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Senior Electronics Production Engineer

Date:  26-May-2023

High Wycombe, GB

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  NanoAnalysis

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. Our NanoAnalysis systems for electron microscopes are used in research and development that’s keeping pharmaceutical products safe, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the reliability and power of the latest mobile devices.



Senior Electronics Production Engineer – High Wycombe


Please note that due to annual leave and the Christmas break, you may not receive a response to your application until the New Year.


About Us


Oxford Instruments plc is a leading provider of high technology products and services to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities. Our core purpose is to support our customers to address some of the world's most pressing challenges, enabling a greener economy, increased connectivity, improved health and leaps in scientific understanding. We are proud to be recognised as the leaders in what we do and for the difference we make in the world.


The Opportunity


As a Senior Electronics Production Engineer you will review and measure current manufacturing processes, identify waste, opportunities for improvement and agree improvement targets, agree plans and targets with the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, and promote a Continuous Improvement culture through training and coaching of cross functional teams on process improvement techniques. The primary purpose will be to productionise low volume/high value electronics products.


About You


The Senior Electronics Production Engineer will ideally have the following skills and attributes:

  • Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, or a relevant Science Degree with at least 4 years Electrical Engineering Experience.
  • Considerable practical and proven knowledge of electronics hardware and software test and development in both development and manufacturing environments.
  • An analytical approach and the ability to use test results to diagnose faults is essential.
  • Ability to design electronics and develop software is highly desirable.
  • Use of root cause analysis tools for analysing and fixing causes of product failure and variation
  • Lean Manufacturing skills also desirable
  • Familiar with using design for manufacture techniques
  • Familiar with appropriate manufacturing methodologies for electronics and PCBs.
  • Able to develop, document and control detailed processes and guide technicians through build and test operations identifying CTQ/CTS
  • Familiar with project management techniques and practice


Personal Qualities

  • Proactivity  
    • Identifies where improvements can be made to processes.
  • Customer focus
    • Has an appreciation of the requirements of internal and external customers;  Has a strong customer orientation.
  • Management and organization
    • Plans in order to meet own objectives; Puts in place monitoring processes and makes appropriate adjustments when progress is not as planned or when requirements change.
    • Plans own time to maximum effect. High level of personal organization.
  • Problem solving and decision making
    • Relates data from different sources to reach logical conclusions.
    • Recognizes and acts within the limits of own delegated authority.
    • Reaches decisions in an objective manner with an understanding of the interests of the business.
  • Communication
    • Uses communication skills effectively in one-to-one.
    • Listens actively and respects the views of others even if they are not agreed with;  Ability to listen objectively.
  • Influencing
    • Builds relationships of trust and influence with key contacts. 


Key Responsibilities for the Senior Electronics Production Engineer


  • Ensure Detailed Build and Test Documentation for products and processes are fit for purpose.
  • Develop Knowledge Trees for products to aid in fault resolution both in house and in the field
  • Design, recommend and implement functional test systems for product verification.
  • Provide a frontline Production support by Integrating, testing, and supporting electronic products.
  • Work to established production schedules and find creative ways to stay on schedule.
  • Develop the capability of launched products by identifying and implementing design and process improvements.
  • Support Product Transfer, including preparing Manufacturing Procedures and operator training, ensure Documentation is in place to reproduce Systems in the event of failure.
  •  Write and Review Engineering Change Orders to ensure all documentation is present. Prepare supplier documentation to introduce prototype and product updates.
  • Support product transfer, including preparing manufacturing procedures and operator training.
  • Provide MRB and RMA support through diagnostic testing and fault finding. Conduct statistical analysis to determine most effective areas of action and improvement.
  • Ensure products and components used comply with relevant directives such as ROHS, REACH and TSCA and ensure relevant documentation is in place in our Product Lifecycle Management system (PLM).
  • Be actively involved in the electronic component lifecycle. Reporting and managing end of life notifications and ensuring timely decisions are carried out to ensure continuous production. – includes PCN, EOL, LTB, date code acceptance and alternative devices are acted on to ensure continued supply of product.
  • Work with EMS suppliers to guarantee high quality product supply. Support supplier testing and develop supplier capability.
  • Support the development of software and firmware solutions for products through functional testing
  • Provide support to manufacturing and the field through diagnostic testing and fault finding. Conduct statistical analysis to determine most effective areas of action and improvement. Implementing design and process improvements to consolidate these improvements.


Benefits for the Senior Electronics Production Engineer


In addition to a competitive starting salary, structured career development opportunities, and a good work-life balance, Oxford Instruments offers 25 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan.






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


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