R&D Technician

£24000 - £25000 per annum
15 Jan 2019
12 Feb 2019
Paul Simcox
Contract Type
Full Time
Research & Development Technician – Electronics (R&D Technician)


To £25k

Our client is globally recognised as a leading design consultancy devising solutions for an array of niche sector clients throughout the world. As a result of continued success and an ongoing programme of strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic R&D Technician to complement their established and successful team based in Leicester.

Tasked with supporting the R&D department to realise feasible technical (electronic & mechanical) product design solutions from concept / technical designs that achieve client expectations in practicality, quality and time & costs, together with commercial revenue for the business, it is envisaged that the successful R&D Technician candidate will have attained a Bachelors degree in Electronic, Electrical or Mechatronic engineering and demonstrate at least 1 year post academic commercial engineering experience gained within an environment involving electronics hardware or PCB design and C programming, with experience in the use of Arduino proving distinctly advantageous.

Working as part of a team, you will undertake technical research & development design activities that will include testing and modelling of design stages and specific development tasks and carry out electronics prototypes design from initial concept to prototype and production solutions utilising Digital (Logic Design, Microcontrollers and Peripheral Interface Devices), Analogue (Discrete and linear, power supply) and Mixed Signal Circuits, and will programme C and C++ for Embedded System Applications. You will also undertake Android Application Development for Testing using simple GUI interface and PCB cost estimates and purchase for manufacturing quotes. You will fit, remove and rework through hole and surface mount components on prototype PCB assemblies and be responsible for monitoring a small stock of prototyping components and materials in the electronics lab.

Other duties for the R&D Technician will include sourcing product design information to better understand current product design activity and alternative methods and materials to ensure the R&D Electronics team are at cutting edge of product design.

To be considered for this varied and challenging R&D Technician role you must have experience in the use of Eagle PCB layout software, excellent electronic hardware knowledge, hand soldering and rework skills including small surface mount components, and previous experience in hand-assembling small electronics-based products. You will be comfortable in using simple electronics instruments such as DVM and oscilloscopes, with essential C programming experience and familiarity with Arduino control systems.

You will be skilled in the use of the MS suite of packages, with an appreciation of volume electronics manufacturing techniques, prototyping techniques, communications protocols and wireless communications again proving advantageous.

Contact the Electronics Team Premier Technical Recruitment on 01827 68400 or email your cv in confidence to electronic@p-t-r.co.uk for further details.