MEMS (Micro-electromechanical systems) Technologist, Bristol, UK

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Bristol, UK

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United Kingdom


Claverham Limited, Rivermead Court 2, Kenn Business Park, Clevedon, Bristol, BS21 6TH

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a MEMS Technologist ( Micro-electromechanical systems ) to join our team. This role can be located in Bristol or Plymouth.

Role Overview:

Candidates are expected to have some experience of working in a relevant R&D subject within an academic or industrial environment. Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have successfully conducted original and innovative research. The ability to comprehend and assimilate key aspects of the multiple disciplines encompassed within MEMS technology is also critical. The position provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience and expertise at the cutting edge of MEMS inertial sensor development.

Role Responsibilities:

Assist with project planning and delivery of technical work packages

Tracking and reporting of technical status on allocated tasks

Planning and execution experimental investigations

Analysis of performance data and interpretation of results

Generation and configuration of relevant documents (e.g. target performance specs.)

Participation in brainstorming, problem solving and ideas generation events

Key Competencies:

Technical aptitude – Ability to understand and interpret highly technical information

Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles

Analytical – Collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to interpret data

Initiative – Pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills of self and team members

Interpersonal skills – Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of seniority within the company, excellent listening and collaboration skills

Written Communication – Ability to write technically concise documentation

Teamwork – Gives and welcomes feedback; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed

 Basic Requirements:

Masters or PhD degree in Physics, Mechanical or Electrical / Electronic Engineering or other relevant subject

Experience of working in an R&D environment

Familiarity with Multi-Physics FEA tools (ANSYS / COMSOL / Coventor)

Experience in use of data analysis tools (MATLAB) and understanding of data gathering and analysis

Demonstrable ability to innovate and generate ideas

Understanding of transducer technologies and techniques

Preferred Requirements:

Basic understanding of MEMS technology and fabrication processes

Experience in the design, operation or use of MEMS inertial sensors

Practical ability to set up, debug and test breadboard electronics circuits for proof-of-concept and prototype development

Understanding of control systems fundamentals and using MATLAB / Simulink

Knowledge of inertial sensor principles, parameters and applications

About us:

Collins Aerospace is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defence products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms.

With facilities located in both Plymouth and Bristol, we design and manufacture products for control, navigation and guidance for surface and air applications in the global aerospace and defence markets. Our world leading products include the innovative MEMS based IMUs and the digital terrain reference navigation system, TERPROM®. Our aggressive growth plan includes development and extension of our current technologies into wider markets including civil aircraft applications.

The Technology Development team plays a critical role in the delivery of state of the art MEMS sensors used in these products. This multidisciplinary team is focused on the further development of our world class inertial MEMS technology portfolio and is driving innovation in both sensor design and processing techniques. We are seeking talented individuals to work within our highly experienced multidisciplinary team in this exciting technology area.

What we can offer you:

Competitive salary

Flexible working

Life insurance

Excellent corporate pension plan

Private Health Insurance

25 days annual leave plus ability to buy/sell up to 5 days

Career development

And so much more!

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other – propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

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