R&D TECHNICIAN

Job Description

R&D TECHNICIAN

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. 

R&D Technician Package and Benefits

  • £22,000 - £32,000
  • £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

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Candidate Specification (but not limited to)

  • Ideally, you will be working in a laboratory now, or have done previously 
  • The R&D Technician will have experience in electromechanical assembly of precision equipment preferably instrumentation related
  • Familiarity of manufacturing processes such as brazing and welding desirable. Familiarity of other wire joining processes (crimping, splicing, micro-welding, brazing etc.) is desirable.
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings and documentation. Experience in using Solidworks or equivalent CAD software to construct 3D models desirable but not essential as training will be provided
  • Competent in soldering fine wires and components using high temperature solders including basic circuit board assembly and modification.
  • Experience in using 3D printer desirable but not essential as training will be provided. Experience of component testing in R&D environment including writing technical reports desirable but not essential
  • Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An interest in and understanding of physics/general science and electro-mechanics.

R&D Technician Key Responsibilities (this job description is not exhaustive; a full role description will be sent to you)

Provide support to the R&D department, including;

  • Receive and organise parts/design data including components by maintaining build records and logs of engineering models and prototypes 
  • Organising and collaborating with Production for build processes such as brazing and welding.
  • Work closely with Production Engineering, sub-contractors and suppliers when necessary.
  • Occasionally inspect parts and/or work with Goods In department to ensure parts are correct to drawing.
  • Assemble components, engineering models and prototype meters.
  • Design (using Solidworks) and manufacture basic jigs, fixtures and assembly tools utilising our range of prototyping equipment (e.g 3D printing)

The R&D Technician will take ownership of the R&D lab;

  • Organising tools and equipment including managing and operating the rapid prototype printers. Process and submit print requests, maintain the stock of consumables. (Training will be provided)
  • Maintaining clean, tidy, organised and functional lab environment.
  • Specifying and proposing lab equipment to fulfil requirements of testing when necessary in cooperation with R&D Engineers
  • Assist with maintaining the stock of raw materials (e.g. metal/ plastic sheet, bar and tube etc.) and hardware.
  • Assist with maintaining the stock and safe storage of hazardous materials. Work in cooperation with the HSE department. (e.g. Keep a record of all hazardous materials being stored with associated COSHH and MSDS documents)
  • Assist with maintaining and operating laboratory equipment (e.g. oven/furnace, environment chamber, winding machine, microscopes, liquid nitrogen equipment etc.)

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

SIMILAR JOBS

 

Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Senior Development Engineer Salary: £51,000, 39 hours per week

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Role Overview

  • The test development engineer team is a support team in the Product Development department. The senior development engineer role is running quality assurance tests on New Product Integration & for continual improvement of current products, as well as taking technical lead for electronics, legislation and providing guidance / direction to the development engineers.
  • This is a hands-on testing role of prototypes and production products. Feedback and analysis from the products tested are required to continually improve the design with the Product Development team.
  • Reporting to the Process Leader in Product Development, this role focuses on the ability to manage, create and implement practical innovative and cost-effective developments that enable the business to gain market share by the generation and release of new products.

This role has a direct impact on the business achieving increased market share and return through cost effective and timely development of innovative products which comply with National and International Standards.

Senior Development Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum qualification is a Degree in an Engineering Discipline with at least 5 years in an engineering / developmental role. 
  • Excellent communication skills in both the spoken and written form.
  • Be fully conversant with product development systems, materials, specifications and processes necessary for the generation and introduction of new products and features.
  • Having a proven capability that includes development of products and / or features (reflecting timing, financial & quality targets).
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel. Ability to work effectively on your own or part of a project team.
  • Can analyse and compile testing data from the tests performed.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines. Flexibility and adaptability within a pressurised environment.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Managing and motivating a multi-disciplined project team that will deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective products and features from the conceptual stage to introduction. Managing, planning, costing and controlling a budget associated with a new or modified product or feature. 
  • Being a developmental lead and point of reference within the product development team capable of developing, analysing, interpreting and implementing solutions for new products, or to ensure resolution of any warranty or value analysis proposal.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and adherence to business processes and an awareness of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001. Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards. Also working to USA and other Regionally different Standards.
  • Writing and publishing detailed and comprehensive test reports internally and management of risk for the team
  • Produce both technical presentations and applied samples as and when required in support of sales for customer demonstration and information
  • To undertake or delegate product developments as necessary to ensure timely release of designs, drawings, specifications, etc, as appropriate in line with the project plans / business needs.
  • Maintain programmes throughout the NPI process. Be adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions.
  • Actively support test time reduction through Continuous Improvement principles and actively promote 5S principles within the test department.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Design Engineer Salary: £40,000

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Role Function

The Design Engineer will form part of the product development team, reporting to the Technical Director. This role focuses on the ability to manage, create and implement practical innovative and cost-effective designs that enable the business to gain market share by the generation and release of new products.

Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • You will hold a minimum qualification of HNC in an Engineering Discipline with at least 5 years design related experience. 
  • Excellent communication skills in both the spoken and written form.
  • A capable experienced and ‘hands on’ Designer fully conversant with Solidworks and an associated Product Management System system, or similar.
  • Be fully conversant with Product Development systems, materials, specifications and processes necessary for the generation and introduction of new products and features.
  • Ability to effectively contribute to a project team, unafraid to challenge the norm.
  • Possess good analytical skills to formulate solutions and challenge assumptions
  • The Design Engineer will have self-motivation and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and motivating a multi-disciplined project team that will deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective products and features from the conceptual stage to introduction.
  • Managing, planning, costing and controlling a budget associated with a new or modified product or feature. 
  • Alongside others be a pivotal part of the business design function proposing new and improved systems and business methodologies (whether these be CAD or business wide). 
  • Being a design lead and point of reference within the Product Development team capable of designing, analysing, interpreting and implementing solutions for new products, or to ensure resolution of any warranty or value analysis proposal.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and adherence to business processes and an awareness of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001.
  • To undertake or delegate product designs as necessary to ensure timely release designs, engineering drawings, CAD files, specifications, etc., as appropriate.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Powertrain Electronics Engineer

A developer of bespoke Powertrain Technology is now seeking a Power Electronics Engineer to assist in future New Product Development and Design for Manufacture exercises. 

The company are known to be world leaders in their field and have a long successful track record for producing high performance technologies. 

Due to recent investment into machinery and technology the company are now looking to expand their team with the addition of an Electronic Engineer.

Powertrain Electronics Engineer Salary:

  • £40,000 - £45,000+  
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays 
  • Pension
  • Private medical insurance (after 6 months service)
  • Modern & pleasant working environment. 

Powertrain Electronics Engineer Duties:

The successful candidate will join a small and established team, working together to support the electrical and electronic design aspects of a range of interesting, innovative & challenging projects, in relation to the design and development of inverters and drives for use with electrical machines. 

This role presents the opportunity to be involved in new products over their full lifecycle from concept & design, right through to customer applications & support, allowing significant input into the end result. 

  • Electrical Powertrain engineering concept & detailed design. 
  • Electrical and Electronic Design of Drives and Inverters 
  • A good understanding of Electrical and Electronic Automotive Systems 
  • Management of bills of materials, & build / usage manuals. 

Qualifications:

  • A Degree or equivalent in Electrical / Electronic or Automotive Engineering. 
  • 4+ years of experience in a similar role / environment. 
  • Good Design and Development experience 
  • Electrical machine, mechanical design & internal combustion engine knowledge. 
  • A good knowledge of engineering manufacture processes. 
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficiency with standard office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project etc 
  • The Power Electronics Engineer role will be an excellent opportunity for someone who is highly motivated and can adopt a flexible approach to problem solving within a team environment. 

Commutable from: Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Derby, Leicester, Cannock, Burton, Tamworth, Lichfield

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is an opportunity for an ambitious Design Engineer to join a growing and expanding business. The business is a supplier of quality systems for large engineering projects across a number of sectors. They work on systems within the power generation sector from hydroelectric power stations to critical plant within the nuclear industry. They also create systems to aid flood defence and fail-safe systems to combat the potential effects of natural disasters within cities.

Full product training will be given to the Design Engineer for this role. They design and manufacture complete hydraulic systems using Solidworks including Power Units, actuators and accumulators through to installation, commissioning and servicing.

Design Engineer Package

  • £25,000 - £30,000 dependant skill set and experience
  • 8.00am - 16.30pm Mon-Thurs, 8.00am - 15.30pm Fridays
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Stafford, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent, Crewe, Leek, Congleton

Design Engineer Specification

  • The Design Engineer will have 3D CAD proficiency in producing quality detailed engineering drawings (Solidworks preferable)
  • HNC or equivalent in engineering is preferred, but isn’t essential
  • Knowledge or Hydraulic or Pneumatic Systems advantageous
  • Mechanical, Production or relevant Engineering background
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-Starter
  • Excellent time management skills, able to balance priorities of multiple projects
  • Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and designing Hydraulic Schematics, General arrangements, Actuators and Manifolds
  • Production of Bills of Materials
  • Liaising with customers to refine requirement and design parameters
  • Working on projects from original concept to complete manufacture

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A manufacturing company in the Oxfordshire area, now have a requirement due to expansion and increased productivity for an experienced CNC Programmer.  This exciting opportunity is working within a busy, Precision Engineering manufacturing organisation that manufacture precision components for a number of industries including Aerospace.

BENEFITS FOR THE CNC PROGRAMMER

  • £34,000 - £37,500
  • 23 Days Holiday, increasing with service + Bank holidays
  • Days based role working Monday – Friday 39 hrs p week.
  • Life Assurance and Death in Service
  • Pension

DUTIES OF THE CNC PROGRAMMER

  • This is an integral role where you will program, set and operate CNC Lathes / Mills
  • You will read and interpret from engineering drawings to enable programming, setting and manufacture.
  • Create layout sheets to document tooling, tools, set ups and machine parameters.

    
REQUIREMENTS FOR CNC PROGRAMMER

  • Experience in programming and operating 3, 4, & 5 axis CNC machines CMM programmes and will ideally hold a time served apprecticeship.
  • Good Knowledge of and experience with  Fanuc (ISO) or Heidenhain controls
  • Previous experience of large machining.

The CNC PROGRAMMER role is commutable from Newbury, Wantage, Abingdon, Oxford, Aylesbury, Bicester, Banbury, Swindon, Thame, High Wycombe, Marlow, Maidenhead

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994