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Technical Director 

Job Overview

Scintacor is a customer focused business and product development is typically a collaborative process driven by specific customer specifications and other requirements. The Technical Director will play a key role in establishing the overall product and market strategy of the company and identifying new areas of technology developments and product opportunities. Scintacor’s business is based entirely on technical knowledge and expertise and the Technical Director will be responsible for expanding the company’s base of intellectual property in the form of patents, technical reports, know-how, product drawings and well documented processes.

The Technical Director will manage both the Research and Development Team and the Process Improvement Group.

Key Skills

The Successful Candidate will:

  • enjoy solving complex technical problems with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • be a good manager of engineers and scientists
  • have a degree in a scientific or engineering discipline
  • have significant experience of working in the technology sector particularly in R&D and manufacturing
  • have solid expertise in test and reliability
  • have the ability to take a balanced, common-sense overview of complex technical situations and be able to contribute to resolving detailed technical issues
  • be a self-starter with excellent leadership skills
  • identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • promote teamwork and a collaborative working culture and build effective relationships across the company and group
  • be able to communicate effectively with customer engineering teams to understand diverse requirements
  • be skilled in budget management and the control of expenditure

Duties

  • Lead the development and process improvement teams by inspiring and motivating engineers to overcome technical challenges
  • Provide engineering and technical direction throughout the business
  • Help define the product strategy and identify and develop products for new markets
  • Oversee and expand product testing methodologies, particularly environmental testing and X-Ray testing, to ensure that the products manufactured meet quality, reliability, regulatory and customer requirements
  • Manage and expand Scintacor’s portfolio patents and library of technical reports
  • Promote the growth of internal expertise and understanding of the Scintacor’s processes and products, for example the contribution of scintillators to X-ray image quality
  • Ensure personal development training plans are in place for direct reports
  • Ensure that new product introductions, changes to existing products and process changes are conducted in accordance with the Quality Management System
  • Ensure technical documentation is up to date and complies with current regulations
  • Report on the status of product development, process improvement and other projects at senior management meetings
  • Manage the new product development process and prepare information for phase gate reviews and capex approvals
  • Support the production group to achieve continuous improvement in yield, efficiency, scrap and quality
  • Identify and manage suppliers for new products and processes
  • Manage external technical consultants
  • Collaborate with customers in the development of new products

Please forward you CV to m.nieuwenhuizen@scintacor.com if you are interested in this role. 

 

Internal Sales Administrator

Job Overview

We are looking for an experienced Sales Administrator with top class customer service skills, who will be able to support our sales team throughout the sales cycle, as well as being able to support wider administrative duties.

Key Skills

  • Excellent IT skills, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Well-organised with the ability to prioritise a complex workload
  • Excellent attention to detail and an eye for accuracy
  • Confident and eloquent communicator both written and verbal
  • Strong customer service skills particularly complaints handling
  • Proactive and flexible worker
  • Experience of using CRM and MRP systems is required
  • Experience of using InDesign would be an advantage

Duties

  • Provide customers and internal stakeholders with support throughout the sales process
  • Effectively liaise with Internal departments to assure deadlines are met
  • Develop strong relationships with both existing and potential customers to ensure a comprehensive understanding of their requirements is obtained
  • Proactively identify opportunities for cross-selling / up-selling with existing accounts; initiate contacts with new potential customers and re-establish relationships with dormant customers to grow the business
  • Maintains accurate records and statistics for internal reports
  • Attend internal and external meetings and keep concise minutes of relevant topics of discussion and actions; ensure that the actions agreed are completed by the agreed timescales
  • Be organised, work independently, set and meet own deadlines
  • Provide accurate and effective sales administrative support to the Sales team, and Senior Management Team
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency of the Sales team
  • To assist in updating and managing website content if required

If you are interested in working for us then please send your email to our HR & Administration Manager who will provide you further information on any roles available across the Group. m.nieuwenhuizen@scintacor.com 

 

 

 

Group Wide Vacancies

Software Design Engineer (salary dependant on experience)

software design engineer is required to join a small engineering design team developing cameras and imaging systems for scientific, industrial, and defence markets. The role will require the development in C/C++ of DLLs and drivers to control cameras and other associated hardware. This typically requires the use of third party SDKs for the interface to the PC. The drivers will also include functions for image processing and image manipulation. It is expected that a common library of functions will be created to harmonise these drivers across a broad existing product range. A comprehensive and fully documented SDK will be needed that is regularly updated to cover new additions to the product ranges.

In addition, the software design engineer will be required to update and maintain a GUI application coded in Python. This application provides the user interface to the  drivers above, and also provides a wide range of additional features for image processing, image analysis, crystal orientation, computed tomography, etc. New hardware products will need to be integrated into this application as they are developed. This application provides remote client-server control, control of various other external hardware such as motorised stages, and includes a macro language for scripting and automation.

This design work will involve working closely with the in-house hardware design and test engineers. Hands-on testing of code with appropriate hardware will be needed.

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide customer support on software issues to a worldwide scientific and industrial customer base, via email/TeamViewer.

The position is full time and can be offered as a remote / home working role, or based in our Hastings or Cambridge office. 

Job specification for Software Design Engineer

Necessary requirements

  • Proficient at coding in C/C++
  • Proficient at coding in Python
  • Experienced at creating DLLs in C and GUIs in Python
  • Familiar with image acquisition from frame grabbers/GEV using commercial SDKs
  • Familiar with image processing techniques
  • Familiar with client-server techniques
  • Personable, adaptable
  • Able to work in a small team
  • Reliable, organised, motivated and self-reliant 

Desirable requirements

  • Experience with coding for Labview
  • Experience with coding for Matlab
  • Experience with Linux
  • Competent at VB
  • Competent at testing code using real world hardware
  • Competent at providing customer support for software issues via phone/email/TeamViewer

If you are interested please email your CV to mnieuwenhuizen@scintacor.com

UK Office (for all enquiries)

Scintacor
125 Cowley Road
Cambridge Commercial Park
Cambridge
CB4 0DL
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 223060

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
(GMT time) 8:30am - 5:00pm

Languages Spoken

English, Italian, French, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian