Junior Design and Production Support Engineer

SSL, Begbroke Oxford
Reporting to: 
Design and Production Support
Full time, salaried

As part of the R&D team, you will be responsible for supporting our design and production teams. This role is very hands on and you’ll be involved in our product validation processes, with a high focus on developing and building test solutions.

We are looking for a candidate with either previous industrial experience or has an engineering educational background that can demonstrate good electronic knowledge with strong practical skills. The role is suited to someone with a high capability to learn, who is looking for an opportunity to work in a R&D environment.

Main Tasks

● Designing, specifying and constructing test jig solution for internal and external production.
● Electronic/Mechanical design of functional test solutions with continuous improvement.
● Active role in product validation.
● Supporting our subcons and production teams.
● Perform prototype PCB modifications and associated sub-assemblies.
● Support with troubleshooting design and build issues.
● Supporting with obsolescence and general R&D tasks.

Knowledge and Skills

● ONC or higher in an Electronic Engineering subjects or has previous experience in electronic manufacturing/design.
● Knowledge of Audio electronics.
● Programming skills in languages like C, C#, VB would be advantageous.
● Mechanical, metal work fabrication skills with competent use of hand tools.
● Raspberry Pi and Arduino development would be advantages.
● PCB rework, Wiring and Looming skills.
● Ability to read electronic schematics, fault finding and use general test equipment.
● Previous experience of CAD and PCB Layout tools would be desirable.

Person specification

● Practical, hands-on attitude mixed with efficiency and tidy practises.
● Strong organizational and teamwork skills.
● Analytical, with good attention to detail.
● Good communication skills both written and verbal.
● Drive to keep learning, improving methods and executions.
● Ability to prioritize and multitask in a logical manner.
● Capability to work in a team or as an individual with minimum supervision.
● Willingness to go the extra mile to meet tight timescales and project deadlines.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Your covering letter should highlight the extent to which your skills/experience meets the requirements of the role and your motivation behind applying.
To apply for this position, you must already have the right to work in the UK.

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