K&D are delighted to be supporting our local client who are looking for a Prototype Engineer working from their site in Thame!!
Standard working hours are Monday – Friday 7.30-4 (7-12 Friday ) Occasional travel to other oversees sites. Salary circa £35K
Remit of the Role?
Providing a professional service to the Engineering teams.
Effective scheduling of prototyping and testing to ensure cost effectiveness of planning and use of this resource. Produce prototype equipment for design evaluation and test.
Feedback information and ideas for improvement to the Engineering design team. Perform in-house electrical and mechanical testing to required regulation, coordinating and support external test accesses. Help and support the development of new and existing products. Create and control test reports ad build documentation.
Working in a workshop environment reporting to the Prototype Manager. Using various hand and machine tools to produce prototype parts and equipment. Working in electrical test labs to validate prototype builds .
Traveling to support testing at UK and oversea facilities. Attending and chairing meetings with Designers to feedback information on Prototype.
Key Accountabilities of the role?!
These will include:
Accountable for production of prototype equipment in line with design specifications.
Accountable for the continuous improvement of laboratory equipment and practices. Feedback design/manufacturing feasibility to Engineering Design team.
Collaborate with all teams within Engineering and the rest of the business to ensure successful prototype and testing – actively responsible for proactive action management, risk assessment and contributing to solution development. Record and provide feedback and advice to design teams on test results.
Accountable for creating, organising and controlling build and test documentation.
Accountable for demonstrating company behaviours and values
Seek development opportunities and experiment with new approaches and practices to stay current in the prototype and laboratory engineering environment.
Guarantee the delivery of the business strategy, by ensuring you manage delivery of your own objectives and prepare for your regular performance management meetings.
Ensure planning/preparation for monthly one to ones.
Strive to improve the overall financial and key performance indicators of the business.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills
HND/HNC mechanical or electrical engineering or equivalent experience.
Driven to share knowledge and ability to encourage others to do the same. Ability to listen and be open to new ideas and the ideas of others.
Significant experience of working in a multi-national, matrix organisation.
Strong communications and presentation skills, creative with a keen commercial awareness
Full UK driving licence
Behavioural Competencies required:
Works collaboratively to deliver the goals of the team and the organisation. Facilitates constructive resolution of conflict; resolving differences of opinion effectively. Committed to sharing of information and the free flow of ideas across the team and the organisation.
Expresses own opinion with conviction, demonstrates empathy and tact. Builds authentic, effective working relationships. Readily thanks others for help when given.
Engages within own and other teams to seek incremental improvements in work processes to improve results. Strives to eliminate waste and duplication. Seeks creative and innovative solutions to problems.
Passionate about delivering results with focus on meeting customer needs. Manages time priorities workload effectively. Shares knowledge and experience in the workplace, to deliver customer focused outcomes.
If you believe this position is for you then please apply here today and we will contact you immediately to discuss further!!