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Senior Electrical Design Engineer

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Senior Electrical Design Engineer – Sudbury, Suffolk

Do you want to contribute to the future of healthcare? We are looking for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer to join our Healthcare Diagnostics business based at our site in Sudbury, Suffolk. Recently celebrating 80 years of manufacturing excellence, our Sudbury site designs and assembles blood, urine and diabetes analysis instruments.  

Working for Siemens Healthineers, you will be contributing to the development and design of products that will inevitably save people's lives. 

You will join our Sustaining Engineering (SEN) research and development group. SEN is responsible for coordinating sustaining activities for all Point of Care in vitro diagnostics (IVD) instruments, consumables and accompanying eco-system products.  The focus is on sustaining the life of current products with additional focus on design to cost efforts.

Projects you could be working on may include obsolesce of components within our devices and circuit board components. Or working on alternative motors specifically with a reduced cost and impact of software changes.

All changes will need to be documented under guidelines regulated by the FDA. Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience in electronics development for instrumentation.

Your responsibilities and mission:

 You will work closely with Manufacturing, Quality and Service to coordinate platform enhancements, implement cost reduction projects, drive corrective actions in response to field issues, respond to new regulatory requirements and mitigate manufacturing supply risk and manufacturing quality issues for our blood gas and urinalysis product lines. 

You will also be responsible for providing electrical support to your team and daily activities will include investigating hardware complaints, researching and implementing alternative instrument components and designs, identifying lower cost solutions, developing project schedules, defining V&V plans and ensuring on time execution of plans.

Your qualifications and experience:

  • B.Eng or M.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering, with significant experience in electronics development for instrumentation 
  • Good understanding of basic multidisciplinary engineering fundamentals and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Hands-on experience with analog and digital design, board layout and qualification, programmable logic and control system development, especially for electromechanical devices
  • The ability to function well both independently and as part of an integrated team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Experience with OrCAD, Mentor Graphics PADS, Mentor Graphics Expedition, Microsoft Office or equivalent programs is necessary
  • Experience with stepper motor controls, LabVIEW and Minitab is a plus but not essential

Being part of our team:

Based on multiple sites in Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, we design and assemble blood, urine and diabetes analysis instruments. With our point-of-care testing systems, Siemens Healthineers delivers lab-accurate, actionable, and timely results on the spot. You can find more information here.

Your cultural fit:

Our unique team spirit arises from embracing different perspectives, open debate, and the will to challenge conventions. Change is a constant aspect of our work. We aspire to lead the change in our industry rather than just react to it. That’s why we want you to seek, implement and celebrate your best ideas.

Flexible Working:

We recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation. We can offer different flexible working options at Sudbury depending on the role you’re applying for. We’re be happy to talk through these options with you during the application process.


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Ltd

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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