Electronic Innovation Engineer

01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Electronic Innovation Engineer
Competitive Salary

The purpose of this role is to generate concepts and develop projects in line with New Product Innovation Strategy, Insight Strategy and Ideation Strategy.

Main Responsibilities:

- Investigate new / emerging technologies, innovations and opportunities, increase company knowledge and gather Insight.
- Presentation of Innovation / concepts to Innovation and IP Manager.
- Filter and check feasibility of concepts. Liaise with other NPD departments.
- Communication with external / open innovation sources.
- Manage personal time and book resources as required.
- Determine concept novelty / inventive step.
- Attend ideation sessions.
- Generate, filter at least one concept per year.
- Preparation of Patent Disclosure and assist Intellectual Property (IP) function to secure filing / grant of patent.
- Development of innovation / concept in a cost efficient and timely manner and in accordance with the KI stage gate process using Altium Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design software where appropriate.
- Programming using microcontroller Assemble or embedded C.
- Programming embedded prototype PCBs using Processing language.
- Meet project plan objectives.
- Development of Proof of Principle, Proof of Concept and Prototype models.
- Maintain project records and electronically file. Regular reporting of project status and attend regular project reviews.
- Assist in the handover of developed concept to NPD team.
- Propose production test methods and draft Product Design Specification (PDS) as directed
- Keep up to date with latest technological developments, through attendance at trade shows, talking to universities etc. and attending internal and external training where appropriate.

Qualifications & Experience:

- Applicable HNC, HND or degree in Engineering.
- Experience in an applicable engineering product development role (preferably electro-mechanical) or equivalent.
- Competent in use of PCB design software or schematic capture and PCB layout.
- Working knowledge of PCB manufacture and assembly.
- Programming using processing language for embedded prototype PCB.
- Good communications skills and computer literate.
- Must be willing to travel.

- Completion of accredited engineering apprenticeship or engineering graduate training programme. - desirable
- Competent in the use of applicable design technology such as rapid prototyping and specialist test equipment etc

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