Innovation Engineer

Recruiter
Placewell Group
Location
Hampshire
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Innovation Engineer - Nr Portsmouth - circa £28,000per annum + Incredible benefits

I am working with a hugely recognised engineering company based near Portsmouth who are looking for an enthusiastic Innovations Engineer who will bring back new ideas to drive the business.

Main Responsibilities:

 Investigate new / emerging technologies, innovations and opportunities,
increase company knowledge and gather Insight.
 Presentation of Innovation / concepts to Innovation and IP Manager.
 Filter and check feasibility of concepts. Liaise with other NPD departments.
 Communication with external / open innovation sources.
 Manage personal time and book resources as required.
 Determine concept novelty / inventive step.
 Perform concept freedom to operate searches.
 Attend ideation sessions.
 Generate, filter at least one concept per year.
 Preparation of Patent Disclosure and assist Intellectual Property (IP) function to secure filing / grant of patent.
 Development of innovation / concept in a cost efficient and timely manner and in accordance with the KI stage gate process using Altium Printed Circuit
Board (PCB) design software where appropriate.
 Programming using microcontroller Assemble or embedded C.
 Programming embedded prototype PCBs using Processing language.
 Meet project plan objectives.
 Development of Proof of Principle, Proof of Concept and Prototype models.
 Maintain project records and electronically file. Regular reporting of project status and attend regular project reviews.
 Assist in the handover of developed concept to NPD team. Attend appropriate NPD stage gate meetings. Provide support to Research and Development (R&D) function where required.
 Propose production test methods and draft Product Design Specification
(PDS) as directed
 Keep up to date with latest technological developments, through attendance at trade shows, talking to universities etc. and attending internal and external training where appropriate.

Qualifications & Experience:

 Applicable HNC, HND or degree in Engineering.
 Experience in an applicable engineering product development role (preferably electro-mechanical) or equivalent.
 Competent in use of PCB design software (preferably Altium) or schematic
capture and PCB layout.
 Working knowledge of PCB manufacture and assembly.
 Programming using processing language for embedded prototype PCB.
 Good communications skills and computer literate.
 Must be willing to travel.

 Completion of accredited engineering apprenticeship or engineering graduate training programme.
 Programming in a high level language.
 Competent in the use of applicable design technology such as rapid
prototyping and specialist test equipment etc

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