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@fttechnologies.com

We currently have the following vacancies:

Electronic Engineer

Role Summary

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

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, members of the Engineering team, Production, Sales and Marketing
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

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

Essential:

  • 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

Desirable:​

  • 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

  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Mechanical Design Engineer (Climatic Wind Tunnel)

Role Summary

As part of the Engineering design team, to deliver the design of a climatic wind tunnel and to oversee the contraction.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, Automation Manager, Engineering team members, Production, Suppliers
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Mechanical Design

  • Contribute to the conceptual stage of design, research and development
  • Develop designs with colleagues from other engineering disciplines
  • Perform thermal modelling, stress & fatigue modelling and FEA
  • Consider corrosion, weathering and material degradation and deploy defensive measures
  • Develop and carry out qualification tests and evaluate theoretical designs
  • Recommend modifications in the light of simulation and test results
  • Consider manufacturability, cost and commercial issues
  • Select materials including engineering plastics, ceramic, metals and composites
  • Ensure designs meet stringent quality, safety and environmental standards
  • Ensure optimal design of seals and sealed vacuum enclosures and fasteners
  • Liaise with manufacturing and supply chain departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers to resolve problems

CAD & Engineering Drawings

  • Develop CAD files based on notes, sketches, engineering schematics, technical guides, vendor information
  • Build and maintain 3D mechanical CAD models and produce drawings to BS8888
  • Follow the quality control of drawings through documentation, review, approval and release of drawings in line with the engineering development cycle and change control

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Honours degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline
  • Solid and practical experience of mechanical design engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • Evidence of an innovative approach and ability to engender ideas
  • Proven ability to contribute substantively on every stage of a project, from the initial brief through to testing of design
  • Ability to create reasonable quality freehand drawings to convey ideas
  • Knowledge of 2D drawing conventions
  • In-depth knowledge of 3D mechanical CAD technology
  • Knowledge of Solid Works
  • Ability to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competency with Microsoft Office tools including Excel and Word
  • Project management skills
  • Critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Inventive mind set for all mechanical creations and solutions
  • Flexibility to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, or to work independently, as required
  • Comfortable with working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

Desirable:

  • BSc, 2i or higher/MSc in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of wind tunnel aerodynamics and flow conditions
  • Knowledge of pressure vessel design
  • Knowledge of structural steel-work design
  • Experience of a multi-disciplinary manufacturing environment
  • Project management skills
  • Experience of PTC WindChill, or similar product life cycle and configuration management software
  • Evidence of creative flair in a mechanical environment
  • Able to work outside normal office hours if the operation requires it (infrequent)

Benefits and Rewards

  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Acoustics Engineer

Role Summary

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.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer and members of the Engineering team
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

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:

  • MSc in Acoustics , Physics or relevant engineering degree
  • 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
  • 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

Desirable:

  • PhD in related subject
  • Experience of working with piezo-electric transducers
  • Experience with Clio measurement systems
  • Good knowledge of Linux

Benefits and Rewards

  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Quality Engineer

Role Summary

To ensure that products are fit for purpose and meet the defined specifications. To drive continuous improvement activity to improve yields and to drive process improvement using APQP / FMEA methodology. To support Integrated Management Systems development in-line with ISO9001 accreditation.

  • Responsible to the Quality Improvement Manager
  • Key contacts include members of the Engineering, Production, Test, Procurement, Design, Automation and Sales teams, key suppliers and external auditors.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Product Quality Improvement

  • Lead cross functional teams to improve process yields using pFMEA / structured problem solving.
  • Manage the reject process. Ensure all quality issues are correctly logged, monitored and escalated where appropriate. Assist in identifying root causes and support Production to overcome problems.
  • Support production & test processes with improvements to product quality and / or efficiency e.g. identify areas for improvement, expansion of process controls, and development of working instructions & set up / review of relevant process KPIs, Lean / Sigma methodologies, process simplification, 5S configured areas, waste removal.
  • Play a leading role in the development of a Continuous Improvement programme, including Gemba.
  • Play a leading role in manufacturing process design & development using the company’s new product development process. Help define and execute validation programmes for new automated processes.
  • Evaluate customer quality issues and ensure an effective feedback into Design & Manufacturing.
  • With Engineering & Automation, manage production and design changes and ensure agreement by appropriate authority levels.
  • Support the training and qualification of Assembly, Test and Calibration operatives.

Quality Systems, Frameworks and Processes – including Audits

  • Drive APQP roll out from design through to manufacturing.
  • Customer requirements – support as required with customer audits, documentation.
  • Approvals - develop PPAP / FAI approvals for new products.
  • Help to develop the Integrated Management System in-line with ISO9001 accreditation.
  • Ensure process compliance using internal audits.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent in technical/ engineering subjects
  • Lean Six Sigma Green belt with good working knowledge of SPC
  • Trained auditor
  • Quality / Manufacturing Engineering background working in a high volume manufacturing environment, e.g. automotive
  • Practical experience with APQP, PFMEAs, PPAPS, SOPs, 5S and Visual Management
  • Experience with delivering improvements using the tools (RCA/Fishbone/FMEA)
  • KPI driven with good analytical skills
  • Strong background in Continuous Improvement including use of Rapid Improvement Workshops
  • Cost/Benefit analysis in the CI context
  • Use of VA (value add) / Non-VA studies to support productivity improvement
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership ability and good influencing skills
  • Able to create simple SOPs & audit to instructions
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – especially Excel
  • Strong problem solving skills & resilience 
  • Team player, flexible and adaptable to change
  • Methodical and well organised approach
  • Positive approach, demonstrated initiative

Desirable:

  • Business improvement qualification
  • Automotive background
  • Good facilitator
  • Experience of modern SMT processes
  • Ability to lead and develop a team

Benefits and Rewards

  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Applications Engineer (Electronics)

Role Summary

Based within the Sales Department, the role of this Applications Engineer is to provide first line support to new and existing customers answering any technical queries they may have about the product. In order to help grow our business you will need to solve their issues and create support documentation to help them get the most out of the product. You will also be required to manage the provision of calibration services and assist with data analysis and management, to work with sales and engineering colleagues to create new product requirements and to define technical procedures and policies with regard to customer and market support.

Currently, the role covers the provision of support to all wind turbine customers in Asia and South America, the development of products and services to other wind sensor markets, the provision of training and support to the FT sales team on technical issues and the provision of technical training and support to distributors.

  • Responsible to the Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Key contacts include new and existing customers, distributors, agents, sales department team members, external service providers, and the Engineering and Production teams.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Customer Support

  • Provide first line support to distributors and customers via email, telephone, site visits and by attending exhibitions. This may involve a total travel commitment of up to 4-6 weeks/year.
  • Create and deliver internal and external training and support to colleagues
  • Actively support commercial discussions with appropriate technical input
  • Lead the technical and commercial development of agreed accounts

Ownership of product support documentation

  • Responsible for the creation of technical literature (datasheets, manuals and web pages) for our products and services

New Markets

  • Lead the technical component of the development of new markets and new uses for FT products
  • Lead the development of new external standards for the use of FT products

Projects

  • Oversee the process of external sensor calibration; collate and manage the data and where necessary provide analysis and insight to colleagues and customers
  • Lead or participate in internal or external technical development projects as shall be agreed with management from time to time

New Product Development (NPD)

  • Lead the technical component of the creation of requirements specifications for NPD activities in Engineering
  • Lead the creation of new products, hardware, software and accessories

Person Specification

Essential:

  • BSc/BEng in an Engineering discipline, 2:1 minimum
  • Experience of applications support for a high technology manufactured product in an international customer facing environment
  • Strong customer relationship skills
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic hardware and software
  • Knowledge of sensor interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly with a range of people, and in different media – written or spoken
  • Committed to providing a quality customer service
  • Good team player with high standards of personal and professional integrity
  • Results driven and timescale aware
  • Willing to travel with some disruption to personal life

Desirable:

  • First degree in Electronic engineering
  • MSc in electronic engineering
  • Experience of the wind industry.
  • Software skills in C# or Visual Basic or advanced Excel data modelling and visualisation.
  • Business knowledge of a major European or Asian language

Benefits and Rewards

  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Application Developer (IT)

Role Summary

Developing and integrating bespoke business systems. Working closely with the Embedded Software team to develop and maintain programs for Operations and Sales.

  • Responsible to IT Manager
  • Key contacts include members of the Embedded Software Engineering team, Engineering Programme Manager, Chief Engineer, Sales Applications Engineers, IT Assistant
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • Full-time 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Implement and verify the testing and delivery of projects, providing technical documents for all phases of the project.
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable C# code following Change Management processes and Source Control
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality and responsiveness of applications developed
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs in current software and devise solutions to these problems

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software Q.A. control
  • Experience in design and testing of high reliability code
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high level .NET Visual Studio programming language
  • Experience with software development and support for a high technology manufactured products
  • Experience with use of Change Management processes and Software Source Control tools.
  • Knowledge of the ASP.NET MVC framework and Microsoft SQL Server Databases.

Desirable:

  • Familiarity with web technologies e.g. AJAX, JSON, JQuery and nHibernate
  • Project management skills
  • Proven knowledge of embedded C

Benefits and Rewards

  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Despatch & Stores Assistant

Role Summary

To assist with the documentation and despatch of finished products and work in progress. To assist the Goods Inwards Department and Material Store through inspection of work, delivered parts and completed units.

  • Responsible to the Production Manager
  • Key contacts include members of the Sales and Production teams
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • Full-time 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Organise the transport of customer orders, work in progress, returns and materials to sub-contractors.
  • Organise couriers and arrange collections, ensuring appropriate shipment details and documentation are prepared in time.
  • As and when required, organise transport of customer orders for nonstandard shipments.
  • Receive notification from Sales that export documents are prepared; check for errors and amend as necessary.
  • Obtain requisite authorisations and documentation for despatch.
  • Ensure all documentation for despatch of customer orders is correct.

Other duties:

  • Mechanical piece part inspection
  • Goods inwards inspection
  • Inspection of bare and assembled printed circuit boards
  • Final inspection of finished units
  • Assisting with kitting
  • Stock keeping/taking
  • Covering for absent staff where appropriate
  • Attend relevant training to ensure duties are performed efficiently and safely

Person Specification

Essential:

  • 5 GCSEs – including minimum Grade C (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to self-check work and use initiative
  • Some knowledge of computers and Microsoft applications
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Self-motivation and responsible approach to standards of work
  • Ability to assess and prioritise tasks without close supervision
  • Good team worker

Desirable:

  • Basic engineering or manufacturing qualification
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience of mechanical/electromechanical assembly
  • Experience of working in a technical/manufacturing environment
  • Some despatch/goods inwards experience

Benefits and Rewards

  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Compliance Auditor

Role Summary

To manage the company’s Compliance process to ensure Compliance with all relevant legislation. To manage the internal audit programme including taking the lead on audits. To develop the company’s management system to deliver improved customer focus and organizational effectiveness and to manage the company’s risk process.

  • Responsible to the Director of Operations
  • Key contacts include senior management, departmental heads, process owners, external consultants, DNV auditors, customers & suppliers
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • Full-time 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Work with Departmental managers to embed robust compliance processes within the company:

  • Manage the compliance register & implement best practice to identify relevant legislation / assess impact to company / agree improvements & containment actions / monitor progress. Seek to continuously improve standards
  • Work with the organisation to ensure effective processes for material selection are adopted from Engineering through to procurement, including conformance on Restriction of Hazardous Substances RoHS, REACH, Conflict minerals.
  • Own and improve the company’s declarations on materials and banned substances.
  • Support customer requests regarding systems / audits / accreditations particularly in relation to Health & Safety, Environment and materials sourcing / usage.

Manage the internal audit programme including taking the lead on audits:

  • Schedule the internal audit programme, ensure audits are scoped well, take place, actions are owned / implemented, including supply chain audits
  • Make recommendations on process improvement to deliver improved customer focus and organizational effectiveness
  • Own and improve the company’s declarations on materials and banned substances.
  • Lead the business risk process, ensuring adequate identification of risk through to management of issues in line with ISO requirements.
  • Work with Quality / Facilities to maintain 3rd party accreditation to the latest ISO9001 Quality and ISO14001 Environmental Certifications.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent in Science / Engineering
  • ISO9001, ISO14001 and / or OHSAS 18001 Qualified Auditor with relevant experience
  • Strong working knowledge of UK HSE legislation and its practical application
  • Experience in a manufacturing / engineering environment.
  • Quality systems, ISO 9001 Experience
  • Strong auditing experience – ability to carry out investigations and produce reports in a technical / engineering environment
  • Ability to build long-term relationships and influence key stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Systems orientated
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills, with experience of delivering presentations as well as writing comprehensive proposals, reports and standards

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree in HSE Management/related disciplines
  • ISO training to 2015 standards
  • GDPR compliance experience
  • Health & Safety, Environmental Management or related discipline
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Benefits and Rewards

  • 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
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.