primary after sales engineering contact * Primary technical helpdesk contact for customers * Arranging and ensuring that pre-installation requirements on customers' sites are met before engineers go to site * Carrying out some of the repairs/service and calibration Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Practical Electronics Engineer with field experience * An understanding and working knowledge of networking would be an advantage, though all necessary product training will be given * A technical trouble shooter * Good communicator * Flexible - focussed on quality of the job * Able to drive the excellence of the company's technical support * Able to undertake national travel (vehicle provided)

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27284 
Job ID
201355645 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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Our client requires a Project Manager require to manage the full lifecycle of specifying, quoting, designing, building, testing and installing specialist inspection equipment used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and although a Project Management role, the project content is technical. Therefore a technical background is essential. The successful candidate will be Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive, Aero, Manufacturing, Design) and have good working experience of a stage/gate project methodology (e.g. APM or Prince2). You'll be experience in delivering successful projects / products to market and coordinating multiple business functions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, with the ability to interface with all parts of the business internally and with customers and suppliers. The role will require occasional travel within the UK and overseas (estimated 20%). Main Responsibilities: * Work closely with the Sales teams to identify prospective orders that will require project management (i.e. customised solution or standard solution being installed in particular territory for the first time) * Identify and document customer requirements and carrying out site surveys * Review customer specification documents and identify deviations in specification * Work with the Product Engineering team to identify suitable solutions to meet the requirements - involving mechanical design, electrical design, software and electronics hardware design * Support the customer quotation process by developing and submitting quotations based on the identified solutions * Own and manage the timing plan through the project * Manage risks and issues through the project * Manage change requests through the project and communicate impact in terms of time, cost and requirements * During the design phase work with Product Engineering and Quality teams to identify additional testing, validation and risk assessment requirements * Identify additional documentation required (user manual, technical documentation) * Coordinate across all departments to ensure the project can be delivered on time, on budget with all requirements met (Product Engineering, Sales, Quality, Manufacturing, Service, and Purchasing) * Identify customer pre-delivery inspection requirements and installation / commissioning schedule * Establish training needs for Installation / Service teams * Act as single point of contact for the customer through the project * Liaise with additional equipment suppliers * Be present during installation phase if required and manage hand-over at the end of the project to the local Service team *Additionally this role will be responsible for developing and documenting a streamlined company specific stage/gate process and checklist for these project types Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * A technical background * Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive, Aero, Manufacturing, Design) * Good working experience of a stage/gate project methodology (e.g. APM or Prince2) * Experience of delivering successful projects / products to market * Experience of coordinating multiple business functions * Focus consistently on delivery * Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with all parts of the business internally and with customers and suppliers * Commercially aware with regards, cost, pricing, margins * Enthusiastic, team motivator with a 'can do' outlook * The ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets under pressure * Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and make confident decisions * Broad awareness and appreciation of differing global business cultures * Experience in the design of industrial machinery would be of benefit * Awareness of Quality systems (e.g. ISO 9001) * Excellent abilities with MS Project, Excel, Word and Powerpoint

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27279 
Job ID
201350054 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are now recruiting for a Mechanical CAD Designer to design and develop engineering systems. You will consult with the Engineering management, fellow designers, Production, Sales, and Marketing to establish design concepts and manage through to production. This position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and the successful candidate will be experienced in 2D Cad, 3D Cad and AutoDesk Inventor with a hands-on approach. Good problem solving and root cause analysis skills are essential and you will be commercially aware. Main Responsibilities: * To produce designs and subsequent manufacturing drawings and related documentation using primarily AutoDesk Inventor CAD software * Design systems based on design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and methods engineering, production costs, and client specifications * Undertake mechanical design calculations * Undertake material and equipment specification * Discuss and interpret requirements and prepare concise engineering specifications as a prerequisite to design * Discuss and resolve design related production problems with in-house manufacturing departments, sub-contractors and suppliers * Review customer provided tender documentation and assess to compliance of company products to customers' requirements * Respond formally to the Sales Dept. providing technical information on the degree of compliance and corresponding non-compliance * Develop own personal technical competence * Keeping up to date with changes to applicable UK and European legislation Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * 2D Cad * 3D Cad * AutoDesk Inventor * Hands-on * Good problem solving skills and root cause analysis * Excellent communication skills; written and verbal at all levels * Commercially aware * Good attention to detail * Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities * Ability to work with minimal supervision (self starter) * Ability to work to and consistently meet deadlines

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27280 
Job ID
201350053 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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A new opportunity has arisen for an Applications Engineer. The team is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and requires an individual to be responsible for working with Regional Sales Managers, Partners and Engineering and Service teams. The role provides applications engineering and project management support for the design of software and electro/mechanical systems to support product inspection solutions. This includes the system configuration, performance validation, program management and necessary release protocols and training elements, and acts to capture learning from field issues which can be harnessed to improve the product offering. The successful candidate will be degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline and have an excellent knowledge of electrical and electronic systems used in machinery, as well as an excellent mechanical understanding of machinery. Understanding of product testing is essential, as is program management skills and the ability to deliver results against tight deadlines. Meticulous attention to detail is a prerequisite, along with creativity and enthusiasm and strong verbal and written communication skills. The role may require occasional travel within Europe and overseas. Main Responsibilities: * Conduct technical review of customer bid specifications, to include the review and response for application dependent Mechanical, Electrical and IT design requirements * Develop and manage the creation and release of application specific software, electrical and mechanical systems to support specific customer applications * Work closely with engineering to provide custom solutions and quotations for proposals * Provide program management for custom installations and ensure resources are integrated within plans * Support Commercial and Service teams to help address any inquiries concerning the range of Product Inspection technologies * Performance testing and validation control of software / hardware and product handling / reject systems and creation / communication of associated reference materials * Work with the engineering group to ensure application developments are properly captured and understood for future product development programs * Assist in software/hardware issue resolution (root cause analysis) * Provide strong interface between applications team and field service group on application topics Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Automotive, Aero, Manufacturing, Design) * Excellent knowledge of electrical and electronic systems used in machinery * Excellent mechanical understanding of machinery * Understanding of product testing (EMC, software validation, etc) * Strong program management skills and ability to deliver results against tight deadlines * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to interface with all parts of the business internally and with customers and suppliers * Experience in the operation of product inspection systems would be an advantage * Creativity and enthusiasm * Meticulous attention to detail * Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and make confident decisions * Good communicator and keen to work as a member of dynamic team * Awareness of Quality systems (e.g. ISO 9001) * Good abilities with MS Project, Excel, Word and Powerpoint

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27278 
Job ID
201349640 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Royston, Hertfordshire 
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We have a new opportunity for a Principal Consultant to join our client's Mechanical Engineering team. Based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border, you will input at varying levels within multi-disciplinary teams. You will have the opportunity to formulate business strategies, generate quality in offerings, create new products and markets, make the most of technology, accomplish conspicuous success and maximise your personal impact. Main Responsibilities: * Managing multiple customer relationships and assessing market needs, linking unmet needs to novel technology solutions * Making technical contributions at all stages of product development projects and delivering innovative solutions as well as anticipating project risks * Taking increased responsibility for managing projects whilst maintaining direct contribution to advanced technology and engineering in the development of new products * Providing concept generation and ideas, implementing mechanical solutions and developing medical technologies through to production of products or devices * Providing technical and opinion leadership as you contribute to project teams, organisations and business presentations * Managing key stakeholders and multi-disciplined teams within projects, your approach, reliability and dedication will enable you to effectively integrate with teams of engineers, designers and physicists * Your work will display quality, honesty and integrity at all levels, in particular to address the standards of design rigour that are required to develop successful medical devices Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * A 1st or Upper 2nd class degree from a leading university in mechanical engineering or a related discipline * A passion for and deep understanding of mechanical engineering, gained through development of medical technologies, products or devices * Experience of developing demanding mechanical products, ideally mass-produced precision mechanisms * A track record of successfully leading ambitious RandD projects, including managing all aspects of client (or internal client) communications * Evidence of technical creativity and enterprising spirit, ideally demonstrated by having linked unmet needs to novel technology solutions * Evidence of both client-directed and self-directed innovation

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27037 
Job ID
201045605 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Salary/Rate
25000 - 30000/annum 
Location
Cambridgeshire 
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Technical Specialist to join an award winning company that offers great benefits. Our Cambridgeshire based client is seeking an individual to be the first point of supporting customers with their varied technical requirements. You will also provide after-sales technical support to existing customers and distributors using telephone, email and forum. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of oscilloscopes, data loggers or other electronic measuring instruments and an in-depth knowledge of PCs and Windows Operating systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential and it would be helpful if you have some front-line support / customer service experience. Previous experience in analogue electronics and using test equipment would be considered an advantage. A small amount of UK and global travel may be required to fulfil certain duties. Main Responsibilities: * Assist customers in selecting the correct product for their application * Record and investigate software and hardware bugs reported by customers * Assist development and marketing with the testing and evaluation of new products, software features * Ensure that ISO9001 procedures are adhered to at all times Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Have a broad understanding of oscilloscopes, data loggers or other electronic measuring instruments * In-depth knowledge of PCs and Windows Operating systems - Vital * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Front-line support / customer service experience - Desirable * Previous experience in analogue electronics and using test equipment - Advantageous

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26891 
Job ID
200864362 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Essex 
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Our client is looking to recruit Software Engineers at various levels to join a team based on the Cambridgeshire/Essex border. You will be working as part of a small close-knit team developing the web based user interface, database back end, and interfaces to other systems. The environment is a Linux operating system running an Apache/PHP web server. The JavaScript / Ext JS user interface connects via PHP to a Firebird database running standard SQL. There are external interfaces to a growing number of Asset Management Systems exchanging data through XML file transfer and SOAP and other interfaces. You will be adding new functionality to the system to help maintain the company's position of technical leadership within a young and growing industry. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * A good relevant degree or equivalent professional qualifications * Experience of database and web based application development * Strong skills in PHP development, or extensive wide-ranging development experience in several other languages * Experience of interfacing to databases (not necessarily Firebird) and writing SQL queries * Enthusiastic team player, but able to work independently * Be prepared to do what is required in a small start up company environment * Happy to learn new skills as necessary * Good communications skills * Good organisation skills Specific technical experience of the following areas will be considered an advantage (although not essential): * Experience of JavaScript development for web browsers, ideally using Ext JS * Experience of the Firebird database * Experience of working with XML, SOAP, and other web service interfaces * Experience of network management and/or OandM and/or alarm handling systems * Working knowledge of a Linux deployment environment * Exposure to other languages including C/C , Perl, Python, shell scripts

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26890 
Job ID
200863058 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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We have an urgent requirement for a Test / QC Technician. Our Cambridge based client is urgently seeking a bright, focused, and diligent individual to join its Manufacturing team. The Test / QC Technician will work closely with both RandD and Manufacturing teams to ensure that company products are manufactured, and tested, to world class quality standards. You must be organised, tidy, and understand the importance of product quality to the business. Experience in a multi-disciplined manufacturing environment is preferred, preferably "high-tech". Main Responsibilities: * Undertake Factory Acceptance Testing of all products (FAT) * Preparing, and packing product ready for shipment to customers * Manage all day to day aspects of FAT; component stocks, calibrated equipment, documentation, packaging materials, tools, daily priorities * Undertake other manufacturing activities including and assembly * Assist the manufacturing team to continuously improve test, packaging, and record keeping processes Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Experience in a multi-disciplined manufacturing environment is preferred, preferably "high-tech" * Bright, focused, and diligent individual with keen attention to detail * Organised, tidy, and understand the importance of product quality to the business * Prepared to muck-in, keen to learn, * Team player * Versatile, motivated, energised individual who completes tasks on time with minimum supervision

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27356 
Job ID
201443628 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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A new opportunity has arisen for an RF Test Engineer. Joining a thriving team based in Cambridge, you should have excellent attention to detail, wide ranging experience in testing RF systems, and ability to create test scenarios for complex systems. If you have an approachable manner, and excellent communication skills that allow you to build and maintain relationships with the development team then this Company could be the place for you to boost your career. You will work with the design engineers to develop the test systems and thereby evaluate, validate and document the RF performance of Company products and develop and construct test plans. With relevant experience working as an RF test engineer and/or RF test development engineer, the successful candidate will have practical experience of building test systems and testing early stage prototypes and final products. You should also be familiar with RF test equipment such as spectrum analysers, network analysers, signal generators, power meters, etc, and test methods and standard RF blocks such as filters, splitters, etc. You should also have knowledge of standard RF tests. With excellent communication skills, you will be able to create and present test reports in a logical and accurate manner. Experience of general hardware fault finding and/or developing automated test programmes using Labview, Matlab or other software from initial requirements to production ready system would be advantageous. Main Responsibilities: * Work with the design engineers to develop the test systems and thereby evaluate, validate and document the RF performance of Company products * Develop test plans based on top level product requirement specifications and engineering detailed design specifications * Construct RF test systems using commercial test equipment and custom fixtures * Create automated test programmes using Labview, Matlab or other software, as required * Take responsibility for the version control of the test plans and programmes * Execute test plans and programmes, collate test results and produce test reports Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Relevant experience working as an RF test engineer and/or RF test development engineer * Practical experience of building test systems and testing early stage prototypes and final products * Familiar with RF test equipment such as spectrum analysers, network analysers, signal generators, power meters, etc * Familiar with RF test methods and standard RF blocks such as filters, splitters, etc * Knowledge of standard RF tests such as receiver sensitivity, receiver noise figure, adjacent channel selectivity, etc * Able to create and present test reports in a logical and accurate manner * Excellent communication skills * Experience of general hardware fault finding and/or developing automated test programmes using Labview, Matlab or other software from initial requirements to production ready system would be advantageous

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26973 
Job ID
200957721 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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We have an opportunity for a Lead Engineer to join the Appliance Development team of our prestigious Cambridge based client. You will be the technical leader on the company's consumer product developments. You will be the architect of the new technologies, owning their integration into final products and their transfer to manufacture. You will work alongside project managers and commercial leaders to understand what customers need and lead the team that delivers that result. The successful candidate will have "hands on", technical relevant experience and you will have been responsible for making technical decisions, creating the architectures and carrying out detailed design for innovative new products. You will have supported the new product introduction and commercial launch of those products. In addition, you should have experience of working in, and leading, teams that have developed small domestic appliances. Direct experience in beverage appliances, such as coffee machines, would be advantageous. Your original training could be in any field, but professional background should be in general, electro-mechanical, mechanical or product design engineering. In addition, an appreciation of other disciplines (such as electrical and software engineering) is required. This background could be from a design perspective, with good understanding of industrial design and consumer interaction, along with design engineering and design for manufacture. Or, you could come from a more analytical background, with the ability to model fluidic systems or design test programmes for validation and verification processes. Experience in project management and dealing with customers would also be advantageous. Main Responsibilities: * Gather and manage requirements * Map out system architectures * Develop new technologies to deploy on these systems * Model the dynamic systems to understand behaviour and optimise performance * Design and build prototype systems to explore and verify the system performance * Design the detailed parts, assemblies and plan the production route * Engage with, and present to, client stakeholders at senior level * Work effectively in teams and with other peer experts * Ensure the correct technical decisions are made by your team and be responsible for the quality of the delivered solution to customers * Work in partnership with the project manager to plan the project and deliver the technical solution on time and to budget * Mentor junior engineers and designers and review their work Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * "Hands on", technical core relevant experience * Previous experience of being responsible for making technical decisions, creating the architectures and carrying out detailed design for innovative new products * You will have supported the new product introduction and commercial launch of those products * Experience of working in, and leading, teams that have developed small domestic appliances * Direct experience in beverage appliances, such as coffee machines, would be advantageous * Professional background should be in general, electro-mechanical, mechanical or product design engineering * An appreciation of other disciplines (such as electrical and software engineering) is required - This background could be from a design perspective, with good understanding of industrial design and consumer interaction, along with design engineering and design for manufacture. (If this is your background please supply a portfolio of examples of your design work when applying.) * Or, you could come from a more analytical background, with the ability to model fluidic systems or design test programmes for validation and verification processes * Experience in project management and dealing with customers would also be advantageous

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26982 
Job ID
200960125 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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Our client has a new opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Designer. Joining a successful team based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border, you will be involved with exciting projects that span many different markets including medical devices, consumer products and industrial systems. It is an environment where everyone is highly capable and people are given the responsibility and freedom to deliver challenging projects. The group is multidisciplinary, mixing science and engineering to enable it to work on a wide variety of projects. The successful candidate will have a wide range of design experience which may include products, assembly jigs and test equipment, extensive3D CAD experience (ideally including Solidworks) and be able to present ideas through sketches, animations, and photorealistic rendering. You'll have knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques and have experience of sourcing off-the-shelf and custom parts and managing suppliers. Main Responsibilities: * Responsibility for undertaking the mechanical design work on a diverse range of technologies and products * Play a key role in the concept development, detailed design and build of these products * Responsibility for managing your own time and for delivering the design work on tight timescales * Work as part of a project team with both engineers and scientists and be responsible for the management of external suppliers Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * Innovative problem solving skills * Wide range of design experience which may include products, assembly jigs and test equipment * Excellent time management skills, able to balance priorities of multiple projects * Able to operate independently (as sole designer on a project) and as part of team * Extensive 3D CAD experience (ideally including Solidworks) * Able to present ideas through sketches, animations, and photorealistic rendering * Knowledge of wide range of manufacturing techniques * Experience of sourcing off-the-shelf and custom parts * Ability to build relationships with and manage suppliers * Able to work with people from a range of technical backgrounds * Hands-on ability to build, test and troubleshoot Desired: * Experience in scientific/technical environment * Ability to contribute to Industrial Design process * Knowledge of design in regulated environments * Knowledge of micromanufacture e.g. laser drilling, chemical etching * Knowledge of tolerancing complex parts and assemblies * Ability to estimate future production costs for concepts * Design of products for high volume manufacture

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27097 
Job ID
201137589 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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A new opportunity for a PCB Engineer has arisen with our Cambridgeshire based client. You will work in a busy RandD Hardware department, working on a variety of projects, in offices just North of Cambridge city centre. The role would suit a candidate who wants the challenge and interest of working with PCBs involving a variety of technologies. A commitment to producing 'right first time' quality products is also essential. This post is likely to involve undertaking a wide variety of tasks producing PCB designs from production test rigs to high end PCBs using stacked microvias, flexible circuits and controlled impedance differential lines. You would be responsible for keeping abreast of the latest PCB technology appropriate for the company's products and maintaining the library of components for schematic design and layout. The PCB layout would be a joint responsibility between the Design Engineer who produced the schematic and the PCB engineer who should contribute aspects to improve manufacturability, test and EMC performance. You would be expected to maintain good working relations with the manufacturers and populators. The company is ISO 9001 approved so you must ensure that all work would be produced to that standard. You would also be expected to be the company reference point for all aspects of PCB design and manufacture. We are looking for a candidate with 'A' level grades (A or B) plus a degree in Electronics or Physics (or the equivalent). The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of Pads software and experience of working with complex boards. Other important qualities include good organisational skills and the ability to work with others. A good background understanding of electronics and mechanics as well as a demonstrable commitment to producing 'right first time' quality work are essential. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * 'A' level grades (A or B) plus a degree in Electronics or Physics (or the equivalent) * Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of Pads software * Experience of working with complex boards * Good organisational skills * A good background understanding of electronics and mechanics * Demonstrable commitment to producing 'right first time' quality work

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26636 
Job ID
201049255 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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We are recruiting for an Electronics Engineer or Applied Physicist to design, prototype and test high-performance sensors, communications systems and laboratory equipment. You will be joining a Cambridge based team and your role would cover a mixture of technologies both within the oil and gas industry, and in other sectors such as robotic systems and scientific instrumentation. You would be responsible for designing equipment which requires operating at the interface between physics and electronics, often pushing the boundaries of what is physically possible or practicably achievable within the constraints of harsh environments. We are interested in candidates with expertise in low volume/high value market sectors as well as graduates with a passion for solving difficult problems and some practical design experience. Technical staff work on client assignments in multi-disciplinary project teams, sometimes on more than one project concurrently and in different team roles. A strong desire to learn to develop and implement solutions based on different technologies and for different target markets is essential. Main Responsibilities: * Work on the design of technical systems for a wide range of applications including: ultrasonic and magnetic sensors; fibre- and free-space optical systems; and actuator design and control * Creative problem solving and concept generation * Analytical and modelling work * Experimental/laboratory work * Design and implementation of 'proof-of-principle' test rigs * Developing sensing concepts into production-ready designs * Writing reports and presenting your findings to customers * As your experience develops, you will be expected to take more responsibility of the overall development of a sensor system, and to be active in mentoring more junior staff Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * An excellent first degree or PhD in engineering, electronics, physics or a related discipline (we will accept applications from current students expecting to graduate in 2014) * Strong mathematical and analytic skills * Practical experience of designing and building electronics * An imaginative and inquisitive mind, eager to learn new skills and to develop solutions for interesting and complex problems * A hands-on interest in technology and a desire to understand how things work * Excellent communication skills Desired: * Solid foundation in analogue electronics design * Optical component and system design * Knowledge of radio frequency principles and design * Mechanical design skills, including experience with 3D CAD systems * Experience of using C, MATLAB or other computer languages * Experience in signal processing or algorithm design Graduates with industrial experience or recent graduates with relevant academic course or research experience are welcomed

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27117 
Job ID
201155163 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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Our client is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to design, prototype and test high-performance sensors, mechanical actuators and laboratory equipment. Joining a highly successful team based in Cambridge, your work would cover a mixture of technologies both within the oil and gas industry, and in other sectors such as robotic systems and scientific instrumentation. You would be responsible for designing equipment which requires a flare for mechanical design coupled with an analytical approach to tough problems such as reliability in harsh environments, optical system alignment or transducer design. The team is expanding in this area and so the client is interested in candidates with expertise in low volume/high value market sectors as well as graduates with a passion for solving difficult problems and some practical design experience. Technical staff work on client assignments in multi-disciplinary project teams, sometimes on more than one project concurrently and in different team roles. A strong desire to learn to develop and implement solutions based on different technologies and for different target markets is essential. Main Responsibilities * Work on the design of technical systems for a wide range of applications including: optical, ultrasonic and magnetic sensors; electro-magnetic and opto-mechanical transducers; thermal systems; and valves and fluidic systems * Creative problem solving and concept generation. * Analytical and modelling work * Experimental/laboratory work * Design and implementation of 'proof-of-principle' test rigs * Developing sensing concepts into production-ready designs * Writing reports and presenting your findings to customers * Take responsibility for parts of, or the overall development of, a product and to be active in mentoring more junior staff Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential * An excellent first degree or PhD in mechanical engineering or a related discipline (we will accept applications from current students expecting to graduate in 2014) * Practical experience of designing mechanical components and assemblies, including building robust CAD models, producing high-quality drawings and liaising with sub-contract manufacturers * Very strong mathematical and analytic skills * An imaginative and inquisitive mind, eager to learn new skills and to develop solutions for interesting and complex problems * A hands-on interest in technology and a desire to understand how things work * Excellent communication skills Desired: * Finite-element modelling and validation * Computational fluid dynamics modelling and validation * Experience of designing and analysing thermodynamic and heat-transfer systems * Optical component and system design * Experience of using Mathcad or MATLAB, or of computer programming * Practical electronics experience Graduates with industrial experience or with relevant equivalent practical experience gained through research projects or extracurricular activities are welcomed

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Permanent 
Job Reference
27115 
Job ID
201155168 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are recruiting for Graduate Software Engineers to develop software for our client's growing range of laboratory instrumentation and automation. The position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and the successful candidates will have a passion for delivering high quality software. We are seeking individuals with a passion for good engineering, highly skilled in collaboration and teamwork, and with an ambition to see their engineering skills directly producing commercial success. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * A 1st or 2.1 degree in computer science, electronics or a related field * Intrinsically high levels of motivation and a passion for solving real world problems * Excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively within highly focussed multi-disciplinary teams Some of the following skills: * Object oriented design and programming * Embedded real time systems * A working knowledge of mathematical techniques and numerical methods * Graphical user interface design and implementation * Modern development methodologies

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26997 
Job ID
200971178 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Essex 
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We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Product Manager to help maximize business value from our client's solutions. Based on the Cambridgeshire/Essex border, the position is primarily a business and commercial function, but it intersects significantly with the technology and the user experience. The product manager should be obsessed with optimising the product to meet business goals while maximizing return on investment. While not necessarily an engineer, the product manager needs to be sufficiently competent talking about the underlying technology and its application in its relevant market, in order to be able to help define what the product should be. The product manager is the voice of the customer inside the business and must be passionate about the user experience. Main Responsibilities: * Represent the intersection of the business, the technology and the user experience * Define the positioning of the solution, in the context of the competitive market * Set a vision for the solution, from in depth understanding of the developing market * Consider needs of the solutions from the customer viewpoint * Ensure the solution is available in relevant international markets * Recommend strategy and tactics to achieve success * Research and understand the market, maintaining technical and commercial knowledge base on competitors * Improve user documentation (including managing 3rd party authors) * Produce and maintain requirements specifications, for internal use, for solutions across various markets (e.g. including meeting local regulatory requirements) * Maintain product information for customer use, including content for brochures, website etc * Maintain solution price lists, across products and services * Be fully familiar with company solutions; comfortable demonstrating and training * Join sales and marketing teams, supporting events such as exhibitions, and user group meetings Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Familiarity (commercial/technical) with the products and solutions for street lighting markets * Product management skills and experience associated with large scale data networks and their user interfaces * Competent in presenting detail in various formats, from long form documents, to data sheets and web * Energetic and dedicated i.e. to do what is necessary in a rapidly growing business environment * Methodical and detail orientated; good project management skills; good problem solving and decision making capabilities; a "completer / finisher" * Track record of success

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27114 
Job ID
201155170 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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Our Cambridge based client is seeking a talented Principal Embedded DSP Engineer with significant experience of developing wireless software solutions on embedded platforms. This is a great opportunity to add breadth and depth to your engineering experience and work within one of the largest independent wireless development teams in the world. This is a hands-on engineering role where you will be using your previous experience to bring maturity and speed to the design and implementation tasks as well as providing support to more junior members of the project team. You will also work alongside highly experienced engineers to prepare specifications, design the system architecture, flesh out detailed component design and participate in the eventual hand-over of the full design to the customer. Main Responsibilities: * Contribute ideas to the system design and detailed design of wireless systems * Design, code and test software on high performance DSP hardware * Assist in constructing models and simulations of wireless systems and algorithms * Assist in delivering documentation of the systems that you have been implementing * Understand and digest the relevant standards for the wireless communications systems * Contribute to IP development with the purpose of expanding and selling group capabilities Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * Good degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics * Recent and relevant industrial experience with wireless DSP * Understanding of wireless communications theory * Strong C programming and software engineering skills * Good understanding of computer hardware and the software-hardware interface * Experience of working with embedded hardware and tool chains * Experience of using MATLAB * Excellent numerical skills * Good verbal and written communication skills * A strong desire to learn and investigate new technologies Desired: * Experience of Linux programming, scripting or administration * Experience of programming in Assembly Language * Experience of DSP Algorithm development * Experience of Audio/Video DSP

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27118 
Job ID
201155743 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridgeshire 
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Our Cambridge based client has a requirement for a Rack Builder/Wirer for at least two weeks starting in July. The successful candidate will understand the design of a communications rack and be able to build and test to specification. You will have the ability to troubleshoot any issues during the build or at the time of testing. You will also order the relevant parts required and communicate changes to a third party for inclusion of documentation. Candidates should be available from 14th July.

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Contract 
Job Reference
27131 
Job ID
201178200 
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