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Company Blue Marble Recruitment Limited
Job Title: Development Engineer - Precision Engineering - Suffolk
Job Category: Engineering / Mechanical
Job Description:
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!

Employment type: Permanent
Salary/Hourly Rate: From: 25000 To: 40000 £ GB
Min. Qualifications:
Min. Experience (Years): Unspecified
Job Location: Haverhill - Suffolk - UK
Post Date: 26 Jan 2018
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