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Manufacturing Engineer – Electronics

Location: Milton Keynes

Contract: Permanent

Posted: 26.09.2022


The Role

As a Manufacturing Engineer Electronics, you will provide an Electronics biased support to Manufacturing, particularly the Inverter side of the business. You will maintain an up-to-date Preventive Maintenance system for all electronic equipment used in Manufacturing. You will oversee equipment repair, servicing and calibration as required, arranging external support as necessary. You will support the running of the EoL Inverter Test Rig and training of Technician operators and support process development activities in line with core technology development, including to design and manufacture of mechanical-electrical rigs to improve quality, repeatability, and efficiency in support of our approach to volume manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Support for all Electronic issues with manufacturing equipment including End of Line (EoL) test rigs for both Motor and Inverter.
  • Investigate erroneous EoL test results from production. Interrogate data and provide 1st level diagnostics before escalating as required.
  • Assist with controlled strip down and investigations into failed units in conjunction with Design and Development Engineers.
  • Represent Manufacturing as part of a group tasked with defining the spec of any new equipment to be purchased externally. Assist with the implementation and commissioning of this kit as required.
  • Maintain the Preventive Maintenance system for all equipment and tooling used in the manufacture of Inverters. Ensure repair, servicing and calibration is conducted as required.
  • Manage suppliers and contractors as required for the above.
  • Design test or production rigs and equipment for in-house manufacture, assisting with the construction when required.
  • Provide PCB programming assistance across the company.
  • Design tooling to assist with Inverter assembly, implementing philosophies such as Poka-Yoke, and considering the desire to optimise process robustness and efficiency.
  • Construct work instructions for the assembly of Inverters, within the approved guided assembly system.
  • Assist with raising NC’s, investigate causes of quality issues and implement continuous improvement changes to prevent recurrence.
  • Apply product and process knowledge to help conduct PFMEA reviews for upcoming programmes or as part of continuous improvement on existing lines.
  • Engage in DFM reviews for new product, providing representation for Manufacturing.
  • Monitor KPIs from production and use to focus improvement initiatives.
  • Support cost-down activities.

Required Education and Industry Experience

  • A relevant practically based mechanical or electrical qualification (at least NVQ 4 or equivalent), ideally a Manufacturing Engineering degree.
  • Experience in an engineering environment in one or more of the following sectors; Automotive, Aerospace or Motorsport production.
  • Electrical circuit testing and debugging including analog, digital and high voltage circuits.
  • Experience with 3D CAD viewing or modelling software.
  • Experience with Schematic / PCB CAD viewing or modelling software.

Required Technical Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent computer literacy with experience of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and excel.
  • Familiar with interpretation of Engineering drawings.
  • Familiar with interpretation of electronics schematics.
  • Understanding of PCB Programming (CAN / JTAG).
  • Familiar with Mechanical-Electrical Assembly to exacting standards.
  • Appreciation of PFMEA, DFM
  • Understanding of ISO and IATF requirements.
  • Knowledge of PCB assembly and re-work processes in compliance with IPC standards
  • Familiar with automotive calibration tools such as INCA or Canape

We are looking for people who are collaborative, enthusiastic, innovative & accountable who want to make a difference

Direct applications only. No unsolicited Recruitment Agent submissions will be accepted. Any unsolicited CVs received will be treated as the property of Helix.




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