Electrical Controls Engineer

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
28 Jan 2019
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
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.