Prototype Development Engineer
Redfox Executive Selection
Herefordshire
6d ago

Job details

Do you watch Scrap Heap Challenge and wish you could have a job as one of their experts?

Do you enjoy problem solving and developing new product solutions?

If so, you’ll love this job

Our client is a fast-paced, dynamic business which consists of two divisions :

The Growing Systems (Manufacturing) division has an annual turnover of around £50m. They design and manufacture (in UK, Poland and China, Latin America) Field-

Scale Polytunnels and Horticultural Machinery. They have warehouses in the UK, Poland, USA, South Africa and some smaller regional offices / depots.

They export their systems to over 50 countries.

The fruit-growing division includes farms in the UK, South Africa, Portugal and China, all growing a range of soft fruit.

To support their expanding business, they are looking for a Prototype Development Engineer to join the Growing Systems Division, working with the Senior Engineer (UK-

based) and be part of a head office team of about 40 people (6 dedicated to R&D).

Key objectives of the role will include :

  • Problem Solving
  • Existing-product Analysis
  • Competitor Product Analysis
  • Design Brief Generation
  • Developmental Sketches
  • Drafting in CAD, if & when appropriate
  • Developmental Costing Estimates
  • Predictive Commercial Costing Estimates
  • You will need to be :

  • Practical, hands-on experience in the horticultural or agricultural world, with sound mechanical knowledge and aptitude.
  • Hold relevant engineering qualification or can demonstrate suitable experience.
  • Some knowledge of drawing office / production procedures and processes would be useful
  • A self-starter with the ability to work on his or her own initiative, plan well and follow through to project completion
  • Basic IT skills, eg Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • If this sounds like the role you’ve been looking for, please don’t hesitate to give Caroline Crouchman a call at Redfox!

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