Lead DFM Tooling Engineer

Proactive Technical Recruitment
04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a fabulous medical device company that designs and manufacturers safety critical products in their many millions, to micron tolerances. Around the world their range improves and saves lives each year.

The challenges are exacting and take tooling and injection moulding to the limits of what's achievable in light, portable, human-centred mechanical designs.

Tooling industrialisation starts with the first design phases, with design for manufacture at the very heart of the company's R&D philosophy.
Making sure that great designs transform into great products is precisely where you'll fit in, in this influential, challenging job

The challenge:
Lead on manufacturability, working with around 40 design engineers in an forward-thinking facility that fully integrates design, industrialisation and manufacturing - through multidisciplinary teams, and shared purpose!

Oversee a small team that owns and champions the tooling, moulding and material selection aspects of creating complex mechanical products, from first design concept, through production design and implementation, to volume manufacture.

Discuss advanced technical requirements and solutions with global pharma customers and suppliers, en route to solutions that deliver the functionality and reliability demanded.

Lead the continued development of the company's mould flow and moulding processes, evaluating new technologies, carrying out Mouldflow simulations and designing / testing prototype tooling, materials and processes.

Be the 'go to' person for tooling industrialisation on assigned R&D projects, as technical authority
Contribute fully to the creation of incredibly innovative medical devices that build on a pioneering pedigree going back over 50 years.

More about our client..

The company has enviable intellectual property and registers up to 20 new patents a year.
The group designs and manufactures products for its own range and under contract to the biggest names in the medical and pharmaceutical worlds.
Products include ultra-high precision, multi-colour, multi-component mechanical devices that deliver life-saving medicines in exact doses.

The operation is based in rural Oxfordshire and employs few hundred staff in engineering R&D, industrialisation and manufacturing.
Privately owned and debt-free, the business re-invests a very significant percentage of revenues each year, creating real opportunity for its people.
Industrialisation is integrated into early design - making this a highly influential and inspiring job working on life-changing and life-saving products.

* Significant high volume manufacturing experience, with an impressive record of completing high value technical tooling projects on-time and on budget.
* Skilled at developing conceptual and detailed tooling layouts and interpreting DFM reports.
* Experience of developing and deploying mixed styles of injection moulding systems, hot runner systems and materials, for multi-cavity, multi-colour, multi-component.
* Excellent communicator, who can influence design thinking in a positive, collaborative way.
* Level 4 qualification or higher in moulding or polymer science - or time-served with substantial further study and training.
* AutoDesk Mouldflow and Solidworks Professional certified

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV or LinkedIn profile to ********************************* . If you would like to have a chat first, please call me on ************

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