Electronic Laboratory Engineer
Electronics Laboratory Engineer, Sensor City – 3 years fixed term
£32,548 - £38,833 per annum
Vacancy Reference: 2301
Sensor City is a new innovation centre for sensor technologies delivered by Sensor City Liverpool Ltd and support by joint venture partners; LJMU and the University of Liverpool. Sensor City will be based in Liverpool City Centre at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter and will provide a mix of innovation labs, project space, workshops, meeting and co-working space to create a world leading creative hub in sensor technologies.
Providing an effective and efficient technical service within Sensor City for customers, including company clients, University staff and occasionally students, you will manage the Electronics Laboratory, including the setting up, operation and routine maintenance of advanced prototyping equipment, apparatus and instruments as well as materials, components and other resources required for projects or for industry relevant research and development.
You will carry out required technical support which could include; analogue/digital electronic system design, PCB design and fabrication, miniaturisation of systems, software development, testing and fault finding and advise customers about the application of technical equipment, methods and facilities within Sensor City, specialising in electronic circuitry prototyping and testing.
You should be able to use quantitative and qualitative analysis, where necessary to determine or evaluate practice and provide assistance with the interpretation of results. You will provide quality control and assessment of products created using Sensor City prototyping equipment.
You will ensure a safe working environment using good working practices in line with relevant local and legal requirements, carrying out COSSH/Risk Assessments as necessary.
Having a degree in Electronic Engineering or other relevant Degree. You should also have experience of working within the industrial sector, experience in the design of analogue components and rapid prototyping. You should also have practical experience of the design and building process for electronic circuits and PCB manufacture to pre-production level.
You should also have a knowledge of diagnostics and fault find electrical systems and experience of talking to customers and producing a working specification. The ability to interface pre-constructed pcbs (e.g. Raspberry PI, Arduino etc) and install basic software to test Circuit functionality is also expected.
Closing date: 4 July 2018
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