Jobs at FT Technologies

We're growing fast, so we're always on the lookout for good people to join the FT Technologies team. If you find a vacancy perfect for you, please submit your CV and covering letter direct to recruitment@fttech.co.uk

If there isn't a current vacancy, you can still submit your CV and covering letter on a speculative basis. We look forward to hearing from you.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Aerodynamics Engineer

Role Summary

This is a key role where research and development expertise are an important part of the skill set. The job holder will contribute at every stage of research and development for new and enhanced products. The successful candidate will have a solid technical background, in either academia or industry, with the ability to work collaboratively at every stage of design and development with the wider engineering design team. Knowledge of CFD modelling, preferably OpenFOAM, is essential.

The overall job purpose is:

  • To conduct theoretical and experimental research on the aerodynamic behaviour of the wind sensor products.
  • To develop computer models in order to better understand and enhance the operation of the wind sensor products.

Role Specification

Job Title: Aerodynamics Engineer
Responsible to: Engineering Programme Manager
Key Contacts:

Engineering Programme Manager, Chief Engineer, Engineering team members

 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conduct research by means of CFD modelling and experiment
  • Create CFD models and apply aerodynamic principles in the design and optimisation of the product performance, for example its accuracy and wind speed range
  • Develop aerodynamic concepts, characterise key components and assess whether the requirements are met
  • Perform strength, fatigue, noise, vibration and turbulence analysis by means of FEA, CFD models and wind tunnel experiments
  • Validate concepts and CFD models using the results of experiments
  • Help broaden the company’s intellectual property portfolio (patents)

Other duties:

  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently.
  • Comply with company’s equal opportunities and health and safety policies.
  • Other duties may be requested on occasion in line with the remit of the role.

Person Specification

 Essential Attributes

Desirable Attributes

 Education & Training

  • BSc in Aerodynamics, Aeronautics or related engineering degree
  • MSc or PhD in related subject

 Skills, Ability  & Experience

  • At least 5 years practical post graduate experience in similar industry or in academia
  • Highly competent in CFD modelling packages
  • Experience in working from theoretical principles to develop computer models
  • Experience in FEA
  • Good knowledge of Linux
  • Solid experience of using OpenFOAM                   

 Personal Qualities

  • Ability to demonstrate creative approach to analytical and problem solving challenges
  • Self-motivated, comfortable in working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and proven flexibility to work as part of a cross functional team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working to time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

Benefits and Rewards

Salary:

 Negotiable in relation to skills, knowledge and experience

Terms and Benefits :
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all Bank and Public Holidays
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.

Location:

Sunbury-upon-Thames, Middlesex

Hours:

Flexible: 40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or Email us.

Supplier Quality Engineer

Role Summary

This is a new role and we are looking for a professional engineer, with an electronics background and solid experience of a similar role in a high value, high volume engineering or electronics manufacturing environment. The primary task will be to focus on all aspects of the engineering and manufacturing processes, to drive product and process quality improvement through a focus on best practice.

The overall job purpose is:

  • To provide technical support to Production based on systematic yield data analysis
  • To support the management of supplier quality, particularly contract electronics manufacturers
  • To be an important bridge between in-house Engineering Design and Production and the suppliers

Role Specification

Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Responsible to: Quality Improvement Manager
Key Contacts:

Internal: Production, Procurement, Engineering Design
External: Key suppliers

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Manage the supplier quality programme and support supplier process improvements:

  • Proactively work with suppliers to ensure they deliver products correct to FT specifications
  • Drive improvements in the supply chain through auditing and continuous improvement activities.
  • Carry out regular audits of key suppliers (2x per month in UK) to build closer links with FT
  • Set up an effective supplier performance KPI system. Monitor rejects and non-conformances and feedback to the suppliers.
  • Work with suppliers on root cause and process improvement to deliver permanent corrective actions.
  • Ensure CTQs and adequate inspection criteria are implemented effectively at suppliers & FT good inwards. Improve standard of documentation at FT / suppliers where appropriate.
  • Support New Product Introduction through effective involvement in project teams
  • Produce Failure Analysis Reports
  • Contribute to design validation (new processes & new product)
  • Develop processes and procedures for assembly, test and repair operations
  • Participate in technical staff training
  • Analyse inspection, test and RMA data to identify improvement opportunities and develop strategies for problem prevention
  • Regularly communicate with Production, Design Engineering, and Procurement to identify opportunities for quality improvement in-house and in the supply chain       

Other Tasks:   

  • Support the quality manager in ensuring all procedures and quality systems are in line with legal and internal customer requirements, including writing and updating of procedures.
  • Help to drive the Integrated Management System at FT, including Quality ISO9001, Environmental ISO14001 and safety standards.
       

Person Specification

 Essential Attributes

Desirable Attributes

 Education & Training

  • Degree in Electronics Engineering or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills.
  • Three years relevant industry experience

 Skills, Ability  & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of modern high volume surface mount electronics manufacturing processes
  • A history of involvement in NPI projects supporting the delivery of designs that are optimised for reliability and automated assembly & test
  • Experience of recognised quality tools
  • Knowledge of SPC & statistical methods
  • Experience of conducting and reporting formal internal and external audits
  • Able to carry out investigations and produce reports.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to influence both internally and with external suppliers
  • Fluent with Excel and Word 
  • Experience of high volume, high value engineering
  • Experience of Lean / Six Sigma / TPM or similar
  • Auditor qualification
  • Knowledge of MRP systems                          

 Personal Qualities

  • Customer focused
  • High level of technical competence coupled with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly focused, self-motivated and proactive with the capability to work in a cross-functional team environment
  • Adaptable to change
  • Willing to undertake training to improve and develop skills                            
  • Willing and able to travel in the UK and overseas, if necessary, for supplier visits

Benefits and Rewards

Salary:

 Negotiable in relation to skills, knowledge and experience

Terms and Benefits :
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all Bank and Public Holidays
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.

Location:

Sunbury-upon-Thames, Middlesex

Hours:

Flexible: 40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or Email us.

Acoustics Engineer

Role Summary

This is a key role, where research and development expertise are an important part of the skill set. The job holder will contribute at every stage of research, design and development of new and enhanced products. The successful candidate will have a solid technical background, with at least 5 years practical post graduate experience in similar industry and good knowledge of the PAFEC suite.

The overall job purpose is:

  • To conduct theoretical and experimental research on the fundamental acoustic behaviour and properties of the wind sensor products and their constituent parts
  • To develop computer and experimental models in order to better understand and enhance the operation of the wind sensor products and their constituent parts

Role Specification

Job Title: Acoustics Engineer
Responsible to: Engineering Programme Manager
Key Contacts:

Engineering Programme Manager, Chief Engineer, Engineering team members

 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • PAFEC modelling, design and optimisation of electro-acoustic transducers and acoustic resonators
  • PAFEC modelling of acoustic transfer function in still air
  • Optimise the operation of transducers used in the wind sensor, in order to deliver extended operating performance and reduced number of electronic components
  • Validate concepts and computer models using the results of experiments
  • Establish and improve measurement systems for transducers
  • Help broaden the company’s intellectual property portfolio (patents)

Other Duties:

  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently.
  • Comply with company’s equal opportunities and health and safety policies.
  • Other duties may be requested on occasion in line with the remit of the role.

Person Specification

Essential Attributes

Desirable Attributes

 Education & Training

  • MSc in Acoustics , Physics or relevant engineering degree
  • PhD in related subject

 Skills, Ability  & Experience

  • At least 5 years practical post graduate experience in similar industry
  • Experience in PAFEC suite for engineering analysis
  • Experience in working from theoretical principles to develop computer models
  • Experience of working with piezo-electric transducers
  • Experience with Clio measurement systems
  • Good knowledge of Linux

 Personal Qualities

  • Creative approach to analysis, problem solving and solutions
  • Self-motivated, comfortable in working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and flexibility to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can work under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

 

Benefits and Rewards

Salary:

 Negotiable in relation to skills, knowledge and experience

Terms and Benefits :
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all Bank and Public Holidays
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.

Location:

Sunbury-upon-Thames, Middlesex

Hours:

Flexible: 40 hours a week

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or Email us.

Electronic Engineer

Role Summary

Electronic circuit design and development - to contribute at every stage of design, development and testing of new and enhanced products.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design, development and test of electronic circuits and of hardware-oriented software (VHDL) in the analogue and digital sensors of the anemometers.
  • Support product design, integration, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Support management and other departments in contacts with customers
  • Manage Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management.
  • Use experience, knowledge and understanding of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems processor interfacing

Person Specification

MUST HAVE:

ADVANTAGE TO HAVE:

  • BSc/MSc in a field related to the role as specified
  • In-depth knowledge of modern Electronic Circuit Design, both analogue and digital
  • Experience of electronic circuit design in a sensor and/or instrumentation environment
  • Robust knowledge of analogue, digital, mixed-signal, power management and interface circuit design
  • Experience of working on Op-amp, data converters, filters, linear regulators, switching regulators, discrete semiconductors, sensors and passives components, EPLD, FPGA and microcontrollers and PCB design
  • Experience of processor interfacing e.g. I²C, SPI and asynchronous protocols
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management
  • Experience of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Experience with circuit simulation tools and FPGA-HDL design / development tools
  • R/F circuit design
  • Analogue and digital filter design methodologies
  • Experience in digital signal processing (DSP), hardware description language (HDL) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)

Benefits and Rewards

Salary:

 Negotiable in relation to skills, knowledge and experience

Terms and Benefits :
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all Bank and Public Holidays
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.

Location:

Sunbury-upon-Thames, Middlesex

Hours:

40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or Email us.

Embedded Software Engineer

Role Summary

Our engineers are working on the conceptual design, research and development of new and enhanced current products in our wind sensor range. They include embedded software, electronic, physics, mechanical, automation and production engineering specialisms within the team.

The company is acquiring new customers and developing new markets for its products. It now seeks an experienced and qualified professional, with a design and test background, to join our Design team.

Working with experienced engineers across the department, the successful candidates will play a significant role in the timely delivery of embedded real-time software design for new and enhanced product ranges. An ability to develop a good understanding of the end user requirements is key to the success of this role. Additionally, the job holder will be expected to participate in the joint review of code and documentation produced by the software team.

Candidates should have experience in high reliability software design and verification. The successful candidates will also have good project management skills and customer awareness.

Knowledge and use of Assembly language and Embedded C is essential and familiarity with IAR design tools, ARM and TI MSP microcontrollers would be a significant advantage.

Role Specification

Job Title: Embedded Software  Engineer
Responsible to: Engineering Programme Manager
Key contacts: Engineering team members, Engineering Director, Production, Test, Quality, Sales
Overall Job Purpose:
  • Design, development, test and documentation of software embedded in FT products, based on specifications received from customers or in-house
  • Support of quality control and continuous improvement of released software and products to meet customer requirements and deadlines
  • Development and support of software for in-house production and test equipment

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Specify, develop, test and maintain embedded software and algorithms for the company’s products including processing and interface boards
  • Support the integration of software development into the Engineering design & development cycle and new product developments, together with other Engineering teams
  • Develop applications and support programs in high-level programming language (for instance VB.net or C#) for in-house production, calibration and test of products and software
  • Problem solve faults on returned boards and products for designated projects
  • Ensure that the quality and reliability of products and the integrity of the embedded software are maintained through the quality control of the software development cycle with documentation, reviews and configuration management (SourceSafe, Perforce)

Other Duties:

  • Attend relevant training to ensure duties are performed effectively
  • Comply with company’s equal opportunities and health and safety policies.
  • Other associated duties may be requested on occasion in line with the remit of the role

Person Specification

Essential Attributes

Desirable Attributes

 Education & Training

  • BSc or equivalent degree in related field
  • MSc or equivalent in a related field

 Skills, Ability  & Experience

  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software Q.A. control
  • Solid experience in design and test of high reliability code
  • In-depth knowledge of embedded C and C++
  • Familiarity with all aspects of Software Q.A.
  • Experience with software development and support for a high technology manufactured products
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high level .NET Visual Studio programming language
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic hardware, firmware and software.
  • Knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Knowledge of RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial communications and I2C and SPI protocols
  • Experience in TI MSP Micro controllers and ARM micro controllers
  • Knowledge of the ASP.NET MVC framework and Microsoft SQL Server DB Management System
  • Familiarity with web technologies e.g. AJAX, JSON, JQuery and nHibernate
  • Project management skills

 Personal Qualities

  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Capacity to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Strong customer awareness
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise to meet tight timescales
  • Proven problem solving and communication skills
  • Flexibility to work as part of a multidisciplinary team or to work independently, as required.
  • Willing to travel overseas if required

Benefits and Rewards

Salary:

 Negotiable in relation to skills, knowledge and experience

Terms and Benefits :
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all Bank and Public Holidays
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.

Location:

Sunbury-upon-Thames, Middlesex

Hours:

40 hours a week

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or Email us.

Service Administrator

Role Summary

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic person to join our sales team and be responsible for the accurate and efficient processing of service orders (returned products). Your role will include data entry, telephone and email liaison with customers. You will also work closely with colleagues elsewhere in the business to ensure that valid returns are processed as quickly as possible.

The ideal candidate will have commercial administration experience, excellent telephone and customer service skills, and the ability to prioritise their own workload. You will be a confident communicator, both on the telephone and in person, and will have the ability to deal equally well with customers, suppliers and colleagues.

In addition, you will have a solid working knowledge of MS Office Applications, especially Excel and Outlook. Previous experience of using an MRP or ERP system would be a distinct advantage, but is not essential and training will be provided if necessary. Attention to detail and accuracy are absolutely vital for this role and will be assessed at interview.

Role Specification

Job Title: Sales & Service Administrator
Department: Sales and Marketing
Responsible to: Overall to the Director of Sales and Marketing
Day to day to the Sales Process Manager
Key Contacts: External: Customers and some suppliers
Internal: S&R Centre, Production, Engineering and Despatch and Sales

Overall Job Purpose:   

To expedite the accurate and efficient processing of service orders (returns).

 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • To administer the RMA (returns) process efficiently so that valid returns are processed as quickly as possible:
    • Raise appropriate documentation (Returns Material Authorisation - RMA
    • Ensure relevant documentation is accurately completed for Customs and Excise for all returns from overseas
    • Record data about returned sensors accurately in the Service and Repair system and supporting spreadsheet
  • To work with Production to ensure that returns are prioritised in the correct way and that fault analysis is completed as required.
  • To ensure that warranty status of returns is correctly analysed when generating repair quotations, and that service charges are levied where appropriate.
  • To ensure that FT only accepts customer orders that are contractually and technically compliant.
  • Liaise directly with customers by phone/email on returns progress.  
  • To prepare despatch paperwork for completed service orders and liaise with Despatch/Acccounting regarding shipping and invoicing.

Other Duties:

  • Cover for absent staff in the team within the remit of the job accountabilities.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and administrative tasks that are relevant to the operation of the department.
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently.

Note: This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties of the post at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time to meet the changing requirements of the company

Person Specification

 Essential Attributes

Desirable Attributes

 Education & Training

  • 5+ A to C level GCSEs or equivalent
  • GSCE level (or equivalent) in English and Maths with a minimum B grade
  • Trained on MS Office applications
  • Excel trained to intermediate level

 Skills, Ability  & Experience

  • Solid office administration experience
  • Excellent and accurate attention to detail data input and checking
  • Proven telephone and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate well with internal departments
  • Evidence of good Excel and Outlook knowledge and experience
  • Good numerical skills
  • Accurate keyboard skills
  • Able to organise own workload
  • Proven customer service experience (either internal or external)
  • Experience of working in a sales or purchasing administration environment

 Personal Qualities

  • Methodical, accurate and precise approach to work
  • Good timekeeper and able to meet deadlines.
  • 'Can do' and flexible approach to variety of duties
  • Willing to learn and interested in the product and the business
  • Ability to work in a team

Benefits and Rewards

Terms and Benefits :
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all Bank and Public Holidays
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.

Location:

Sunbury-upon-Thames, Middlesex

Hours:

40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 4797 or Email us.