Blackbushe, Yateley, Hampshire, UK
Production Engineering NPI Manager
who are we looking for?
The employee will be working closely with Production, Engineering and Quality in the design stage and Pre-Production manufacture of new products, including being the first point of contact for all preproduction issues, reviewing of new production documentation, optimising production processes, recording and removing production risks, create step by step build and test documentation to promote right first time approach and ensure design for manufacture and design for test best practice is adopted on all new designs.
Act as First Point Of Contact for all pre-production issues and communication bridge between Production and Engineering design teams in the areas listed below.
- Writing/updating detailed build books and Test work instructions to standardised manufacture and test processes.
- Identifying Technical Change, Troubleshooting/investigating issues and managing change through to resolution.
- Working closely with the quality team to proactively identify, raise and resolve quality issues with products, production procedures and product test jigs/equipment.
- Working with Quality and Production to manage FMEA reviews and resulting actions.
- Working with Engineering, NPI and production to manage Pre-production and Productionisation reviews and resulting actions.
- Support automation and other waste reduction initiatives.
- Implement engineering changes resulting from NPI phase, consulting design authority and all other required stakeholders.
- Assist Quality department in Quality Metrics and Statistics/ Reporting.
- Carry out Obsolescence reviews for new PCB designs to assist Engineering in reducing the risk of obsolescence.
- Working closely with Production staff to utilise production knowledge and ensure manufacturing best practice identified.
- Working with Compliance Engineer to carry out environmental testing validation of new designs before release to production.
- Preferred ONC or HNC in electronic / engineering discipline and/or relevant experience in electronics manufacturing environment
Experience in some of the following areas is required:
- Use of Quality tools: 8D, Root cause analysis, 5y’s, etc.
- Focus on lean / waste reduction (Six Sigma)
- Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- A working knowledge of manufacturing techniques and Engineering drawings
- Interrogating Schematics
- Reviewing BOM’s
- Working with ERP system
- Communicating well with all areas of the business
- Proven track record of diagnostic fault finding down to component level
- Design for Test/Manufacture (DFT, DFM)
- New Product Introduction (NPI) Continuous Improvement
- Personal Skills:
- Demonstrates a bias for action
- Demonstrates a collaborative approach to working closely with stakeholders. Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
- Self-motivation and a pro-active confidence to identify and prioritise work.
- Applies knowledge of principles and practices in specific practice areas.
- Can independently evaluate, select and adapts standard techniques, procedures and criteria.
- Acquires general knowledge of principles and practices of related fields, and ability function on multidisciplinary teams
- Works on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of larger projects. Can design or development a complete task, system, component or process.
- Prepares complete project documents.
- Designs and conducts experiments, analyses and interprets data.
- Formulates and solves problems
- Produces detailed specifications
- Contributes to, or can review, time and cost estimates for tasks
- Receives general direction on key objectives
- Receives guidance when necessary on complex problems, new/modified techniques and conflicting criteria
- Attends project meetings and can present specific aspects of engineering assignments.
- Can interact with customers, suppliers, contractors, etc.
- Possess effective oral and written communications skills, can clearly and effectively present information on a technical topic.
WHAT SONARDYNE OFFER:
- There are no limits to what you can achieve at Sonardyne. We have an open and innovative culture where every member of the team has a challenging role with plenty of opportunities to develop and grow. Every member of the team has the chance to influence and shape the future of our technology. In addition to mentoring, professional development and training, we actively promote hands-on experience of our solutions in the ocean environment.
We also like to have some fun, with a very active social group regularly laying on subsidised events. There are great pubs, running and cycling routes on the doorstep and other sports facilities nearby.
We always try to keep our salaries competitive and offer an attractive benefits package:
- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Holiday purchase scheme – employees can buy an extra 5 days annual leave
- Pension scheme with generous employer contributions
- Sickness absence benefit plan with long term absence insurance cover
- Enhanced maternity pay scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Wellbeing – locally payable fitness classes on-site and free fruit, local area walking & bike riding routes
- Flexible Working Arrangements scheme
- Discretionary performance related pay scheme, designed to recognise employees contribution to our success
Are you ready to be a part of our continuous passion for innovation? ……
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No Agencies please.
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