Applications Engineer

Polytec Personnel Ltd
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A position has become available for an Applications Engineer to join a growing team based in Royston. This is a key role, where you'll provide expertise and support with regards to the performance capability and functional capability of the product range. You'll work very closely with software and hardware design teams during product development and product enhancements, providing input and analysis. You'll also provide strong internal communications across functions (Service, Quality & Production) to aid problem solving and continuous improvement across the company. This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding team, where you'll be rewarded with a generous salary and excellent benefits.

What You'll Be Doing :

* You'll gain in depth knowledge of the operation of X-ray inspection systems in order to assist with product development, continuous improvement, customer quotations, applications testing and analysis, and field issues
* Support the Software and hardware development processes by acting as the end user and feeding back if requirements are understood
* Support other functions with detailed technical input on new bids and during new platform development projects
* Support the Production team with development of Software and Hardware related SOPs
* Performance testing of software / hardware and product handling / reject systems and creation of associated data reference matrices
* Assist in software/hardware issue resolution (root cause analysis)
* Provide strong interface to Service, Quality, & Production teams to relay new knowledge gained
* Provide system set-up training on complex systems
* Provide input to development projects based on lessons learned in field issues
* Support the Technical Author with input to new User and Technical Documentation
* You may be required to travel occasionally within the UK and overseas

What We're Looking For :

* An electrical or electronic educational background is preferred (Degree qualified or City & Guilds 224, ONC or HNC in Electronics / Electrical Engineering) - We'd also consider candidates from an Apprenticeship background
* Excellent knowledge of electrical and electronic systems used in machinery
* Experience of IT networking of machinery
* You'll have a strong mechanical understanding (moving parts, motors, pneumatics, etc)
* Significant relevant field experience in the use of complex machinery with mechanical, software and hardware electronics content would be very useful
* Significant experience in the operation of X-ray inspection systems would be a big plus
* Excellent problem solving ability to establish root cause
* Understanding of product testing methods (EMC, software validation, etc.)
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interface with all parts of the business internally and externally - particularly with customers
* Creativity and enthusiasm
* You never give up!
* Meticulous attention to detail
* Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and make confident decisions
* Diplomacy skills
* Awareness of Quality systems (e.g. ISO 9001)
* Good abilities with MS Excel, Word & Powerpoint

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