NPD Project Launch Engineer

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Job Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Engineering
Salary: Up to £38000 per annum
Reference: 72598-ENGIN-GAC_1538647875
Contact: Gail Cork
Email: email Gail
Engineer/ NPD Project Launch Engineer
Location: Barnsley
Permanent Position
Salary: £38K
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Engineering & New Product Development Project Launch Engineer to join one of the world's leading manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms based in Barnsley

The Role:
*Assign tasks and objectives to the design and prototyping team, relevant to project plans for New Product Introduction and improvement/re-validation of legacy products;
*Co-ordinate the actions to complete the companies structured/documented/proven validation process, including: DFM assessment, prototyping, BOM, Process, health & safety, tooling/fixtures design/manufacture/prove out (including provision and prove out of associated tools, plant, equipment, programming), process capability, drawing specification improvements/changes, weld standards/procedures/validation, in process and final inspection criteria, SOP/Work Instructions defined/proven, value stream mapped - value added/non value added time/costs, pre-production prove out, production training and handover;
*Provide project plans; Milestones, resources, detailed activities and agreed timescales for each new product/significant change to parts, conducting business risk planning and mitigation of risk;
*Liaise with New Product Design at MK on; DFM projects, testing and prototyping of concept designs, new product development stage gates, jigs and fixture designs and manufacturing time lines. Develop clear feedback process to ensure any manufacturing concerns are recorded. (Through the ECN process);
*Providing Leadership to ensure new jigs and fixtures are delivered on time to agreed specifications by Sub-contractors, holding gate reviews and reporting on progress. Escalating where agreed timelines are not being achieved;
*Commercial & specification control for the design and manufacture of jigs and fixtures;
*Facilitate NPI internal review meetings, communicating timelines, driving internal actions to completion and reporting via Gantt charts the overall status of projects;
*Facilitation of the Engineering Change Process, plan and co-ordinate the implementation of Engineering Changes. Ensuring agreed actions and timelines are achieved from each department, escalating issues where actions have not been completed. Develop and update ECN tracker to support the above.

Education/Experience:
*Degree level mechanical engineering (HND may be considered)
*3D and 2D CAD experience (preferably CREO or equivalent)
*Design bias background with New Product Introduction experience
*Previous Project Management experience desirable.
*Fabrication / welding / machining manufacturing processes experience.
*Methodical, planner coordinator and high attention to detail
*Excellent communicator across all levels of Management, Operations and external service providers
*Can do attitude to problem solving
*Self-motivating, target driven, tenacious, able to use own initiative but facilitate teams to meet objectives
*A Minimum of 3 years' experience
Benefits:
Health cover, contributory pension, life insurance, and holiday allowance.
To discuss further please call Gail Cork on 01332 418412
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