My areas of expertise are automotive OEM, consultancy, tier one suppliers and medical engineering, within mechanical and electrical engineering. I have been successful placing engineers, from graduate to chief engineer level within automotive engineering, covering controls and electronics, chassis engineering, body engineering, test and development engineers on various commodities.
Mechanical Development Engineer
Mechanical Development Engineer
Our medical device manufacturing client is looking for 2 Mechanical Development Engineers to join them on a permanent basis in Crawley, West Sussex.
Working with the Cost Reduction Team within Engineering, Operations and Procurement, the Mechanical Engineers will be responsible for delivering an independent view of Product cost and transfer from one supplier to another of a leading edge of medical devices and components. As an experienced Engineer you will develop a thorough understanding of the cost of transfer and a clear view of each of the transfer risks (with mitigation) and opportunities to improve quality. The demands of this role will require good technical skills and the ability to function as a lead engineer to support the Cost Reduction activities. The role is UK based but there will be significant interaction with international suppliers.
" The ability to provide technical support and direction to project teams.
" Have excellent analytical ability and attention to detail with a strong affinity for numbers.
" Excellent team working and interpersonal skills, building relationships with individuals within the project teams and influencing those around you will be essential to the success of the role
" The ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format internally and externally to suppliers.
" Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative cost effective ideas, in line with core Elekta values
" Inquisitive and challenging nature - be prepared to constructively challenge others in order to fully understand an issue or situation. Not accepting assumptions at face value. Willing to challenge the status quo in order to realise benefits.
" To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner
" Analytical ability demonstrated through previous engineering work.
" Experience within a highly regulated industry is a key benefit.
" Strong knowledge of alternative manufacturing techniques and processes with global impact.
" Proven track record in working to tight timescales within a project programme, managing your priorities to deliver cost effective results.
" Tenacity in getting to understand an issue and challenging others in a constructive manner.
" Previous experience in working within a Cost Reduction environment is desirable though not essential.
" Ability to travel , sometimes internationally.
" Strong communication skills in one-to-one situations, in a team environment and when presenting to senior managers and executives.
" Ideally Mechanical Engineering Degree (accredited by the IMechE), Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered status.
" Ideally but not essential must to have exposure of Cost Reduction engineering.
" A background within a manufacturing engineering or similar design discipline preferably with technically complex, high cost capital equipment.
" Confident with the ability to work alongside Mechanical and Electronics Engineers and generate realistic but challenging plans and with the ability to ensure full 'buy-in' from those staff.
" Excellent organisational and communication skills.
" Ability to organise and chair meetings.
" A self-starting individual who is self-motivated with an ability to multi-task.
" Must be tenacious with a strong and positive influencing style.
" Direct experience of using an electronic Product Data Management system for managing the technical engineering configuration of products and parts.
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