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Job Ref:  204619963
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Essex
City:  Essex
Post Code:  SS14
Salary:  £60000 - £100000/annum Excellent Package
05/10/2016 02:15
Thermal Engineer - to £100K - Essex.

An internationally known manufacturer of single board computer products, primarily for the CompactPCI, VME, VPX and MicroTCA bus architectures seeks to expand their development capability further by adding a Thermal Engineer to the UK team. Products are designed and developed totally in-house, and use leading-edge Intel microprocessors and a range of peripheral components. They sell into many different markets around the world, in particular many customers in the telecommunications, aerospace and defence sectors.

The Thermal Engineer Job
The Thermal Engineers provide key design inputs to the electronics hardware team, and are also very involved in the verification stages of product development, as well as providing on-going support to the design teams in all three countries and to the UK production team. Among the Thermal engineer's responsibilities are the following:

• Designing, developing and testing thermal solutions for both convection and conduction cooled products.
• Liaising with the hardware and PCB design engineers to agree optimal layout and construction of the boards.
• Simulating and analysing thermal performance of the products, and implementing any necessary corrections.
• Thermal and mechanical testing of new products and components.
• Developing and improving our mechanical and thermal design procedures and practises.
• Maintaining awareness of new technologies.

Qualifications & Experience
Candidates should ideally be engineering graduates in a relevant discipline, but consideration may be given to those who have significant appropriate experience without this qualification. You must be able to demonstrate practical involvement in the design and development of embedded electronic products, and should be familiar with some or all of the following:

• Designing thermal solutions for both convection cooled and conduction cooled electronic products, for both military and commercial environments.
• Thermal simulation using Flotherm or Flotherm XT.
• Analysis of thermal characteristics at component level in excess of 40W, and at board level in excess of 60W.
• Experience with a range of Thermal Interface Materials and their effect on component temperature.
• Mechanical design skills, ideally using SolidWorks, for creating or at least modifying solid model designs for heat sinks and other items.
• Following, and where necessary, defining or modifying, a clear thermal design process.
• Familiarity with standard form factor designs, e.g. OpenVPX (3U and 6U) or VME.
• An appreciation of standards such as MIL-STD-810 or any from VITA.
• General production machining processes.

In addition to technical skills, you must be independent and self-motivated but also be able to interact with other engineers both locally and overseas. You will be the primary point of contact for thermal issues so must be able to provide assured and accurate guidance to colleagues, during both the design and testing stages of product development, and during manufacture
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