Electronics Design Engineer

Recruitment Genius
12 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This leading gas detection company specialises in the design, development and manufacture of innovative gas sensors and detectors. Due to continued growth and completion of building a state of the art facility they have an exciting position for an Electronic Design Engineer to join their highly motivated team in South Cambridgeshire.


- Designing to global intrinsic safety standards
- Designing low noise dc analogue and digital electronic circuits
- Testing and evaluating theoretical designs (Prototype and simulation)
- Hardware trouble shooting and fault finding
- Alter and modify existing designs to meet new requirements and eliminate malfunctions
- Assembling/working on prototype circuits down to using 0402 sized components and DFN type packages.
- Supporting the supply of new / obsolete parts.
- Assimilating a number of different tasks prioritising them and executing them in order.
- Working in an ISO9001 environment.

Due to the hands-on nature of the position they seek candidates possessing extensive and recent experience in the following areas:

- Analogue design experience
- Digital design experience
- Hands on experience with various components involved in Signal Chain - Opamps, Analog filtering, ADCs, DACs, Multiplexers, Microcontrollers, USB, RS485, Voltage Regulation,
- Have experience and/or understanding of designing Intrinsically Safe circuits for potentially explosive environments
- Proven PCB design experience on multilayer boards. At least 2 layers, 4 layers preferable
- Possess digital design skills in Logic circuits
- Have knowledge and experience of EMC testing.
- Able to generate documentation to follow ISO9000 quality systems.
- Have soldering skills for modern surface mount components
- Able to read and competently understand an engineering drawing.
- Soldering Through hole and Surface Mount Components down to 0402 packages
- Possess practical hands-on fault-finding skills down to component level. (Soldering iron, rework station usage
- Able to safely use basic mechanical tools (Pillar drills, Handtools etc)
- Able to write software specifications
- Competent with MS office tools.
- Have experience of designing for a batch production environment
- Have an appreciation of the economics of production
- Have pneumatic experience and system concept appreciation
- Have experience of designing for handheld applications / low power / Battery supported circuits.
- Have experience of Analogue Design to sub-pA signal currents at low voltages
- Have microcontroller based digital design skills in MSP430 or ATMEL M4 core series