Electronics Design Engineer
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Electronics Design Engineer

Would suit a recent graduate.

AML is currently recruiting for a dynamic and motivated Electronics Design Engineer to join the design team in Arundel, developing next generation sensors and control systems. An interest in software application development would also be useful.

The role

  • Electronics design from concept through to production working from a design brief supplied by the senior design engineer.
  • Schematic capture, simulation, PCB layout
  • Embedded software development
  • Windows application development (or a willingness to learn)
  • Design validation and testing
  • EMC and safety testing
  • Production of high quality, consistent design documentation and artefacts

Ideal Qualifications, skills & experience

  • A degree in Electronics Engineering or a related discipline, with strong A Level results
  • Embedded firmware development in C (experience in PIC and ARM Cortex processors ideal)
  • Windows PC software development in C#/.net or C++
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout (Proteus preferred)
  • Modelling and simulation using tools such as MATLAB
  • Subversion: Document management
  • Self-motivated and self-managed, well organised with strong problem solving, analytical & administrative skills
  • Fluent English language skills

Person specification

The successful applicant will be confident and capable of working under pressure and on multiple tasks simultaneously to achieve results. They will have a positive and resilient attitude, being able to work both on their own initiative and as part of a wider team. The successful applicant will be capable of communicating effectively across all levels and disciplines, both internally and externally. They will have strong influencing skills and be able to project a clear sense of purpose, with the ability to identify and prioritise activities being essential.

Salary £25,000 - £27,000 per annum

Permanent, full-time

GERMANY

GERMANY

tectra GmbH
Reuterweg 51 - 53
60323 Frankfurt
Germany
Tel +49 (0)69-720040
Fax +49 (0)69-720400

Email: info@tectra.de
Web site: www.tectra.de

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CHINA

CHINA

Beijing XIVI Automation Technology Co. Ltd.
Rm.405.Building 18, Dongguoyuan
Tongzhou District
Beijing
China (101100 )
Tel +86 010-89537435
Fax +86 010-89537435

Email: xivimotion@163.com
Web site: www.xivimotion.com

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SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

tectra GmbH
Reuterweg 65,
D-60323 Frankfurt,
Germany
Tel +49 (0)69-720040
Fax +49 (0)69-720400

Email: info@tectra.de
Web site: www.tectra.de

AUSTRIA

AUSTRIA

tectra GmbH
Reuterweg 65,
D-60323 Frankfurt,
Germany
Tel +49 (0)69-720040
Fax +49 (0)69-720400

Email: info@tectra.de
Web site: www.tectra.de

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TAIWAN

TAIWAN

Omega Scientific Taiwan Limited
3F, No. 127, Minshan Street
NeiHu District
Taipei City 11494
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel +886-2-2793-0033

Email: omega001@ms3.hinet.net
Web site: www.omega-cana-scientific.com

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JAPAN

JAPAN

Technology Link Co., Ltd.
OK Bldg. 2F 202,
3-18-35, Minami-Ikebukuro
Toshima-ku,
Tokyo 171-0022
Japan
Tel +81 (0)3-5924-6750

Email: ktomita@technology-l.com
Web site: www.technology-link.jp

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INDIA

INDIA

Fourvac Technologies
Priyadarshini Indl Complex
T165/03/08 MIDC
Bhosari
Pune 411026
India
Tel +91 9822613954

Email: sales@fourvac.com
Web site: www.fourvac.com

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What is the Future of Nuclear Power?

Posted on 25 November 2015 at 1:56 pm

Despite countries such as Germany phasing out their nuclear power programme, the use of nuclear power worldwide is growing faster than ever.  China is currently building 27 new reactors and plans to build 200 more, to meet  the rapidly growing demand for electricity, which is expected to triple by 2050.

In the UK, we face similar challenges, as well as a demanding carbon reduction target set by the European Union.  Minister of Energy and Climate Change, Andrea Leadsome, recently made it clear that the Government is supporting new nuclear power initiatives such as the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant and the development of Small Modular Reactors. Objection is still strong, however, and cost is a major factor so ongoing experimentation is essential.

Hinkley Point

Hinkley Point has been earmarked as the location for a new nuclear power plant proposed by French electric utility company, EDF.  EDF has stated that, “the next generation of nuclear power stations are intended to generate secure, affordable, low-carbon electricity over their 60-year lifetimes.”  They claim that their EPR (pressurised water reactor) uses approximately 17% less uranium than existing reactors, which means that less fuel is used per unit of electricity generated, lowering the cost and radio-active waste burden.  EDF claims that the four proposed EPRs in the UK could generate up to 6.4million kW of electricity, enough to supply around 10 million homes.

Small Modular Reactors

Other options for the future of nuclear energy in the UK exist though and Prof Ian Fells, emeritus professor of energy conversion at the Newcastle University, has stated that, “problems continue to dog the Hinkley Point C nuclear station as costs have escalated from £5bn to £24.6bn. It will be much better to build a series of Small Modular Reactors using the British nuclear supply chain.”

Modules are prefabricated in factories and, being more compact than current power plants, can be shipped out to areas which previously would have been unsuitable for nuclear operations.  They can also be used in conjunction with renewable power sources.  Small Modular Reactors are still under development so more research is required but this kind of progress in nuclear power could mean it continues into the future as a low-carbon power generation option.

These kinds of developments in the industry are possible because of radiation resistant equipment made here in the UK.  AML makes stepper motors that can be used in high radiation environments for a large range of nuclear applications.  Call us now on 01903 884141 or email sales@arunmicro.com to find out more.