Development Engineer

Recruitment South East
16 Feb 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is an outstanding Manufacturing Company, Est in the 1960’s and still growing. They create and develop some of the most advanced vacuum systems. They design, deliver and support and are well known for their excellent service and innovative ideas.

They are currently seeking an experienced Development Engineer to join their growing team, based in their new state of the art offices/warehouse.

Job Role:
As the Development Engineer, you will be an integral part of the Engineering team ensuring products are delivered on time, to specification and within budget and to the best Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) principles. You will be required to provide manufacturing engineering support for the design and development team, as well as lead and contribute to projects that reduce costs and improve/maintain quality.

Key Responsibilities:
Maintain project management processes and deliver development projects on budget and time
Perform feasibility study on select NPI’s
Check detail drawings to BS 8888 (308)
Locate new and maintain existing supplier collaboration partners for product developments
Create BOM’s and planning sheets for new products & systems.
Carry out FMEA

Identify cost-out opportunities in the current range and define and deliver on projects
Support sourcing and actively take part in in/outsourcing projects to improve profitability
Support manufacturing and actively take part in in/outsourcing projects to improve profitability

Technical Innovation and Competitive position
Keep up to date with technical innovation in the UHV & manufacturing areas
Understand competitive position and perform reverse engineering and bench marking of competitive products

Engineering Changes
Support the engineering change system in a timely and controlled manner, calling upon other team members to assist when appropriate. Ensure up to date drawings are available in manufacturing
Root cause engineering problems and seek to eliminate

Custom Design
Provide engineering support for quotations and technical inquiries
Provide timely production engineering support for custom orders to agreed dead lines

Identify and deliver on opportunities to improve quality through redesign/production engineering

People and budget
Assist in providing data on metrics for display publicly
Provide technical support to other team members and help them to check their work

Ensure that team is aware of current ‘best practices’ for DFM
Ensure that drawing numbers are allocated correctly and that the registers are maintained.
Liaise with department leaders to maintain open communication with them and their reports

Essential Skills & Experience:
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) knowledge/experience
Root cause analysis
Production Engineering of components and assemblies
Project costing & quotation
Ability to read Technical drawings
HNC/D in Mechanical and Production Engineering

Salary: £40k

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