NPD Technician

Lloyd Recruitment East Grinstead
Uckfield, UK
Closing date
29 Sep 2020

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Lloyd Recruitment Services are pleased to be working with a reputable organisation on the outskirts of Uckfield. There is currently a requirement for an NPD Technician to join the team on a full-time permanent basis.

As an NPD Technician you will support project delivery on time and budget, through prototype/ product build and process evaluation.

You will assist NPD team with tasks including:
  • Product build / rebuild and system packing as required
  • Supporting and monitor ongoing automated reliability testing and reporting
  • You will perform general warehouse support/ activity, sending and receiving goods for the site and maintaining an efficient and safe working environment

Key Responsibilities:
  • Build / strip and test mechanisms for NPD projects, exhibitions and customer trials
  • Prototype development - build prototypes and assess for ease of production assembly
  • Evaluate build instructions during pilot assembly
  • Assisting in product investigations, carrying out exploratory work
  • Involvement in product life testing, both current products and development product to ensure concepts and designs meet performance criteria, in line with the defined programs
  • Follow company development procedures ensuring full documentation is completed for all projects as required
  • Goods in / out point of contact and general warehouse activities
  • Booking in goods when received
  • Packaging and preparation of goods out
  • Any other duties for the company within the role holder's capacity in accordance with their skills and capabilities

Person Specifications:
  • Experience of functional and reliability testing of electromechanical products
  • Good knowledge of other test methodologies, techniques
  • Basic fault finding to component level
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Broad working knowledge of electro-mechanical systems
  • Ability to work hands-on across a wide range of project simultaneously
  • Can demonstrate good organisational skills
  • Ability to produce technical reports to a good standard both in terms of technical content and presentation
  • Confident interpersonal and communication skills both written and spoken - Customer focussed
  • Knowledge of H&S standards and procedures
  • Ability to adhere to safety practices
  • Knowledge of 5S or other Lean tools/ activities
  • Ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision and take direction for tasks from multiple individuals
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Ability to show initiative - anticipates problems
  • Ability to follow company procedures and to adopt new methods as and when required
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Support on-site H&S representative

  • Basic design in SolidWorks or similar CAD
  • Good IT literacy e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Forklift licence

Knowledge / Education requirements:
  • Good knowledge of test methodologies, techniques
  • HNC/ HND / City & Guilds or relevant equivalent experience in Mechanical / Electronic / Electrical / Engineering
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings
  • Ability to operate required workshop equipment

Salary of £23K - £30K DOE

Due to the high volume of applications, Lloyd Recruitment Services can only contact shortlisted candidates
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