Product Engineer

Company Details

Manufacture of electronic equipment for use in satellite-based systems.

KEY PURPOSE OF JOB

Product development and manufacturing aerospace engineering company in Somerset West has a permanent position for a product engineer to take responsibility for the industrialisation, support, customisation and improvement of Company’s products and processes.

KEY TASKS

Evolution and Customization of Company Products:

  • Support the Product Manager in all phases of evolution and customization of products (including design, qualification, industrialization and engineering support during production).
  • Support the Product Engineer in the development and/or updating of verification plans, test procedures and test environments related to the evolution and customization of products.
  • Responsible for the identification and resolution of issues and risks under the guidance of the Product Manager.
  • Responsible for project deliverables in line with time, cost and quality targets.
  • Monitoring and reporting to the Product Manager on the status of deliverables on projects.

Engineering Support of Product Line:

  • Responsible for engineering support to the Production team (including logistics and testing) of the Company Products.
  • Responsible for completion and updating of Technical documentation on Company Products.
  • Responsible for investigation and resolution of product deviations during production process and client feedback.
  • Responsible for organising and executing testing at offsite test facilities, where required.
  • Perform continuous improvement in terms of standardisation, technologies, architecture, best practices etc. under the guidance of the Product Manager.

Configuration Management:

  • Support configuration control of relevant technical documentation and software programs of products.
  • Support implementation of and compliance to engineering technical standards, policies and procedures.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required by company.

PREREQUISITES

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  •  BSc(ENG), BEng, in Mechatronics Engineering (or Electrical and Electronic) from a recognised institution

Experience & Knowledge:

  •  5 -8 years of relevant work experience.
  •  Experience in electronics hardware design (Preferably in Altium Designer)
  •  Good knowledge of analogue and digital electronics.
  •  Embedded software development, integration and testing. (C/C++)
  •  Working knowledge of python.
  •  Mechanical design and manufacturing methods are required (Preferably in Solid Works)
  •  Experience with formal configuration management princples.

Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application:

  • Knowledge of satellite subsystems and the space environment.
  • Experience with the ECSS product development and environmental testing standards

COMPETENCIES & SKILLS

  •  Positive self-motivated, self-starter attitude
  •  Responsible
  •  Team player
  •  Good written and oral communication skills
  •  Customer focused
  •  Able to persuade and influence others
  •  Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
  •  Resourcefulness in setting priorities.

LANGUAGE

  •  English
  •  Afrikaans
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