We’re recruiting for an Electrical Design Engineer who will be based at our Head Office in Blackburn, Lancashire. 

Role:

An electrical design engineer is required to undertake electrical product development and to support service and sales in the field with technical or customer requirements which need an electrical/electronic solution. The role requires a person who is creative in a commercial world and who can develop cost effective electrical/electronic designs for new products and solutions to service/sales enquiries. A person who understands PLC logic and who can interface computer, motor, software systems to enable a range of automation tasks on Checkweigher and Metal detector systems is desirable.

Typical Tasks Include:

  • Develop design brief
  • Using software to create prototypes, drawings and system circuit diagrams.
  • Assisting in the manufacture of new electrical systems
  • To write and document PLC programs which interface and operate checkweigher inline in feeders, weigh decks and out feeders and which also control reject and metal detector systems.
  • Develop technical and operational specifications and diagrams.
  • Identify most suitable components and electrical connectivity
  • Thinking of possible design solutions
  • Researching whether the design will work and be cost-effective
  • Assessing the usability, environmental impact, and safety of a design
  • Collecting and analysing data from tests on prototypes
  • To produce electrical schematics and circuit layouts
  • Provide electrical information to support Technical Files
  • To provide test information and documentation so that products can be tested.
  • Modifying designs and retesting them
  • Writing product feasibility studies, progress reports and presenting them to senior management.

Key Skills:

  • Preferred knowledge within Weighing environment would be advantageous.
  • PLC programming and ability to interface between electrical, mechanical and software applications and equipment, desirable.
  • Strong maths and IT skills
  • A creative flair and design ability
  • Good visual and spatial awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Strong written and oral communication
    analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Time management and organisational skills

Qualifications:

Degree/HND/HNC Electrical Engineering with suitable practical hands-on design work experience.

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