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Job Vacancy - R&D Engineer

About Us:

McElmeel Mobility Services are a Market Leader in adaptation, conversion and supply of vehicles for disabled drivers and passengers. Based three miles outside the City of Armagh, we supply converted and adapted vehicles across Ireland and the UK.  Established in 1950 and the oldest converter in our industry, McElmeel Mobility is a third generation Family run business, built upon our core values of innovation and excellent customer service.

The Role:

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


The R&D Engineer will:

  • 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.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Please contact McElmeel Mobility Services Ltd for an application form on 02837525333 ext. 215 or email your CV to  

Closing Date is Friday 10th March 2023.

McElmeel Mobility Services Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

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