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Development Technician


Okehampton, Devon

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Acorn by Synergie are excited to be recruiting an experienced Development Technician for a progressive engineering company that provides monitoring...

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Acorn by Synergie are excited to be recruiting an experienced Development Technician for a progressive engineering company that provides monitoring and measurement solutions for the marine and utilities industries on a worldwide scale.

Scope of the role
Support the design, development, release to production and technical support of products, primarily relating to monitoring products for use in industrial applications

Main responsibilities include.
* Support and perform design, development, testing, and documentation activities relating to products in both development and on the market
* Work to produce reliable, robust, and functional products
* Manufacture of prototypes and test fixtures to meet company standards and processes
* Define, perform, and report on testing against given criteria
* Perform tests using existing test equipment or develop of equipment
* Technical document reviews
* Identify and enforce best practice and development standards
* To contribute towards the continual improvement of working practices and methods
* To undertake personal development activities appropriate to maintain and extend development technician skills

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

* Awareness of Quality Management Systems and their application in terms of the development function
* Awareness and appreciation of HSE requirements
* Ability to use test equipment and tools relating to electronics manufacture and testing
* Ability to understand and review technical documents
* Ability to use version and revision control products (VisualSVN)
* Good computer skills (MS Excel, Word, Outlook)
* Written and verbal communication skills
* Attention to detail with high a high degree of accuracy
* Good time management and able to manage priorities; highly organised and able to multitask in a busy environment with changing deadlines
* Good literacy and numeracy skills
* Able to work on own initiative and prioritise effectively, achieving results against deadlines
* Ability to work flexibly to meet the multiple priorities
* Ability to problem solve using own initiative

* Knowledge of Microsoft including excel, word, outlook, office 365 and SharePoint
* Knowledge of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality procedures
* Knowledge of electronic design and electronic product manufacturing
* Knowledgeable in all aspects of the development lifecycle and standard test processes

* Experience of working in a similar role and/or environment
* Proven ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) at all levels
* Experience of working to deadlines in a sometimes-pressurised environment
* Proven experience of managing sensitive and confidential data
* Experience of successfully achieving deadlines
* Experience of working with and without supervision
* Experience of delivering products that meet quality standards

Education & Certification
* Qualification in electronics or engineering
* Health and Safety qualification or training (desirable but not essential)
* Risk assessment qualification or training (desirable but not essential)
* Must drive due to location, client, and site visits

* 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
* 5% Employer Pension contribution
* Life Assurance (4x Salary)

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to [email protected] or call 01271 343222 and ask for Jemma

Acorn by Synergie acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.

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Jemma Wheelden

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Jemma Wheelden


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