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Sr Electronic Engineer - RF

Date:  07-Apr-2021
Location: 

Bristol, GB

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  Plasma Technology

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. At Plasma Technology, we provide tools for the engineering of micro- and nano-structures, with customers using our process solutions to research and produce materials and semiconductors vital for everything from medical devices and diagnostics, to electric cars and quantum computers.

 

We are looking for a Senior Electronics Engineer to help us develop new electronic designs to keep the product range relevant to current market demands. You will be responsible to Specify and design RF power delivery for RF plasma generation and control. Carry out and facilitate prototype construction and proving.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage development project activities. Record and disseminate results clearly and appropriately 
  • Support other teams with problem solving and new product training.
  • Network with the wider technical community and contribute to the product road map to keep us at the leading edge of relevant technology.  This may involve occasional travel to exhibitions and conferences.
  • Support the sales team by refining customer specifications and supporting special quotations
  • Work with the service and operational teams to resolve escalated technical problems. This may involve occasional travel to global customer sites or equipment suppliers.
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably required by the Company.
  • All employees have a personal responsibility for their own health and safety and for that of others who may be affected by their actions and behaviour.

Education/Qualifications:

 

  • Honours degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or relevant degree plus proven track record in electronic design. Lower qualifications considered with strong relevant experience.

Professional Skills/Abilities:

  • At least 3 years’ experience of product development preferably in a similar work environment
  • Proven experience in role in which you owned and delivered a tangible product development or research project
  • Very fluent English
  • Desirable: Experience in solving EMC issues or working with RF power matching

Personal Qualities:

  • Self-motivated to achieve challenging technical goals in defined time scales. A professional approach to working independently and managing your own time
  • A balanced practical/experimental and theoretical approach to product development. Thorough attention to detail and high technical integrity.
  • Takes clear ownership of issues
  • The influencing skills to motivate others with conflicting interests to deliver the work you need to meet project timescales.
  • Good lateral thinking skills for identifying opportunities for innovation
  • Focused on providing an excellent customer experience.
  • Good diagnostic skills and problem solving abilities. Positive and enthusiastic attitude to technical challenges, and flexibility to cope effectively with changes to specifications or priorities.
  • Team player who makes the best use of the contributions that can be made by others, and has the ability to work constructively with others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, especially presentation skills and technical report writing.
  • Willingness to travel.

 

Benefits: 

In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments also offers structured career development opportunities, a good work-life balance, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, 25 days annual leave, early finish on on Fridays, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements.

 

If this role sounds of interest to you, please apply with your updated CV.

 

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

 

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.