NPI Engineer

Mach Recruitment Limited
£25000 - £30000 DOE
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
NPI Engineer (New Product Implementation) - Automotive component manufacturer My client, a successful and well respected automotive components manufacturer, is seeking a NPI Engineer. Reporting to the Advanced Engineering Manager, the primary responsibilities for the role are the introduction of all new products on time and to budget, and completion of competitive quotations to agreed timescales. Main Duties & Tasks: - - Set up and lead APQP teams for NPI involving all necessary departments inline with AIAG guidelines. - - Design using AutoCAD, oversee or outsource design of tooling and gauging. - - Create and maintain project / production plans from customer order to production handover. - - Liaise and visit customers in UK and abroad to discuss design for manufacture and other design / specification related issues. - - Co-ordinate machine trials and confirm process capability. - - Process customer and internal ECN's for new products that have not been passed over to operations. - - Ensure that toolcards, standard operating procedures, setting instructions, etc are created for new products. - - Ensure that SAP records are created (routing, bill of materials etc). - - Create APQP documentation. - - Completing quotations for new products and liaising with relevant departments to obtain relevant information. - - Research and become familiar with new / innovative production processes / technologies. - - Design the production process to meet the customer specification (capability and TAKT) incorporating SMED and Poke Yoke devices. - - Creation of stage / process drawings using AutoCAD and also checking / approving stage / process drawings. - - Define the capital, tooling, gauging and product cost. - - Capex creation, completion and presentation to the directors. - - Liaising with purchasing to ensure best possible price and lead times are obtained prior to ordering new equipment / tooling. - - Liaise with development line engineer to ensure samples are manufactured on time and to the required quality standards. - - Providing assistance to operations if required and approved by the Advanced Engineering Manager. - - Training and development of graduate engineers. Qualifications: Minimum of an Engineering HNC/HND or time served engineer with a minimum of 5 years engineering experience ideally in a precision engineering/automotive environment Additional requirements : - Customer focused - Fully conversant with AIAG core tools like APQP, FMEA and PPAP methodologies. - Fully conversant with AutoCAD - Have personal drive and self motivation - Able to work on own or as part of a team - A sound understanding of metal cutting machinery and manufacturing techniques - Free to travel often at short notice both domestically and internationally - A thorough understanding of the requirements of the automotive industry - Self disciplined, able to work under pressure to tight time lines - Able to communicate effectively at all levels - Innovative, visionary, willing to push the technical boundaries - Technically competent and a good project planner / co-ordinator - Adaptable, able to establish good working relationship with people at all levels - Diplomatic, presentable, well mannered, but assertive enough to make things happen On offer is a competitive salary, a great work environment and pension. Key Words: NPI, Automotive, CNC, Turning, Grinding, CAD, SAP, SPC, PPAP, APQP, FMEA, AutoCAD, SMED, Capex, TAKT, AIAG Job Type: Permanent Hours of work - Monday to Thursday 8:00 - 16:45 and Friday 08:00 - 14:30
This job was originally posted as