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ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Bridgend

Job Reference ST6289
Location Bridgend
Salary / Hourly Rate £35,000 - £42,000 per annum
Sector Engineering, Electrical
Job Type Permanent
Details Full Time
Date Posted 30 Nov 2018

Job Description

Electrical Design Engineer
Bridgend
Permanent
£35,000 - £42,000 per annum
ST6289

Purpose of Job:

The primary role is to undertake the design, development and testing of electrical control systems for our client's range of industrial laser system products and bespoke machinery, including wire marking and stripping systems. This involves the selection of appropriate control hardware based upon the most cost effective, scalable control platform.

Candidate Requirements:

Educational Level

The candidate must be educated to a minimum of HND or preferably Degree level in Electrical and / or Electronic engineering. Other candidates will be considered with relevant skills and experience.

Experience

The candidate will have a solid electrical / controls / automation engineering background developing complex machinery or systems. At least 5 years of experience designing machinery and control panels using an electrical drafting package is essential.
The candidate will be experienced in the full product life cycle from initial specification, through development, build, test, deployment and product support (local and remote).
The candidate will have experience of travelling to customer locations for new system installation, troubleshooting and upgrades as applicable, though this rarely occurs.

Personal Attitudes, Motivators and Skills

Ideal attributes:

• Meticulous attention to detail
• Self-starter
• Self-motivated
• Self-disciplined
• Punctual
• Progress a given task in a timely manner
• Minimal supervision and direction required
• Achievement orientated
• Customer focused
• Good written and oral communication
• Fast response to problem resolution
• Work well under pressure
• Cross departmental team player
• Adaptable to changing priorities

Ideally the candidate will possess a good subset of the following skills:

Essential skills:

• New product introduction: design, build, commission and test.
• Electrical Machine / Control Panel Design with reference to risk assessment and applicable safety standards like 12100, 60204 and 13849.
• Safety performance levels.
• Electrical drawing package experience (preferably ePLAN).
• Electrical Machine Design for build and procurement – parts list, wire schedules, cable schedules etc.
• Application of Servo Amplifier / Stepper Drive Systems
• Application of DC / AC Drive systems
• Specification of sensor types including proximity sensors, through beam etc.
• Creation of Controls Specifications – Functional Design Specification / IO Specification

Useful skills (Advantageous, but not essential):

• Maintain / support / modify / debug existing software for PLCs and motion controllers including Mitsubishi, TRIO and Yaskawa.
• Practical experience electrical build.
• Diagnostics – familiarity with use of oscilloscopes and other test equipment.
• EMC considerations – Electrical Design.
• Industrial laser control / applications.
• Factory automation.
• MS Word / Excel.
• Exposure to optocouplers and pulse-width modulation.
• Robotics and vision systems.

The candidate will need:

• Full UK Driving Licence
• Full UK Passport

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