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Business:  Bromma
Job Function:  R&D
Location: 

Singapore, SG

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R&D Electrical Engineer

For over 50 years, Bromma has delivered crane spreaders to more than 500 container terminals in over 90 countries on six continents and is the global market leader and most experienced manufacturer in its business. In fact, in any industrial port you visit, you are likely to see a Bromma spreader in action.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

  • Carry out R&D activities as part of Bromma R&D team in Singapore
  • Collaborate with R&D teams in Sweden and Malaysia in conducting development and applied research activities to improve and generate new products, subcomponents, features and processes for Bromma spreaders and other future products.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Research of New Ideas

  • Undertakes research, generate and conceptualize new ideas, concepts, solutions and product improvements from user, quality and cost aspects within the port & cargo handling industry
  • Developing product concepts that are innovative, high quality, cost effective and take into account stakeholders’ needs and requirements throughout the entire product development cycle
  • Apply creative and innovative thinking to provide solutions by analyzing the performance and feasibility of multiple alternative concepts.

Development of the Approved Projects

Follows established guidelines, best practices and procedures to:

  • Perform early draft design by applying systematic and analytic method of problem solving to make technical decisions that are safe, functional and validated.
  • Building proof of concepts, simulations and delivering prototypes, collaborating with stakeholders’ by selecting components, procuring and hands on assembly.
  • Develop and execute design verification and validation test plan to ensure prototype meets design requirements and specifications.
  • Support the development process by collecting feedback/ data for design improvement and enhancement from customer engineering

Documentation

  • Prepare drawings for new developed products to be ready from pilot prototype, product official launch up to customer order.
  • Document research and development progress and activities.

Supplier collaborations and relationship management

  • Work with suppliers on subcomponents and fabrication in line with design specifications and keep informed of new products/trends.

Project Management

Support delivering project success to the customer and organization

  • In major projects manage and plan assigned project tasks so they are in line with priorities and project schedule.
  • Follow up and manage own smaller projects and initiatives according to agreed plans and assigned focus areas.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OUTSIDE OF STANDARD JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Overall technical related support to the respective functions i.e. sourcing, production.
  • Any other ad hoc projects assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent 

Preferred Career Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Electrical and/or Control System Engineering/R&D.
  • Experience from Port/Crane/Cargo industries is advantageous

Technical Skills

  • Applied electrical engineering and good design practice
  • Electrical drawing creation, cabinet layout and component sizing/selection. E-Plan engineering software experience preferred.
  • PLC programming experience. Codesys and/or Structured Text based systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives, PLC, I/O modules, sensors, cables/connectors, motor and actuators.
  • Familiarity with protocols such as CANBUS and data mapping
  • Well acquainted with simulation and testing
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting ability
  • Innovative & creative thinking 
  • Cost estimation 
  • Technical reporting

Soft Competencies

  • Highly independent and self-driven
  • Effective communication in written and verbal
  • Team player
  • Interactive globally
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Hands on
  • Proactive

Other Requirements

  • Curiosity
  • Observant
  • Flexible

KEY INTERFACE

  • Internal: R&D Team in Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden. Production/Sourcing Malaysia.
  • External: Equipment suppliers, Research Institutes