NPI Engineer

NPI Engineer

Job Title: NPI Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15331/001_1552470131
Contact Name: Sharon McDonough
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 13, 2019 09:42

Job Description

NPI Engineer

A specialist manufacture based in the Skelmersdale area is currently looking to expand their NPI Engineering team due to continued national and international success, offering a fantastic opportunity to an experienced NPI Engineer with hands on experience in a similar role developing turning precision parts for the automotive industry.

Operating some of the finest 'state-of-the-art' CNC robots, machine tools and handling equipment in the world, many with handling systems that have been purposely designed and manufactured in-house, its safe to say you would be exposure to a cutting-edge environment with development opportunities.

The responsibilities of the NPI Engineer:

  • Design the production process to meet the customer specification (capability and TAKT) incorporating SMED and Poke Yoke devices as appropriate.
  • Creation of stage / process drawings using AutoCAD and also checking / approving stage / process drawings.
  • Define the capital, tooling, gauging and product cost.
  • Programme and operation of CNC turning, and grinding machinery
  • Capex creation, completion and presentation to the directors as required.
  • Liaising with purchasing to ensure best possible price and lead times are obtained prior to ordering new equipment / tooling.
  • Liaise with development line engineer to ensure samples are manufactured on time and to the required quality standards.
  • Providing assistance to operations if required and approved by the Advanced Engineering Manager.
  • Set up and lead APQP teams for NPI involving all necessary departments in line with AIAG guidelines.
  • Design using AutoCAD, oversee or outsource design of tooling and gauging.
  • Create and maintain project / production plans from customer order to production handover.
  • Liaise and visit customers in UK and abroad to discuss design for manufacture and other design / specification related issues.
  • Co-ordinate machine trials and confirm process capability.
  • Process customer and internal ECN's for new products that have not been passed over to operations.
  • Ensure that tool cards, standard operating procedures, setting instructions, etc are created for new products.
  • Ensure that SAP records are created (routing, bill of materials etc).
  • Create APQP documentation.
  • Research and become familiar with new / innovative production processes / technologies.

Those with the following experience will be considered:

  • Experienced Process Engineer from a high-volume precision manufacturing environment
  • Exposure to the automotive industry
  • Experienced in the NPI/NPD/process improvement of turning precision parts.
  • Previous experience of stage drawing
  • Fully conversant with AIAG core tools like APQP, FMEA and PPAP methodologies.
  • A sound understanding of metal cutting machinery and manufacturing techniques
  • Free to travel often at short notice both domestically and internationally

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