R&D Development Engineer

R&D Development Engineer

CooperVision

Chandlers Ford, United Kingdom

Scope

The job holder will be working within a team to develop new and existing contact lens products involving various data analysis and statistics techniques. The job role also includes testing and development of metrology techniques for measurement of contact lenses, plastic parts and metal tooling at all stages of the contact lens manufacturing process.

Working within a small Lens Design & Metrology team to develop new and novel lens designs for testing both in-vivo and in-vitro, interactions will be with R&D personnel, manufacturing teams and 3rd parties such as suppliers, contractor or other development partners.

Job Summary

  • The primary role is to assist with the development of new products, tooling and metrology to enable the company to compete in different market segments and to improve product cost, delivery and quality.
  • The job holders’ responsibilities will include participation in the lens design process, design verification, production of operating procedures and training production personnel in their use.
  • The job holder may need to liaise with customers, vendors and consultants, both in the UK and internationally, managing their work for the company in some cases.
  • The job holder needs to be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and to be able to effectively communicate the results of their work to all levels of the business.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities

  • To participate in the design, development and verification of new products, making use of appropriate design software (either bespoke or third party) and data analysis tools/models where required.
  • To identify new methods of product metrology, and improve existing methods and techniques, to guide product development and process control.
  • To support the development of products and processes in manufacturing throughout their lifecycle at acceptable cost, volume and quality performance levels through the production of new tooling designs.
  • To assist in the identification of improvement areas and to improve accordingly using a data driven approach.
  • To liaise with customers, vendors and outside technical resources.
  • To train manufacturing and R&D technical staff in the use of equipment as the business requires. This can be across all shifts and include manufacturing sites worldwide.
  • Design of experiments, data analysis and reporting. To include hands-on management of trials.
  • To identify and implement suitable new technology, both from inside and outside the direct contact lens environment.
  • Writing of technical reports.
  • Writing of verification and validation protocols and reports.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Strong analytical skills/use of statistical methods and software tools.Effective communicator with the ability to communicate across all levels.
  • Strong problem solving skills (e.g. Six Sigma/DMAIC approach).
  • Good IT skills.
  • Good presentation and report writing skills.
  • Software programming skills (e.g. VB, Matlab)

Desirable

  • Understanding of optics, metrology, experimental design and evaluation.
  • Ability to use CAD packages and Minitab.
  • Knowledge of medical device industry.
  • Knowledge of injection moulding processes.
  • Knowledge of CNC programming/tool making.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a technical environment both within a team and independently.
  • Experience of conducting trials and analysing data.
  • Report writing.

Desirable

  • Experience in a high precision manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience in medical device/pharmaceutical environment.

Education

  • Degree in Maths, Physics or Mechanical/Medical Engineering or equivalent experience.

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