Graduate Electronics Engineer - Robotic Sensors & Communications
An Electronics/Mechatronics Engineer with a First-Class Degree, creative talent, and team-working skills is required to work on our robotic exoskeleton. This work will include sensing nodes, communication networks, and power systems. This work is based on several years of research, and the applicant will design, specify and test electronics on cutting-edge prototypes, developing designs which are suitable for manufacture.
- The successful applicant will work within a team to develop and produce complete prototypes, with the guidance of senior engineers and project managers.
- Mechatech Limited is developing Exoskeleton Robotic Systems, and has been engaged in fundamental research, with the University of Leeds, since 2013. Mechatech is growing it's team of engineers to produce new prototypes, based on the research, and develop them into products.
- The team of engineers are expected to quickly get up to speed with the research, market place, and project plan. The team will be given guidance on the approach and plan, and will have to work to tight deadlines. They will also be expected to bring their own creativity and problem-solving skills to the project.
- A First Class Degree, or PhD, along with a relevant interest in robotics, an excellent final year project, and a high degree of creativity and motivation is expected in all candidates.
- The successful candidate will have extensive skills in sensor applications including position, force and inertia, embedded microprocessors, network systems and prototyping. They will also have experience with PCB design software, network protocols, wireless/Bluetooth communications, and other computer interfaces such as MATLAB, LabVIEW and Simulink.
- Some knowledge of communication protocols for example Ether Cat would be very useful along with sensor fusion concepts, EMG signals, power storage and regeneration approaches. (Desirable)
- Suitable candidates will be excellent team workers, capable of understanding multidisciplinary problems, and working to deadlines, with clearly defined goals and interdependencies.
- The candidates will have excellent presentation and communication skills, and be prepared to work with customers, researchers and team leaders.
- The field of exoskeleton robotics is growing quickly, and the prospects of success for this project and the company are very good. A successful project could turn into a long-term career in this rapidly expanding field, whilst also helping disadvantaged people in society lead more fulfilling lives.
- Salary will be competitive, between £24 - £28k, depending on experience, and the initial contract will be for 12-15 months with a trial period, commencing in November 2017. The position may become permanent at the end of the project, and it will have statutory holidays (approx. 28 days per year).