Product Engineering Manager

13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title:

- Product Engineering Manager - Plastics Injection Moulding, Consumer Products

Type of Role:

- Permanent


- Greater Manchester

Base Salary:

- £35k - £50k depending upon experience

Reporting to:

- Product Development & Technical Director


- Plastics equipment manufacturer for consumer (safety) products, 50 employees approximately

Working Hours:

- 8am-5pm, with flexibility re working from home
- Autonomous friendly working environment, open plan offices

Responsibility of the Role:

- Classic all-round/broad Product Engineering role. Suitable for candidates with a thorough understanding of plastic injection molding for consumer products.
- Working with the NPD team to assist in bringing brand new projects to fruition, on time & within budget
- The completion of engineering assessments for all new products and making direct recommendations
- Managing tooling project work from cradle to grave, ensuring on time completion & within budget
- Providing `single touch` engineering solutions for any issues
- Keeping informed regarding products in the market
- Working on continual improvement projects regarding product lines
- Potentially 1-2 direct reports


- Relevant Degree or qualification in Product Design or Mechanical Design an advantage but not essential
- Proven knowledge of plastic injection molding essential: how it functions, providing quick & effective solutions regarding issues
- Very competent in conducting detailed FMEAs on product is essential
- Candidates with experience of working in international factory sites in Asia/Far East ideally China will have a very strong advantage.
- Approximately 4-5 international trips per year to China for 10-14 days to visit factories and liaise with senior management.
- Competent in presenting strong engineering case studies to members of the senior management team
- Solidworks, CAD Drawing with a good understanding of why things go wrong is very relevant to the position
- Experience fixing products essential

Please contact Susannah

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