Calculating the Dielectric Strength

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Buckleys is an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified and experienced individuals.


New products engineer – electro-mechanical products

Role purpose

As part of our drive for continued innovation, we now have a vacancy for a new products engineer.  The incumbent will combine product design and project management disciplines to design, develop and validate new electro-mechanical products, ensuring that they meet defined product specification, quality & cost targets and applicable certification standards.


We offer a competitive salary, monthly bonus & 28 days holiday, along with other benefits.

Person requirements

A degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline.  Other qualifications may be considered if accompanied by extensive experience in a closely related activity.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical, electronic, mechanical and production engineering disciplines.
  • Relevant Industrial & new product Introduction experience in an ISO9000 environment.
  • Appropriate capability in 2D & 3D CAD, and MS office products.
  • Product lifecycle management experience, including an appreciation of ERP.
  • Presentation and reporting skills, appropriate command of written & spoken English.
  • Enthusiasm, energy & drive.  Potential to grow with the business.
  • Entitlement to work in the UK.

Advantageous attributes

  • Chartered engineer
  • IPMA Level D, PMP, Prince2 or other formal project management qualification
  • Capability in foreign languages
  • 6-sigma qualification
  • Evidence of working towards any of the above.

Responsibilities, goals & objectives

Product design & development – To carry out engineering tasks with a high degree of precision, and maintain documentary records;  

  • Develop and propose schemes to meet product requirements.
  • Prepare component and assembly 3D models & 2D drawings, bills of material.
  • Prepare mechanical engineering calculations including
    • tolerance stacks
    • strength & stiffness,
    • weight estimation and optimisation
    • cost estimation and optimisation
  • Work in close cooperation with electronic engineering resource.
  • Prepare and maintain Product FMEAs.
  • Cooperate with production staff to develop products respecting DfA/DfM best practice at competitive cost. 

Define, lead and record development and validation testing

  • Prepare product test definition having regard for performance specification and DFMEA
  • Design and refine test equipment
  • Outsource testing as required, supervise subcontractors, ensure timely response
  • Supervise testing, record and report results
  • Propose countermeasures where necessary to ensure consistent product quality and enhanced product performance

Project manage new product introduction

  • Document product definition & project scope.
  • Prepare, maintain and monitor NPI timeline, WBS and budget.
  • Work closely with entire team to ensure a smooth product launch.
  • Visit component, tooling and other suppliers as required.

Roll up sleeves and get on with it

  • We are a small business, we are seeking a team player who will take responsibility, show energy & commitment, and deliver on promises.


This position will report directly to the managing director.  The incumbent will work closely with sales & marketing, production & operations and QA to ensure the timely & efficient launch of new products.


Our premises, and this role, are based within easy reach of the M20 & HS1 in Folkestone, Kent.  Short duration travel in the UK, and potentially abroad, will be required occasionally.

Contact us on or +44 (0) 1303 278888


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