Electronics/Firmware Engineer

We’re looking for an experienced Electronics/Firmware Engineer to join our team. It’s an exciting time to join the company with new product launches planned for this year! 

The Role 

Reporting in to the Engineering Director, you will be working as part of a team who will be developing our next generation electronic products which will underpin Extronics’ exciting growth plans for the future: 

  • Electronic circuit design, component ratings and selection, schematic capture and prototype testing/debugging. 
  • Working closely with other team members using concurrent engineering practices and New Product Introduction processes to deliver products to meet exacting market requirements whilst meeting cost, time and quality targets. 
  • Managing products through 3rd party certification (CE marking, EMC, LVD, ATEX, UL). 
  • Support to the production department for product introduction into manufacture.  
  • Tracking and independent research of relevant technologies, techniques, regulatory standards which will support the next generations of Extronics’ products 

The Candidate 

  • Must be creative, have an entrepreneurial spirit and be willing to push boundaries. 
  • Must possess keen attention to detail and be quality focused. 
  • Able to work autonomously, independently and as part of a team. 
  • Capable of working to tight project timescales and be flexible and adaptable to get the job done. 
  • Able to communicate efficiently with peers, internal departments, suppliers and Customers.   
  • Have a ‘hands on’ approach to product development where appropriate. 
  • Willing to travel in the UK and abroad for short durations.  
  • Must have the right to live and work in the UK. 

Essential Skills & Experience 

  • A minimum of years demonstrable experience working in a product development role, supported by a degree in an Electronics related discipline. 
  • PCB design and layout experience, ideally using Altium. 
  • Experience of product design within an R&D department using formal development processes. 
  • Design verification, design prototyping and test, product validation and approvals against relevant international standards. 
  • Understanding of manufacturing techniques e.g. Design for Manufacture, Design for Test. 
  • Knowledge of CE marking directives, e.g. EMC, RED etc. 

Desirable Skills & Experience 

  • Knowledge and experience RF, BLE and Wi-Fi circuit design with onboard antenna design. 
  • Knowledge of design for ATEX, IECEx, NEC 500/505 
  • Knowledge of intrinsically safe design concepts. 
  • Knowledge and experience of embedded firmware. 
  • Understanding of mechanical engineering principles. 
  • Obtaining product approvals through 3rd party certification labs (such as EMC, LVD, ATEX, UL);  
  • Working in an ISO 9001 quality environment. 


What will I receive in return? 

  • You’ll be part of a company that will value your professional and personal development, whilst encouraging you to bring fresh ideas to the table, and where your efforts, dedication and contribution to business goals will be noticed and rewarded. 
  • In addition to your salary you will also be eligible for sharing in the success of our business You will receive a salary in the region of £40,000 to £50,000 level dependent on experience. Plus, attractive benefits including 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, company-wide profit share scheme, and a flexible working scheme. 
  • You will be based in the company offices in Middlewich, employed on a permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week with the ability to work flexible hours around your home life.