Jobs at FT Technologies

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The wind energy industry is growing significantly, and we are growing with it supplying to many of the top international wind turbine manufacturers. In the last decade, we have tripled in size and are always looking for more high-quality engineers.

We think and operate globally, but with all the benefits of a small company and our success means that we are now based in beautiful open plan offices, laboratories and workshops with state of the art research and development facilities. Read more about working at FT Technologies.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Embedded Software Engineer

Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of electronic, mechanical, aerodynamics and automation engineers, you will be responsible for the software development lifecycle and quality of embedded software for a range of products and programmes for business systems. Your role will be to ensure the quality and reliability of products is maintained through the integrity of embedded software and systems.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Principal Engineer, Project Manager, members of the Engineering team, Production, Test, Sales Application Engineers and customers.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Design

  • Design, development, test, maintenance and documentation of software embedded in FT products.
  • Write requirements, system, design and technical specifications from inputs received from Engineering, Sales/customers or Operations.
  • Specify, develop and test algorithms and software for circuit boards.
  • Develop applications and support programs in high-level programming language (for instance Visual Basic, VB.net or C#) for in-house production, calibration and test of products and software and/or for customers.
  • Within remit of product history knowledge, investigate and resolve faults on returned products that are provided to Engineering for troubleshooting.

Quality Control

  • Ensure quality control of the software development cycle through version control, documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management.
  • Support the quality control and continuous improvement of released software and products to meet customer requirements and deadlines.
  • Seek to continuously improve the development guidelines and design control of software development.
  • Manage development software environment, maintenance and licensing.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Professional experience within this field of work
  • In-depth knowledge of embedded C
  • Experience in design and test of high reliability code
  • Experience with software research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Experience in TI MSP Micro controllers and/or ARM micro controllers for DSP applications
  • In-depth knowledge of RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial communications and I2C and SPI protocols
  • In-depth knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software Q.A. control including Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change and Configuration management
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high-level .NET Visual Studio programming language
  • Working knowledge of firmware and software

Desirable:

  • Use of VHDL or Verilog for DSP applications
  • Experience of electronic hardware development

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • Project management skills

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Electronics Engineer (Digital)

Role Summary

Electronic circuit design and development - to contribute at every stage of design, development and testing of new and enhanced products.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, members of the Engineering team, Production, Sales and Marketing
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design, development and test of digital electronic circuits including microcontrollers and FPGAs and embedded firmware (VHDL/System Verilog)
  • Support product design, integration, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Support management and other departments in contact with customers
  • Manage Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management
  • Use experience, knowledge and understanding of integrated circuit interfacing and digital communication systems processor interfacing

Person Specification

  • Minimum of a BSC/MSc in electronics or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of modern digital electronic circuit design including: FPGA, EPLD, microcontrollers, HDL and VHDL/System Verilog, Mix-signal & Data converters, PCB Design, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Digital Filters
  • In-depth knowledge of modern design, simulation and verification tools & FPGA-HDL design / development tools
  • Working knowledge of processor and integrated circuit interfacing, e.g. I2C, SPI and asynchronous buses and protocols (RS485, RS422 etc)
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Experience of processor interfacing e.g. I²C, SPI and asynchronous protocols
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Knowledge of Q.A. including: Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change, Configuration management

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Conscientious and focussed
  • Capacity to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Manufacturing Data Analyst/Engineer

Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry. The company is now seeking an experienced Manufacturing Data Analyst/Engineer to play an integral role within the Engineering team.

It will be your responsibility to develop key metrics to monitor product and process performance and trends by analysing data and implementing controls on key Production & Test equipment. You will be responsible for converting data into management information to drive process improvement, leading to more robust and reliable products. You will also develop the infrastructure to integrate disparate systems into a centralised data warehouse.

  • Responsible to the Quality Improvement Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include members of the Engineering and Automation teams, external test houses and customers.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Process Control – Data Management

  • Develop controls on key Production & Test equipment to drive product & process improvement.
  • Employ Six Sigma methodology and tools to analyse sources of process variability, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Part of NPD teams to validate new processes, using Measurement Systems Analysis techniques, provide input to test parameters, process parameters, validation documentations.
  • Monitor and reduce process variation using Statistical Process Control.

Product Performance

  • Analyse customer data on FT sensor performance and feedback to engineering
  • Analyse data from sensor testing at external wind tunnels to validate FT product & processes

Data Warehouse & KPI Dashboard

  • Centralised data warehouse - support the development of infrastructure to integrate disparate systems
  • Develop key metrics to monitor product and process performance / trends
  • Present metrics in a dashboard that it easy to see good / bad performance

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Degree in Engineering / Science / Mathematics
  • SPC trained
  • Process control / process engineering background
  • Ability to understand electronics and engineering processes and to translate their performance into KPIs
  • Experience of validating complex equipment using MSA techniques
  • Robust knowledge of SPC implementation in a manufacturing environment
  • Experienced in building centralised data warehouse from which to run KPIs and dashboards
  • Expert Minitab experience
  • Strong mathematics and statistics knowledge
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Conscientious and focussed
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines

Desirable:

  • Black belt / Six sigma experience
  • Semi-conductor / Automotive background
  • APQP experienced, especially PPAP & MSA deliveries
  • Matlab useful

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Electronics Diagnostics Engineer

Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry. The company is now seeking an experienced Electronics Diagnostics Engineer to play an integral role within the Engineering team.

It will be your responsibility to provide technical leadership to FT’s Service Centre as well as providing technical support for in-house Test and FT’s CEM suppliers, as well as assisting design & development of new products and processes.

  • Responsible to the Quality Improvement Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Service team, incoming Quality Control/Production/Test, members of the Engineering team, engineering service providers, contract electronics manufacturers, PCB suppliers, and customers.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Determine direct cause of failure on customer returns and production test fails to component level working with service team
  • Produce Failure Analysis Reports for customers using 8D process
  • Support the development of relevant metrics to monitor field failure / delivered quality
  • Provide analysis of field failure data
  • Investigate and address the causes of production down-time due to test failure, in-house and at subcontractors
  • Lead cross-functional efforts to identify and address the root causes of recurring issues
  • Support New Product Development through participation in design review with focus on design for test, reliability and serviceability
  • Support new product / process validation
  • Provide technical support to IQC, Production Test and contract electronics manufacturers
  • Maintain, repair and improve existing test fixtures
  • Design and develop new test solutions
  • Improve existing and develop new written test procedures
  • Support customer audits
  • Carry our internal and supplier process audits
  • Support Supplier Quality Reviews
  • Contribute to the development of processes and procedures which ultimately deliver significantly improved business performance

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Degree in Electronics Engineering or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills
  • Proven ability in component level fault-finding on digital, analogue and mixed signal designs
  • Working knowledge of the following:
    - Micro-controller-based systems
    - Digital systems (ADC/DAC, FPGA, I2C, RS485)
    - Analogue systems
  • Test development experience
  • Able to carry out investigations and produce reports
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • High level of technical competence coupled with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Enjoys working in a cross-functional team environment
  • Completer/finisher
  • Adaptable to change
  • Willing to undertake training to improve and develop skills
  • Willing to travel on business within the UK and overseas if required

Desirable:

  • Technical leadership experience
  • Experience of an effective Continuous Improvement culture
  • Structured problem solving using Automotive 8D
  • IPC-610 certified
  • Working knowledge of APQP core tools, especially FMEA
  • Knowledge and experience of modern high-volume surface mount electronics manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of business systems, ERP, PLM

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.