Senior NPD Engineer

The Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
30000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
20 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior NPD Engineer
GBP30,000 - GBP40,000 + excellent benefits

IntaPeople is exclusively recruiting for Orangebox; a leading designer and manufacturer of exciting, high end office furniture and acoustic/office pods. Due to continued success and growth they require a Senior NPD Engineer to join the team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company who is a world leader in what they do, and have an excellent reputation within their market and as a great employer.

You should have experience supporting the introduction of new products from design phases through to the business environment. You will have experience with a variety of materials (metal, plastic, wood etc.) and manufacturing processes (CNC, injection moulding etc.).

Benefits include:
  • 20 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday (increasing to 25 upon completion of 12 months' service)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Pension scheme (up to 10% matched pension 5% employer, 5% employee)
After probation (3 months)
  • Life assurance (4 x basic salary)
  • Medical cover (BUPA) - cost to employee GBP2 per week
  • SimplyHealth Scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Inclusion in company profit share scheme
The hours of work are as follows: -

38 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Core hours 09.00-16.30 Monday-Thursday and 09.00-12.00 Friday.

The role

The main responsibilities of the role will include the following:
  • Reviewing and suggesting improvements on new product developments
  • Providing detailed evaluation of drawings/specifications against supplier's capabilities
  • Delivering progress meetings to management and other areas of the business on live projects
  • Investigating and resolving component and process issues for NPD/NPI elements
  • Establishing quality standards for individual and assembled components
  • Holding discussions with suppliers on continuous improvement opportunities
  • Formulate protection/packaging methods for home and international markets
  • Supporting the introduction of all new products into a production environment
  • Overseeing the creation of work instructions
  • Performing and co-ordinating the testing of products internally and externally
  • Raising engineering changes where applicable
  • Liaising with internal customers
  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure resolution of quality problems
  • Implementing corrective actions (where necessary)
  • Participation in and chairing of FMEA and PFMEAs
  • Work within ISO9001 Quality Management and Orangebox systems
The person

The successful candidate would ideally have the following skills and attributes:
  • A proven new product development/implementation background from within high volume manufacturing
  • Demonstrable hands-on approach working with materials and processes such as injection moulding, die casting, CNC woodwork and metals manipulation
  • A strong working knowledge of specifying geo-metric tolerances on drawings for consistent parts manufacturing
  • Experience from within the furniture industry (desirable) and bringing international products to market
  • Demonstrable ability of developing products to comply to European/Worldwide standards
  • Excellent project management skills
  • A logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Capable of presenting at various levels both verbally and visually
  • Experience of producing work instructions
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office Software, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Proficient in the use of 3D CAD software (ideally Solidworks)
  • Focus on continuously improving quality standards through the application of best practice
Any CV's submitted to Orangebox either directly or via another agency will be directed to IntaPeople to contact regarding the role.

Keen to find out more? Apply now for a confidential chat about the role and your experience.

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