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Job Title: Project Engineer – Electronics
Reports To: Senior R&D Technical Manager
Group/Division: Specialty Diagnostics Group/Anatomical Pathology Division
Career Band: 6
Job Track: Professional
Position Location: Runcorn, UK

Position Summary: Working within a global product development team to primarily design and develop new products for Anatomical Pathology laboratories. This role requires hands-on electronic design engineering capability across a range of laboratory automation and consumable products. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the design of both analogue and digital electronic circuits and associated PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) for both hand driven and fully automated systems, with a sound understanding for the technical requirements of other disciplines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop new products or redesign existing products using best practice engineering techniques
  • Capable of working to tight schedule and cost targets
  • Capable of working in both large and small project teams
  • Incorporate a broad understanding of manufacturing processes into the design work
  • Develop testing plans that challenges and proves the design
  • Generate new concepts for products and sub-components
  • Define, set up, carry out and interpret product testing throughout the development lifecycle
  • Generate detailed documentation, specifications and design packages
  • Perform engineering calculations as required.
  • Selection of components working alongside the supply chain functions
  • Support other areas of the business including production and servicing to resolve issues
  • Input to the preparation of manuals, QA/RA submissions, sales literature and training materials etc.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Degree in Electronics Engineering or similar field
  • Alternatively significant experience of engineering design is required with a HNC/HND
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions:
  • Demonstrated track record in electronic design and development
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Design of small automated systems
  • Best practice understanding and experience of FPGA, SMPS, uControllers and mechatronics.
  • Desire to innovate, develop and improve products
  • Ability to follow through on tasks to completion
  • CAD skills e.g. circuit schematic and PCB layout experience
  • Adherence to a stage gated quality system
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • High degree of initiative and self motivation
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Good IT skills including MS Office applications
  • Mandatory and Regulatory Safety, EMC and Environmental Standards compliance experience

Non essential Hiring Criteria:
  • PADS PCB familiarity
  • Pro/Diagram, Pro/Cable and/or Pro/Harness CAD experience
  • Medical device or in-vitro diagnostics experience
  • Laboratory automation and consumables experience
  • Verification and validation experience
  • Systems engineering experience

Travel – up to 15%


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