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Business Overview:

Sony UK Technology Centre is a division of Sony Europe Limited. We are the only manufacturing centre for Sony in Europe and have over 500 highly skilled team players who help create some of the most advanced technology on the global market. The heart of today’s operation at Pencoed is centered on the manufacture of high technology Broadcast and Professional Cameras and Systems including the latest industry leading 4K technology. Alongside this we provide contract manufacturing solutions for multiple non-Sony branded businesses. This collaborative approach to contract manufacturing has produced many commercial successes over the years, including the bestselling British computer of all time, the Raspberry Pi. Further, we are the home of a Sony customer service and solutions centre, a Business Incubation Centre and much more.

Role Overview:

As a Product Group Engineer, your focus will be to co-ordinate the introduction and provide ongoing support of electronic products produced at Sony UK Technology Centre. The successful candidate will have an interest in gathering a deep understanding of both product operation and the processes
behind this. In addition, a Product Group Engineer will need to have a keen eye for detail to carry out detailed technical investigations, with the innovation for continuous improvement. This role requires both a “hands on” and research based approach in order to provide best level of technical support to our customers and team players.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Drive successful introductions of your allocated products.
  • Perform technical product evaluations, assessments & provide written reports of your findings.
  • Project and schedule management.
  • Liaise with customers to guide and influence their product design to take from prototype to mass production.
  • Communicate with our customers to provide the confidence, information and solutions they require.
  • Perform analytical analysis of test data & production processes, including but not limited to SPC and Six Sigma.
  • Inspire interest in the products through the delivery of technical training.
  • Create new manufacturing strategies along with the rest of the team and provide input to New Products.
  • Ability to fault find to component level to solve internal and market defects.
  • Inspire and motivate project and technical teams.
  • Network and build relationships with external design houses.

Person Qualities:

Essential criteria:

  • A HND or higher in an electrical or electronic engineering field.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in engineering.
  • Desire and ability to research and understand new technologies.
  • A motivated and innovative team player.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to lead projects.
  • Ability to problem solve and provide root cause analysis and further resolution.

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of electronics manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Experience in co-ordinating fast turnaround manufacture of PWBs.
  • Knowledge of product design methodology.
  • Ability to liaise with customers to guide and influence their product design.
  • Experience working with external design houses

What we can offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous Company pension scheme
  • Generous life assurance
  • Opportunity to receive a target related annual bonus
  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays
  • Onsite gym
  • Onsite, secure car parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Access to discounted Sony products
  • Private health care

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