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Date Added: Wed 21/12/2022

Research & Development Engineer - Graduate

Long Eaton, NG10, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £22000 - £25000/annum + bonus

Out Clients is the most well-known producer of tablet punches and dies in the world. They have been in business for 75 years and are a true British industrial success. Thousands of customers in over 100 countries rely on them to supply precise tooling solutions based on decades of experience, research, and engineering know-how.

Job purpose:

You will manage and work hands-on with multiple development projects.

R&D team are responsible for the development of both products and manufacturing processes and you'll be expected to work on projects from both sides of the business.

You will have a Mechanical Engineering Degree preferably with some experience of metallurgy and advanced metallurgical coatings.

A good understanding of Microsoft office is essential.

You will be expected to become a subject matter expert (relating to all products passing through R&D) and as such, hold a key position within our Customer Support Group.

You will be a very good communicator at all levels and will be willing to travel abroad on occasion.

You will hold a full UK driving licence.

Principal duties & responsibilities:

* Manage multiple development projects

* Facilitate the manufacture of parts/ components, etc.

* Liaise with manufacturing to research new machining processes

* Manage development partners during and after development projects

* Be responsible for our Component Testing Program (Wear, Corrosion & Toughness)

* Provide technical support to Sales Team and Customers

* Write up all work instructions and quality control procedures relating to new processes / products

Key performance indicators in line with core values:

* Customer focus: High responsiveness to requests. Sense of ownership.

* Speed of response: Timely completion of all plans, tasks & assignments, both individual & team related.

* Pride in what we do: Work consistently exceeds expectations. Interacts with other departments to improve quality of deliverables. Adheres to schedules to deliver a high quality product.

* Continuous improvement: Promotion by taking the initiative to identify issues and providing solutions with the goal of reducing cost and improving performance. Generates and implements multiple beneficial new ideas.

* Honesty & integrity: Communications with stakeholders are proactive, professional and always conducted in a positive way. Extremely trustworthy and dependable.

* Positive attitude: Enthusiastic and can-do stance. Demonstrates a positive impact on the business despite challenging conditions. Helps others to remain positive.

* Compliance with all policies, procedures and safety rules & regulations.


* Degree in Mechanical Engineering

* Mechanical Engineering Principles and Theories

* Planning & Organising —formulates plans following analytical decision making, prioritises workload and sets realistic timeframes and measures own progress

* Working to procedures — able to understand need for procedures and supports operations

* Team working— encourages and supports colleagues in the sharing of ideas and the solving of problems.

* Achieving Results — able to meet deadlines/ output requirements whilst maintaining high quality of work through attention to detail


* Previous experience d eveloping new products and processes from concept through to implementation.

* 2 years experience of working as a development engineer within a research and development department.

* 2 years experience working as production engineer with direct responsibility for managing projects to establish efficieny gains

* Experience of working in a customer focussed role

* Metallurgical experience

* Physical/Chemical Vapour Deposition

* CAD literate

* Tablet tooling equipment and manufacturing process incl. terminology employed in Technical drawings

This role is commutable from Nottingham, Loughborough and Derby.

We are unable to provide sponsoring, so all applicants MUST be UK based and eligible for work
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