Development Engineer

JAM Recruitment Ltd
West Midlands
£33k - £42k pa + Excellent Package
07 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

To perform test and report on new products prior to their introduction to the market place and updates to current product.

*Undertake all aspects of development and testing for his / her project / work to ensure production introduction is successfully achieved in accordance with the relevant product design specifications.
*Plan and implement test programs leading towards product development and Engineering Sign Off.
*Co-ordinate and liaise with Engineering the overseeing of all development, quality and customer return activities in terms of component / system testing and / or prototype manufacture.
*Ability to conduct Benchmark testing of products for current / future innovations.
*Analyse to a high degree of understanding test results in order to determine engineering solutions and if necessary utilising mathematics modelling.
*Able to compile detailed engineering reports through compilation of test data utilising sound presentation skills to formulate good engineering solutions.
*Control and maintenance of development records for traceability as document custodian.
*Generate relevant test specifications for new products
*Co-ordinate and manage the design and construction of component / system test rigs / equipment to fulfill legislative / customer requirements.
*When required, act as technical liaison with other departments (e.g. Service/Production/Quality/Sales departments) and outside suppliers
*Project Manage internal project or test aspects of an external resource
*Assist the co-ordination of calibration on all rigs to ensure they conform to Quality procedures and ISO legislation.
*Procurement of materials and components for test equipment, rigs, etc.
*Assist departmental improvement incentives in the evolution of existing test procedures, legislative and customer acceptance standards.
*Control effective supplier sign off criterion for new components ensuring it meets DVP&R requirements.
*Assist engineering disciplines in presenting test data and / or design solutions both internally / externally.
*Perform job functions in accordance with set policies and procedures to ensure preservation of Company Quality Policy
*Co-ordinate work activities which come in line with health and safety procedures with reference to material specifications, working practices and precautions ensuring that all legal / safety requirements are meet.


*Degree in Engineering discipline, plus 2 - 3 years experience in engineering (preferably automotive, rail or aeronautical).
*Understanding and ability to interpret global specifications.
*Ability to interpret engineering drawings and component inspection methods.
*Specific experience of preventative maintenance and calibration methods.
*Knowledge of automotive engineering and Validation / Verification Methodologies.
*Measurement techniques with the ability to extrapolating data for reports.
*Knowledge / use of QS9001 / APQP procedures.
*Operation / maintenance and construction of current / bespoke test platforms including test rigs and pneumatic architecture.
*Computer literate - Microsoft Office (Advanced)
*Experience in use of general purpose mechanical laboratory test equipment
*Ability to program and use computer controlled data acquisition equipment
*Use of Microsoft software packages for reporting data and generating specifications.
*Use of proprietary software packages for reporting data and generating specification. HIL/Mathworks and Labview.
*Knowledge of pneumatic systems
*Working knowledge of 8D problem solving process
*Working knowledge of FMEA and DVP&R process
*Ability to be creative and innovative in the development process.
*Ability to solve problems and be self-motivated.
*Co-ordinating, organising and able to communicate through verbal, written and presentations at all levels.
*Ability to work with others in a cross discipline team of engineers.
*Ability to use the standard range of workshop machinery for manufacturing or modifying prototypes would be an advantage.
*Ability to Project manage complete projects to gateway process.
*Possess Problem Solving / Analytical Skills
*Self-management and ability to prioritize work.
*Accept responsibility for ownership of tasks.
*Initiative to take action, within one's authority.
*Demonstrate Company / Industry Knowledge
*Knowledge of Product base and materials.
*Knowledge of Production methods and an understanding of manufacturing processes.
*Team ethos essential.

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