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:

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 with our suppliers through a focus on best practice.

The overall job purpose is:

  • To provide technical support to Production and failure analysis on customer returns
  • To support the management of supplier quality, particularly contract electronics manufacturers
  • To be an important bridge between in-house Engineering Design and Production

Role Specification

Job Title: 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:

  • Provide technical support for production test and service repairs across the full product range
  • Support New Product Introduction through effective involvement in project teams
  • Investigate early life failure, determine causes and test solutions
  • Produce Failure Analysis Reports
  • Work with suppliers on root cause analysis and process improvement to deliver permanent corrective actions
  • Contribute to design validation
  • Develop processes and procedures for assembly, test and repair operations
  • Participate in technical staff training
  • Evaluate inspection and test yields and RMA data to identify improvement opportunities and develop strategies for problem resolution
  • Audit / evaluate potential suppliers and review process, capability and capacity
  • Regularly communicate with Production, Design Engineering, and Procurement to identify opportunities for quality improvement, both at FT 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

  • Proven ability to diagnose and carry out component level repair on low noise analogue / RF designs and high speed digital systems
  • Knowledge and experience of current electronics manufacturing and new product introduction
  • Good understanding of PCBA test methods such as MDA, boundary scan and functional test
  • Active involvement in NPI projects supporting the delivery of designs that are optimised for reliability, automated PCBA, automated test and higher level assembly
  • 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
  • Experience of process design using lean tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of SPC & statistical methods
  • Internal and supplier audits                           

 Personal Qualities

  • High level of technical competence coupled with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Customer focused
  • Highly focused, self-motivated and proactive with the capability to work in a cross-functional team environment.                               
  • 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 :
  • Annual discretionary bonuses relating to Company and Employee performance
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 21 days holiday per annum increasing 1 day per year up to 24 days, 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:

Teddington, Middlesex

Hours:

Flexible: 40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Penny Hubbard on 020 8614 4797 or Email us.

Automation (Mechatronic) Engineer

Role Summary

At our engineering laboratories and production workshop in Teddington we design, manufacture and test the next generation of sensors. The company is expanding its production capacity and we now need an additional person to support a number of exciting automation projects in Test and Production.

The job holder will assist in the design, building and commissioning of automated production and test equipment.

The successful candidate will have a related degree e.g. Mechanical, Mechatronic or Integrated Engineering with good industry experience of 3D CAD software, knowledge of PLC and robotic automation and will have worked on machine design.

A team player who wants to make a difference in a small company, you will need to be flexible and capable of working across teams and independently to get the right results. In return we offer an interesting and varied role in a dynamic team.

Role Specification

Job Title: Automation (Mechatronic) Engineer
Responsible to: Senior Principal Automation Engineer
Key contacts: Engineering Team, Production, Quality Assurance, Project Manager, Chief Engineer
Overall Job Purpose: To assist in the design, building and commissioning of automated production / test machinery.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Generate design ideas for discussion in design reviews
  • Develop designs to produce 3D engineering models of parts and assemblies
  • Produce detailed engineering drawings to BS8888 standard
  • Produce schematics wiring diagrams and electrical hardware assembly drawings
  • Pneumatic system layout design
  • Machine control system design using standard PLC programming languages defined in IEC 61131-3 
  • 'Fanuc 6 axis robot' & ‘Mitsubishi SCARA’ robot teaching and programming
  • Vision system design and implementation
  • Assemble and build bespoke Industrial fully automated machines and conveyors
  • Source equipment and components.
  • Liaise with manufacturing, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers as required
  • Write safety documentation including risk assessments
  • Produce comprehensive work instructions and procedures for automated processes
  • Produce and manage parts lists schedules

Other Duties:

  • Attend relevant training and CPD to maintain professional skills
  • Other duties may be requested on occasion in line with the remit of the role and skills of the job holder.

Person Specification

 

Essential Attributes

 

Desirable Attributes

 

 Education & Training

  • BSc Honours in Engineering (minimum 2:2)
  • At least 3 years post-graduate industry experience
  • BSc in: Integrated Engineering/ Mechatronic Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering

 

 Skills, Ability  & Experience

  • Experience in machine design and assembly
  • Experience in using 3D CAD software
  • Ability to produce detailed engineering drawings to BS8888
  • Good PLC knowledge including ladder diagram design
  • Knowledge of robotic automation
  • Good knowledge of pneumatic systems
  • Competency with Microsoft Office tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team or to work independently, as required.
  • Demonstrated initiative and good problem solving skills
  • Professional approach and thorough, with good attention for detail
  • Fanuc 6 axis robot arm or Mitsubishi SCARA robot control and programme design
  • Advanced PLC program design using Rockwell Studio 5000 (ladder diagrams, structured text, function block diagrams and sequential function charts)
  • Machine vision systems and lighting
  • SolidWorks (currently 2015)     
  • Electrical schematic design
  • Industrial machine safety principles
  • Complex electro-pneumatic systems
  • Industrial communication systems (Ethernet/IP, Serial, Modbus)
  • Conveyor design
  • Finite Element Analysis

 

 

 Personal Qualities

  • Organised, with the ability to prioritise conflicting demands
  • Results driven, able  to meet tight timescales
  • Willing to travel within the UK and to work away from home on occasions if required

Benefits and Rewards

 

Salary:

 

 Negotiable in relation to skills, knowledge and experience

Terms and Benefits :
  • Annual discretionary bonuses relating to Company and Employee performance
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 21 days holiday per annum increasing 1 day per year up to 24 days, 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:

 

Teddington, Middlesex

 

Hours:

 

40 hours a week

For more information contact Penny Hubbard on 020 8614 4797 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 :
  • Annual discretionary bonuses relating to Company and Employee performance
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 21 days holiday per annum increasing 1 day per year up to 24 days, 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:

Teddington, Middlesex

Hours:

40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Penny Hubbard on 020 8614 4797 or Email us.

Project Manager - Engineering

Role Summary

The main focus will be to manage research & development projects in the engineering programme and specifically to:

  • Plan projects and monitor the progress of teams and deliverables to ensure delivery to requirements, time and budget;
  • Report progress to the Engineering Programme Manager and support the adoption of project management best practice across the Engineering department and the company.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Manage multiple Research & Development projects in the Engineering Programme in line with the company’s NPD (New Product Development) process
  • Work with the teams to define the requirements of the project and produce project documentation (e.g. project plan, requirements specification, test specification, validation plan, end-of-project report)
  • Create and track detailed projects plans, estimates and costs, and monitor the progress of teams and deliverables, to ensure delivery to requirements, time and budget
  • Allocate technical work to Engineering teams in collaboration with the Engineering Programme Manager, and work closely with engineers to implement timely solutions to requirements
  • Organise and minute technical project meetings with the Engineering teams to review the work, and NPD gate review meetings with relevant approvers to authorise the next phase of a project
  • Liaise with procurement & manufacturing, suppliers & sub-contractors, and customers as required to ensure the timely delivery of projects through the NPD cycle
  • Plan & schedule product tests required within the Engineering department and with external test laboratories
  • Liaise with Sales and customers to ensure compliance with customers’ requirements and with international standards, and to define and manage appropriate product trials
  • Log and analyse issues, delays, risks and lessons learned for recommendation
  • Produce progress status reports for the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Provide support and guidance to engineers to self-manage their own projects in line with the NPD
  • Support the adoption of a common approach and consistent standards, processes, methods, tools and templates for project management planning, documentation, control and reporting
  • Promote project management best practice across the Engineering department and the company

Development Cycle, Configuration Management and Quality Control

  • Ensure the quality control of the project management cycle and of the development cycle through the adhesion to the NPD process and to ISO9001
  • Ensure that projects adhere consistently to the change control process and that projects outputs are controlled through the appropriate configuration management tools
  • Ensure that staff are trained to and follow design & development guidelines and SOPs
  • Ensure that projects and designs meet quality, safety and environmental standards and regulation
  • Lead ISO9001 audits of projects records, and support the audits of technical teams

Person Specification

MUST HAVE:

ADVANTAGE TO HAVE:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ post (BSc or BEng ) degree experience of managing multi-disciplinary Research & Development projects in a technology or manufacturing environment
  • Prince2 or PMP certification in project management
  • Proven ability to produce detailed project plans, estimates, costs and documentation
  • Proven ability to organise and manage the workload of a team
  • Demonstrable knowledge of new product development life cycles
  • Demonstrable knowledge of project management tools to plan and track progress and requirements
  • High level MS Office skills
  • MSc or MEng in a scientific, engineering or technological discipline
  • Engineering background in Electronics, Software or Mechanical design
  • Knowledge of D-FMEA & P-FMEA in a Research & Development or manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working with a PLM system e.g. Siemens TeamCenter or PTC WindChill
  • Experience of managing product certification to internationally recognised standards
  • Knowledge of Agile project management
  • Design for Six Sigma or Green Belt certification

Benefits and Rewards

Salary:

 Negotiable in relation to skills, knowledge and experience

Terms and Benefits :
  • Annual discretionary bonuses relating to Company and Employee performance
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 21 days holiday per annum increasing 1 day per year up to 24 days, 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:

Teddington, Middlesex

Hours:

40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Penny Hubbard on 020 8614 4797 or Email us.

Laboratories & Test Facilities Technician

Role Summary

  • To provide all the required support to enable the laboratories to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.
  • To assist with co-ordination of Engineering tests, e.g. in lighting, environmental and reliability testing.
  • To schedule maintenance work, which may be planned, preventative or as a consequence of an emergency breakdown.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Set up and coordinate Engineering tests, including installing equipment, running tests and logging results, and enforce the correct and safe use of laboratory equipment.
  • 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 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 and production 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 Legislation.
  • Liaise with Health and Environment Policy Provider.

Person Specification

MUST HAVE:

ADVANTAGE TO HAVE:

  • A levels or equivalent in science based subjects
  • Minimum 2 years’ 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent influencing skills; knows when to be assertive.
  • Demonstrated initiative; able to work without close supervision
  • Ability to work in a methodical manner with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Organised: ability to plan, prioritise and multitask when necessary.

  • Further education at technical level (HND /BTEC)
  • Maths/ Physics A level
  • Experience in a test environment
  • Applied knowledge of 5S methodology

Benefits and Rewards

Salary:

 Negotiable in relation to skills, knowledge and experience

Terms and Benefits :
  • Annual discretionary bonuses relating to Company and Employee performance
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 21 days holiday per annum increasing 1 day per year up to 24 days, 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:

Teddington, Middlesex

Hours:

40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Penny Hubbard on 020 8614 4797 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 :
  • Annual discretionary bonuses relating to Company and Employee performance
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 21 days holiday per annum increasing 1 day per year up to 24 days, 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:

Teddington, Middlesex

Hours:

40 hours a week

For more information contact Penny Hubbard on 020 8614 4797 or Email us.

Workshop Technicians

Role Summary

The company has grown fast over the last few years and is now expanding its production capacity to meet growing sales demand. It is an exciting time for the company and we currently need several new workshop technicians. Full training will be given for the varied duties within the role, as long as you have the required basic skills.

Role Specification

Job Title: Workshop Technician (Fixed Term)
Responsible to: Production Manager
Overall Job Purpose: Part of Production team to assemble and test products – starting with more basic tasks the role will be built up over time

 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assembly of electronic units.
  • Assembly of electronic sub-assemblies.
  • Assembly of mechanical sub-assemblies and parts.
  • Soldering wires.
  • Soldering of through hole and surface mount components.
  • Re-work of the above.
  • Preparation of assembled units for painting.
  • Preparation of assembled units for test.
  • Basic test verification of sub-assemblies and finished units.
  • Spray painting (using purpose built spray equipment).   

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.   

Note: This list is not exhaustive and other duties may be requested on occasion.

Person Specification

 Essential Attributes

Desirable Attributes

 Education & Training

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent level
  • Maths and/or English GCSE or equivalent

 Skills, Ability  & Experience

  • Proven attention to detail and accuracy
  • Some knowledge of computers and pc applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative
  • Experience of working in a small to medium size manufacturing organisation
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Experience of mechanical/ electromechanical assembly

 Personal Qualities

  • Able to understand and work to deadlines
  • Flexible - willing to take on variety of tasks within the remit of the job
  • Self-motivated and responsible approach to standards of work
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to assess and prioritise tasks without close supervision
  • Willing to work additional hours to meet specific need if required in advance

Benefits and Rewards

Terms and Benefits :
  • Annual discretionary bonuses relating to Company and Employee performance
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension Plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Health Care Plan
  • 21 days holiday per annum increasing 1 day per year up to 24 days, 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:

Teddington, Middlesex

Hours:

40 hours a week

 

For more information contact Penny Hubbard on 020 8614 4797 or Email us.