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PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

1802-119 Design / Research & Development / FEA | Derbyshire| 23,000 - 25,000 + PensionBonus, Life Assurance | Permanent

Process Development Engineer

£23,000 - £25,000

Flexi-hours option

Pension Scheme, 31 days holiday, extra holidays for length of service, life Insurance, profit related pay, incentive schemes, retail discount scheme

The Role and Company

Client, a leading manufacturer who adopts world-class manufacturing techniques, has specialised for many years in the design and manufacture of bespoke equipment.

They require the expertise of a highly skilled Development Engineer to support the engineering team with new and existing products.

As well as manufacturing and fitting their own range of innovative products over the last 30 plus years, they also supply a number of other products including controls, adaptations, and complete systems.

They are continuing their successful growth strategy and are looking for an experienced Development Engineer to carry out product, prototype and process development, using mechanical and electrical knowledge as well as candidates production engineering knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manufacture proof of concept, prototype and production samples for NPD, NPI and Continuous Improvement activities
  • Contribute in product development activities from initial concept through to production and support
  • Support the realisation of products and improvements through development and support of specifications and process controls
  • Manufacture and assembly of mechanical and electrical samples (including fabrication)
  • Support the manufacture and assembly of production jigs and fixtures
  • Support the development and construction of test rigs and protocols to verify and validate products
  • Work with internal teams to develop new or revise existing standards and processes
  • Document research and development activities using engineering reports
  • Research materials and equipment to support design and development
  • Produce presentations and support meetings to communicate activities to external departments
  • Plan activities and priorities to aid delivery of projects to agreed timescales.

Person Specification:

  • Ideally Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or HND/HNC. 2-6 years of experience in Research and Development and/or manufacturing
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering knowledge
  • Able to show initiative, originality, ingenuity and excellent problem-solving skills Experience working in cross-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of developing parts, products, assemblies and processes
  • Experience with machining (turning/milling) and fabrication
  • Experience with rapid prototype design and build for proof of concept and usability testing
  • Experienced of using CAD packages, 2D and 3D advantageous
  • Knowledge in the selection of various materials
  • Manufacturing awareness for volume production


Consultant: Scott Logan | Email: scott.logan@probejobs.co.uk | Telephone: 0121 321 4311

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