Our Client are a leading electronic manufacturing business based in the North East of England. The company currently require a talented Test Design Manager to join the business.
- Work with engineering and operations to identify a strategy for automated product testing across the company's product range.
- Evaluation of existing systems, and plans for improvement/ unified systems.
- Propose and design cost effective automated test solutions for all products meeting quality, commercial and technical requirements.
- To manage and deliver automated test fixture solutions through hands on design and development, supported by outsourcing strategies.
- Hands on design and development of test fixtures including hardware/mechanical design, firmware development, PC software (application) development.
- Communicate project progress and status to management.
- Develop project budgets, manage project to budget.
- Qualify test fixture through sound understanding of measurements and uncertainties, and integrate into Operations.
- Develop design and training documentation for the fixtures.
- An Electronics based degree.
- Mechanical design education a benefit.
- Previous experience of working within the electronics sector.
- Sound knowledge of electronics theory including component behaviour and specifications, analog theory including grounding designs, impedance analysis, EMC, safety.
- Must have sustained relevant experience, in a production environment, including Test Fixture design.
- Understanding of electrical and mechanical measurements including margins, uncertainty and tolerances.
- Experience with design and writing PC based programs that use various communications interfaces (including USB and SMBUS) and databases.
- Knowledge of wireless communications interfaces a benefit.
- Battery industry experience strongly desirable.
- Excellent interpersonal skills for internal and external customers with the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical people alike.
- Analysis: Lead FMEAs to identify failure modes, risks, and test coverage requirements
- Analytical mind: Experienced and logical approach to fault finding techniques particularly regarding root cause analysis on electrical defects which requires a detailed analytical approach.
- Demonstrable PC experience in Microsoft Office and suite of programs and Microsoft Project
- Experience with using and programming modern test equipment. Includes electronic loads, power supplies, electronic switches.
- Flexibility and Management: Must be proactive in managing own workload, adapting planning as needed to meet changing priorities.
- Experience with Gantt chart / MS Project preferable.
- Familiarity with Electronics and Software testing methods, procedures and standards.
- Up to date knowledge of components and materials.
- Ability to manage technical employees a benefit.
- £35000-£45000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.
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