Transducer Engineer Required!
Our Client is a unique and world-leading non-destructive testing (NDT) company, a small team originally spun-out from Exeter University but now looking to expand rapidly. One of their core technologies is nonlinear ultrasound, for which they are developing their own ultrasound systems. They are looking for an ultrasound transducer engineer to join their engineering team and work on a wide range of challenging NDT projects which include emerging technologies such as novel joining methods, additively manufactured components, and composite structures in aerospace.
The Company's premises are currently at the main Exeter University campus but will probably relocate in the near future to new premises in the wider Exeter area. You may also be asked, from time to time, to attend locations outside the Company's premises in order to fulfil your duties (such as attending exhibitions).
This is a full-time job with the following duties:
1. Specification and characterisation of ultrasound systems and transducers;
2. Rigorous experimental work using automated and manual systems;
3. Clear and detailed report writing;
4. Occasional interfacing with clients and potential clients at shows and conferences;
5. Interaction and design meetings with colleagues such as scientists, systems users and software programmers.
Essential to the role:
* Minimum upper second-class honours degree in STEM subject
* 3 years' experience in a R&D environment conducting design and/or characterisation of ultrasound systems and transducers (pulse echo measurements, impedance analysis, transducer directivity)
* Understanding of ultrasound sensors and transducers technologies (Piezoelectric ceramics, single crystals, composite transducers, C-MUTs, hydrophones, etc…)
* Understanding of theories of ultrasound wave propagation
* Ability to conduct rigorous, scientific experiments
* Ability to deliver on-time and on-budget
* Excellent report-writing and verbal communication skills
* Ability to prioritise
* Attention to detail
* Ability to work well within a team whilst also using own initiative
* Flexibility within the role
Desirable, but not essential to the role:
* Knowledge and experience using signal processing techniques and algorithms
* Experience with ultrasound arrays
* Experience using FEA analysis tools for wave propagation and/or stress analysis
* Knowledge and experience of advanced digital system design and simulation including FPGA/VHDL, Digital Signal Processors and data acquisition circuits
* Understanding of ultrasound transducer manufacturing methods (e.g. fabrication of composite transducers, application and deposition of backing and matching layers, application of electrodes, etc.)
* Full driving licence
Applicants must have the right to live and work in the EU