Contract type : Permanent
Location : Newbury
Sectors :
Salary : £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + pension + 25 days holiday )
Start date : ASAP
Duration : permanent
Job Reference : SYN2731-JULY_1657703420
Contact name : Stephen Brauner
Contact email :

Development Engineer

  • £47-52k + bonus (c10%)
  • 25 Days holiday + b/h
  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare

Our client, an industry leading manufacturing business based close to Newbury, Berkshire are currently looking for a highly committed, talented and experienced Development/Industrial/Manufacturing Engineer. The successful applicant will be tasked with developing new products and new processes. The ideal candidate would come with experience of forming/assembly processes and ideally have some Robotics and/or Project management experience. You will be joining a high performing team that strive for perfection and ensure quality and deliverables are at the centre of everything they do.

Development Engineer duties:

  • Manage individual Process Operation Steps.
  • Technical approval of new standard equipment.
  • Develop, optimise and run off equipment in production and at vendor.
  • Manage process capabilities and process validation plans.
  • Manage equipment standard settings and new tools/jigs/fixtures design.
  • Work with the design team on DFM/PFMEA
  • Tool/jigs/fixtures/gauges and equipment specification/drawing management.
  • Responsible for understanding requirements for each production process and product at hand and determining the most efficient operations based on these requirements.
  • Co-ordination of prototype tooling trials for new products and processes.
  • Preparation of PFMEA documents for new manufacturing processes.
  • Oversee new process and equipment industrialization up to the point of handover to production ensuring full process capability and KPI's have been met.
  • Preparation of technical specifications and standards for new tooling.
  • Working with department heads to ensure deliverables are met (Tooling, forming, assembly, design etc)
  • To define tooling control standards, working practices, standard operating and maintenance procedures for tooling upkeep.

Need to have's:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Troubleshooting skills and attention to detail.
  • Advanced knowledge of production machinery, processes, and standards.
  • Forming and/or robotics experience
  • Automation experience would be desirable
  • Experience in a fast paced production facility implementing lean principals


  • Degree (or equivalent) educated in industrial, manufacturing, mechanical Engineering or similar discipline.

We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but if you do not receive a response within 5 working days, please consider yourself unsuccessful on this application.

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