Development Engineer

Tecni form Limited
Stone, Staffordshire
£40,000 per annum
11 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Tecni-Form Limited is a manufacturer of plastic components by Rotational Moulding and Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM) for customers such as JCB, Caterpillar, and Veolia.

Production is based at Stone (near Stoke-on-Trent) in Staffordshire, and operates a 5 days per week, 2-shift per day system.

For further information please visit our website.

The company has a requirement for a Development Engineer. The position reports to the Development Director.

Salary: £40,000.

The Role

To ensure new customer projects are delivered to the correct quality, on time, and on budget.

This will involve all aspects of tooling and jig design and their acquisition, development moulding, post moulding machining, sample inspection, and for creating the related documentation, you will be working as part of a team.

You will also be responsible for process and material R&D.

This will involve all aspects of the processes involved in Rotational moulding and Reaction Injection Moulding, and the materials and methods of mixing and dispensing that are used.

Knowledge, skills and attributes

Plastics: Ideally experience of Rotational Moulding or RIM but experience of lower volume plastic processes (Vacuum Forming, GRP etc.) will also be considered.

CAD: In depth knowledge of SolidWorks and good knowledge of data translation. Consideration will also be given to candidates with in depth knowledge of another midrange modeller such as AutoCAD Inventor or Siemens Solid Edge, and with some experience of data translation.

Product design: Experience of some form of product design, or CAD skills transferable to product design (such as designing tooling, jigs, fixtures) is essential.

Jig & tool design: Experience of jig and tool design, or some knowledge of the requirements for jigs and tools is essential.

Product inspection: understanding product measurement is essential, a good understanding of contactless measurement systems (laser, structured light) as well as contact measurement systems would be useful.

General software skills: proficient in Microsoft office and general Windows applications, knowledge of statistical analysis software would be useful.

CAM: knowledge of CAD/CAM software (Delcam, Mastercam etc.) and of robot programming would be advantageous.

Customer relations: A previous role involving customer or supplier contact is desirable.

Interpersonal skills: good interpersonal skills are essential as you will be working as part of an internal team and with customers and suppliers.

Education: Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, candidates with an HND/HNC or equivalent will also be considered.

Location: You need to live a commutable distance from our factory in Stone, Staffordshire.

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