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Senior Electrical Engineer in Cwmfelinfach, Gwent at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 5/9/2019

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Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join us at our Cwmfelinfach, Wales site to work on new product introduction from initial concept through to release to production and beyond on our Penny and Giles products such as joysticks, sensors and solenoids for use on commercial vehicles and industrial equipment. You will use your skills and experience to interpret customer requirements, define specifications and develop robust electronic design solutions to meet these requirements on time and to budget.

The successful candidate will possess a sound understanding of electronic design from concept through to manufacturing. You will design, prototype, assemble and test electronic circuits; this includes the design of complex solutions using embedded microcontrollers, hall effect sensing and inductive and optoelectronic systems.

You will utilise your technical knowledge and be part of a highly motivated integrated engineering team containing Mechanical, Electronic, Software and Test Equipment Engineers, fully supporting Penny and Giles products.

The role includes (but is not limited to) the following duties:

  • Project Management - Delivering all aspects of the project to agreed timescales.

  • Identification of project risk and implementation of mitigation or contingency activity as appropriate.

  • Interfacing with customers, internal and external. As the product expert, you will be expected to provide technical support and guidance where required.

  • Demonstrate suitability of proposed design solutions through the use of appropriate engineering tools and practices eg Design Failure Mode Analysis of electronic designs.

  • Define and conduct product testing as appropriate.

  • Analyzing electronics circuitry from customer drawings to ensure compatibility with Penny and Giles products.

  • Creation and maintenance of the project design dossier.

  • Ensure that the acquisition, development and implementation of design complies with appropriate standards and methodologies.

  • Ensure compliance to applicable test standards i.e. EMC, ESD, Transients etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • HND/HNC BEng or BSc in Electronic Engineering.

  • Proven related work experience within an electro-mechanical design environment.

  • Capable of producing electronic designs using CAD tools; preferred design packages being Altium or Proteus

  • Knowledge of electronic engineering and the selection and application of complex integrated circuits, hall-effect sensing technologies and inductive and optoelectronic systems.

  • Experience of electronics design using embedded solutions (PIC, AVR, STM32 etc.)

  • Computer literacy with experience in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products.

  • Good verbal, written and diagrammatic communication


  • Experience with PWM and CAN Bus electronics systems related to off-road vehicles.

  • Advanced practical abilities in areas of PCB prototyping, SMD assembly and rework etc..

  • Ability to use Six Sigma development tools and analyse product performance.

  • Familiarity with the requirements of the off-highway vehicle market eg PPAP etc..

  • Familiarity with the requirements of EN13849-1 PLD Machinery Directive or SIL2.

  • A sound understanding of DFM/DFA techniques.

  • Experience in the use of root cause analysis tools eg. 8D.

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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