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The engineering job market is highly specialised and it is difficult for individual freelancers to find the right projects to match their expertise.

This is where Hays comes in. We can offer you a broad range of projects that suit your particular skill set and will find the perfect placement for you – quickly and reliably.

We can offer you projects in the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Railway technology
  • Electrical engineering / electronics
  • Semiconductor technology
  • Aerospace
  • Engineering / plant construction
  • Medical engineering
  • Communications engineering
  • Optics
  • Plastics
  • Telecommunications

In-demand roles:

  • Automation engineers (e.g. PLC programmers, commissioning, robot programmers)
  • Analysis engineers
  • Buyers (strategic / operational procurement / project purchasing / technical purchasing)
  • Embedded software developers
  • Construction engineer
  • Hardware developers
  • Project leaders
  • Process engineers
  • Quality engineers
  • Resident engineers
  • Requirements engineers
  • Supply chain managers (logistics, lean management, vendor management)
  • Test engineers
  • Materials engineers

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Automation engineers

PLC programmers

Skills:

Programming languages:

  • Allen Bradley
  • Beckhoff
  • CoDeSys
  • COMOS
  • PCS7
  • Rockwell
  • S5, S7
  • TwinCAT
  • and many others

 

Visualisation:

  • Intouch
  • ProTool
  • WinCC / WinCC flexible
  • Zenon
  • and many others

 

Bus systems:

  • Asi Bus
  • Ethernet
  • Interbus
  • Modbus
  • Profibus
  • Profinet
  • and many others

 

Commissioning engineers

Tasks:

  • Adjustments and adaptations
  • Electrical / mechanical commissioning
  • Cold / hot commissioning

 

Robot programmers

Skills:

  • ABB
  • Fanuc
  • KUKA - KRC1 and KRC2 controlling
  • Mitsubishi
  • Stäubli
  • and many others

Analysis engineers

Tools:

  • Abaqus
  • Ansys
  • CFD: Fluent, Gambit, Matlab / Simulink, Fortran, Maple, TecPlot, Flotherm, Icepak
  • DIAdem
  • LabView
  • LS-Dyna
  • Nastran
  • OpenForm
  • Patran
  • and many others

 

Tasks:

  • Computer simulation
  • Function development
  • Numeric simulation
  • Physical simulation
  • Technical simulation

Buyers

Tasks:

• Procurement strategy design

• Optimisation of processes and responsibilities

• Procurement market research


Embedded software developers

Skills:

Authoring language:

  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • Assembler
  • Embedded Java
  • and many others

 

Bus systems:

  • CAN bus
  • Ethernet
  • FlexRay
  • LIN bus
  • MOST bus
  • K-Line
  • and many others

 

Microcontrollers:

  • Altera
  • Atmel AVR
  • ARM
  • Freescale ColdFire
  • Infineon
  • Intel
  • NXP
  • PIC
  • Renesas
  • STMicroelectronics
  • TI
  • Xilinx
  • μC 8bit: Freescale HC08, Atmel AVR 8bit
  • μC 16bit: Freescale HC12, Intel XC 866; TI MSP 430
  • μC 32bit: ARM 7,ARM 9, Coldfire, PowerPC
  • and many others

 

Operating systems:

  • Specialist systems (VxWorks, Nucleus, Osek)
  • Embedded standard systems (embedded Linux; Windows CE or Automotive)
  • Proprietary operating systems

 

Tasks:

  • Algorithm development
  • Real-time programming
  • Embedded development
  • Functional safety (ISO 26262, IEC 61508)
  • ECU development
  • Test / diagnosis

Hardware developers

Skills:

Programming / markup languages:

  • AHDL
  • VHDL
  • System C
  • Verilog

 

EDA tools:

  • Altium Designer
  • Eagle
  • Mentor Graphics
  • OrCAD
  • and many others

 

Microcontrollers:

  • Altera
  • Atmel AVR
  • ARM
  • Freescale Coldfire
  • Infineon
  • Intel
  • NXP
  • PIC
  • Renesas
  • STMicroelectronics
  • TI
  • Xilinx
  • μC 8bit: Freescale HC08, Atmel AVR 8bit
  • μC 16bit: Freescale HC12, Intel XC 866; TI MSP 430
  • μC 32bit: ARM 7,ARM 9, Coldfire, PowerPC
  • and many others

 

Electrical planning systems:

  • EPLAN
  • WSCAD
  • ECSCAD
  • ELCAD
  • PDMS

 

PCB construction:

  • Eagle
  • OrCAD
  • P-spice / H-spice
  • and many others

 

Tasks:

  • Analysis of systems and circuitry
  • Chip development
  • EMC = electromagnetic compatibility
  • Design of printed circuit boards
  • Creation of cable management plans
  • Hardware design (digital & analog)
  • Hardware test
  • Circuit design

Project manager

Skills:

  • Automotive
  • Railway technology
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Energy engineering
  • Semi-conductor technology
  • Aviation & aerospace
  • Telecommunications engineering
  • Medical technology
  • Optics
  • Telecommunications

 

Tasks:

  • Interim management
  • Process consultants
  • (Project) portfolio management
  • Project managers
  • Program management
  • Sub-project management
  • Development managers
  • Multi-project management

Process engineers

Skills:

  • CIP / Kaizen
  • SixSigma
  • FMEA process
  • and many others

 

Tasks:

  • Process optimisation
  • Process analysis

Quality engineers

Skills:

  • 8D report (complaint management)
  • APQP (advanced product quality planning)
  • Auditor (external / internal)
  • CE certification
  • FMEA (failure mode and effect analysis)
  • ISO 14001 (international environmental standard)
  • ISO 26262 (functional safety)
  • ISO 9000
  • ISO 9001
  • Kaizen / CIP
  • MSA (measurement system analysis)
  • PPAP (production part approval process)
  • QSA (quality system assesment)
  • Quality planning
  • SixSigma
  • SPC (statistical process control)
  • TS 16949
  • VDA 6.1 – VDA 6.4

Tasks:

  • Integrating quality assurance into business processes
  • Implementation of quality management systems
  • Process control
  • Quality planning
  • Quality assurance
  • Standardisation of internal systems
  • Preparation and execution of audits and certifications
  • Inspection of incoming goods

Resident engineers

Tasks:

  • Change management
  • Manage and maintain contact and knowledge transfer between a company’s different business areas
  • Customer coordination
  • and many others

Requirements engineers

Skills:

  • Doors
  • MKS / PTC Integrity
  • SPICE (ISO 15504)

 

Tasks:

  • Requirements management
  • Requirements analysis and consultation
  • Identify, organise and check customer requirements for the system being developed
  • Draw up performance / functional specifications

Supply chain managers

Tasks:

SCM / Logistics

  • Logistics services procurement
  • Logistics planning
  • Materials management / disposition
  • Central and intermediate storage planning
  • Process analysis and improvement
  • Interface optimisation
  • Transport planning
  • Packaging design
  • Import and export customs regulations

 

Lean management

  • Continuous improvement process (CIP, Kaizen)
  • Optimisation of business processes
  • Production and scheduling planning

 

Vendor management

  • Supplier selection / development / qualification
  • Communication with vendors
  • Outsourcing / site planning

Test engineers

Skills:

  • CANdela
  • CANape
  • CANalyzer
  • CANoe
  • DIAdem
  • Inca
  • LabVIEW
  • Test bench
  • DT (destructive testing)
  • and many others

 

Tasks:

  • Test bench work
  • Evaluation of test results
  • Test design
  • Metrological equipment (e.g. test vehicles)
  • Planning and management of fatigue tests on components and complete vehicles
  • Bench tests (e.g. endurance test system, QA test rig in manufacturing, vibration test rig, altitude testing)
  • Customer site and external site testing
  • Testing procedure / testing setup / test planning
  • Coordination of testing segments

Materials engineers

Skills:

  • Liquid substances
  • Resins
  • Plastics
  • Coatings
  • Metals / Metalloids
  • Surface engineering
  • Organic substances

 

Tasks:

  • Appraiser
  • Materials consultant
  • Materials developer
  • Materials tester

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