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Job Ref:  68582378
Employer:  My Job Matcher
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Elstree
Post Code:  WD6
11/10/2016 16:37
An exciting role establishing the limits of & ensuring the performance requirements are met by New Product Developments (NPD). In addition to the products developed from the local site the UK lab will also support design efforts from sites in Europe and beyond. The successful candidate will become a fully integrated member of the NPD team and will be expected to work on projects from the outset developing test methodologies in parallel with the design of the product through the stage gate process to optimise engineering efficiencies. Duties & Responsibilities: Work within a cross functional NPD team to ensure successful verification and validation in accordance with challenging project timescalesDevelopment of Test Plans / Procedures, Test Reports in accordance with BS, EN & ISO Quality System requirementsUtilisation, maintenance and calibration of a wide variety of mechanical and electronic test equipment as neededMaintain accurate records of inspections, test data, evaluations, test systems, programmes, and methods. Benchmark testing of competitor productsFault diagnosis and investigation work to support Root Cause Analysis of NPDsExperimental design and realisation to verify New Technology Developments The Individual: Fundamental understanding of engineering principles relating to high performance Interconnect products, e.g. EMC / EMP Filtered and Protected ConnectorsHigh Voltage / Current / Voltage / Power ConnectorsHigh Speed Digital Data / RF transmission linesFibre Optic Interconnects / Terminations RF / Digital Link Testing - Use of Vector Network Analyser and Digital Analyser equipmentHigh Voltage TestingHigh Current TestingBasic Electrical Testing (Capacitance, Resistance, Inductance, etc.)Material Characterisation (Dielectric Constant, Dielectric Strength, Conductivity, Ampacity, etc.)Mechanical Testing (Shock & Vibration, pull out testing etc.)Environmental Testing (Humidity, Thermal Shock, etc.)Multiphysics Testing (electrical performance during temperature cycling, vibration etc.) Abilities: Ability to read and understand complex engineering drawingsEnthusiastic, self-motivated, committed and results orientatedStrong attention to detail and organisational skillsGood written and oral communication / presentation skills About Us: Smiths Interconnect, a division of Smiths Group, is a recognized leader in technically differentiated electronic components and sub-systems providing signal, power and microwave solutions. Within our 17 diversified brands, we design and manufacture products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the global data center, wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. Our products are application-specific and incorporate innovative technologies to provide our customers with a competitive advantage. Smiths Interconnect operates globally and has locations in the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia, India, China and Australia. Smiths Interconnect supplies to multiple levels of the supply chain and its blue chip customers include primes and service providers, OEMs, system suppliers and sub-system manufacturers. Amongst our largest customers are Raytheon, Finmeccanica, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, AAI/Textron, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Row44, Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Facebook, APX, Foxconn, GE Healthcare, Varian, Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Alstom. Smiths Interconnect employs 4,000 people worldwide. Of this total, 550 are engineers and scientists, 35 percent are in emerging economies and 20 percent are in customer-facing roles.
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