Senior Instrumentation Engineer

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I am currently recruiting the following position based just outside Trafford Park, Manchester. It is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving client and their Manchester team to help them drive forward in their thriving marine equipment and technology business.

Role : Senior Instrumentation Engineer – Equipment, Technology and Innovation

Salary : Upto £37,000 per annum

My client

As a specialist water-focused consultancy, they build and test scale models to help them explore developments in the coastal and marine environments and their facilities are some of the largest in the world. As part of this work, they have developed a range of specialist equipment, software and instrumentation. Their multi-disciplinary team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers – is focused on supplying this equipment to other facilities around the globe.

About the role

Used by the marine research facilities worldwide to measure forces and moments on vessels and marine structures you will play a key role in the fabrication of this equipment, working with the mechanical engineering team to develop the solutions required by their clients.

You should be able to demonstrate at least 3 years’ proven supervisory experience with small teams working within a small-scale production laboratory environment and with 7 – 10 years’ experience of building instrumentation / electromechanical systems to meet customer driven deadlines.

The role will involve overseeing the department, along with hands on assembly & production assistance with fault finding, repair and servicing of products whilst maintaining quality and traceability of products to fulfil customer expectations. The successful candidate should understand the importance of documentation, manufacturing processes and protocols.

You may need to support the equipment in the field, most commonly via remote sessions, but some international travel may be required.

About you

I am looking for someone who is:

  • Technically inquisitive: you will help their team to innovate and deliver novel solutions for their clients, therefore the following attributes are required
    • Mechanical and electrical / electronic understanding
    • Knowledge of limits, fits and tolerances
    • Optical encoder set-up and assembly
    • Experience, knowledge and understanding of telemetry systems
    • Load cell transducer knowledge would also be advantageous
  • Hands on: you will need a practical approach to help us resolve technical issues and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated: you may sometimes work independently as well as within a team
  • A great communicator: you will be dealing with project teams and clients at all levels from around the world.
  • Flexible: you will be able to respond positively and adapt to changing priorities.

Pre-requisites qualifications and experience for this role are:

  • Completed apprenticeship or further education qualification: Mechanical, electrical or scientific subject.

While not essential, strengths in the following area would be a real bonus

  • Practical Electrical skills: Soldering, basic wiring, knowledge and application of strain gauges and load cell transducers (non-essential as training would be given).
  • Language skills: excellent spoken and written English will be the minimum requirement. As we work all over the world, other languages would also be welcome.

If you are interested in this role and have the skills and experience necessary please call Carl @ GPW Recruitment on 01744 454 300 or email cfoster @ gpwrecruitment . co . uk

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