NPI Engineer (Electronics), Jobs, Borders, 4329

NPI Engineer (Electronics)

HRC Recruitment are recruiting for a permanent NPI Engineer (New product Introduction) with a background in Electronics manufacturing to join our Global client, from their UK manufacturing facility based in the beautiful Scottish Borders on a rolling contract basis.  Relocation assistance is available for candidates further afield willing to relocate.

The successful candidate will be part of a customer focussed team and will lead customer technical communications, product initiation, product-level continuous improvement and sustainment whilst demonstrating technical expertise to customers.

Responsibilities: -

Continuous improvement

  • Conduct continuous improvement efforts at the product level to reduce defects, improve yields, and improve productivity in order to deliver customer excellence and achieve goals.
  • Conduct analysis of product metric data to assess efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Support efforts to identify root causes of failures and sub-standard performance and improve efficiency.
  • Support development of short- and long-term action plans to remedy root causes and improve efficiency.
  • Lead actions required and execution of short- and long-term action plans for CAPA.
  • Coordinate Failure Analysis, as required.

Technical Customer Support

  • Serve as the technical expert on site manufacturing as it relates to the customer’s product.
  • Lead response and actions to address customer technical inquiries and concerns.
  • Lead design for manufacturability discussions with the customer to improve manufacturability, profitability, quality, throughput, and resolve documentation errors.
  • Assist the customer in resolving problems as they pertain to Manufacturing. Coordinate SME support, as required.

Manufacturing Readiness

  • Lead capture of customer requirements and translate requirements into a manufacturing solution. Lead the determination of BOM structure, BOM levels, and build-through strategies as needed.
  • Lead manufacturing readiness using the PPQP process.
  • Lead the creation of the Product FMEA.
  • Lead the development, execution and maintenance of the Product Control Plan.
  • Define route, product ABI's, and a tooling strategy.

Sustain production

  • Support on-going production activities to ensure we continue to meet customer needs and achieve goals.
  • Lead review and approval of changes associated with ECO's and deviations; support ECO Cost Impact analysis.
  • Lead required changes to operator-facing communications (assembly build instructions, deviations, rework instructions, etc.)
  • Support review and execution of changes to customer specifications, industry standards, and standards.
  • Lead review of customer returns to establish the routing for necessary for rework, repair, upgrade, etc.
  • Provide labour estimates for non-warranty returns.
  • Lead labour reviews when requested by the costing team or finance.

Operations support

  • Provide routine technical support and expertise to manufacturing personnel.
  • Answer technical questions and provide clarification regarding product specifications.
  • Lead real-time analysis and resolution of customer/product related problems;
  • develop a recovery plan to resume production as quickly as possible.
  • Lead rework versus scrap decisions, as needed by operations; lead scrap disposition determination.

Additional Accountabilities:

  • Lead validation efforts for product as required.
  • Support process and documentation changes.
  • Lead non-BOM materials procurement plan.
  • Establish min/max levels for MRO items.
  • Ensure MSDS and required supporting information is provided to Environmental Health and Safety team.
  • Lead custom packaging design and implementation as needed.
  • Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (estimated 10%).
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred.
  • Ability to work well in fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Strong ability to identify and solve problems proactively using structured problem-solving tools, including making timely and effective decisions.
  • Apply systemic data analysis and problem solving to address a full range of technical and organizational problems with creativity, imagination, confidence and responsibility.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse, interpret, validate, and communicate data to key stakeholders.
  • Ability to seek out best practices and apply them within their assigned area.
  • Ability to apply knowledge, logic and reasoning using mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering applications.
  • Ability to design a system or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, efficiency, repeatability, environmental, health and safety. Includes documentation and controls to ensure long term sustainability.
  • Ability to become a Subject Matter Expert for an assigned system or process.
  • Ability to coach and mentor technicians and other support staff within assigned areas of expertise.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Ability to effectively lead projects involving cross-functional team members.
  • Ability to learn and utilize a variety of computer programs such as CAD, Visio, Solidworks, and other applicable programs.
  • Strong attention to detail, time management skills, and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with others. Must have strong presentation
  • skills and the ability to represent in a professional manner.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of all customer and company information.

 

 

 

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