TT Electronics Design Engineer (Magnetic) in Barnstaple, United Kingdom

At TT Electronics, you will meet dedicated people who believe that advanced electronics is the key to a brighter, smarter future. Whether it’s advanced flight controls, smart surgical tools, intelligent vehicle charging or seamless automation everywhere, advancements like this come from the minds of passionate, creative people – working to a common goal, watching out for each other, and caring about making a difference in the lives of people all over the world.

Our passion? Simplifying the development of complex electronics… it’s the reason we exist as an organisation. Our way of life? Fostering a culture that values individuals as well as community and teamwork.

Join us – and work with a team that believes success is measured by more than the bottom line, where you’ll find opportunities to achieve your goals, contribute to the lives of others, and build a brighter, smarter future, together.

Our Barnstaple facility is located in North Devon. Founded in 1948, the site now employs approximately 250 employees and features the Aero Stanrew brand of electromagnetic components, printed-circuit board assemblies, cabinet wiring and electronic test equipment for safety critical applications in aerospace and defence, industrial and transportation industries.

Here, employee engagement is centre stage; we’re focussed on our employees and making TT a great place to work. We continue to invest and improve the site’s facilities, regularly get involved in fundraising for local charities, have an active social club and a group wide focus on ‘Build Expertise’ in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, developing our current employees and encouraging others to join our industry.

In addition to adopting a great working atmosphere, we are also pleased to offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits including:

  • Discounted Gym membership

  • Life assurance

  • Fresh fruit and hot drinks

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Company share-save scheme (eligible after a qualifying period)

  • Contributory pension scheme

While much of Aero Stanrew's output is built to customer-defined specification, we are often required to provide assistance in resolving design shortcomings and resolving obsolescence issues. Additionally, we deal with projects in which we design the entire equipment in response to a basic requirement specification. Our chosen market is offering more opportunities for this type of work, and we are therefore keen to expand our design team.

Magnetics design – product scope:

  • Mains transformers, single and 3-phase, 50Hz and 400Hz, 2VA to 4kVA (generally laminated or strip-wound core construction)

  • Multiphase-output transformers for high-performance applications

  • Switch-mode power supply transformers and inductors to 1kVA (generally ferrite or powder-core construction)

  • Filter inductors from small (20µH 300mA) to large (100μH 300A or 36H 120mA), common-mode and differential

  • Inter-phase reactors for rectifier circuits

  • High voltage transformers and inductors to 2kV

  • Magnetic Field producing devices – Solenoid actuators with plunger; Hall effect sensor pole-pieces and coils

Some knowledge of ‘exotic’ materials (sintered alloys; amorphous cores; cobalt-iron high flux) would be an advantage, as some of our requirements can only be met by use of these materials

Attributes required:

  • Disciplined approach (company is ISO9001 certificated for design)

  • Understand the requirements of Purchasing, Production, Test in order to provide a suitably comprehensive manufacturing pack as Design Output

  • Mechanical design, some appreciation of metalworking processes and materials to the extent of parts used in the electronics industry would be useful

  • Understanding and application of user safety standards and other statutory requirements

  • Ability to negotiate constructively with customers and prospective customers to finalise specifications


  • The Design Engineer’s role is to work closely with a Project Manager

  • The Design Input is a set of requirements (technical, commercial, and statutory), which may be negotiated with the Customer

  • The Design Engineer’s output is a set of manufacturing documentation (Parts Lists, Piece-part Drawings, Assembly Drawings, Test Specifications, Printed-Circuit Board artworks [which may be in electronic form as a set of files] etc). Very basic information may be required quickly to support a quotation to a prospective customer, becoming fuller if the quotation is accepted and an order is received The Design Engineer is responsible for authorising any of the above documentation, when generated by Company Draughtsmen

  • The Design Engineer is also responsible for resolving technical issues in Production and updating documentation appropriately

  • The Design Engineer may be asked to assist, as a knowledgeable authority, when problems arise with customer's own designs, to recommend solutions, and to provide supportive advice, coaching and mentoring to junior engineers

Core Requirements:

General Production Magnetic Design Skills

General Knowledge of Production techniques

Modelling Knowledge

Clear and Concise Communicator of Technical Information

Good 3D visualizer

Given the nature of the activities candidates must be eligible to work on military products under the relevant jurisdiction license (including ITAR)

Desireable Skills and Experience:

A role model of our TT Way behaviours

Strives for technical excellence and quality

Displays the highest level of professional integrity and honesty at all times as well as personal credibility. Does the right thing, particularly with respect to the safety and well-being of everyone concerned

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Pragmatic and innovative, able to deal with conflicting demands for limited resources, removing obstacles that stand in their team’s way

Dedicated and hard-working with the drive and resilience needed to overcome obstacles and succeed

Self-confident, without lapsing into arrogance, combined with excellent listening skills and the ability to take into account the diverse views of others

Thrives when working as part of a team

Desireable Academic Qualifications:

Candidates who possess the following are likely to be shortlisted ahead of those who do not:

BEng Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering (2.1 or higher) or BSc Physics (2.1 or higher)

Requisition ID: 2018-2093

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

External Company Name: TT Electronics plc

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Estimated Travel Required: 0 - 10%

Address Line 1: Unit 1 Gratton Way