Jobs at FT Technologies

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The wind energy industry is growing significantly, and we are growing with it supplying to many of the top international wind turbine manufacturers. In the last decade, we have tripled in size and are always looking for more high-quality engineers.

We think and operate globally, but with all the benefits of a small company and our success means that we are now based in beautiful open plan offices, laboratories and workshops with state of the art research and development facilities. Read more about working at FT Technologies.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Embedded Software Engineer

Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of electronic, mechanical, aerodynamics and automation engineers, you will be responsible for the software development lifecycle and quality of embedded software for a range of products and programmes for business systems. Your role will be to ensure the quality and reliability of products is maintained through the integrity of embedded software and systems.

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

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Design

  • Design, development, test, maintenance and documentation of software embedded in FT products.
  • Write requirements, system, design and technical specifications from inputs received from Engineering, Sales/customers or Operations.
  • Specify, develop and test algorithms and software for circuit boards.
  • Develop applications and support programs in high-level programming language (for instance Visual Basic, VB.net or C#) for in-house production, calibration and test of products and software and/or for customers.
  • Within remit of product history knowledge, investigate and resolve faults on returned products that are provided to Engineering for troubleshooting.

Project Management

  • Project manage own projects (or sub-projects) led by software design (embedded and systems).
  • Provide estimates and progress reports on work breakdown structures, tasks and timelines for own work.

Quality Control

  • Ensure quality control of the software development cycle through version control, documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management.
  • Support the quality control and continuous improvement of released software and products to meet customer requirements and deadlines.
  • Seek to continuously improve the development guidelines and design control of software development.
  • Manage development software environment, maintenance and licensing.

Person Specification

  • In-depth knowledge of embedded C
  • Experience in design and test of high reliability code
  • Experience with software research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Experience in TI MSP Micro controllers and/or ARM micro controllers
  • In-depth knowledge of RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial communications and I2C and SPI protocols
  • In-depth knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software Q.A. control including Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change and Configuration management
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high-level .NET Visual Studio programming language
  • Working knowledge of electronic hardware, firmware and software

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • Project management 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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Electronics Engineer (Digital)

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 digital electronic circuits including microcontrollers and FPGAs and embedded firmware (VHDL/System Verilog)
  • Support product design, integration, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Support management and other departments in contact with customers
  • Manage Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management
  • Use experience, knowledge and understanding of integrated circuit interfacing and digital communication systems processor interfacing

Person Specification

  • Minimum of a BSC/MSc in electronics or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of modern digital electronic circuit design including: FPGA, EPLD, microcontrollers, HDL and VHDL/System Verilog, Mix-signal & Data converters, PCB Design, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Digital Filters
  • In-depth knowledge of modern design, simulation and verification tools & FPGA-HDL design / development tools
  • Working knowledge of processor and integrated circuit interfacing, e.g. I2C, SPI and asynchronous buses and protocols (RS485, RS422 etc)
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Experience of processor interfacing e.g. I²C, SPI and asynchronous protocols
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Knowledge of Q.A. including: Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change, Configuration management

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Conscientious and focussed
  • Capacity to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines

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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team 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:

  • Conduct research by means of CFD modelling and experiment
  • CFD modelling using PAFEC, design and optimisation of electro-acoustic transducers and acoustic resonators
  • CFD modelling using PAFEC 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)

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
  • Highly competent in CFD modelling packages
  • Creative approach to analysis, problem solving and solutions
  • Self-motivated, comfortable 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:

  • MSc or PhD in related subject
  • Experience in PAFEC suite for engineering analysis
  • 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
  • Flexi-time 
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Laboratories & Test Technician

Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry. The company is now seeking an experienced technician to play an integral role within the Engineering team. You will work closely with the various engineers to support them in their research and development projects within the Engineering Test Lab.

It will be your responsibility to enable the laboratories to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. You will assist with co-ordination of Engineering tests, e.g. in lightning, environmental and reliability testing. You will also need to schedule maintenance work, which may be planned, preventative or as a consequence of an emergency breakdown.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Engineering team, Facilities Manager and the Health & Safety Consultant
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Set up and coordinate Engineering tests, including installing equipment, running tests and logging results, and enforce the correct and sage use of laboratory equipment.
  • Write and review Risk Assessments and COSHH assessments, and monitor compliance.
  • Write and keep up-to-date Standard Operating Procedures for the use of Laboratory equipment, and train engineers to follow SOPs and safety guidance.
  • Promote the adherence to 5S methodology in the Engineering laboratories and work place, and identify and implement continuous improvements for best practice.
  • Ensure that work areas and equipment are kept in a safe, tidy and ordered fashion.
  • Create an itinerary of equipment and their relevant service and calibration routines.
  • Schedule and organise routine maintenance procedures and repairs; maintain service and calibration schedules for all relevant test equipment.
  • Supervise and inspect work of contractors undertaking service and calibration of equipment.
  • Create and maintain battle plans for equipment and essential services failure.
  • Assist with machinery and equipment installations.
  • Ensure compliance with current health and safety and environmental legislation.
  • As appointed Radiation Protection Supervisor for ionising radiation equipment: supervise the operation and maintenance of ionising radiation equipment in accordance with the Local Rules, and monitor that staff observe the Local Rules for the safe use of ionising radiation equipment
  • Liaise with Health and Environment Policy Provider.

Person Specification

  • A levels or equivalent in science based subjects (preferably in maths/physics)
  • Further education at technical level (HND /BTEC)
  • Robust experience in a similar role in an electronics or engineering environment
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering and circuit drawings
  • IT literacy skills in MS Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience in a test environment
  • Applied knowledge of 5S methodology
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent influencing skills; knows when to be assertive
  • Demonstrated initiative; able to work without close supervision
  • Able to work in a methodical manner with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organised: ability to plan, prioritise and multitask when necessary

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
  • Flexi-time 
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Supply Chain Manager

Role Summary

We are looking for an experienced manager to deliver products and services to the business when needed at the right cost and quality. Managing a small team, you will be responsible for end-to-end supply chain activities from planning, purchasing and storage to use in production.

This is a busy and varied role in which you will play a crucial role in managing and improving supply chain performance from strategic level to day-to-day activities, as well as managing stock profile ensuring the business has good availability with a managed stock level.

You will have experience in overseeing teams and individual development to manage the Purchasing and Stores teams and support Personal Development Plans.

  • Key contacts include Production, Engineering, Automation, all departments up to and including Directors, external suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manage purchasing and stores teams to deliver end-to-end supply chain activities from planning, purchasing and storage to use in production.
  • A key member of the planning team, liaise with sales and operations to understand the demand for product and translate requirements via the systems into availability.
  • Manage the procurement process across the company to control costs including materials, services & indirect purchasing.
  • Identify and deliver tangible cost savings without compromising quality or delivery. Build a culture of long-term saving throughout the organisation.
  • Develop strategic level relationships with suppliers and manage the external supply chain relationship and communications.
  • Identify and research potential new suppliers, approve in co-operation with other departments.
  • Re-negotiate terms of business/service agreements where applicable.
  • Manage supplier performance with Supply Chain Quality using a KPI scorecard, conducting supplier audits as required.
  • Ensure all supply chain activities are ethically sound as well as legislatively compliant including RoHs and REACH.
  • Support the transition in business systems, driving simplification and improvements.
  • Perform risk analysis and management for supply of raw materials and production services.
  • Manage team workload and ensure adequate cover is in place to manage absences.

Person Specification

  • Significant Supply Chain operational experience
  • Manufacturing experience required, preferably in the electronics industry
  • Proven experience working at a senior level
  • Engineering degree qualified
  • KPI driven
  • Experience with ERP system transitions
  • Supply Chain Management, CIPS or CILT qualifications desirable
  • Experience in effective warehousing management
  • Experience in people management overseeing multiple teams
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced influencing, relationship building and problem-solving skills
  • Confident communicator
  • Organised approach to work with a high attention to detail
  • Time sensitive with a strong customer service ethos

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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.