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Posted on: 27 Apr 

Job Vacancy - R&D Engineer

In order to support business growth, McElmeel Mobility Services is looking for a Research and Development (R&D) Engineer to support our fast paced, dynamic engineering team.  The successful candidate will be a key contributor to the engineering team; supporting new product development and drive continuous improvement to existing designs.  

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the wider team in relation to new product development including management, marketing and production,
  • Work closely with Engineering team to design and document new conversions, develop new processes, update production build manuals, and carry out fault finding exercises,
  • Liaise with R&D team in the creation/modification of parts, technical drawings, and Bill of Materials,
  • Implementation of new technologies, manufacturing processes and materials,
  • Sourcing and liaising with suppliers of purchased components,
  • Follow engineering change control procedure where applicable,
  • Record and analyse Time and Motion studies to drive improvements in production times, 
  • Create and update all relevant documents for COCs/Certification/Testing,
  • Schedule and visit test houses to perform component/vehicle crash test campaigns,
  • Create and manage multiple design projects within set timeframe,
  • Be responsible for the correct use of personal protective equipment as per the company policy.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Degree educated or equivalent in Engineering,
  • 3+ years experience in a manufacturing industry related role,
  • Previous experience implementing change control within a production environment,
  • Experience in solid/surface modelling using Solidworks or similar,
  • Working knowledge of steelwork is an advantage,
  • Full Driving Licence,
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (inc Word and Excel), Office 365.

Essential Qualities:

  • A great work ethic with a positive can-do attitude,
  • Excellent attention to detail,
  • Excellent time & project management skills,
  • Creativity and innovative thinking,
  • Initiative to work alone as well as successfully within a multi-discipline team,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Ability to follow instructions and execute effectively.

Benefits include: 

  • Attractive salary,
  • Private healthcare cover,
  • Contributory pension scheme,
  • Development opportunities.

To Apply: Send your CV to or contact us on Tel: 02837 525 333 for an application form.  

Closing Date:  Friday 19th May 2023

McElmeel Mobility Services Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.