DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATION ENGINEER

Job Description

For over 60 years, this business has been constantly evolving their product portfolio to meet the demands and ever-changing needs for some of the world’s largest industries.  From the design of their first ever product, the business has sustained manufacturing excellence, setting the industry standard & today they operate from a purpose built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northampton, where they routinely design and develop system solutions for bespoke applications.

The Role

The business wishes to recruit a Development and Applications Engineer to grow the strength of the Applications and Product Development team and assist company growth plans as the recent technology, will add new products to its portfolio and further strengthen its position in the market.

Development and Application Engineers provide technical solutions to customer enquiries and study, research and develop ideas for new products and methods used to make them. Working on a wide range of machinery, and test rigs of bespoke design that must be functional and reliable, easy and safe to use, including modifying existing products or processes to increase efficiency or improve performance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Chief Applications Engineer in providing timely response to new application and product enquiries.
  • Produce innovative designs/ideas and create workable and cost-effective solutions.
  • Assist in new product development and product improvement activities including brainstorming, design, analysis, supplier selection and testing.
  • Create 3D CAD conceptual designs and 2D drawings.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, assembly and testing to build in-house R&D test rigs for new product development.
  • The ability to conduct test schedules, document the results and present these findings clearly.
  • Work on short and long-term projects both in managing, documenting and performing the project activities.
  • The selection and specification of suitable equipment suppliers and processes.

Person Specification

  • A 2.1 degree in Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace/Automotive/Energy/Oil & Gas background together with a minimum of three years industry experience.
  • Ability to use CAD (preferably Creo Elements or SolidWorks) and FEA (preferably Ansys Workbench) tools.
  • Ability to perform hand calculations for preliminary design, sizing and stress assessment of static and rotating components.
  • Material selection and knowledge of conventional manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings and GD&T.
  • Good understanding of Strength of Materials, Fatigue, Vibrations and Rotor dynamics.
  • Advanced MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) skills.

Package, Benefits and Hours

  • Salary £34,000 - £40,000, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Excellent contractual benefits package to include contributory pension scheme, death in service and health insurance, together with a non-contractual annual profit share bonus
  • 33 days holiday 
  • 37 hours per week - Monday to Thursday 08:30am – 17:15pm, Fridays 08:30am – 12:30pm

Commutable From: Northampton, Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Banbury
 

SIMILAR JOBS

 

A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation have an URGENT requirement for an INJECTION MOULD SETTER.
They are a multi-site operation, with facilities world -wide.  The opportunities available, would be second to none, with plenty of development offered for the right person.
This is a busy facility, and there are plenty of orders stacking up.

BENEFITS:

  • £34,000 (pro rata)
  • Shift Premium
  • Paid Overtime
  • 6 Month Contract

DUTIES

  • Provide support and process improvement
  • Conduct mould changes
  • Set up moulding processes
  • Identification for areas of improvement within tool changes
  • Conduct first – off
  • 5S
  • Tool change reduction through SMED
  • Cycle time improvement / general scrap reduction
  • This role is over a 3-shift pattern – Monday to Friday

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ideally, you will be Apprentice trained
  • Strong knowledge of plastic injection mould machines
  • If you have gained your experience within a high volume, complex manufacturing environment would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of SMED and 5S
  • Happy to work 3 shifts
  • Would suit someone who is looking for an opportunity where there are genuine career prospects

You will be joining an established manufacturing organisation, and you will be supported by a strong management team.  This is a superb opportunity that, for the right person, can offer fantastic potential for greater chances within the organisation.

 

This is a superb opportunity to be part of a well- established manufacturing business, who with increased production, now have a requirement for a Material Planner.

In this role you will be responsible for controlling a supplier portfolio to ensure that materials are delivered on time in full managing all data and communication between the plant and Supplier

BENEFITS:

  • Immediate Start Available
  • Permanent Role
  • £30,000 - £35,00
  • Pension
  • Busy, stable Manufacturing business with good future products

DUTIES

  • Using MRP / SAP to ensure optimised material requirements planning is achieved.
  • Maintain and issue supplier Schedules 
  • Control of supplier requirements and ensuring that ordering and delivery is in line with supplier lead times and payment terms.
  • Working with Production to understand exceptional material requirements translating into material delivery plans. 
  • Liaise with MP&L Logistics Analyst regarding material requirements and timed changes to minimise scrap and obsolescence costs. 
  • Control of delivery notes.
  • Control of Supplier packaging levels and regular reporting of stock levels and damage container control to minimise financial impact.
  • Provide comprehensive efficient logistics support to all areas of the business 
  • Work with projects and purchasing to support change control and new product introduction.
  • Liaise with the third party and Supplier transport companies 
  • Control of SAP master data for allocated portfolio to ensure stock optimization delivery of Supplier requirements and business objectives. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong IT skills
  • MRP skills, preferably SAP
  • Excellent experience of Material Planning from within a fast- paced manufacturing background would be beneficial
  • Superb analytical skills
  • Essential – outstanding communication skills

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s most exciting manufacturing firms in the region, with great development opportunities and support and training available.

 

We are working on behalf of a technology-focused company, specializing in control system design, install and commissioning & they have been supporting end users and mechanical system integrators for several years and over this time have become a specialist in automated systems.

The Role:

They are now looking to strengthen and reinforce the team, with a Junior Electrical Design Engineer, ideally suited to someone looking for the next challenge in their career. The right candidate will take ownership of the electrical design for the ongoing development of new and existing systems. 

On a day to day basis, perform electrical design activities associated with the delivery of projects, to end users and partners, from project launch to handover on site.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Interpret design input information to produce electrical control panel/ system designs based on the current ISO, EN, and BS standards
  • Production of all associated documentation including, but not limited to, design calculations, design/safety specifications, operation and maintenance manuals, installation designs and drawing.
  • Design & production of electrical layouts & schematic drawings using appropriate CAD tools
  • Ongoing management of Bill of Materials to support project and spares procurement
  • Preparation and ongoing management of manufacturing documentation and technical files and participate in design reviews, new project meetings and customer-facing meetings, providing technical support to other departments, as required
  • Operate in accordance to the company’s ISO 9001 policy

Person Specification:

This is a rewarding position, offering the successful candidate an opportunity to be part of a highly professional team looking to innovate and drive performance.

The successful candidate will have / be:

  • Ideally educated to Degree level, or a minimum of HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering 
  • Prior experience working in a similar role, including electrical design and commissioning would be highly advantageous 
  • Familiar with 415v motor drive systems, soft starts, and inverter drives and familiar with 24v DC motor drive systems would be useful
  • Previous use of AutoCAD (EPLAN would be very useful)
  • Working knowledge of relevant standards governing the controls automation industry

Hours and Benefits:

  • £23,000 - £33,000 dependant on experience
  • Flexi time working, 37.5 hours per week
  • Health insurance
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Performance based bonus

Commutable From: Burton Upon Trent, Loughborough, Nottingham, Mansfield, Chesterfield