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Project Engineer (Heated Tobacco) Amsterdam Netherlands

Project Engineer (Heated Tobacco)

Radarweg | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands | 1043 NT

About us

At Fontem Ventures our purpose is to deliver a better alternative to smokers around the world. 

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company and, as the owner of the e-vapour brand blu, a leader in vaping technology. Our business is headquartered in Amsterdam with more than 200 employees working across head office and , Fontem US in Charlotte  with research labs in Liverpool, Hamburg and Beijing. 

The role

The HT realisation Engineer will be responsible for the development and realisation of heated tobacco devices in line with the company’s heated tobacco strategy.

The person will be responsible for taking functional prototypes to mass production, as well as performing cost optimisation and Engineering documentation.

Driving early identification of suitable technologies, manufacturing processes and optimal partners to ensure large scale manufacturing capabilities.

Additionally, experience working with quality departments is required in order to generate protocols and qualification plans.

The person should be prepared to work in a fast paced environment and with multiple stakeholders across the business and in China.

Key accountabilities

  • Review Design for Manufacturing (DFM) reports from suppliers and fabricators.
  • Produce and maintain accurate and complete design documentation that describes each new product, process and/or system, including all relevant information for legal or compliance purposes.
  • Conduct Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) on manufacturing process.
  • Conduct root cause analysis on product failures and document findings in reports.
  • Document process flow and work instructions.
  • Propose, develop and validate device manufacturing process improvements, enabling productivity, cost saving and increased quality.
  • Development of validation, reliability and quality testing plans, including climate, mechanical, safety, highly accelerated life tests.
  • Qualification of injection moulding tools including FAI’s and CPK’s.
  • Source and evaluate alternate suppliers for acceptability of replacement components/sub-assemblies. Evaluation must be conducted using statistically significant methods in conjunction with regulatory input.
  • Keeping an eye out for new technologies and processes that could improve product quality, cost, or functionality.

Skills & experience

  • Fluent in English, written and verbal.
  • Solid experience in consumer electronics industry - design/realisation/manufacturing.
  • Experience in managing/collaborating with external development partners.
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple tasks with tight and variable time scales – must be accepting of change.
  • Understanding of regulatory environment for consumer electronics CE, UL, PSE etc.
  • Frequent overseas travel.

Desirable

  • Experience working in a regulated environment (automotive, aerospace, medical or pharma).
  • Experience with injection moulding / plastics.
  • Experience with factories in China.

What we offer

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