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Development Engineer Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Development Engineer

Reports to: Assistant Manager

Hours of work: 8am – 5pm Monday – Thursday, 8am – 4pm Friday

Location: M&H Plastics, London Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TS

Job Purpose:

To develop new and existing tooling, materials and improve current processes, ensuring work is carried out effectively, efficiently and to the Company and Customer standards at all times.


  • Adhere to stated policies and procedures relating to health and safety, quality and environment management.
  • Provide clear and comprehensive lines of communication to all development, shift personnel including peers, other departments and departmental Managers within the organisation and those outside.
  • Carry out administration and reporting as necessary.
  • Development of new or existing tools and processes.
  • Development of new or existing materials.
  • Comply with quality standards as set by the Company and to co-operate in both internal and external audits as required.
  • Tool changing and fault finding on all processes involved in injection moulding development and production.
  • Assist in training of new Injection technical staff.
  • Comply with quality standards as set by the Company.
  • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-evaluation of the post.

Person Specification

Essential qualifications, skills and knowledge:

Selection CriteriaMethod of candidate assessment
Engineering qualificationApplication form
Clear and proven competence of working in an Injection Moulding environmentApplication form
The ability to work on ones own initiative to achieve objectives and taking responsibility for work/actions undertakenApplication form/ interview
The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and at all levels within the Company and with customersApplication form/interview
Confident in challenging existing practices and looking for continuous improvement in all areas of workInterview
Is able to work as part of a team to achieve team objectivesApplication form/interview
Able to respond positively to changing work demandsInterview
Takes decisive action to address and react to opportunities and problems in day to day workApplication form/interview
Is conscientious and thorough in all aspects of work responsibilities, and has a professional approach to workInterview
Has a logical and methodical approach to problem solving/fault finding issuesInterview
Desire to give a good service, recognising the importance of customer satisfaction on their own workInterview
Able to follow instruction, to ensure work is completed as requiredInterview
Ability to undertake duties in every respect as laid out in the job description (further to training if required).Interview

Desirable qualifications, skills and knowledge:

Selection CriteriaMethod of candidate assessment
Injection Moulding formal qualifications at PTL (BPTA) or similarApplication form