NPI Engineer (600)

Milton Keynes, Thames Valley

Automotive Engineering » Quality


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Our client; a specialist, automotive technology company is looking for a Junior NPI Engineer, where you'll play a pivotal role in bridging engineering, product management, and operations for New Product Introductions. Based in Milton Keynes, you'll collaborate closely with the Head of Quality to oversee projects from concept to production. Responsibilities include process analysis, compliance management, and supporting manufacturing processes. Ideal candidates will possess strong communication skills, analytical prowess, and a background in Electronic Manufacturing. If you're a self-starter with a knack for problem-solving, we invite you to apply and be part of our dynamic team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
As Junior NPI Engineer you will provide an administration link between the engineering, product management and operational disciplines, with specific focus on all activities associated with New Product Introductions.

Reporting, Location & Travel
This role reports to the Head of Quality; the NPI Engineer is an office-based role, based in Milton Keynes.

Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, although are not limited to the following:
  • Work alongside the Head of Quality to manage allocated projects through a structured gated process from concept/quotation to production-handover.
  • Analyse and recommend improvements to all production processes and methods to facilitate cost reduction and quality improvement.
  • Ensure compliance to all ECO procedures and work instructions.
  • Maintain process to communicate all engineering changes to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support of production line tooling and equipment to support manufacturing processes.
  • Own creation of new part numbers, BOM creations/structure and BOM costings.
  • Preparation of Control documents/work instructions and provide technical support to production departments when necessary.
  • With help of Quality Engineers, perform FEMA, PFMEA study to understand the
  • Production process and improve production time.
  • Generate and issue Component Inspection report, FAIR reports and manage PPAP process (if applicable).
  • Act with integrity, competence and respect towards colleagues and customers.

Relevant Skills & Competencies
Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following relevant skills and competencies:
  • A self-starter with good facilitation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation and with customers and suppliers.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical data and specifications.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Relevant Knowledge & Experience
Candidates should assess their suitability against the following essential and/or desirable relevant knowledge and experience:

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline
  • Strong, demonstrable background in Electronic Manufacturing.
  • Ability to manage project and coordinate project review meetings.
  • Interpretation of drawings (ASME and ISO) and GD&T, technical specifications, Gerber Files and product control documentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Experience using 3D CAD software's - SolidEdge preferred but others are acceptable too.
  • Good computer skills with competency in using MS Office suite and other software as necessary.

  • Previous experience within Sensor manufacturing industry is added advantage.
  • Experience working with projects in APQP/PPAP environment is preferred.
  • Use of PFMEA/DFMEA/Control plan tools and risk management techniques.
  • Awareness of measurement and calibration standards.
  • Excellent user of Microsoft Office suite and Project.
  • Awareness / exposure to direct communication with OEM customers

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