My client is a leading Manufacturing company based in Peterlee, County Durham, They now have a requirement for an Engineering Manager, reporting to the Engineering Director, The role is strongly technical, mixed discipline, with a hands-on electronics design focus, at a concept and specification level. An experienced background in Electronic product Engineering and battery technology, and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time is essential.
-To support the capture of new business by creating alternate design concepts and performance specifications from customer inputs using a wide variety of cell technologies, and other components and materials.
-Design battery packs and chargers:
-Detail electronics design including battery BMS systems utilizing Texas BQ and other technologies, PCBA design using Altium, and the assembly and testing of prototypes.
-Design and development of embedded firmware, programming, parameter setup of the electronic components such as PIC processors, battery control ICs etc.
-Provision of effective and very high performance test solutions for manufacturing either through hands-on design or 3rd party sourcing. Knowledge of PC programming would be beneficial to support this.
-Sound, detailed engineering methodologies and attention to detail, including specification, tolerances and margins, failure mode analysis, risk management, documentation and team reviews.
-Sound ability to understand and apply data sheet specifications and parameters. Ability to understand design schematics.
-Understanding of, and application of appropriate design principles for EMC, safety, efficiency and other regulatory compliance standards appropriate to our business.
-Creation of all design documentation including assembly, bills of materials, project planning, test and verification / qualification plans, and associated procedures.
-Project planning and management experience: Management of own and team activities to manage tasks / projects to timeline.
-Detailed and systematic approach to fault finding. Specific experience with analog and digital electronic circuitry.
-Support technical investigation into customer complaints, provide detailed technical investigations where required. Provide technical support for Operations and customers
-Adherence to business practices
-Preferable experience with regulatory approvals, including some of UL, FM, CE, Intrinsic Safety and other regulatory requirements
-Work to requirements of ISO9001 and ISO13485 framework
-Has a solid understanding of electronics theory as applicable to the design and production of battery associated equipment in a production environment.
-Experience of hardware product development in a low / medium volume production environment
-Industry knowledge – cells, battery ICs and associated components
-PCBA design and layout: Altium PCBA design experience. Component selection, schematics, layout.
-PIC programming design experience.
-BQ Battery IC setup and creation of Golden Images.
-Project planning Experience. Basic skills with MS Project, Gantt charts.
-Experience with analog and digital design including earthing techniques, analog and digital conversion, calibration and instrumentation practices
-A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an electronic production environment
-Up to £55k salary
-Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours
-Holidays 22 days per year rising up to max 25 with service, 8 bank holidays.