Electronics and Assembly Engineer

Location: Coleraine

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 27 January 2022

Salary: Competitive

Electronics and Assembly Engineer

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Head of Operations, Armstrong Medical, the Electronics and Assembly Engineer will provide expertise in the design, development and manufacture of electronics and software solutions for electrically powered medical devices used for respiratory support – including sourcing and supply chain control and customer technical support.

 

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Enable the Company to successfully develop electro-medical devices internally, reducing reliance on external contractors.
  • Achieve efficiency in the assembly and test of electro-medical devices and the servicing and repair of such devices.
  • To ensure Regulatory compliance is achieved and maintained for:
    • ISO13485 design control.
    • 93/42/EEC compliance via Technical File control.
    • ISO60601-1 and ISO80601 – compliance, WEE compliance.
    • Labelling, GS1 and UDI compliance.
  • The control and co-ordination of all medical equipment incoming and outgoing from the Coleraine Plant, including incoming goods testing, overseeing testing of devices at external contractors and troubleshooting/problem solving.
  • Oversee supplier liaison and supply chain control.
  • Carry out internal audits and assist with external audits.
  • Keep technical knowledge up to date.
  • Waste management.
  • Environmental impact assessments.
  • Developing electronics for new and existing devices.
  • Establishing and maintaining Demo and Loan Hire Database and Returns records and their related SOPs.
  • Calibration control of testing equipment.
  • Customer support/field visits/supplier audits/provide technical training to customers.
  • Technical writing (labelling, user and technical manuals, reports).
  • Parts specification control
  • Administrative work (use of Navision)
  • Service records management.
  • Spare parts management and inventory control.
  • Developing Preventative Maintenance Programs and the cost and pricing structure of such programs.
  • Involvement in customer complaint/corrective actions.

Other

  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required

 

KEY SKILLS

Essential

  • A degree level qualification in an electronics or mechatronics discipline
  • Previous experience in application of electronics or mechatronics in the workplace
  • Experience of design for compliance with electrical safety standards such as ISO60601-1 or an equivalent standard for consumer electronics
  • Demonstrable skills in electronics and software problem solving
  • High level of technical writing skills
  • Experience of design and calibration control of testing equipment
  • PCBA design, make and test capability

Desirable

  • 2:1 or higher in a combined electronics and software discipline
  • Experience of designing for ISO13485 compliance or other medical device standards
  • Experience of development of electronics or software for medical devices

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Technical Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • R&D
  • Quality
  • Procurement
  • Warehouse

External

  • Customers


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • People – Potentially 3 direct reports
  • Budget / resources - Focus in next financial year will be increased servicing of installed base
  • Travel Requirements - 4 to 6 UK visits per year, customer interface dependant 

 

COMPETENCIES

Creativity – Produces creative and original ideas and solutions.  Likes to find and explore new ways of doing things.  Comes up with alternative possibilities and options

Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions.  Sees clearly which is the best way forward.  Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

People Management – Enjoys identifying and growing talent, encourages and fosters a collaborative approach and holds team members accountable.  Clearly identifies team strengths and utilise these for the overall achievement of business goals.

Supporting Others – Enjoys supporting other people and is prone to getting involved and trying to help them when they have problems. Is comfortable to contribute to joint endeavours and enjoys team work.  Is willing to let other people depend on them.

Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account.  Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively

Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’.  Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.

Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease.  Speak out and makes themselves heard, often playing a leading and influential role in debate and discussion.

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships.  Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own.  Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.

Technical expert –full breadth of technical knowledge and can operate as a technical advisor, influencing others to achieve goals without relying on hierarchy. Keeps up to date on changes within their field and implements plans to ensure organisation is in a state of readiness.  Participates in industry and professional associations

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