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Graduate Hardware Engineer in Christchurch at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for a Graduate Hardware Engineer to join our Avionics and Electronics division, reporting to the Hardware Team Leader.

The Challenge

  • To implement all aspects of the electronic design and development process, from initial concept through to the completion of sealed data packs

  • To learn from the experienced hardware design engineers. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Participate individually and as part of an integrated project team in the design of the Company's products.

  • Ensure allocated tasks are completed in accordance with the applicable project plan.

  • To review job processes to achieve continuous improvement.

  • To ensure all actions are in accordance with Company procedures.

  • To write formal design documentation. For example, hardware requirements specifications, hardware conceptual design documentation, hardware test specifications and test reports.

  • Suggest and introduce new processes and ensure the benefit of this knowledge is realised within their design solutions.

  • To undertake new technology evaluation and introduction in product designs.

  • To accept technical responsibility for allocated tasks.

  • To attend and actively contribute to the effective operation of applicable design reviews.

  • To assist Production Engineering in the introduction of equipment into manufacture in a cost effective and timely manner.

Qualifications / Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to Degree level in an appropriate technical subject.

  • Education including 'A' levels, or equivalent, in a science subject and mathematics.

  • Familiar with small Microprocessor and microcontroller systems.

  • Familiar with Schematic design using ORCAD or similar package.

  • Familiar with Op Amp level analogue & DC-DC PSU design.

  • Design for EMC.

  • Some FPGA design and simulation (eg Modelism) in VHDL.

  • Flexible and able to complete Environmental Testing to standards such as RTCA/DO-160, including detailed test specification and report writing.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Some knowledge of Aerospace technology.

Core Competencies and Behaviours

  • Able to undertake all activities in a disciplined and professional manner.
    Prepare for, attend and contribute to meetings as requested, and take all follow-up actions in agreed timescales.

  • To be a team player with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate confidently and persuasively with a wide variety of people.

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Highly self-motivated and the ability to work with limited supervision.

  • Flexible as some out of hours and weekend working may be required.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the UK/EU through completion of a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) application. In the event information provided on the BPSS application reveals ineligibility to access US export controlled information, any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.



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