Product Development Engineer - Hardware, MY

Product Development Engineer - Hardware, MY

Rentokil Initial Deutschland | Perai, 07, MY

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Rentokil Initial:

Rentokil Initial is an international business services company employing over 35,000 colleagues across 70 countries.

We strive to protect people and enhance lives, for example by controlling pests, improving hygiene and improving interior spaces with plants and scenting. We are experts in the fields we operate in, investing in training, science, innovation and

technology. Listening and acting on feedback is part of our culture to support colleagues and our customers. Rentokil Initial regards equality and fairness as a fundamental right of all of its colleagues.

We live our values of Service, Relationships and Teamwork which were identified by our colleagues across the world.

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Ambius is a global brand across North America, Europe South Africa and Australia.


The Role:

The Product Development Engineer - Hardware is responsible for supporting the HW PD team on Asia based projects to progress between D4-D7 internal gate processes (gate process to be explained in a separate document)

The design process requires a number of engineering builds to be undertaken by the supplier which require a level of support by the PD team. Support is required in order to progress maturity of the solution and to ensure it can be delivered to a fit for purpose technical sign off level (D7).

It is important to note that this is not a design engineering role. The team leverage design support from consultancies and suppliers. It will be expected that the candidate can manage these consultancies and suppliers performing the design and manufacturing roles. The role will be based in Penang, Malaysia.

In this role you will be responsible for:
To work closely with product development colleagues to support technical progression of product Hardware through the design process.
Interface and communicate technically with internal and external suppliers.
Drive meetings, progress, and record and drive completion of tracker tasks after each engineering build or tool trial.
Work with the PD team to support supply chain, quality assurance, regulatory and operations teams where applicable.
Communicate clearly and effectively with Asia suppliers on behalf of the PD team.
Ensure that the product approval elements such as GRU, RIAF and VQD are closed down and completed ahead of a products technical sign off.
For supporting and communicating project plans to enable PD team where applicable.
Provide invaluable TIME ZONE based support for suppliers.
Provide invaluable ASIA Speaking support for suppliers.
To provide technical recommendations and solutions to problems where applicable.

Responsible for maintaining technical relationships with suppliers where applicable

The role requires specific expertise of injection moulding and other electromechanical technologies and processes in order to define robust and thorough qualification programs, set appropriate expectations with third party suppliers and ensure that projects are delivered on time and to specification.
To capture technical learning and test data in comprehensive written reports.

Main tasks

Product Development

Support hardware projects as identified and agreed.
Compilation of minutes, plans and design trackers and other documentation to progress projects through the design process.

The ideal candidate will possess:

In order to be considered for this role, it is mandatory that the candidate has at least 1-2 years of working as part of an international team, supporting cross functional colleagues based in the EU or US.
A minimum of a good honours degree in an engineering or similar discipline
Knowledge of regulatory affairs at a regional or international level would be beneficial
A good engineering background with proven experience of working with teams and working effectively within a matrix organisation structure.
A good communicator, calm under pressure and capable of managing multiple priorities
Proven experience of working across borders, regions and culture; frequent travel inside Asia a necessity.
English speaking and writing essential. Mandarin preferred. Further languages an advantage
Experience gained as a NPI Engineer, with technical expertise in multi-component assembled devices and/or package development. Experience in the FMCG, White Goods or Consumer Electronics business category is highly desirable.
Expertise in plastic moulding technologies, knowledge of mould fabrication requirements and implications for component design and quality.
Broad understanding of resin properties and influence on product design. General understanding of printing technologies and their application.
Able to manage and deliver a complex project portfolio whilst also identifying opportunities for further simplification, standardization and cost optimization.
Structured approach to executing development work, founded on definition and subsequent validation of technical models rather than simply an empirical learning approach.
Good analytical problem solving skills with ability to generate and interpret technical data, provide conclusions and recommendations for follow up action accordingly.
Commercially astute with an understanding of product cost structures and knowledge of financial considerations required to assess commercial viability of new development initiatives.
Able to collaborate within multi-functional teams, working beyond direct sphere of influence to deliver results. Effective partnering with peers to deliver against common goals (both face to face and within ‘virtual’ teams).
Ability to communicate both verbally and in written format to different levels within an organization.
Working knowledge and use of common IT applications including Microsoft Office, graphics , CAD basics and Project Management software advantageous.

Highly Desirable:

Drive and ability to provide strong leadership and deliver effectively within a multi-national environment.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills capable of working effectively with suppliers, customers and operational functions around the globe.
Experienced in working within a matrix organisation.
A creative problem solver, capable of solving technical product related challenges
Strong commercial qualities with an established track record of excellent customer support; ideally able to leverage existing relationships with the key regional directors and country managers for Rentokil Initial.
Able to manage timelines and stakeholder expectations. Uses strong technical and problem solving skills to approach complex projects / provide timely solutions.

Rewards and Benefits
Attractive base salary
Comprehensive Insurance Plans for Surgical & Hospitalization, Term Life and Personal Accident
Out-patient & Specialist Coverage
Dental & Optical Coverage
Additional Retirement benefits
Staff Purchase Plans

You will be welcomed into a friendly, robust and competitive team that are highly motivated and focused on achieving goals and results. You will be given full product training, with hands on assistance from the Product Development Team.

So, what are you waiting for? Come, let’s join our team by APPLYING NOW


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