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Lead NPI Engineer

Location: Rochester Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Sector: Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Zoe Warrington

Lead NPI Engineer

Location: Rochester Onsite

Permanent Position

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + Career Progression + Benefits

An opportunity has arisen for a Lead NPI Engineer to join an established engineering firm in Rochester.

What you'll be doing as a Lead NPI Engineer, your main accountabilities will be as follows:

  • Develop the manufacturing strategy of the product and capture within the manufacturing plan. Maintain this plan as the product maturity develops through Bid, Development, Qualification, and Initial Production.
  • Work collaboratively with the Engineering functions to review and influence designs to ensure they are suitable to meet Design to Unit Production Cost targets, by the implementation of high yield, efficient manufacturing processes.
  • Use both your own experiences and subject matter experts within the NPI team, to identify DFM work packages that optimise cost/manufacturability whilst managing manufacturing process risks.
  • Creation of build schedules, drive materials and resource using MRP and manage the manufacture of prototype assets upon the shopfloor.
  • Authoring build documentation to instruct build technicians. Capture lessons learned from prototype/initial build and incorporate in the build process/design.
  • Present weekly project status to the operations management team, and monthly to the project team during Project Performance Review (PPR).
  • Manage NPI related: labour expenditure, DTUPC and project schedule.

Who we're looking for in a Lead NPI Engineer:


  • Degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline
  • Experience of working within a Manufacturing or Engineering environment
  • Leading Teams
  • Application of DFM methodologies during product development


  • Creation and delivery of manufacturing instructions to build technicians.
  • Working within a EN9100 compliant environment

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Lead NPI Engineer, If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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