Development Engineer - mechanical systems

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Development Engineer - mechanical systems

If you have an inquisitive mind and good practical hands on engineering skills to design and set up test rigs, carry out tests on large machines, support design engineers and see products through full life-cycle this role will give you all the technical and greasy-hands opportunities you need. This company is one of the UK's largest & longest serving businesses that offers excellent career development.

Job Description

Mechanical Development Engineer - Machinery Staffordshire c£30-40000 + benefits

This is a new opportunity for proven development engineer to join successful business unit of a large international engineering company. The company is involved with the design, development, manufacture and support of an extensive range of off-highway construction machines for a broad international customer base.

As a development engineer you will primarily be involved with the test and development of new systems and machines. You will work alongside mechanical, electrical and electronics design and development engineers, test, NPI and manufacturing professionals both on new and existing product developments and machine programmes.

The nature of the work will be varied and challenging due to the broad variety of engineering disciplines involved; the wide product range and the ever changing demands of the market place.

The ideal candidate would hold formal Mechanical Engineering qualifications and have a strong aptitude for testing and the development of engineered products and systems. Furthermore the candidate would have a strong practical engineering ability (able to get hands-on with mechanical fault finding, physical testing, assembly, test rig development, equipment maintenance etc). Any time spent operating or testing similar off-road machinery would be very useful.

Knowledge / Skills Required:

o HNC / HND / Degree in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering, agricultural / automotive engineering, structural engineering etc)
o Able to perform component and systems testing (mechanical, environmental, NVH, engine & transmission installations etc) coupled with the compilation of appropriate reports and documentation.
o Able to consult and liaise with other engineers and departments as part of the design, development and test process (good communication skills)
o Assist with machine maintenance, upkeep of test equipment and test rigs, product benchmarking, machine problem solving and prototype build
o Good understanding of engineering principles (ideally hydraulics, mechanical structures, driveline, FMEA, etc)
o Self-starting, passionate and enthusiastic about engineering with a drive for product delivery and innovation
o Knowledge of manufacturing and production processes.

o Knowledge of heavy duty off-road vehicle design or development would be useful (e.g. mining machinery, agricultural machinery, construction equipment, military vehicles etc) however my client may consider candidates from the automotive world (OEM, 1st tier or perhaps commercial vehicles)

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Katherine Smallwood

Katherine Smallwood profile edited

I have 9 years’ experience in engineering across mechanical, electronics and software design, working with talented individuals from engineer to director level across the UK and EU. I am passionate about technology. I thrive when working on technical engineering projects with clients to find them the right candidates for their business.