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Battery/Electronics Implementation Engineer Amsterdam Netherlands

Battery/Electronics Implementation Engineer

Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

About us

Fontem Ventures is an e-vapour technology company, producing leading e-cigarette brand blu and lifestyle energy products. Headquartered in Amsterdam and with research labs in Liverpool, UK and Beijing, China, Fontem's commitment is to developing products which meet consumer needs today and tomorrow. Fontem Ventures is a subsidiary of Imperial Brands PLC.

Our culture

*This industry is fast paced and undergoing constant change. So here is an opportunity to help define and shape the standard and measures of success. We have a multi-cultural environment where openness is the order of the day – from new starters all the way to the CEO.

There is also the opportunity to figure things out as you progress, and to make things happen – because you can control how your ideas are put into action. Shape the future, be disruptive, challenge and be challenged. That’s life at Fontem.

The role

This team is responsible for managing multiple production sites around the world, delivering millions of products to over 10 markets. The person should be prepared to work in a fast paced environment and with multiple stakeholders across the business and in China.

You 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 in high volume manufacturing of  printed circuit board assemblies (SMT technology), and dealing with suppliers in China. The person will be responsible for taking functional prototypes to DFM and mass production, as well as performing cost optimisation and Engineering documentation. Additionally, experience working with quality departments is required in order to generate protocols and qualification plans. You will be supporting a team of process, automation and mechanical engineers to deliver their projects through your expertise in electronic assemblies. You will have the opportunity to influence and work across multiple products and platforms, in close cooperation with the development team.

 By being the first electronics engineer to join the manufacturing team, there is a high potential for becoming an expert among an expanding team

Key accountabilities

  • Establish relationships with sub supplier network to always ensure continuity of supply
  • Creating and managing a supplier network
  • Keeping an eye out for new technologies and processes that could improve product quality, cost, or functionality.
  • Reviewing battery test data.
  • 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.

Skills & experience

  • (minimum) BS in electrical engineering or physics.
  • Experience in design of electrical components for high volume product.
  • 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.
  • You are okay with frequent overseas travel.
  • 2 years’ experience in a high volume manufacturing environment of electronics for consumer products.
  • able to design test regimes to demonstrate compatibility of alternate supplier parts/sub-assemblies.

Next steps

Interested? 

*We want to hear your story! 

Apply directly or for more question, reach out to me at berta.malik@blu.com

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