Engineering NPD Manager (Fabrication Manager)

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Job Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Engineering
Salary: Up to £48000 per annum
Reference: 72599-ENGIN-GAC_1538650037
Contact: Gail Cork
Email: email Gail
Engineering & New Product Development Manager (Fabrication Manufacturing)
Location: Barnsley
Salary: £48K per annum
Permanent Role

An amazing opportunity has arisen for an Engineering & New Product Development Manager to join one of the world's leading manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms based in Barnsley

The Role:
To manage, mentor and coach the Engineering / NPD Team, through structured, defined and agreed standards / procedures, with clear planned versus target management and support. Ensure internal company standards and procedures are developed, audited and complied with. Efficient organisation and utilisation of staff, including compliance with health and safety standards, skills flexibility, training, planning and cover to maintain NPD Engineering output.
*Responsible for overall structured actions to complete the company's stage gate/validation process relevant to: New Product Introduction projects and improvement/re-validation of legacy products projects;
*Prioritise product development for the redesign of jigs and fixtures outlined in the business strategy;
*Deliver the business strategy for all new chassis fabrications to be prototyped, evaluate Design for Manufacture, feedback to MK Design through Engineering Change, research and development of process to meet the design criterial and fully validated to meet production required outputs;
*Manage the overall New Product Introduction Process, providing project by project objectives to effectively manage the team output to meet targets and design brief. Manage adherence/recovery to main milestones for each project. Conduct business risk planning and mitigation of risk;
*Explore and implement new process, plant and equipment technologies to improve efficiency and product integrity;
*Project manage the implementation of ISO3834 to level 3 accreditation and in preparation to Level 2;
*Develop and control the Engineering Change process to the companies Standard;
*Use of LEAN Principles to ensure the team deliver sustainable improvements in process efficiency, standardisation, quality and cost down of projects.

Experience:
*Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering Discipline;
*Minimum 5 years' experience in Engineering Management/ Engineering Project Management;
*2D/3D CAD user experience (ideally Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, AutoCAD 2D and Windchill PDMLink10.0;
*Experience of Robotics and/or other Automated manufacturing methods;
*Jigs/Fixture design experience, preferably within Fabrication and/or Automation;
*Process research and development within a manufacturing environment;
*Broad experience of design, manufacturing, and quality engineering including CAD CAM, metal cutting / forming, fabrication, welding, automation / robotics, CNC milling/turning. and finishing technologies;
*Lean Manufacturing principles and process evaluation experience;
*Project Management experience.
Benefits:
Health cover, contributory pension, life insurance, and holiday allowance.