Automated Test Engineer

Solutions Recruitment
Blyth, UK
19 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Automated Test Engineer - Blyth

Purpose of Function

The Engineer will work as part of a team developing software and hardware applications that support the needs of manufacturing at Blyth. These will include in-house developer solutions for automated assembly, functional test and production monitoring. The Engineer will develop expert knowledge of the company's products and systems in order to best support these developments.

Tasks and Responsibilities

To design, realise, document and maintain robust, user friendly, software and hardware solutions that provide the required functionality and performance levels to support manufacturing processes.

Description of duties

1. Liaise with project, manufacturing, test equipment, in-service personnel and other stakeholders to capture requirements.

2. Generation of software and hardware requirements and specifications.

3. Develop schedules and costs for test systems solutions.

4. Design instrumentation implementations and generate LabVIEW software code in accordance with own or other engineers' schedule requirements, utilizing standard revision control and review procedures.

5. Propose and implement new/best practice production development techniques.

6. Contribute to creation of future strategic targets.

7. Assist with the training and guidance of apprentices, operators and others where appropriate.

8. Undertake training and development activities where appropriate.

9. Occasional travel off-site to conduct inspection of new equipment, attend training courses and provide support to remote sites.

10. Project manage production test solutions throughout their full life cycle, from conception to integration into the Production environment, and upgrade legacy systems as required.

11. Create Technical files for projects containing hardware/software information, spares, maintenance requirements etc.

Opportunities 1. Work with a wide range of technologies (software, hardware and product). 2. Develop personal skill levels with support towards achieving recognised qualifications. 3. Participate in both site wide software/hardware initiatives and standalone test or application solutions. 4. Work alongside experienced LabVIEW developers.

Additional Roles

Reporting Relationships

Functionally reports to: Engineering Manager

Administratively reports to: Engineering Manager

Position Requirements

Education Essential: Degree level qualification or experience to a similar level in Electronics, Physics or Engineering subjects.

Related Experience

Essential: Experience of or exposure to automated production test equipment. Working knowledge of electronics equipment including DMMs, oscilloscopes etc.

Desirable: Project management experience. Experience of an industrial work environment. Experience of Lean Manufacturing techniques. LabVIEW programming to CLD level or equivalent.

Skills, Special Competencies, or Certifications

Essential: Working knowledge of a range of automation hardware. Working knowledge of electronics and instrumentation. Self-organisation, motivation and efficient time management.

Desirable: Experienced in developing test software for automatic execution. Experienced in developing electronic hardware designs from inception to production. Proven track record of producing solutions on time and within budget. Experience with other programming languages. Experience of SQL database implementation. Ability to work in a team environment, providing assistance to others and knowing when to request advice.

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