Research and Development Engineer

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Full Time
Manufacturing, Production, and Warehouse
Functional Expertise
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Research and Development Engineer

Location Sittingbourne (Moving to Aylesford by year-end)

Salary - £35,000 to £42,000 per annum

Hours - Monday to Friday 8:00am 4:30pm


Do you have experience in design and development using AutoCad Inventor software?

Have you any experience in sheet metal fabrication in a busy manufacturing environment?

We have an exciting opportunity in Sittingbourne for a Research and Development Engineer to work for one of our clients. Our client specialises in the design, manufacture, and distribution of ventilation systems. They are well established and their name is synonymous with quality and excellent customer service. In this role you will be working full-time.


  • Design and developmentusing Autocad Inventor CAD software
  • Project planning developing and administrating of roadmap project planning process so projects are introduced on time and within budget
  • Drawing office administration - drawing/specification/report approval and systemised control of all R+D related documentation within QA system
  • Information gathering at the initial stages of projects will form a major part of the job role, maintaining accurate project information throughout
  • Responsible for scheduling of internal and external resources in order to achieve agreed milestones and deadlines
  • Keep abreast of current trends, practices, market developments and regulatory changes that impact on the companys products
  • Prototype testing (both in-house and external) and documenting reports. Incorporating of test/certificate/reports into certification/literature/labelling liaising with QA
  • ERP system - Involvement/maintenance of any area within the ERP system, but primarily BOMs, components, routings, configurations and cutting sheets will be necessary for existing and new products. Collation of data, of which accuracy and attention to detail is critical
  • Other duties as deemed reasonable

Skills and Experience

  • Innovation project management including project scope, specification, budget and timeline. Project status reports
  • A minimum of 5 yearsexperience in sheet metal fabrication in a busy manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 3 years drawing office experience. Competence in use of 3D CAD /CAM software drawing methods and drawing control
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Must possess a high degree of creativity in product design and manufacturing techniques
  • Must possess good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a Team player
  • Flair to interact effectively with Test and Certification bodies, Customers, Suppliers and all personnel within the Company
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong documentation, organization and time management skills

To find out more about the position, please apply and we will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.

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