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Head of Mechanical Engineering NPD

Head of Mechanical Engineering NPD

Posted 19 September by RHL
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We are working with a lSouth Kent based, leading electronics manufacturer, who have an excellent opportunity for a Mechanical Engineering Manager, to head the product development department in the UK operations.

The successful applicant will lead and develop the Mechanical Engineering team, with overall responsibility for mechanical design and development activities within the Engineering Department.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Preferably Degree qualified in Mechanical and/or Production engineering or HND/HNC with demonstrable direct experience.

  • At least 10 years of experience in product design and development, with a mechanical bias.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop an Engineering team

  • Sound understanding of line management responsibilities; workload management; project management requirements; recruitment and selection; health and safety and professional mentoring

  • Demonstrable organisational and personal time management skills

  • Understand and interpret requirements from customer specifications

  • Work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Methodical in analysis and problem solving

  • Ability to take responsibility for delivery of mechanical design on assigned projects

  • Have experience of quickly and effectively producing mechanical designs to required specification, timescales and budgets

  • Able to focus on design for manufacture and assembly, cost and performance targets ensuring the design meets its objectives.

  • Competent in the selection of materials and solutions appropriate to project objectives and supply chain strategy

  • Highly proficient in the use of a 3D CAD system (preferably Solidworks) for 3D part / assembly design and 2D detail component / assembly drawings

  • Experienced in the design and use of concept models, rapid prototypes

  • Familiar with:

    • Electro-Mechanical assemblies,

    • Plastic moulded part design, (Injection, compression, vacuum etc.)

    • Sheet metalwork,

    • Machined parts

    • Production documentation (BoM's)

    • ERP systems (preferably SAP)

    • Engineering change control processes

  • Have exceptional communications skills: verbal, written, technical report writing, technical presentation ( design reviews)

  • Be competent in using office suite packages (e.g. Microsoft Office)

Ref: D&M241836

Title: Head of Mechanical Engineering

Job Type: Full-time - Permanent

Location: Dover, Kent.

Salary: up to £60,000

To apply please forward your resume in word format with a covering letter or email detailing your experience relevant to this role as well as your availability for employment and current salary level.

Recruitment Holdings Limited RHL Acts as an employment agency and recruitment consultancy.

Required skills

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • NPD
  • New product design
  • mechanical Design

Reference: 36146004

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