Electronics Design Team Leader - Greater Manchester

Engineering
Ref: 832 Date Posted: Monday 12 Apr 2021
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Electronics Design Team Leader
 
Location:            Bolton
 
Salary:                Up to £47,000 + benefits – (Bonus, Overtime, Pension & more)
 
Working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, we currently have an exciting opportunity for an Electronics Design Team Leader to provide technical and functional leadership, to support production activities and to act as an interface between the design teams and manufacturing.
 
This role provides an outstanding opportunity to bring together the design and production areas to ease the transition of a product into production. The scope to learn and enhance your capabilities and understanding of both environments is a rare opportunity. You will have plenty of scope to interface and influence at all levels of the organisation and to improve the relationship between design and manufacturing especially in ensuring that our designs are robust and contain the features vital to improve manufacturability and testability. 
 
Electronics Design Team Leader key activities
 
This role encompasses all aspects of supporting the transition of a product design into production. The role will require you to provide technical input and guidance to a small team of electronics design engineers as well as functional team leadership and assistance to the Group Lead.
 
  • You will play a crucial role in leading the engagement and development of the relationship between the design and manufacturing teams.
  • The role will demand that you spend time liaising with the design and test systems teams in order to understand the design and associated test regime and equipment and with the manufacturing teams to understand the specific product manufacturing processes.
  • With the knowledge acquired you and your team will provide a first line of advice to the manufacturing teams when problems occur, determining whether the problem is a Design, Test System and/or Manufacturing related fault and propose and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Over time, you will seek to influence the design population to produce designs that are more robust from a Design for Manufacture/Design for Test perspective and more mature as they enter the production environment, ensuring that the production facility is able to get to full rate as quickly as possible.
 
Electronics Design Team Leader skills and qualifications required:
 
  • Likely to be degree / HND qualified in electronics or a closely related subject (other relevant electronics design/manufacture experience may be considered).
  • Significant and proven experience in the design of electronics, preferably in the defence industry (but not essential).
  • Proven experience of leading a small engineering team is essential. The desire to take the lead and develop both your own and the team’s careers is a crucial aspect of the role, as is the ability to think ahead and plan for you and your team’s future. Support in achieving this will be provided at a group and company level.
  • The ability to, and be prepared to, work autonomously if needed, lead the delivery of your work assignments and those of others and actively engage with partners to ensure successful delivery of your outputs.
  • The pro-activeness, motivation, ability and resourcefulness to resolve issues and generate solutions to problems whilst under time pressure. Experience in supporting manufacturing and resolving manufacturing issues is an advantage
  • Proven and significant experience of partner management, developing people and their skills and forward planning for the team and its activities.
  • Have excellent verbal communication, negotiation, and influencing skills and have the capability to write clear and concise engineering documentation.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a challenging and rewarding position within a world engineering environment where you will have the opportunity to influence and impact the successful delivery of products, central to business success.
 
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