Job Description

Electrical Design/Development Engineer - Design, DFMEA, FEA

An Electrical Design/Development Engineer with Design, DFMEA and FEA knowledge is required to work on a twelve month contract (WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION) for our Engineering client based in Clevedon, Somerset.

Overview of the Electrical Design/Development Engineer contract role

Working for a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. This is integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells.

Goals:

  • To design and develop modules/sub-assemblies of new products in accordance with Edwards' Product Commercialisation Process (PCP) ensuring that the required reliability, quality and cost targets are met
  • To meet the Master Specification targets and ensure conformance to the relevant international, national and industry safety standards
  • To verify that the designs meet the Master Specification and conform to the relevant design standards by calculation and/or testing as appropriate
  • Accountable for the design and development of sub-assemblies of a product ensuring the specified quality and cost are achieved to the agreed project time scale
  • Responsible for the detailed documentation of the design (models, drawings, design data, BOM, test data) ensuring all relevant information is recorded in a timely manner and placed in the Technical Construction File (TCF), project folder, or uploaded to the project SharePoint site

Tasks:

  • To coordinate the design and development tasks on larger projects in assistance to the Lead Engineer and Project Manager
  • To lead HAZOP, DFMEA studies and risk analysis techniques according to best practice ensuring that resulting actions are included in a verification test plan, factory acceptance test or final test and commissioning document
  • To participate in the direction and development more junior Engineers and Designers
  • To carry out/participate in and record risk assessments as required in the execution of a project
  • To support the introduction of new products onto the factory flow line and where necessary on customers' sites
  • To ensure engineering changes are concluded in accordance with the planned schedule
  • Type testing and compliance testing of designs, including design of experiment
  • Perform engineering calculations and undertake medium to complex FEAs in support of the design
  • Design Engineering - to design and develop all mechanical aspects of a product range
  • Data Analysis - to analyse experimental data, summarise and document conclusions in report format
  • Design Reviews - to conduct high quality design reviews (specification, concept, model and critical)
  • Sample Approval - to support sample approval of new parts and assemblies
  • Problem Solving - to solve problems both in-house and on customers' site and resolve with practical solutions - use of a range of problem-solving techniques, e.g., 8D, Ishikawa etc.
  • To generate innovative ideas and contribute to new processes and new product concepts
  • To work closely with Service, Marketing and other business functions

Key skills required for the Electrical Design/Development Engineer

  • A good Electrically biased engineering degree (or other engineering qualification depending on experience)
  • At least 5 years' post degree experience of working on whole system design and development.
  • Ability to form and lead teams, coordinating actions to specific goals
  • Used to working in a multidisciplinary environment
  • A high level of 3D and 2D CAD skills (CATIA, Visio, AutoCAD and/or other drafting tools)
  • FEA and CFD skills would be an advantage
  • An understanding of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and system schematics

The role is based in Clevedon, Somerset.

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