Electrical Controls Engineer

Recruiter
TWI Ltd
Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
28 Jan 2019
Closes
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Electrical Controls Engineer

Senior Technician

Granta Park, Cambridge

TWI is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

TWI has a diverse range of responsibilities that support the core business to ensure a suitable working environment for employees and their activities. We are looking for an Electrical Controls Engineer to join our team in Great Abington, Cambridge. You will be required to undertake a variety of control and servicing tasks, primarily at the main site with some UK travel as required.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Designing, building and installing Control and Interlock Safety Circuits to enable safe operation of laboratory and other equipment (typical installations are in working cells with equipment for lasers, x-ray and surface spraying as well as manufacturing and other machinery/equipment).
  • Supporting project work for internal clients. (Input into proposals, costings, design and build.)
  • Understanding relevant information from drawings and documents supplied with equipment, and liaising with manufacturers/suppliers as required.
  • Working as part a wider team to aid in the build prototype equipment.
  • Fault finding and repairing, carrying out modification and maintaining electrical/electronic equipment across sites.
  • Acting as part of a team to deliver activities to support operational objectives.
  • Ability to make decisions within parameters set by management/customers, using job/specialist experience and escalating issues when required.
  • Mentoring, guidance and support to NSIRC postgraduate industrial research projects
  • To oversee and deliver technician support, advise and guide NSIRC PhD students on laboratory equipment

The ideal candidate will have the below essential skills:

  • A recognised qualification for electronic/electrical engineering (i.e. BTEC, HNC, City and Guilds).
  • Good communication skills.
  • A methodical and organised approach to work.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of Health and Safety awareness with a procedural/systematic proficiency that may involve competence in the use of specialised equipment.

The ideal candidate will have the below desirable skills:

  • Competency to work on 415V, 3 phase circuitry as well as low voltage, and qualified for electrical installation work.
  • Experience in the design, build, manufacture and maintenance of PLC/Relay controlled panels.
  • Ability to work to deadlines using own initiative.
  • Proficiency in reading electrical drawings /technical manuals and diagnosing faults.
  • Experience in using Lab View/PLC programming advantageous but not essential.
  • Ability to produce electrical schematic drawings with software and or hand drawn.

Candidates are advised that, as a minimum, they will be subject to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard pre-employment screening process and also, possibly, to National Security Vetting during on-going employment.

Closing Date: Monday 18th February 2019

Reference number: 91/18

Job Profile: Technician / Senior Technician

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 36 hours p/wk.

To apply to the role, please visit our website by clicking apply.