Graduate New Product Introduction Engineer

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Apply by: 14.06.2024

Graduate job

Education, qualifications & special training:

Degree (NFQ Level 8), MSc or PhD in Manufacturing, Production, Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering, Computer Systems or Computer Science or a related field.


  • Previous work experience or project experience in product development, manufacturing engineering, or related fields within the electronics industry is preferred. Work experience relevant to a manufacturing environment is desired.
  • Project management knowledge would be beneficial
  • Problem solving

Knowledge & Special Skills:

  • Very good understanding of engineering processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively present information to diverse audiences.
  • Some exposure to project management principles and practices, either through coursework or work experience.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to analyse data and make informed decisions.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an agile team environment and build effective working relationships across departments.
  • Basic knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Production Capacity & Line Balance & Layout Planning
  • Knowledge of German language an advantage
  • Microsoft Office Skills (excel, PowerPoint, project)

Personality Requirements:

Flexible, highly motivated individual required with the ability to work on own initiative or part of an agile team. Excellent communication skills with strong leadership

Other Requirements:

Be available to part take in external training in Ireland or abroad as required

Overall basic purpose of the job:

Rotational 2yr programme with 2 twelve month rotation periods in the New Product Introduction Engineering Abbeyfeale & Mallow plant The Graduate New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer will assist in managing and overseeing the transition of new products from the development phase to full-scale production. This role provides an excellent opportunity for recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in the electronics industry, working closely with cross-functional agile teams to ensure smooth and efficient product launches.

Main Responsibilities and Duties of the job but not limited to:

  • Project Management of New Products being introduced to KOSTAL, from initial concept through to mass production, ensuring timelines, budgets, and quality standards are met.
  • Work with R&D, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, and sales/marketing teams to coordinate various aspects of the new product introduction process.
  • Help develop and implement manufacturing processes for new products, including assembly instructions, test plans, and quality control procedures.
  • In close co-operation with all Design groups, review product designs to ensure they are manufacturable, cost-effective, and meet all quality and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure on-time and within budget delivery of all jigs / fixtures required for production of a new product.
  • Identify potential risks in the NPI process and assist in developing mitigation strategies to ensure successful product launches.
  • To provide core link between the NPI team and the design engineering group.
  • The identification, evaluation and specification of new equipment within the manufacturing process.
  • Project management of new equipment requirements, procurement and production line installation / reconfiguration.
  • Design, release and procurement of product packaging solutions.
  • Control of product technical change process for pre-series and series production products.
  • Support request for Quotation (RFQ) engineering activities - product design, process design & flow, capital costs and product specific cost generation.
  • Prepare and maintain comprehensive documentation for new products, including assembly instructions, test procedures, and quality standards.
  • Contribute to improving the NPI process, reducing time-to-market, and enhancing product quality.
  • Health & Safety of Self and others
  • Responsibility for environmental issues within your area and ensure all employees are working towards Company environmental targets
  • Any other duties as assigned by your Supervisor / Manager

You can apply by sending your CV to recruit@kostal.com with reference to Graduate Recruitment in the subject field.

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