Electrical Controls Engineer / Senior Technician

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
08 Nov 2019
02 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Electrical Controls Engineer Senior Technician

Granta Park, Cambridge

TWI is one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes. We develop innovative solutions for real industry problems that can have a profound impact on the world and people’s lives. TWI actively supports diversity and inclusion, and recognises the importance of creating a culture where everyone feels valued for the contribution they make. 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:

• Experience in and the ability to work of own initiative and as part of a team, using safe practices to fault find, repair, carry out modifications and maintain electrical/electronic equipment across all UK sites.

• System integration inclusive of but not limited to:

• Designing, building and installing Control and Interlock Safety Circuits to enable safe operation of laboratory and other equipment (typical installations are in working cells/enclosures that are equipped with lasers, x-ray sources, robots, electron beam systems and surface spraying equipment as well as manufacturing and other machinery/equipment).

• Supporting project work for internal and external clients. (Input into proposals, costings, design, specifications and build.)

• Understanding relevant information from drawings and documents supplied with equipment, and liaising with manufacturers/suppliers as necessary.

• Working as part a wider team to aid in the build of bespoke prototype equipment.

• Ability to make decisions within parameters set by management/customers, using job/specialist experience and escalating issues when required.

• Working as part of a team to deliver activities to support operational objectives.

• 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.

• Conducts themselves in line with TWI’s values of teamwork, innovation, taking responsibility, customer focus, adaptability and respect.

The ideal candidate will have the below essential skills:

• A recognised qualification for electronic/electrical engineering (i.e. BTEC, HNC, Degree, City and Guilds).

• Excellent 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.

• Manufacture/build of electrical panels unaided, as per electrical drawings and design brief.

• Competency to work on 415V, 3 phase circuitry as well as low voltage systems.

• Ability to work to deadlines using own initiative.

The ideal candidate will have the below desirable skills:

• Experience in the design of PLC/Relay Logic controlled panels.

• Experience in using and working PLC programming/Lab View advantageous but not essential.

• Ability to produce electrical schematic drawings with software and or hand drawn.

• 17th/18th Edition wiring regulations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Candidates will be subject to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard pre-employment screening process and possibly to National Security Vetting during on-going employment.

Closing Date: 2nd December 2019

Job Profile: Technician / Senior Technician

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 36 hours p/wk.

Ref: 107/19

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