Engineering & NPD Manager

Melbreck Technical Recruitment Ltd
Barnsley, UK
20 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Melbreck Technical is currently working with a growing business specialising in off highway vehicles manufacture based near Barnsley.

The role is to provide support to lead the engineering and New Product Development team.


·To manage, mentor and coach teams through structured, defined and agreed standards / procedures, with clear planned versus target management and support.Ensure internal company standards and procedures are developed, audited and complied with.Efficient organisation and utilisation of staff, including compliance with health and safety standards, skills flexibility, training, planning and cover to maintain NPD Engineering output.

·Responsible for overall structured actions to complete the companies stage gate / validation process relevant to: New Product Introduction projects and improvement / re-validation of legacy products projects

·Prioritise product development for the redesign of jigs and fixtures outlined in the business strategy

·Deliver the business strategy for all new chassis fabrications to be prototyped

·Manage the overall New Product Introduction Process, providing project by project objectives to effectively manage the team output to meet targets and design brief.Manageadherence / recovery to main milestones for each project.Conduct business risk planning and mitigation of risk.

·Explore and implement new process, plant and equipment technologies to improve efficiency and product integrity

·Use of LEAN Principles to ensure the team deliver sustainable improvements in process efficiency, standardisation, quality and cost down of projects.

Skills required:

·Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering Discipline

·Minimum 5 years' experience in Engineering Management/ Engineering Project Management

·2D/3D CAD user experience (ideally Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, AutoCAD 2D and Windchill PDMLink10.0.

·Experience of Robotics and/or other Automated manufacturing methods

·Jigs/Fixture design experience, preferably within Fabrication and/or Automation

·Process research and development within a manufacturing environment

·Broad experience of design, manufacturing, and quality engineering including CAD CAM, metal cutting / forming, fabrication, welding, automation / robotics, CNC milling/turning. and finishing technologies.

·Lean Manufacturing principles and process evaluation experience.

·Project Management experience.

Work hours:

Monday - Thursday 07.30 - 16.30 & Friday 07.30 - 13.30

They are offering a generous benefits package including:

·Holiday entitlement is 25 days per year increasing by 1 day every 5 years to a maximum of 30 days plus 8 statutory days

·Company pension 5%

·Westfield Health

·Death in Service

If you are interested in this role then please get in contact ASAP at the same time if you know of anyone who is looking and would be suitable for this role I would be really grateful if you could refer them to me.

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