Electronic Engineer

  • Reference: CJ46199
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Role Description:

A unique position has become available in a small Laboratory Instrumentation early stage company for an electronic engineer. You will be developing hardware and embedded software including:

  • Embedded electronics which communicates with a PC via serial/USB/ethernet
  • Embedded C code running on an embedded microprocessor
  • Electronics for a high precision Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) application
  • Developing hardware to drive stepper or servo motors 

You will be working as part of a small motivated team and will be one of the key contributors to the company’s continued success.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Redesign of existing embedded hardware e.g. adding additional features/functionality and optimisation of existing features/functionality
  • Expansion and adaption of existing embedded C code running on a microcontroller
  • Development of drivers and embedded software for stepper or servo motors
  • Development of various prototype hardware/software for R&D projects
  • Responsible for the design, coding, unit testing and documentation of new hardware/software or enhancements to existing hardware/software
  • Development of low voltage drivers for PWM outputs
  • Project management
  • Working with customers
  • Working with other team members
  • Sourcing of components, sub-suppliers / contractors
  • Management of sub-suppliers / contractors
  • Development of various prototype for R&D projects
  • Able to travel abroad for short trips to customer sites or exhibitions

Skills, Experience :

  • Proficient in basic analogue and digital design implementation
  • Proficient in embedded C for microcontrollers and experience in programming microcontrollers
  • The flexibility to be able to learn new approaches to implementing hardware / embedded software and understand / adapt / expand existing hardware / software
  • Experience in circuit design / PCB layout and manufacture
  • Experience in one or more of the following: data analysis tools; circuit design / simulation tools; motor drivers; LED drivers; specifying systems; writing documentation; managing sub-contractors / suppliers; interacting with customers
  • Flexible and agile in being able to respond to customer driven requirements
  • Able to design systems for small or large-scale manufacture
  • Proficient in desktop applications e.g. word, excel, powerpoint, etc.
  • Good communication skills

Extra skills?

  • Experience in designing and building embedded microcontroller-based systems
  • Experience in communication from a PC to an embedded microcontroller in order to control robotics
  • A basic understanding of controlling robotics
  • An aptitude for physics
  • An ability to learn / understand the basics of other subjects such as biology / chemistry e.g. DNA amplification, protein / antibody reactions
  • Personable and able to communicate with customers
  • An appreciation of mechanics / meckatronic systems
  • A basic understanding of machine vision/optics e.g. cameras / lenses / illumination / image processing
  • An appreciation of a quality system e.g. ISO 9001, ISO13485 and able to work to a quality system
  • Full driving licence


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Karen Collins on 021 4911064 or email karen.collins@collinsmcnicholas.ie

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