Our client is a precision engineering company providing high quality vacuum products and services for customers in science and semiconductor industry. They are currently looking for a Product Engineer to join their team in Hailsham.
JOB PURPOSE/PRIMARY OBJECTIVE
The main purpose of this role will be:
To be an integral part of the Engineering team ensuring our client's products are delivered on time, to specification and within budget and to the best DFMA principles.
Providing manufacturing engineering support for the design and development team.
Lead and contribute to projects that reduce costs and improve and maintain quality.
The main requirements and employee accountabilities are:
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.
Ensure that all data is provided to Operations in the correct format
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
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
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
The essential skills/experience required for this role are:
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
Root cause analysis
Production Engineering of components and assemblies
Microsoft Office products
Project costing & quotation
Ability to read Technical drawings
DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
The skills and experience we would like the employee in this role to have are:
3-5 years in similar role
Experience of Microsoft Dynamics
HNC/D in Mechanical and Production Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Degree
Salary: negotiable, DOE
37 hour week, flexible working with a 12pm Friday finish.
You will also get benefits as follows: 25 days holiday, life insurance of 4* salary, pension 6% employer contributions and 3% employee