Electrical/Electronics Engineer

Apex Recruitment
£30,000 per annum
30 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 0800-1700 Monday to Thursday// 0800-1500 Friday. Some flexibility will be required

About the company:

Our client based in Birmingham offers a range of engine cooling systems, heating and air conditioning systems and fluid reservoirs. We are the market leader for engine cooling and HVAC systems for the bus and coach market, supplying product globally. From a simple radiator design through to a complete cooling module with radiator/ charge air cooler and the option of viscous, hydraulic and electric fan drives, our client can provide the complete 3D design, prototype test and production supply.

What you will be doing:

  • Based from our Tyseley offices, you will be visiting customers' premises to discuss new products or review installation work, involving principally vehicle cooling systems, but also air conditioning systems, heating and ventilation systems.
  • You will also get involved with our pressure test rigs where many tests are carried out, at external vehicle testing centres, or in our Elmdon service centre. UK travel is involved. Foreign travel will be involved after training.
  • You will work with our client personnel and customers to ensure our client products and processes are to the best standards and liaise with all departments and customers on prompt resolution of all electrical and electronic development issues

What we expect from you:

  • Qualified electrical / electronics engineer with some hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of electrical architecture
  • Knowledge of vehicle electrics including CAN and engine management systems preferred
  • A well-rounded understanding of electrical and electronics theory
  • Ability to read and interpret basic electrical schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Good hands-on ability for wiring harness prototyping, prototype PCB assembly (both through hole and surface mount), electrical box build
  • Understanding of embedded software for 8 bits and 32 bit architectures
  • Understanding of the use and application of 3 phase power (up to 400V and 5kW) and high voltage DC power up to (800V and 10kW)
  • Basic ability in an CAE package for simulation, schematic capture and PCB layout
  • An appreciation of the dangers of, and safe practices in working with high voltages
  • Refined communication skills
  • IT proficient
  • Capable of working on site (UK or abroad) - UK based with possible overseas travel

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Degree in an electrical or electronics engineering discipline
  • Basic knowledge of 3D modelling with capability for further training on Solid Works
  • Confidence with electrical architecture, CAN and engine management systems ideal
  • Must be a good communicator both written and verbally
  • Driver's license essential - maximum 6 points
  • Basic mechanical knowledge

Person specification:

  • Comfortable with a hands-on approach but also able to step back/ see overall picture
  • An excellent eye for detail and a conscientious, methodical approach to hands on work
  • Ability to receive and give out constructive criticism

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