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Prototype Engineer (R&D)

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Career level
Senior (5-10 years), Executive (>10 years)
Employment type
Full time
Spoken languages
English - Advanced , German - Medium
Number of vacancies

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of prototypes built and release
  • Preparation of prototype product cost calculations
  • Advise the product development teams on the technical and economic feasibility of prototype concepts
  • Close cooperation with interdisciplinary project teams
  • Prototype production concept defined
  • Define test process and method for tests in control plan
  • Selection of a suitable manufacturing process
  • Scheduling purchased parts and internal manufacturing
  • Prototype control & assembly plan created
  • Processing and approval of initial sample test
  • Selection of prototype suppliers& technical & commercial support for those
  • Support in designing tools, test equipment and fixtures (internal, external)
  • Characteristics measurement proposed
  • Requirements Review Meeting with prioritization on functions
  • Function requirements analyzed

Main requirements:

  • Engineering background preferred with focus in plastics
  • Min 3 years of professional experience in prototype or plastic engineering field
  • Knowledge of prototypes manufacturing processes and production technologies (especially assembly technology and plastics processing) and RP technologies
  • Good SAP R/3
  • Business administration training
  • Good English skills,  German skills desirable
  • High flexibility, resilience and teamwork
  • High degree of cost, deadline and customer awareness