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NPI Manufacturing Engineer

NPI Manufacturing Engineer

Job Title: NPI Manufacturing Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey
Industry:
Salary: Up to £50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW4901
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email: Davidw@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: July 25, 2019 15:15

Job Description

Great time to join an expanding company developing some of the very latest technology used to support electric vehicles. This position requires a proactive engineer to work alongside the design teams and use DFM & DFA techniques to ensure the product is suitable for high volume automotive customers. You will be responsible for the specification, selection, project management and commissioning of Capex machinery for production.
 
This role reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader and is based in the UK with an occasional requirement for national and international travel, primarily to China/Europe.
 
Key Responsibilities
Attending design reviews, influencing designs for manufacture
Developing manufacturing processes and carrying out pilot builds
Working with external suppliers to deliver high volume solutions to production
Carrying out PFMEA, work instructions, production layouts and costings
Generating machine specifications, assisting with supplier selection for Capex items
Project managing POP to automation with third parties, including commissioning and sign off to Production. 
 
Relevant Knowledge & Experience
 
Essential:
Experience of implementing DFM&A in NPD environment
Track record working with suppliers, specifying, approving, developing and commissioning machines
 
Desirable:
Knowledge of electric motors
Manufacturing process research and development
Continuous improvement, green or black belt
Product design and development
Project management PMI certification
 
This would suit an Engineer with an automotive background who has knowledge of PPAP and is able to introduce volume manufacturing and NPI. Design for manufacture is very important – in fact this is probably the most important part of the position.
 
Benefits Package:
Discretionary Bonus - up to 15%
Life Assurance 
Pension Scheme
Private Healthcare
Share Options
Learning & Development
Relocation package if required
 
The client has a forward thinking, professional and open culture and are looking for likeminded individuals who can add value to the company.