Job Location: West Midlands
Job Position: Design Engineer
Reporting to: ?Design Manager / Design Team Leader
Job Status: Permanent
Develop new product platforms from Marketing Requirements handover through to completion of engineering builds.
Develop designs with clear achievable critical to quality characteristics, with visual brand language and colour, material and finish that drive brand equity, with high levels of usability and with aggressive cost to maximise margin.
Ensure compliance needs are met.
Industrialise with OEM partners. Support New Product Introduction through prototype production to manufacturing production and on post launch issues.
Report on project progress to the business at key milestones, reviews and tollgates. Ensure key development documents are implemented via data management system.
Work with cross functional team throughout, including Product Management, Category Marketing and New Product Introduction.
Develop expertise in key NPD areas and contribute across project teams.
Skills / Qualifications / Experience:
Experience in Plastic Injection Moulding
3D CAD (preferably Creo)
Solving complex technical problems
Systems utilised in complex consumer appliances
Working in a manufacturing environment with suppliers in the Far East
Design for manufacture
Visual brand language and communication of brand values through design
Competent in activities throughout projects
Identifies problems and recommends solutions based on sound principles and judgement, confirms approach with their manager
Duties & Responsibilities:
Robust Creo CAD modelling
Engineering project management - defining own work packages, input to entire development cycle, day to day communication and PPTs, delivery to milestones, completing EBs, supporting PPs and MPs
Frequent travel to China
Prototyping and development testing
Liaise with cross functional teams on technical issues in UK, US, China
Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Compliance, Storage and transportation, Usability, Servicing
Lead design reviews and complete actions
Other duties assigned
KPI's Metrics / Deliverables
New product on-time in-full on-cost delivery to project parameters and DRD/PRD agreed at TG1/TRL1
Minimise outstanding issues after EB
Good product reviews and high ratings
Deliver against agreed objectives, support house and core values
Frequent travel to China 1-2 weeks at a time
Negotiable within a range of £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
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