Development Engineer

Permanent
Suffolk
Suffolk
Engineering
Competitive, Plus Excellent Benefits
J45129

Job description

Development Engineer

We are recruiting for a Development Engineer to join our growing client based in Haverhill. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business with a brilliant culture that work with a varied client base working with connectivity and cable assembly solutions where they design, develop, prototype and high volume manufacture for its clients and their special applications worldwide.

As the Development Engineer you will be responsible for the development of high tech precision products and processes to meet stringent customer expectations of timescales, cost and reliability. You will develop cost effective products and support manufacturing processes whilst take the lead to complete product lifecycles from design & development, on-time transfer of products to production, and including ongoing engineering support for production

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

To ensure products are designed and developed for manufacturability and sustained profitability.
Interacting with Sales and Marketing on product definition, specifications and costing.
Participating in or leading design and development activities for new products with other team members.
Definition of the BOM's for new products and identifying/qualifying suitable suppliers with focus on costs and reliability.
Process development, prototype manufacturing leveraging the skills of engineering technicians.
Defining and conducting initial product qualification against appropriate standards.
Development of process /product metrology and inspection techniques for new products.
Supporting product transfer to production and assisting with potential issues while in production.
Provide the Quality department with engineering support on RMA's, vendor evaluation and all quality reports.
Attend customer and supplier liaison meetings as required.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

Essential:

Degree in Science or Engineering discipline.
Min 2 years process/product development experience in high tech and mid to high volume manufacturing environment.
Hands -on with a pragmatic approach and excellent attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication and influencing skills.
Good analytical skills, data analysis and presentation.
Sound grasp of statistical techniques.
Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and efficiently.
Strong team player yet capable of independent and creative thinking.

Desirable:

Experience with fibre optic products development, manufacturing and testing.
Experience of reliability testing & quality control.
Experience of technology transfer and related support documentation.


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