Design Engineer (Magnetic)

Girling Jones
20 Jun 2018
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This role is based in Barnstaple part of the Power Electronics division where we employ approximately 250 employees and specialise in the manufacture of wound components, printed-circuit board assemblies, cabinet wiring and electronic test equipment for the civil aircraft, space, and defence industries.

As well as adopting a great working atmosphere, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits including: an active Social Club, Birthday brunch in the month of your birthday, contributory pension scheme, free on-site parking, discounted Gym membership, cycle to work scheme, company share-save scheme (eligible after a qualifying period), shorter working hours on Fridays and complimentary fruit and hot drinks for all of our employees to name but a few.


Reporting to the local Engineering Manager, we are recruiting for a Magnetic Design Engineer. Experienced magnetic knowledge is available locally and the ideal candidate will have the potential to increase their own capability and grow within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

Review of customer or internal specifications to determine the optimal magnetic solutions for products. This will include full product compliance with the DO-160 environmental requirements.
Develop standard magnetics
Write the magnetic sections of customer proposals and take ownership of all compliance matrix responses of magnetic aspects of the final product
Develop magnetic solutions for products by studying customer requirements, liaising closely with power converter team members to agree magnetic performance
Model magnetic solutions concepts; create representative SABER models; create 2D drawings for use in quoting and production; work with the configuration management team, providing support and compliance guidance
Support all magnetic aspects of product design reviews
Confirm product integrity and performance by developing test plans and procedures for design assurance testing and qualification testing
Develop high level manufacturing test plans that can be used by the Test Engineers (TEs) at the manufacturing sites. Follow through with the TEs to ensure the electrical/magnetic designs perform as expected and are monitored using a 6 sigma methodology.
Provide magnetic design support for product failures, involving collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends in our products and then reporting findings to key stakeholders
Protect product and company reputation by complying with all relevant regulations and standards.
Use our 'lessons learnt' database to record all product failures, test failure and customer delays; support the development of new processes and procedures to eliminate future repeat issues
Continued personal, professional and technical development including: attending seminars and workshops; review of trade papers and publications; review and compare industry standards, e.g. DO-160 etc.; joining of trade associations; development of good working relationships with customers, suppliers and academics.
Operate effectively and responsively as a team player, providing engineering information to key stakeholders, freely sharing expertise
Provide supportive advice, coaching and mentoring technicians and junior engineers


Core Requirements
General Production Magnetic Design Skills
Modelling Knowledge
VB/VBA Knowledge
Requirements Analysis
Clear and Concise Communicator of Technical Information
Good 3D visualizer
General Production Knowledge

Desireable Skills and Experience

Strives for technical excellence and quality
Displays the highest level of professional integrity and honesty at all times as well as personal credibility. Does the right thing, particularly with respect to the safety and well-being of everyone concerned
Capable of developing as a leader as well as developing others in the ATC to achieve improved levels of performance
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Participative and collaborative working style
Pragmatic and innovative, able to deal with conflicting demands for limited resources, removing obstacles that stand in their team's way
Dedicated and hard-working with the drive and resilience needed to overcome obstacles and succeed
Self-confident, without lapsing into arrogance, combined with excellent listening skills and the ability to take into account the diverse views of others
Thrives when working as part of a team

BEng Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering (2.1 or higher)
or BSc Physics (2.1 or higher)
Previous appropriate industry experience
Given the nature of the activities candidates must be eligible to work on military products under the relevant jurisdiction license (including ITAR)

Girling Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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