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Product Development Engineer

Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic/Manufacturing.

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Engineering at James Walker

James Walker is a mid-size privately owned engineering company specialising in the field of bespoke seal design and manufacture for global industry sectors covering:

  • chemicals production
  • offshore & floating wind
  • carbon capture utilisation and storage
  • hydrogen production and storage
  • nuclear power

We are James Walker

Engineering solutions for critical applications.

We employ over 70 engineering staff across a global manufacturing footprint facilities including service centres and sales offices. RotaBoltTM is a market leader in the field of intelligent bolting solutions and this role will support our drive for innovation and lead to opportunities for further career progression.

About the Role

From the first day you will be given free rein to manage your projects, make an impact and to develop further cutting edge digital bolting solutions to disrupt the bolting market. The role is based at our manufacturing site in Bingley, West Yorkshire, you will be responsible for digitising and developing our market leading load indicating fastener system (ConnectTM) for the offshore/floating wind markets, cranes, power generation and other specialised bolting applications. You will be joining a team of multidisciplinary engineers with expertise in a range of areas related to sealing and bolting technologies who are keen to share their knowledge and mentor new starters. Gaining exposure to the entire product lifecycle, you will play key role in developing exiting and pioneering bolting products as well as supporting the wider business opportunities. You will gain further exposure to a number of developing market sectors by supporting and expanding our customer applications to this new digitised technology.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Maintain and make improvements to the current hardware utilised on the current wireless ConnectTM system and drive the implementation of calibration and load setting of the system within the manufacturing workplace.
  • Investigate product failures determining the root cause and deciding corrective and preventative actions; working with quality and manufacturing teams to support continuous improvement with supporting literature.
  • Working to support multiple manufacturing sites and global service centres supporting the RotaBoltTM product range. (Key focus towards collaboration with colleagues in Europe, UK, USA and south East Asia).
  • Work with current and future development of electrical condition monitoring systems in sealing products and services.
  • To provide support to product managers for VOC activity: & creation of training/ marketing & communications; literature for training and development of technical & sales teams.
  • Working within a technical team focused on product groups; Gaskets, Compression Packing and RotaboltTM.
  • Supporting the project management lead; Liaising and updating relevant stakeholders on projects that you are working on.
  • Producing technical reports on new product developments, product failures and project progress.
  • Working closely with product engineers within the team; product/ process familiarisation with Gaskets & Rotabolt.
  • Preparing engineering drawings to a high standard.
  • Preparing and maintaining project files and quality systems in line with BS ISO 9001 requirements.
  • Support manufacturing and quality teams for customer contract review and implementing
    processes controls.

What you’ll need

  • Practical engineering skills with the ability to read and create engineering drawings and interpret and analyse data. Previous experience in a design role within an engineering environment would be preferred.
  • A degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering would be preferred.
  • General CAD design experience.
  • A resilient approach and go the extra mile to improve standards and performance.
  • Excellent communication skills along with the ability to build great relationships.
  • A background in electrical engineering would be beneficial/ a general interest in this topic area
  • The ability to problem solve and see tasks through to completion with a right first time delivery.
  • The willingness and enthusiasm to embrace change, look at new ways of working and support continuous improvement initiatives and projects.
  • Full driver’s license

What you’ll get

At James Walker we believe that our people are the key to our success and as such, we believe in developing our people’s skills and promoting them internally.

  • On-the-job training, with opportunities to develop wider technical and project delivery skills by working alongside experienced professionals.
  • A strong mentoring culture, with the opportunity to join the Monitored Professional Development Scheme to achieve Professional Registration with the relevant Engineering Institution (ImechE/IET).
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous pension and employee share schemes
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Holidays
  • Options for further studies and training

Why James Walker

At James Walker we want to be the foremost employer in the sealing and manufacturing industry for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential.
You will benefit from extensive on-the-job training as well as opportunities for mentoring and further learning. You will also benefit from several professional development opportunities and programs, including the opportunity to join the Technical Shadow Board to make an impact in the wider technical team and get mentorship from the technical leadership team.

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How to Apply

Please send CV and cover letter to: gary.briggs@jameswalker.biz 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • Bingley, West Yorkshire
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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