Product Development Engineer

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Product Development Engineer

Our client is a major producer of a range of products of the highest quality and supply to a global customer base. They have achieved strong growth of the business through the focus on the development, manufacturing and commercialization. With a 40 years of market presence, we have a strong reputation for safety, quality and reliability. They CARE about their customers and strive to secure their loyalty by offering a range of solutions they can be confident about, whilst providing a partnership they can always count on. They CARE about their employees and the contribution they make to the business. They now have an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join their winning team. Reporting to, and working closely with, the R&D Manager, the Product Development Engineer will deliver engineering and design solutions in new product design, product improvements and manufacturing new-process improvements. To use technical knowledge and expertise in the design and development of product line extensions and innovative products. Key Responsibilities Responsible for the design, research and development of allocated product projects in accordance with Design & Development Control procedures in accordance with ISO13485 and company Quality Management System (QMS) and meeting the agreed project timelines, milestones and budget. Complete allocated new equipment, software and process validation tasks on time in accordance with ISO13485 and company Quality Management System (QMS) and to the appropriate standard(s) as applicable and as required for new product introduction activities. Generate and compile technical documentation, design history files and manufacturing work instructions for all changes to product designs or new-processes. Plan, organise and coordinate design/development and new-process work within assigned projects. Liaise with production during design-for-manufacture and transfer to production of new or modified product ranges. Generation of concepts, designs and prototypes which address given product requirements. Ensure the successful transfer of products and new process changes into manufacturing. Source external services and suppliers as required meeting design/development project needs. Lead a project(s) as appropriate. The project leading role will require the job holder to undertake the following: - To take general assigned project objectives and generate a detailed project plan and schedule with the project team. Maintain and revise project schedule & plan by gaining commitment from project team, and line managers. Coordinate and direct activities initiated within the project as per internal design control procedures and ISO standards as appropriate. Qualifications / Experience Degree qualified (2.2 Honours minimum) in either one or more of the following disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Design Engineering, and/or Bioengineering, Experience in product and new process development and gained within manufacturing Experience of leading product development and new process projects involving multi-disciplinary teams. Experience of new product introduction Knowledge of quality management systems (ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820 and or ISO 90001) Experience with Design Control procedures Good communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills Effective computing (including Microsoft Project), literacy and numeracy skills. This is an excellent opportunity to join a positive thinking and driven group of individuals at this exciting stage of their long term growth and development.