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