Product Development Engineer
Today, the Power & Industrial Group is made up of a dedicated global team with a wide range of in-house capabilities from design and manufacturing to installation and service. Our product range now expands beyond air filtration with a new wave of industrial air solutions including acoustic enclosures, silencers, dampers, advanced cooling and heating technology and much more.
Level: Individual Contributor Employment Type: Full-time PermanentJob Function: EngineeringManufacturingIndustry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering Oil & Energy Who We Are: AAF International is a global leader in the design and manufacture of Air Filtration Systems, Acoustic Systems and associated products and services. We are part of a global powerhouse that uses Filtration to transform the world.We invest in our people, and our people invest in our customers and communities. This mutual commitment is a foundation for our growth. So is an inclusive culture that encourages everyone to come to work as their whole selves and come together as a team that welcomes unique ideas, perspectives and backgrounds. We’re not just innovating on the outside. We’re innovating on the inside to unlock people’s unlimited potential and bring out the diverse and groundbreaking ideas that will help us solve today’s most pressing challenges.We offer more than a paycheck. AAF is where you’ll be heard, be valued, belong — and be able to make your mark.Our Company Values: We endeavour to create a work environment that reflects the culture of the company, and we encourage every member of our staff to embrace our commitment to be: ProfessionalQuality DrivenGoal OrientatedCustomer FocusedFlexibleOpen & Integrated Continuously ImprovingPosition Summary: We are currently recruiting for a Product Development Engineer to join our existing team within our Power & Industrial (P&I) Division. The Product Development Engineer will form an integral part of the Product Development team and will be the technical and commercial owner of assigned projects throughout the product development stage gate process. The Product Development Engineer will work closely with external partners in Product Management, Operations and various other teams to deliver to specification, on time and within budget, and to a high-quality standard. The successful candidate will also ensure products align with the AAF P&I vision, meet market needs so that AAF P&I achieves market dominance in the Energy and APC sectors. Previous experience gained in an Air Filtration business would be a major advantage for this role.As we are an international business and this is a role with a European scope, we are taking a flexible approach as to where this position will be located. Our European hubs being: Cramlington - UK, Vitória – Spain and Gasny – France. (Please indicate your preference when applying).Please Note: International / Domestic travel may be a requirement of this role; therefore, a valid passport and the ability to travel is required.Position Responsibilities: Ensure project work is completed with regards to developing filtration products and related systems.Support the research and development including sub-contracted projects.Assist in the scheduling and programming of active development projects and resource accordingly within the Product Development Group and wider support functions.Implement and manage approved projects within established budgets and schedules. Provide input and assistance for project proposals.Understand the use of support design tools and equipment to assist company requirements and look to develop new approaches as required.Support research and develop concepts into workable design applications through modelling, prototyping and testing. Provide insight in experimental designs and their execution, both in-house and with suppliers and clients.Co-ordinate development activities and respond in a timely manner to business needs.Study and recommend techniques to improve existing products and systems.Proactively seek new developments, materials or processes for use in improvements to company products and disseminates suitable and relevant information.Duties will vary due to the nature of the environment (above is a guide and not a comprehensive list of responsibilities) Person Specification: Education, Qualifications and Affiliations Essential Level 4 in an Engineering discipline or equivalent with relevant industrial experience.Desirable BEng/BSc Mechanical Engineering (or other Engineering discipline)EngTech status or above with IMechE (or equivalent engineering body)*Completed qualifications from an accredited institution may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.Licenses or CertificationsEssentialFull driving licenseDesirable Project Management CertificationExperience Essential Demonstrable experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.Previous experience in an industrial or manufacturing company within a similar role.Comfortable working on a number of high value and multi-disciplinary projects simultaneously.IT literate and able to use a wide range of software packages, tools and social media platforms.Experience working with global / cross / multifunctional teams.Demonstrated ability to work in a proactively diverse and inclusive organization.Experience in using design and planning tools.Experience in material and component selection to meet specification needs.Desirable Knowledge of air filtration products, design, performance and principles.Previous experience gained within target customer industries i.e. Mechanical Engineering, O&G, Energy, Nuclear and Power Generation sectors.Skills Essential Works well as both a team player and working alone.Flexible approach to working, willingness to accept changing priorities and associated deadlines.Health, safety and environmentally conscious.Good commercial acumen.Good interpersonal skills.Good MS Office skills.Self-motivated with a strong ‘can do’ attitude and mentality to work and assigned objectives and business targets.High level English communication skills including face to face, video call, telephone and written.Ability to develop and maintain relationships. Excellent attention to detail and ability to work in an organized manner.Willingness to learn.Continuous improvement mentality and receptive to change Flexible approach to working, Desirable Multi-lingual a positive advantage (French and Spanish).What’s on Offer: The rare opportunity to join an already established and successful international business with a competitive salary and benefits package. Flexible working options available. The opportunity for international travel.