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Development Engineer - Precision Engineering - Suffolk

Posted 26 January by Blue Marble Recruitment Limited Easy Apply Featured Ended

My clients based near the borders of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire & Essex are looking for a Development Engineer - Precision Engineering / Fibre Optics.

This role is commutable from Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Royston, Dunmow, Braintree, Haverhill, Newmarket, Bury St. Edmunds.

This organisation designs & manufactures an extensive range of optical fibre based sub-systems with superior hermeticity & optical termination, as well as high efficiency coupling of lases, fibres & detectors.

JOB PURPOSE:
The design and development of new products and processes to meet stringent customer expectations of timescales, cost and reliability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Development of cost effective new products and supporting manufacturing processes for mid to high volume manufacturing requirements.
 To be responsible for complete product lifecycles, from design & development, on- time transfer of products and services to production, and including ongoing engineering support for production.
 Design and development of products for manufacturability and sustained profitability.
 Attention to continuous improvements to deliver process time and manufacturing cost reduction.

KEY ACTIVITIES:
 Interacting with Sales and Marketing on product definition, specifications and costing.
 Participating in or leading design and development activities for new products with other team members.
 Definition of the BOM’s for new products and identifying/qualifying suitable suppliers with focus on costs and reliability.
 Process development, prototype manufacturing leveraging the skills of engineering technicians.
 Defining and conducting initial product qualification against appropriate standards.
 Liaising with Manufacturing Operations team to ensure timely procurement of parts.
 Development of process /product metrology and inspection techniques for new products.
 In collaboration with Manufacturing Operations, help generate documentation of processes and associated record keeping, including product traceability.
 Supporting product transfer to production and potential issues while in production.
 Attend customer and supplier liaison meetings as required.
 Support Manufacturing Operations on existing products and processes, including participation in problem solving Task Teams.
 Provide the Quality department with Engineering support on RMA’s, vendor evaluation and all quality reports.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:
Essential:
 Process/product development experience in high technology and mid to high volume manufacturing environment at smaller businesses. Products including small machined assemblies would be particularly relevant.
 Hands on experience in areas such as prototyping, concept proving, testing, NPI, DFM, DFMA.
 Degree in Science or Engineering discipline (or equivalent experience).
 Excellent verbal and written communication and influencing skills.
 Good analytical skills, data analysis and presentation.
 Sound grasp of statistical techniques.
 Ability to manage effectively and efficiently multiple projects at one time with effective planning and time management skills.
 Hands–on with a pragmatic approach and excellent attention to detail.
 Strong team player yet capable of independent and creative thinking.
 Experience of technology transfer and related support documentation.

Desirable:
 Experience with fibre optics product development, manufacturing and testing.
 Experience of reliability testing & quality control.
 Experience with MRP/ERP software systems.

Your current job title may be development engineer, process engineer, production engineer, manufacturing engineer or similar.

Basic salary to c£40k for the right candidate, plus a range of benefits.

To apply for this Development Engineer - Precision Engineering / Fibre Optics role based near the borders of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire & Essex please contact us ASAP!

Reference: 34336317

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