Qualification and Test Engineer
London, GB
5d ago
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  • Qualification and Test Engineer


    About Us

    Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected.

    We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently.

    By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.

    Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.

    Smiths Interconnect provides high-speed, secure connectivity solutions that can perform at extremes of pressure and temperature.

    Our microwave technology is used to keep military radar systems online while our antenna solutions are installed across aircraft and space applications to enhance communications.

    Innovative cable solutions increase signaling functionality in autonomous transport systems and augmented reality and surgical robotics are made possible with connectors that increase bandwidth and data rates.

    Customers rely on Smiths Interconnect for mission-critical connectivity in the harshest environments.

    Our blue-chip customers include Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Huawei, NVIDIA and Biosense Webster.

    As one of the five divisions of Smiths Group, Smiths Interconnect employs over 1800 people. We have a global presence selling our products in over 50 countries with manufacturing facilities in nine countries and offices across North America, Europe and Asia.

    So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues.

    There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.

    Job Description

    We are looking to hire an excellent Qualification and test engineer to join our Dundee Office on Permanent basis.

    The person will work under limited supervision to plan, develop and execute qualification and test of engineering designs to customer and industry specifications, providing immediate feedback to stakeholders when product fails or major issues encountered.

    Assesses and suggests root cause and works to achieve issue resolution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recommends equipment for test and develops solutions for systems to improve efficiency and expand capability in the testing environment.
  • Interprets customer specifications and writes test procedures, test plans and test reports to qualify new and existing products.
  • Notifies stakeholders at risk events or test failures in a timely manner.
  • Keeps projects on time and notifies stakeholders of slippage of agreed upon timelines and suggest measures to mitigate impact.
  • Designs and develops fixtures for testing and characterization of engineering designs.
  • Procures items required for test and development of product.
  • Determines effectiveness of test procedures and methods ensuring adherence to specifications.
  • Set up machines, equipment and design / develop procedures for test.
  • Supports updates to relevant areas of project management planning for NPI, including % of time spent on individual projects on a weekly basis.
  • Provide Sales, Product Line management and customer facing teams with proposed Test and Qualification content, test schedule and estimated test costs.
  • Occasional local or international travel may be required.
  • The Individual

  • Understanding and experience of electronic, mechanical, and environmental test equipment, software and procedures.
  • Knowledge and use of test equipment for either DC and / or RF / Microwave testing, including at least a subset of the following : - Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, HiPOT, Signal Generators, Power amplifiers, Network Analysers, Power Meters and Spectrum Analysers.
  • Knowledge of MIL-Spec or other Space / Defense / Aerospace / Medical / Railway industry specifications.
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis utilising standard problem-solving tools and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and tools to determine product adherence to specification.
  • Knowledge of 3D modelling, using drawing and simulation packages would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics.

    We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

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