The position for Development Team Leader - New product Design - 43k Wiltshire in Wiltshire is no longer available
Development Team Leader - New product Design - 43k Wiltshire
Development Team Leader - New product Design - Connectors/Mechatronics - c. 43k plus benefits - Wiltshire
As the Development Team Leader, you will enjoy responsibility for a team of engineers and a Core Team Leader. This team will design and develop products from a customer specification or product requirement document (for speculative new product platforms) to release into production. The team will be responsible for the design and development of electro/mechanical connectors for the pump, elevator, security, and other commercial and building industries. As the Team Leader you will ensure that products are technically capable, meeting all aspects of a customers specification and passing all testing.
As the Development Team Leader, you will have a background in connector design and development. Including a strong background in plastic moulding, mould design, mould flow dynamics, overmoulding (inlay moulding), 2 shot moulding, contact physics, progressive stamping, continuous plating and relevant materials knowledge.
The Team Leader will have a hands on role liaising with customers, but will also be responsible for all aspects of managing a team. Ensuring all appraisals and other personnel matters are complete and up to date.
What you will do:
∑Be responsible for a team that will design and development new products, in a hands on manor
∑Understand the products mechanical and electrical requirements, and that their design satisfies these
∑Ensure that all aspects of the product are considered during design from contact physics, protection of contacts (by plating), leadframe layout and moulding of a blemish free housing
∑Implement tool design by working with internal and external tooling vendors to produce cost effective solutions
∑Ensure that designs are completed in the required timescales
∑Understand modeling results, fluid flow and stress analysis, and be able to interpret these into designs
∑Communicate well with customers and understand their needs to ensure project wins
∑Ensure that team works well together and are able to run a number of projects
∑Understand engineering drawings with complex geometric tolerances
∑Understand measurement reports, having tooling corrected or understand where tolerances can be increased
∑Understand when a design will not work and can't be reliably produced and be able to communicate with a customer to help them understand this and resolve the issue together.
Ideally as a Development Team Leader, you will:
∑Have a tertiary qualification in an engineering or a related subject
∑Have a minimum of 3 years experience in a relevant product development role and experience of managing a development team
∑Have taken a products from concept development to mass production
∑Have a good knowledge of a broad range of manufacturing techniques and disciplines
∑Have a good knowledge of plastic moulding, electrical contact design, progressive stamping and plating
∑Have an understanding of mould flow and FEA analysis
∑Have excellent interpersonal, organisational skills, being an innovator and delivering results proactively
∑Be commercially & technically skilled
∑Experience of delivering sustainable projects to time, cost and quality targets
∑Be enthusiastic and self-motivated, able to work flexibly.
∑Have good IT skills.
∑Be willing to travel within the UK and overseas.
Commutable from Swindon, Oxford, Abingdon, Cirencester, Newbury, Hungerford, Marlborough, Calne, Chippenham, Witney and surrounding areas.