Senior NPI Engineer

13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior NPI Engineer


Summary of Role:

Provide technical and project management skills to ensure that New Products are introduced into manufacturing in a timely, efficient, cost effective and accurate manner. The NPI engineering role will report directly to the NPI manager and will have had significant experience within a high reliability electronics manufacturing environment e.g. Military Electronics.

Some travel may be required.

Main Duties:

Responsible for front-end engineering and completion of New Product Introduction (NPI) using the company standard processes and procedures, highlighting DFM and production capability issues as appropriate.

Will be required to provide NPI labour, Tooling and Other Direct Costs for RFP's supported with detailed Basis of Estimates

Excellent financial acumen and understanding of manufacturing cost drivers

To design, develop, procure & commission tooling, equipment and production systems to facilitate the introduction of new, transferred and modified products into manufacturing.

To create and maintain appropriate documentation such as Technical reports, Work Instructions, Routings, and Specifications etc.

To organise pre-production runs and support trial builds as required by the project schedule.

To prepare for and participate in Product Design Reviews and Production Readiness Reviews.

To conduct Process FMEA's and appropriate Risk Assessments to ensure and demonstrate full compliance to customer's specification and requirements.

Delegation of work outside of their core skill-set to other members of the Engineering team, working closely with other Engineers, and ensuring delegated work is completed in a timely manner.

Candidate Requirements:


Degree in an Engineering science e.g. Electrical and Electronic Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/Physics/ Industrial engineering


The ideal candidate will have significant experience in the transfer of products from design through to the end user with detailed knowledge of the following; ???Have a working knowledge of relevant standards e.g. ANSI J Class 3, Mil std 810 etc

Proven Technical specialist on key electronic manufacturing processes e.g. surface mount, Assembly, conformal Coating etc

Strong attention to details, highly organised, computer literate

Strong analytical and problem solving skills to analyse and resolve technical issues quickly and independently

Clear knowledge of, and commitment to, World Class Manufacturing standards


PC literate mainly Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint & MS Project.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts and statistical inference, SPC, DOE, queuing theory, Six Sigma, etc.

Use of lean tools including value stream mapping, etc.

Ability to represent Raytheon at all levels both internal and externally.

Strong understanding of the key cost drivers in the set-up, development or support of projects, products and the manufacturing process.

Self Motivated

Work under cost/deadline pressure

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Promoting best practice and a displaying a "can do" attitude

Be tenacious

A team player

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

25 days holiday + statutory public holidays

Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)

6 times salary 'Life Assurance'

Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme's.

Enhanced sick pay scheme

Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.

37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).

Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.

Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA), RayPride and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion council, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,

Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant 'Gold Award' Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers

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