NPI Engineer

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Date: 30-Dec-2016

Location: Woking, GB

We take performance beyond what was thought possible, working with visionaries and leaders to move our world forwards faster.

McLaren Applied Technologies, part of the McLaren Technology Group, innovates using the skills, insights and experience gleaned from over 50 years of competition in the world’s most technologically demanding sport, to innovate in and also beyond motorsport. We seek to create meaningful, long-lasting performance gains that positively impact a variety of sectors and communities.

With a passion for performance excellence, we bring together a distinctive combination of technology, mindset and capabilities - including high performance design, analytics, simulation, sensing and control systems – to make innovation a reality for our partners.

Our people are dynamic with excellent technical and commercial skills.

We partner with world leading businesses across many sectors; what unites us is a desire to prevail in whatever we do. Together we strive to be the best or to go beyond what was considered to be the limit of performance.

 

Purpose of the Role: 

The NPI / Manufacturing Engineer is a new product development and implementation role focusing on design for manufacturing principles to allow successful and efficient product introduction into production.  Sitting between production and engineering this role is the main technical interface between the two and also includes post design support work for existing products in production.
Reporting to the Head of Electronics Production, you will be responsible for liaising with the engineering, production and project teams to achieve the successful introduction of new products and the continued manufacturing support of our diverse product range.

Role Dimensions: 

The role will require overtime during peak periods or as projects demand to ensure delivery of key objectives and responsibilities is achieved.

Principal Accountabilities: 

•    Providing & Coordinating DFM (Design for Manufacture) and DFT (Design for Test) inputs on NPI designs.
•    Working with in-house design teams to ensure smooth and optimised product introduction into manufacturing and production readiness for prototype builds.
•    Obtaining and coordinating all manufacturing documentation / deliverables for NPI.
•    Supporting released products through their complete life-cycle 
•    Working with the Test, Service & Repair team on service strategies & requirements for NPI.
•    Defining the assembly process to meet project, product and supply targets.
•    Contribute to process FMEA (Failure Mode & Effects Analysis). 
•    Pre & post production build reviews.
•    Specialised equipment identification and procurement.
•    Tooling design and manufacture.
•    Continued support for legacy products via the production quality circles to maintain manufacturability.
•    Initiating & coordinating engineering changes in manufacturing.
•    Fully contribute to the process of continuous improvements and company goal of achieving zero defects in accordance with ISO9001 certified quality management systems requirements.
•    Implementing and maintaining a high standard of new product documentation, created within engineering for use within production and ensuring full traceability.
•    Forecasts capability requirements for projects.
•    Inputs to planning and resource forecasting. 
•    Provides guidance on different approaches to development and delivery of solutions/systems that could yield better results.
•    Follows and communicates understanding of production procedures, processes and technical documentation.
•    Works autonomously within established procedures and practices.
•    Implementation of ECR’s (Engineering Change Requests) to product documentation.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience: 

•    1st or 2nd class Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or combination of relevant education and work related experience within an NPI Environment – A HND or HNC will be considered with strong supporting relevant experience.
•    Has developed proficiency in a range of processes or procedures through job-related training and considerable on-the-job expertise.
•    Comprehensive understanding of relevant IPC standards.
•    Good knowledge and understanding of electro-mechanical products and manufacturing processes at both PCBA and box build/HL (High Level) assembly.
•    Comprehensive understanding of industry standards and regulations in order to ensure guidelines are followed and machinery and equipment are operated safety.
•    Excellent project management, organisational and interpersonal skills in relation to NPI engineering tasks.
•    Experience in creating manufacturing BOM structures for PCBA’s and Box build/HLA’s in conjunction with design to aid the manufacturing processes.
•    Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team to meet demanding project milestones.
•    Good PC skills.
•    Good time management.
•    Excellent attention to detail to maintain or exceed the high levels of production standards and efficiency.
•    Excellent attention to detail in relation to oral and written communication.
•    Facilitator and Negotiator - key element of role is the bringing together of cross functional teams and finding solutions to problems quickly.
•    Ability to fully contribute to the process of continuous improvements.
•    Good understanding of working in similar high technology environment.
•    Understands skills and experience of team members and key processes in relevant business area.
•    Ability to analyse, set, communicate, agree and implement targets.
•    Pragmatic person with the ability to see others perspective.  
•    Experience of lean manufacturing.
•    Knowledge of modern manufacturing techniques – Surface mount assembly, injection moulding, machining, surface finishes.
•    Experience in product routings and workflows.
Values and Behaviours: 

•    Always strives to meet the expected standards of quality and reliability.
•    Works quickly to address issues.
•    Aims to deliver the best outcome they can in line with stakeholder expectations.
•    Accepts responsibility for delivering own area of work and results, even if difficulties arise.
•    Works with manager to define clear deliverables and expectations.
•    Understands how their role fits into the team and overall business.
•    Is receptive to the ideas of others and will provide support to implement those ideas.
•    Can solve routine or sometimes more complex problems affecting their role.
•    Plans and prioritises work based on what is urgent and important.
•    Demonstrates personal ownership for delivering their role, their learning and their career by proactively managing each.
•    Seeks feedback from key stakeholders, including their manager, to better understand how well they are delivering against expectations.
•    Will seek out support when required.
•    Acts with integrity and seeks to do the right thing.
•    Demonstrates that they can be flexible and are quick to adapt their thinking and approach as is needed by the circumstances.
•    Is keen to learn and develop skills and experience needed for their role and understands that most learning happens on the job.
•    Helps others to learn by sharing knowledge and experience and demonstrating skills as needed.
•    Supports others by highlighting their achievements openly.
•    Respects different views and opinions and takes time to understand other perspectives.
•    Demonstrates a collaborative approach by sharing accurate and meaningful information and ideas openly with others. 

 

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