- Hullavington - United Kingdom
About the roleThe typical day of a robotics team involves designing complex electromechanical systems, including motors, high accuracy sensors and miniature high accuracy mechanics.
Building such systems involves multiple prototyping techniques, rework on PCBs and retrofit them with hand soldering tools. Assembling and fitting the electronics following the appropriate practice. Make custom harness and installing them within a neat manner resulting into a reliable prototype.
Understanding the design is vital to assemble the system and check its functionality.
Measuring the system performance is a whole new chapter often involving designing automated ad hoc fixtures and control systems together with the design team.
The candidate will have the opportunity to learn and use devices and software he is unfamiliar with such as thermal cameras, high speed cameras 3D scanners, microcontrollers.
• Build electronics sub-system assemblies for robots.
• Perform functional tests and measurement activities.
• Assist electronics engineers in building and bringing up new prototype hardware: install and solder components into PCBs.
• Re-work and modification of PCBs which require experience with micro-soldering (fine pitch SMD and 0603 devices)
• Wiring harness construction using crimping tools.
• Support the assembly, wiring and testing of experimental robot platforms.
• Help designing robots and experiments.
• Design and develop small test systems (thermal measurements, motor testing, etc.).
• Assist lab owner in organising and maintaining an electronics/engineering laboratory ensuring it is kept fully operational and maintained (ensure that all equipment are PAT tested and calibrations are valid).
• Support purchasing activities for prototyping and lab consumables.
About youQualifications and skills: • Experience of working within an Electronics/Engineering lab.
• Practical experience in electronic hardware assembly.
• Fault finding experience on PCBs and hardware debugging using oscilloscopes, multimeter and other appropriate lab equipment.
• Knowledge and experience of analogue and digital electronics (transistors, diodes, ICs as well as amplifier, sensors and motor control circuits).
• Basic knowledge of microcontroller programming (Arduino like controllers).
• Good mechanical and construction skills, to able to make and modify mechanical assemblies with hand tools but also assist in building small test benches, electronics enclosures etc.
• Computer Aided Design experience (2D and/or 3D).
• Practical, working IT knowledge.
• Willingness to learn. Happy to jump on a new tool/software and go through the learning curve
Using Altium and LabView would be a bonus.
AttitudeAttention to detail and quality focus.
Benefits•27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
•Performance related bonus
•Private medical insurance
•Free on-site parking
•Subsidised café and restaurants
•Discounts on Dyson machines
We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.