- Great Dunmow, Essex
This High Voltage Engineer will provide design leadership for high voltage cable assemblies up to one megavolt.
- Recruiter: Essex X-Ray & Medical Equipment
- London (Greater)
- £25,000 - £30,000 starting salary, inclusive of on-target commissions.
Precision Microdrives (PMD) is a fast growing technology company that designs, produces and trades miniature electro-mechanical mechanisms
- Recruiter: Precision Microdrives
- Uppsala (Stad) (SE)
The Swedish Institute of Space Institute (IRF) in Uppsala search for an analogue electronics engineer.
- Recruiter: Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
- Southampton, Hampshire
- £45,271 to £49,207 per annum
Responsible for technical oversight and project management of internally and externally funded innovation centre projects.
- Recruiter: National Oceanographic Centre
- Cumbernauld, Glasgow
- Grade: 6/7* £26,537 - £37,768*
Work as part of a growing dynamic team on a wide range of technical projects with particular emphasis on experimental validation and testing
- Recruiter: University of Strathclyde
- Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful Water and Environment Unit is recruiting an electrical engineer....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful water business continues to win and deliver a fantastic amount of work....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
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Senior electronics engineer to work as part of a team developing an MEG imaging system; working with the engineering team and external contractors.
- Recruiter: York Instruments
Responsible for giving product presentations to the customer describing how Intel products provide the optimum solution to their application.
- Recruiter: Intel
We’re looking for a qualified engineer with experience of computer programming for engineering systems and instrumentation.
- Recruiter: Bank of England
Mercedes faces EU ban over forbidden refrigerant
The European Commission said the non-compliant car manufacturer's vehicles might be banned
The European Commission (EC) threatens to block Mercedes’s sales within the EU due to the car giant’s reluctance to stop using a greenhouse gas refrigerant.
After France has halted registrations of Mercedes models not compliant with an EU directive ordering European car manufacturers to replace the air-conditioning coolant R134a, EC said the whole EU might follow suit.
The R134a, proved to be a greenhouse gas 1,000 times more powerful than CO2, was ruled out by the EU mobile air conditioning directive 2006/40/EC, banning use of the agent after 2011, while giving vehicle types certified earlier up to 2017 to comply.
However, Daimler refused to switch from the R134a, voicing concerns about the safety of the newly promoted alternative R1234yf developed by Honeywell in partnership with Dupont.
"It can't be ruled out that the new coolant ... may endanger vehicle passengers and other road users," the German transport ministry said in a statement backing Daimler’s decision.
Even though other European carmakers have accepted the change, it is claimed Honeywell’s R1234yf might actually emit toxic hydrogen fluoride gas during burning.
The recent struggle is a part of an on-going dispute between Germany and France over the future direction of European car industry, involving a debate about further strengthening of the CO2 limits.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently lobbied for loosening the CO2 restrictions, opposing the stance of France. This move that has been said might have provoked France to block registration of Mercedes’s non-compliant vehicles.
Currently, Mercedes SL sports cars and A- and B-Class subcompacts, making up for a half of Mercedes’s sales in France, are affected by the suspension.
Based on 2012 deliveries, Daimler said the French registrations freeze could affect about 2 per cent of its global sales, or 29,000 cars.
EC’s spokesman Carlo Corazza said Brussels might join France and “take necessary action including where appropriate infringement procedures" against Germany.
"With this action, it's possible Daimler may consider that its vehicles no longer have to comply," he added.
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