Lead NPI Engineer

  Salary dependent on experience


About the Client

Our client is renowned globally and is a world leader in advanced materials. Every day, millions of people use products which contain their high performing advanced polymer technology, from 4 billion mobile devices smartphones, over 20,000 aeroplanes, and 500 million cars to components used in energy generation and over 13 million implanted medical devices.



About the Role

Located less than 2 miles from the beach, the role of the Senior New Product Introduction (NPI) engineer provides manufacturing assessments for new product feasibility studies, whilst defining and managing the new product introduction process. Implementing the Design for Manufacture (DFM) process across new process and products, the role ensures stakeholder requirements are captured and new products are manufactured to specified cost, quality, and lead-time targets.

Reporting to the New Product Introduction Manager – Medical, the NPI Engineer will deliver sustainable manufacturing processes for new medical devices/components, successfully translating them from concept through to full-scale manufacture. ​

​Working alongside the R&D and Operations groups, the successful candidate will drive assessment studies for new products feasibility projects, guide the design for manufacture (DFM) process, and shape the integration of new processes both internally and externally, ensuring stakeholder requirements are captured and new products are manufactured to specified cost, quality, and lead-time targets. ​

The successful candidate will also validate/verify new manufacturing processes, ensuring compliance to all required standards, typically ISO 13485 ISO 14971. ​

Identifying and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement, cost-saving, and new novel production routes will form a key part of this role. ​




  • Significant experience in NPI and/or new process developments, ideally within the medical component industry​
  • Knowledge of advanced engineering plastics​
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more thermoplastic manufacturing disciplines – injection moulding, compression moulding and/or extrusion ​
  • Understanding of Lean principles​
  • Adept at the generation of PFMEAs, Process flows, and Control plans​
  • Demonstratable history in the generation of Verification and Validation packages – leading and shaping the method of manufacture and quality assurance ​
  • Familiar with PPAP and process capability techniques and analysis of inspection data using statistical analysis packages ​
  • Cleanroom manufacturing processes and the delivery of training and development of production staff. ​
  • The above would all be supported by a degree in a relevant subject or significant industrial knowledge. ​



  • 29 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Excellent company pension
  • Healthcare scheme


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