Component Sourcing Engineer
Reporting to the SEA Electronics Manager, the successful candidate will become part of a busy team working for Electronics within Research Design and Development (RDD), helping to manage the electronic modules and parts sourcing activity; from requirements through to sourcing and selection. As our product diversity and technology roadmaps expand, so will the scope for this activity; requiring smarter solutions across a broader technology platform.
It’s a demanding role and the ideal candidate will ideally be an experienced Component Engineer, with a proven track record in regard to electronics module requirement capture, specification generation, sourcing & selection. Typical experience should include PSU’s, Chargers and ALCI’s.
You should have a methodical and consistent approach, and be able to self-manage and motivate; managing your own time in order to undertake a variety of related activities. Dyson engineers are many things; you must be able to provide solutions where you identify problems, be pro-active, and be a technical resource for others. You must be innovative, enjoy being challenged, adapt to change, function within a team, but also work independently as required.
To meet these expectations we encourage our engineers to grow and expand their own capabilities, encouraging career development through training, experience and promotion; Dyson provides plenty of opportunities for motivated individuals to break through their own boundaries, to excel and drive their careers forward.
Manage new part/assembly/module sourcing activity, including; requirements capture, sourcing and selection, qualification, validation and country compliance.
Work closely with different RDD engineering teams, to generate the modules outsourcing requirements
Help lead the outsourcing activity for RDD engineering teams during in the early product design milestone.
Ensure close and consistent working interaction with procurement team is always maintained
Work with New Product Development (NPD) teams to ensure the integrity and clarity of engineering drawing requirements, ensuring that all expectations are communicated effectively to supporting suppliers.
Interact with NPD teams to ensure suppliers are involved in development and review of specifications to promote design for manufacturability.
Work closely with supplier, electronics engineer and approval team to make sure part/assembly sourced is compliant with required compliance certification.
Undertake part/assembly failure analysis, promoting cross-functional team approach with electronics engineers
Work closely with quality and reliability team, to capture quality/reliability issues and generate robust solutions
Familiarity with electronics component industry and generate good working relationships with part manufacturer representatives.
Support a number of associated activities as a technical resource or SME, such as:
Developing the required jig or fixture for part/assembly evaluation test.
Part/assembly Evaluation ( including stress and robustness testing)
Supplier audit during supplier qualification
Responsible for managing part/assembly/module EOL issues.
Manage alternative part for single source part/assembly/module.
BEng degree in Electronic/Electrical/Communication Engineering, with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry
Skills & experience.
Knowledge and experience in Electronics Engineering, specialising in electronics component industry
Demonstrable and proven track record of working experience in the related field.
Strong understanding on various electronics component functions and specifications
Working Knowledge of electronics solution design and development process.
Capable to deliver high quality results within tight time deadlines.
Understanding of Product Life Management (PLM) systems
Fluent in spoken and written English
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Methodical & organised approach with attention to detail & accuracy
Highly motivated, self-driven with a strong focus on results
Ability to work independently or as an effective team member.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills