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Hardware Engineer

A vacancy has arisen for a enthusiastic Hardware Engineer to join the Research and Development team based in Rochester to design, develop and sustain electronic hardware products. Reporting to the R&D Manager, we are looking for an individual who has a broad range of hands-on experience in electronic and electronic component technologies.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Involve in both analogue and digital design at system, product and circuit level
  • Involve in Component-level troubleshooting, problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Involve in hardware qualification testing (to include Electro-Magnetic Compatibility and Environmental testing).
  • Involve in analysing technical/component datasheet to determine alternative components for legacy products.
  • Involved in sustaining engineering, deciding when samples are required for testing versus just comparing parameters on datasheet OR when a PCB change is required versus a just a component drop-in/replacement.
  • Liaise with other hardware engineers, production, and production engineering where necessary.
  • Ensure that designs meet the stated objectives relating to performance, cost and timescale.
  • Ensure that work is carried out within the framework of the company’s Production Engineering and Purchasing procedures.
  • Produce prototypes of designs where appropriate.
  • Maintain and update existing product designs and design documentation as required.
  • Involve in some hardware design and development work.

Person Specification

We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated and have a passion to contribute to the success of the Business. In addition to this, you will possess the following:

Qualifications:

  • 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) of grades A-C (including Math’s and English)
  • Degree in an electronics related discipline

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ proven experience in hardware design, development and sustaining engineering role
  • Hands on experience in analogue and digital design at system, product and circuit level.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • ALTIUM schematic design including best practices and techniques for high-speed interfaces (NAND, NOR memory) designs.
  • Popular microcontrollers/Embedded systems: Microchip, STM32, 8/16/32 bit, ARM Core
  • Knowledge of various/popular electronic components (such as passive components, relays, connectors and active components transistors, op-amps)
  • Popular technologies SPI, I2C, Ethernet, I2S, DAC, ADC, USB, UART, RS232, RS485 communications.
  • EMC and Signal Integrity best practices and techniques
  • Awareness of CPLD or FPGA designs using VHDL
  • Knowledge of electronic test equipment
  • Schematic and Multi-layer PCB design and development

To apply for this role, please email recruit@hochikieurope.com

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