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R&D Technician

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
£30,000 to £32,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Role: R&D Technician - Oil & Gas

Based: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Salary: Market competitive basic, bonus & benefits

Our client is a market-leading manufacturer and supplier of environmental protection and safety products for fluid transfer operations within the Oil and Gas industry. Their world class products have become an industry standard with a reputation for quality and reliability.

These are exciting times and as part of their ambitious growth plan they are looking to hire an R&D Technician to join their existing product development team.

Principal purposes and objectives of the job

  1. To develop New Products through to production implementation.
  2. Continuous development and improvement of existing products.
  3. Support all areas of the business in "special projects" outside of normal operations.

Key tasks / key result area statements (KRAs)

  • Support R&D team for all development activities. Working closely with Lead R&D Engineer, R&D and Engineering Managers.
  • Report findings and update R&D notes, team members to support design files and Engineering Change Notes.
  • Conduct failure analysis and investigate problems in conjunction with test procedures.
  • Support the development of R&D test procedures and methods.
  • Analyse opportunities for improvements in all areas of the department.
  • Supervise and carry out qualifications.
  • Support pilot productions runs and hand overs into production.
  • Assist with implementation of production and training for new products into production.
  • Assist with implementation of required tooling for new variants and processes.
  • Update production process instructions where needed.
  • Support the facilities pressure test and Data Acquisition (DAQ) equipment where required. Including regular assessments.
  • To be able to accurately follow instructions / drawings / procedures to achieve the desired result.
  • To undertake any reasonable task required of the individual, given sufficient training and instruction.

Skills Required

  • HNC qualified or equivalent technical experience.
  • Able to read, understand and interpret engineering drawings.
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a hands-on role.
  • Enthusiastic team player with desire to learn, progress and try new ideas.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Good use of computer and Microsoft packages.
  • Hands on, natural tinkerer with a passion for engineering and innovation.
  • Good time management and work prioritising skills.
  • Able to use workshop production equipment eg manual lathes, drill etc.
  • Able to work on own or part of a small team - self-motivated.
  • Diligent with regards to own safety and the safety of others around them.
  • Fundamental electronic/electrical knowledge. Basic wiring techniques.
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  • Job Reference: 706908134-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: TMS Search
    TMS Search
  • Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
  • Salary: £30,000 to £32,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent