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Research and Development Engineer - Ravensthorpe, Northampton, NN6

Research and Development Engineer - Ravensthorpe, Northampton, NN6

The company premises are situated in a rural location, having your own transport and a full UK driving licence will be required.
Salary Negotiable between £25k and £40k depending on your skills and experience
Hours Core hours of work are 37 per week based on Monday to Thursday 08:30 : 17:15 with ½ hour lunch break, and Fridays 08:30 : 12:30.

Our client is a specialist engineering company with a worldwide reputation as an innovator in low volume, high performance solutions for torque measurement, power transmission and test bed systems.
They are looking to recruit a Research and Development Engineer to grow the strengths of the engineering team and assist the company in its growth plans.
The Research and Development engineers study, research and develop ideas for new products and the methods used to make them.

Working on a wide range of rotating machinery, couplings and test rigs of bespoke design that must be functional and reliable, easy and safe to use, including modifying existing products or processes to increase efficiency or improve performance.

Typical duties in the role will include:
? providing timely support for new product enquiries
? producing innovative designs/ideas and create workable and cost-effective solutions
? creating 3D CAD conceptual designs and 2D drawings
? the ability to conduct test schedules, document the results and present these findings clearly
? working on short and long-term projects both in managing, documenting and performing the project activities
? the selection and specification of suitable equipment suppliers and processes

Qualifications required
Applicants must have:
? a 2.1 degree in a relevant engineering discipline such as mechanical and / or electrical engineering, together with demonstrable experience in a similar role
? advanced Excel skills

Key skill requirements