Electronic Design Engineer Placement Student

Closing date
21 Dec 2021

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
Are you in your penultimate year of study and looking to work in a fast paced, global, market leading company for your industrial placement?

Here at Innovative Technology, we have an excellent opportunity for an Electronic Design Engineer Placement Student to join our talented team in our global head office in Oldham, Manchester for 12 months starting in Summer 2022.

We're Innovative???

We're heading towards our 30th year here at Innovative Technology, where we now have offices on five continents and employ around 400 people, with over 100 based from our state-of-the-art R&D hub and global head office in Oldham, Manchester.

From self-service checkouts to arcade machines, we provide our retail, banking, kiosk, vending, gaming and amusement customers with products and services that help them securely accept automated payments, with our industry leading technology keeping us at the forefront of our sector.

By being true to our values of Innovation, Collaboration, Respect and Drive we've seen significant growth and won numerous domestic and international awards, whilst offering outstanding career opportunities and great benefits. You'll find us on the edge of the Pennines and less than half an hour from central Manchester, with modern offices, free parking and excellent transport links.

Our Opportunity

In the role of an Electronic Design Engineer Placement Student, you will be taking your theoretical knowledge and practical skills further in helping the engineers to design analogue, digital and opto-electronic systems for our state of the art cash handling products.

Here at Innovative Technology, we give our placements the ability to demonstrate their understanding of their specialist subject while getting invaluable industry experience.

This opportunity is suited to a student in their penultimate year of University, who has an eagerness to learn.

About the role of our Electronic Design Engineer Placement Student:

Assist the Design Engineers in all aspects of product development, from initial concept design to rapid prototyping of PCBs and final testing/verification of electronics hardware.

Help test and validate certain aspects of a new design as well as helping to resolve issues with old and new products.

Assist in the electronic CAD design - schematic entry and PCB layout.

Help out with any EMC and safety testing.

Assist our Component Engineer in helping to identify new components based on performance, cost and availability

Your stretch responsibilities as our Electronic Design Engineer Placement Student will include:

Take ownership of some smaller prototype builds, ensuring it meets the design requirements and is completed on time.

Take part in some offsite pre-compliance at the external EMC Testhouse

Contribute to the communication of certification/approval status to the rest of business

Skills & Experience we're looking for in our Electronic Design Engineer Placement Student:

Competent with lab equipment - oscilloscopes, mutimeters, SMD soldering equipment

Familiarity with Electronics CAD software (schematics and PCB layout)

Be able to read through and understand analogue and digital circuits as well as electronic components and microcontroller datasheets.

Have a good appreciation of firmware especially in the way it interfaces with the electronics hardware especially with regards to comms and optical sensing.

Assist the Design Engineers in verification testing and fault-finding of PCB prototypes and pre-production samples.

Be a good communicator and work well in a team with other engineers of other disciplines, asking questions and discussing your ideas when needed.

Your Package & Perks:

Highly-competitive and negotiable, depending on suitability and experience

Workplace Pension Scheme, with a 3% contribution from us

Flexible working hours

Paid breaks, lounge style canteens and games tables, with free fruit and hot premium drinks (subject to COVID restrictions)

24 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, for great work-life balance, with the opportunity to earn extra days holiday

Private Healthcare Scheme available for you (as benefit in kind), and the option to add family members

Educational Sponsorship, Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme

Informal dress code, free onsite modern gym, free secure parking, staff car workshop and an active social calendar

What's next?

If you're looking to gain experience as an Electronics Engineer throughout your Industrial Placement Year and want to join our award-winning team on the latest cutting-edge technology, we want to hear from you.

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