Product Development Engineer

Ref: 479| Posted: 30th Jun 2022


Product Development Engineer

Preston - Full Time Permanent 

Are you looking for your next challenge? Baxi Heating is a leading provider of environmentally friendly and efficient heating solutions across a range of leading domestic and commercial brands. We have over 150 years of experience, pride ourselves on our values and strive for earning lifetime loyalty with our customers.
An exciting vacancy has arisen within our R&D department for a Product Development Engineer to join the team. Reporting directly to the Development Team Leader, the main purpose of this role is to develop the company’s new products to agreed time / cost and customer specification, ensuring that solutions are suitable for product performance and meet the requirements of relevant legislation and standards. Manufacture prototypes and test equipment within the Model Shop environment to meet deliverables from the NPD process.

As a Product Development Engineer, you will:

  • To promote a safe working culture and take responsibility in maintain zero LTI’s within the workshop and testing environment.
  • Manufacture prototype(s) products to meet deliverables within the Company NPD system for Stage gate reviews using available workshop machinery.
  • To assist in the generation and translation of the Detailed Product Request (Draft DPR) for new products into the Project Design Approval, which satisfies the product specification requirements, and meets the performance and reliability requirements of the business.
  • Research and develop new products/concepts, ensuring that the safety and performance characteristics conform to all national, European, international and internally agreed company and departmental standards and obtain formal legislative approval within agreed time/cost/specification criteria.
  • Assist in the preparation of research, test and development program(s), that meet agreed timescales and effectively validate the ‘Product Design’ at each stage.
  • To plan and prioritise own workload to achieve product introductions within agreed timescales, meeting all the design requirements of the agreed departmental product plans.
  • Maintain accurate records on all research, product testing and development in accordance with departmental and ISO9001 procedures, ensuring all data, information etc is correctly filed and is traceable.
  • Maintain high levels of “communication” at all times within the R&D Department, together with other departments such as Marketing, Manufacturing, Customer Services etc, providing technical information, guidance/assistance as appropriate.
  • To carry out Product Development activities upon request to enable departmental priorities to be met.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  •  Engineering qualification to at least HND level, or equivalent
  •  Knowledge of Gas Boilers or Unvented Cylinders (advantageous)
  • Understanding of the New Product Development (NPD) process and the inter-functional relationships
  • Good interpersonal and effective communication skills are essential, with a high level of ability to achieve results within demanding time scales.

We offer a competitive salary alongside 25 days holiday per annum not including UK bank holidays. We also offer a contributory pension and sick pay schemes, staff discounts and more.

Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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