Product Developer

Nite Site
York, City of York
£24000 - £36000/annum
16 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Product Developer
Salary £24-36k dependent on experience
Full Time
York YO41

Role Summary

To lead and take ownership of product developments on the Nitesite range of products, ensuring that the businesses product range responds in a timely manner to customer feedback, that focus is given to R&D activities and that continuous improvement of quality, processes and products is maintained.
Core duties, but not limited to:-

Product Design

• To take the lead on all aspects of products’ design and specification
• To respond to feedback from customers with suggested amendments to product specifications in order to resolve issues or improve the product
• To actively manage the design process ensuring that products are developed to agreed deadlines and budgets
• To maintain accurate product specification records including up to date product change logs
• To create accurate product designs using appropriate software
• To create clear technical specifications for products developed
• To liaise closely with internal manufacturing units to ensure that designs meet manufacturing standards and processes
• To develop prototypes in conjunction with the manufacturing team and through use of 3D printing and CAD
• To undertake and report back on prototype testing and evaluation studies
• Through the use of intelligent design, identify opportunities to reduce or minimise production waste or improve productivity through the use of efficient machining
• To evaluate and feedback on component performance to the wider business
• To highlight areas for innovation in either component or product features
External Activities
• To maintain an accurate knowledge of competitor products, design & component specifications
• To maintain an accurate knowledge of 3rd party component development and to closely liaise with manufacturers with regard to their ongoing R&D activities
• To brief suppliers with regard to technical specifications for components and to check adherence to agreed specifications
• To ensure that technical specifications meet production capability of 3rd party suppliers
• To undertake supplier relationship visits to understand their R&D plans and to discuss areas for potential component development in the future
• To liaise closely with suppliers with regard to persistent issues attributable to component failure
• To identify, where needed alternative potential suppliers, assessing potential cost and quality

Knowledge / Experience

• Essential - Degree in Product Design, Product Engineering, Systems Engineering, related degree, or equivalent education or qualifications
• Essential - a minimum of 2 years product development experience
• Essential – a proven knowledge of electrical components and electrical systems design
• Essential – advanced user of Microsoft Office programs
• Desirable – an understanding of vision, imaging and recording components
• Desirable - an understanding of injection moulding manufacturing processes
• Desirable – other languages
• Product design techniques
• High level of written and verbal English
• Ability to conceive and execute design solutions using CAD
• Time management and Project Planning
• Outgoing and socially confident
• Empathetic and willing to listen to others
• Must be able to travel internationally, including weekends where required
• Persuasive and diplomatic in discussions
• Analytical and data rational when investigating problems
• Creative, imaginative and naturally curious when solving problems
• Adaptable to suit a variety of situations
• Future thinking and planning ahead – taking a longer term perspective
• Managing own time and scheduling work to meet deadlines
• Resilient and copes with pressure
• Optimistic and positive outlook
• Energetic and always wants to achieve more

If you feel that your skills and experience match the role criteria then please send your cv by return.
Closing date 10th July