This is a great opportunity within a leading company’s centre of excellence, which is privately owned and with operations in 20 countries. In the UK, they develop and manufacture bespoke products, with over 90% being exported.
They currently have a number of patents, world firsts and are committed to continuous product development on a concurrent engineering basis.
Product Development Engineer Package and Benefits
£35,000 - £38,000 dependant on experience
£4,000 company performance bonus
Free life Assurance
Joint contributory pension scheme,
Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
37.5 hours per week – with flexible hours
Early finish on Friday’s
This Product Development Engineer's role is Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots
A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Product Development Engineer within the Research and Development Department providing life-cycle support of existing products across clients range of products.
This position would suit someone who is currently in a Product Development Engineer role, a Product Engineer, Design Engineer or possibly even a Draughtsman.
Product Development Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):
The Product Development Engineer will be evaluating and implementing design change requests related to the full range of products.
Preparing, maintaining and revision control of 3D CAD models, drawings and BOM’s using SolidWorks and Keytech PLM software, including the updating and correcting of CAD modelling errors in legacy SolidWorks Drawings, Parts and Assemblies.
Re-drawing legacy AutoCAD designs in SolidWorks and providing CAD draughting support to Research and Development Engineers.
Working closely with and supporting other departments (Production, Production Engineering, Purchasing, Quality) and suppliers to improve existing designs with respect to design for manufacture and assembly.
Provide assistance to other departments and suppliers to help solve technical problems during manufacture and assembly.
Oversee validation testing required during the design change process and summarise results in a technical report.
Provide input to new product development based on experience of existing products. Performance of other tasks as detailed by the Product Development Manager and/or the R&D Manager.
Product Development Engineer Key Skills Required:
HNC, HND or Degree in Mechanical and / or Production Engineering (ideally).
A minimum of 5 years practical experience in 3D CAD is essential, preferably using SolidWorks.
Experience in PLM Systems and document revision control.
Familiar with the principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
Experience in a product development and product manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of special materials such as austenitic and Duplex stainless steels, hastelloy, titanium, tantalum etc. would be an advantage.
Ideally knowledge of permanent joining methods such as welding, brazing, adhesive bonding etc and knowledge of manufacturing processes such as casting, injection moulding, machining, fabrication, forming etc.
Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994
A global player in the field of specialist process and production machinery are currently seeking a Project Manager to join their project post-sales systems design and installation team.
The company have a strong track record of offering their customers a complete turn-key service of providing state-of-the-art machinery and the project management of the delivery and installation of orders to customers sites, including managing plant design, process monitoring, control and automation, mechanical and electrical engineering, steelwork design, abatement systems and extraction systems installation.
Often working to busy project schedules, the team will take responsibility for the final installation and assembly of the final order - Dry Commissioning, Wet Commissioning and finally Site Acceptance Tests (SAT)
The position will report to the Managing Director and will be based from the organisations West Midlands office, but regular travel to Europe and further a field will also play a major part of the role at certain points of projects.
The position will be Project Engineering orientated and will incorporate a wide range of activities, including project planning, plant and process machinery layout design - PFD and P&ID, proposals and feasibility studies, supplier liaison, sub-contractor management, mechanical and material calculations and evaluations, considerations of HAZOP’s, ATEX and other industry standard requirements.
Good applicants for this position would have come from a Chemical, Pharmaceutical or Food process or production machinery delivery and installation background, with a good appreciation of mechanical and electrical engineering principles.
Applicants should also be familiar with CAD and be able to create systems layout diagrams.
This is a great opportunity for a Project Manager to join a large established organisation, where project ownership and delivery responsibility will be offered (Projects Values c£40,000 - £2Million)
Project Manager Requirements:
A formal qualification in engineering (HND/ Degree) Chemical / Mechanical or Electrical
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design and delivery of process and production machinery
Good exposure of managing projects on customers sites (Overseas)
A good knowledge and the ability to use CAD
A good Mechanical appreciation of ancillary equipment and components (Pumps, Hydraulics, Power etc.)
A good working knowledge of reading and creating P&ID’s, PFD’s
Excellent planning skills
Strong communication skills
Strong self-management and project engineering skills
Willingness to travel at short notice
Benefits of the Project Manager role:
The company offer a friendly working environment, with flexible working hours and 1pm finishes on Fridays.
Attractive Salary with annual reviews
Company Expenses Account
Laptop and Mobile Phone
Good Career Prospects
International Career Opportunities
This position is commutable from, Birmingham, Coventry Leicester, Oxford, Stafford, Warwick, Wolverhampton, Worcester,
Probe Technical Recruitment, R&D Recruitment Specialists since 1994