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Graduate Electronics Test Development Engineer (KTP Associate, Micross Components)

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Other
Salary:  £27,000 to £31,000 plus training budget, subject to experience and qualifications
2 year Fixed Term Contract
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 03 December 2018
Closing Date:  Wednesday 02 January 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  047018-R-R-R

Are you an electronics engineering graduate interested in developing and testing microelectronic devices destined for space? Are you ready to take responsibility for delivering a strategic and innovative project?

KTP is a fantastic opportunity for you to accelerate your career in industry while applying your technical know-how gained through academic study in a real-world context.

As a test development engineer, you will be responsible for developing technical solutions for the electrical screening and characterisation of microelectronics devices in the RF domain. This will require applying sound academic knowledge and principles in a real world environment and performing engineering assessments of what is realistically deliverable within a production environment. You will develop innovative electronic test methodologies by identifying issues and providing technical solutions that demand integrating hardware design, software development and applying signal processing techniques. Therefore, the successful candidate should possess the following: -

Technical criteria - Essential:

  • A minimum of a Master level degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics or related subject
  • Experience/understanding of practical applications of RF & Microwave Circuits

Technical criteria - Desirable:

  • Interest/Knowledge/Past experience in micro-electronics, space or defence
  • Experience in electromagnetic simulation and programming

Non-technical criteria:

  • Written & spoken English of an excellent quality
  • Self-starter who will perform beyond the bounds of the immediate task set, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels

Based at Micross Components in Norwich (Micross Components Limited, 2 Hellesdon Park Rd, Norwich, NR6 5DR), you will have the confidence to manage and take full ownership of this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project - a collaboration between Micross and the University of Surrey. To succeed in this role, you require a clear understanding of both the KTP programme and of the Company. Micross is a global company transforming speciality electronics with the broadest offering of products and solutions destined for aerospace, defence, medical, space and demanding or harsh environments.

This KTP is offered on a 24-month fixed-term contract and will provide you with the opportunity tobecome a technical authority in this subject area, which will substantially enhance your employability at mid-level after successfully completing the post. You will benefit from business-based training and career development, includinga diverse range of non-technical skills, such as project management and leadership. Thus, you will be demonstrably pragmatic, efficient, creative, highly-proactive and motivated to embed new knowledge.

What benefits can Micross offer?

  • 20 days leave per annum plus public holidays
  • Potential for a permanent job at the end of the KTP

What benefits can you expect from the University of Surrey?

  • Pension, Child Care Assistance, Cycle to work scheme, Season ticket loans
  • Access to a wide range of courses offered by their Learning & Development programme

What benefits can you expect from the KTP Programme?

  • Dedicated training budget for your personal development; opportunity to gain professional qualifications and an accelerated route to chartered engineer status.
  • Access to academic support and university’s state-of-the-art N3Ms Lab,dedicated to measurement & modelling of nonlinear RF & microwave technologies.

Owing to the sensitivity of the work carried out by Micross Components Ltd where you will be based, to be eligible to apply you must be a UK/EU national with the right to work in the UK.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dan Bance, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address cannot be accepted.

Please be aware that as part of the KTP Programme, your application will be viewed by members of the host organisation. By submitting your application, you are giving consent to share your personal details with the company partner outlined above.

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