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DESIGN ENGINEER – KTP ASSOCIATE (3R MOBILITY)

Southern Regional College

  • Newry
  • £20000 - 25000
  • Fixed term contract
  • Updated 12/12/2017
  • Elizabeth Birch
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Description

Southern Regional College (SRC) is seeking to employ a Design Engineer to work exclusively with business client, 3r Mobility, to develop a novel mobility product and help to establish a manufacturing facility.

 

Post:DESIGN ENGINEER – KTP ASSOCIATE (3R MOBILITY)

DURATION:TEMPORARY FOR TWO YEARS

HOURS:                    36 HOURS PER WEEK

GRADE:BAND 5, POINTS 26 - 28

SALARY:                £23,166 - £24,717

 

 

LOCATION:          3R MOBILITY, JONESBOROUGH, NEWRY

REPORTS TO:                    COMPANY/COLLEGE PROJECT SUPERVISORS


Job Purpose

Southern Regional College (SRC) is seeking to employ a Design Engineer to work exclusively with business client, 3r Mobility, to develop a novel mobility product and help to establish a manufacturing facility.  The post-holder will carry out a number of project tasks including problem definition, solution development, prototype design, prototype development, testing and the implementation of a manufacturing facility.   Furthermore, embedding of knowledge within the company partner will be a key aspect of the role.

COMPANY INFORMATION

3r Mobility advise on, supply and maintain all types of mobility solutions, offering an expanding range of mobility equipment to enable customers to maximise their mobility and comfort.  The company have particular excellence in seating systems for wheelchairs and offer bespoke solutions to meet all needs. 

The company is currently expanding its operations to include a new manufacturing unit and therefore requires a Mechanical/Product Design Engineering Graduate to drive this new project forward.

3r Mobility has secured funding from InnovateUK to take this project forward in partnership with Southern Regional College, under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme. This project is a strategic step for 3r Mobility to help establish the company as a leading manufacturer in the sector.

 

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a three way partnership between a graduate (the associate), a company and a knowledge provider (SRC). KTP Associates own their projects and are supported by experienced staff from both the industrial and academic partners. Approximately 10% of the project time is spent on training and personal development, with 4 x KTP training modules as well as job-specific technical training.

 

 

 

Eligibility Criteria

Essential Criteria

1. A minimum of an honours degree (or higher) qualification in Mechanical Engineering or closely related area.

2. GCSE English (Grade A*- C) or Essential Skills Level 2 in Literacy or equivalent

3. GCSE Mathematics (Grade A*- C) or Essential Skills Level 2 in Numeracy or NICATS Access Maths Modules or equivalent.

4. Experience managing large complex pieces of work from start to finish.


Desirable Criteria

5. New product development experience, ideally from concept development through to market entry.

6. Experience working in the healthcare/biomedical sector and a knowledge of sector-specific issues

7. Design for Manufacture experience

8. Prototype development/testing experience.

9. Knowledge of manufacturing processes.


Other Essential Requirement:
   

10. A full current driving licence which enables you to drive in Northern Ireland, and access to a car for official business purposes. (Please refer to the General section in the application pack for further information).

Completed application forms must be submitted not later than: 4:00pm on Friday 15 December 2017.

To apply for this post please visit our site https://src.erecruit.co.uk/  

Southern Regional College is a child care organisation and complies with the requirements of the Safeguarding Regulations.

Southern Regional College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Ref: SSRC17/146
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