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Battery/Electronics implementation engineer Amsterdam Netherlands

Battery/Electronics implementation engineer

Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

About us

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company, producing leading e-cigarette brands, as well as lifestyle energy products. Headquartered in Amsterdam, with more than 200 employees working across offices in Amsterdam and the USA and research labs in Hamburg and Beijing. Fontem Ventures is dedicated to developing and growing a portfolio of innovative non-tobacco product opportunities in lifestyle consumer goods categories. As a member of the Imperial Tobacco Group, Fontem operates on an arms-length basis with its parent company while developing their own non-tobacco brands and products and investing in promising opportunities. We are actively looking to increase our capabilities and prepare for the future extension of our business worldwide.

The role

The Battery/Electronics implementation Engineer will be responsible for the batteries and electronics associated with Fontem’s new product introductions at the various factories.

The role will require an electrical engineering background with experience launching products with lithium polymer batteries and printed circuit board assemblies (SMT technology).  Additionally a quality background is required in order to generate tool qualification protocols and review qualification data from suppliers.

Key accountabilities

  • Responsible for reviewing battery test data to ensure batteries are compliant.
  • Review battery qualification protocols end ensure they are conducted per specification.
  • Review battery design (charge/discharge currents, safety features) to ensure a safe product.
  • Review Design For Manufacturing (DFM) reports from suppliers and fabricators.
  • Conduct Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) on process.
  • Conduct root cause analysis on product failures and document findings in reports.
  • Generate Supply Corrective Action Requests (SCARS).
  • Document process flow.
  • Generate work instructions.
  • Evaluate competitor devices on electrical characteristics.
  • Source and evaluate alternate suppliers for acceptability of replacement components/sub-assemblies. Evaluation must be conducted using statistically significant methods in conjunction with regulatory input.
  • Establish relationships with sub supplier network to always ensure continuity of supply
  • #LI-DNI 

Skills & experience

  • Minimum BS in electrical engineering or physics.
  • 5 years’ experience in design of electrical components for high volume product.
  • Must have an understanding of industry standards for Li-po battery safety, and good design practices.
  • Experienced with printed circuit board layout and fabrication practices.
  • Minimum 2 years design experience of PCBs with Li-po batteries, specifically charge and discharge systems. Must be able to readily interpret electrical schematics for power management, battery charge/discharge algorithms, and basic circuits.  Experience with microprocessor controlled consumer devices is highly desirable.
  • Frequent overseas travel.
  • 2 years’ experience in a high volume manufacturing environment of electronics for consumer products.
  • Must be able to design test regimes to demonstrate compatibility of alternate supplier parts/sub-assemblies.

What we offer

Excellent salary and great package

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