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JOB DESCRIPTION / PERSON SPECIFICATION Job Title: Development Scientist Reports to: CTO Location: St. Leonards-on-Sea, UK JOB PURPOSE/PRIMARY OBJECTIVE The main purpose VG Scienta is moving towards larger and more complex engineering of this role will be: and scientific projects. The demands from our customers and our business on a professional approach to project management and project engineering are increasing. This includes contract review, design review, FMEA, scientific clarity, project plans, quality documentation, customer progress reports, customer and supplier interaction, project coordination and technical support. The Development Scientist will 1) support projects and standard products with scientific and technical expertise; 2) ensure that we deliver projects on time and to the customer’s satisfaction through planning, coordination, scientific input and follow-up. Both items with a high degree of customer focus. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES The employee in Support Quote and Contract review and understand customer this role is and supplier requirements and sign-off criteria up-front and accountable for: communicate to project team Prepare System and Design Specifications. Provide Control and Instrumentation documentations during conceptual and detailed design phase of special projects Perform PFMEA & DFMEA on projects in cross functional team Carry out and facilitate prototype construction and proving. Record and disseminate results clearly and appropriately. Record designs, controls, results and test documents according to the Company’s ISO quality procedures Recommend new processes where needed for quality improvement, cost reduction and on-time delivery Deliver development and customer projects as part of a development team meeting project milestones on time, to budget and in full. Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the product design and development are cohesive Act as Technical Authority for select systems Coordinate with the chosen subcontractor providing the control and instrumentation equipments Provide Vacuum simulation for special projects Job Description/Person Specification Page 1 of 3 Play a key role in the marketing of new products by visiting customers where appropriate, with the sales and marketing teams, to deliver the technical aspects of customer presentations and answer technical questions. Work with the customer to resolve technical problems, refine customer specification requests and get feedback to incorporate into product developments. Write Test Procedures, user guides and operating manuals Assist manufacturing in testing and maintaining product conformity to technical standards. Provide Vacuum expertise for the Service & Manufacturing departments Carry out research and network with the wider technical community to ensure is at the leading edge of relevant technology. Generate ideas for new products ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE The essential University degree in physics or similar scientific discipline skills/experience A balanced practical/experimental and theoretical approach to required for this product development, weighing up different options to determine role are: the degree of risk and potential benefits before reaching a decision. 3-5 years’ experience on vacuum systems and controls 3-5 years’ experience as project engineer on capital investment projects Positive and enthusiastic attitude to technical challenges, and flexibility to cope effectively with changes to specifications or priorities. A complex systems thinker. Able to keep the broader picture in mind when dealing with specific development issues. Capable of mentoring or leading others in technical investigations. Recognises assumptions and discriminates between strong and weak arguments. Able to be a credible technical specialist to prospective and existing customers. Proven ability to write test plans and execute product and sub- assembly testing to validate the design thoroughly Good diagnostic skills and problem solving abilities. Strong adherence to Health and Safety procedures Data analysis skills (statistical analysis, model building, DOE) and 6-Sigma structured problem solving approach (FMEA, FTA, root cause determination). Computer skills (Word, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, email) Job Description/Person Specification Page 2 of 3 DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE The skills and Commercial awareness, and very conscious of financial implication experience we Experience from LabVIEW, SCADA or similar software would like the Understanding of Statistics and how they are used in process employee in this control including use of data extraction and analysis software role to have are: 3- 5 years Project Management Experience of MRP and production execution systems QUALIFICATIONS Required Honours degree in relevant engineering or science discipline Qualifications: Project Management skills and, preferably, qualification Significant experience of product development in the semiconductor or related industry. PhD in physics, material science or related field desirable Desirable Chartered preferred Qualifications: PERSONAL QUALITIES/ATTRIBUTES We require all High levels of energy and drive to achieve challenging technical goals employees to have in tight time scales. Thorough, able to complete tasks without the following compromising technical integrity. personal qualities/attributes Commercially aware and very conscious of financial implications of development issues. The influencing skills to motivate others with conflicting interests to deliver the work you need to meet project timescales. Great communication skills and be aggressive in driving change. A positive attitude, co-operative, willing to comply with company policies and procedures and work constructively and effectively with colleagues and as part of a larger team Willing to commit to our core values DATE LAST REVIEWED/UPDATED Date 27 June 2011 Job Description/Person Specification Page 3 of 3
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