Graduate Opportunity

Design Engineer

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About Textron Specialized Vehicles

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Bad Boy®, TUG™ and Douglas™ brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training.


Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd are seeking a Design Engineer Level 1 who will be based in Ipswich in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Engineering Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To ensure that all designs meet technical, performance, reliability and cost targets as identified by a Senior Engineer or Engineering Manager;
  • To produce and maintain all drawings, Bill of Material records, outline assembly instructions and Technical Publications consistent with the Engineering Change process and as guided by senior engineering staff;
  • To ensure that all designs can be manufactured both efficiently and cost effectively through liaison with Manufacturing staff, incorporating mistake proofing or visual guidelines if miss-builds are possible;
  • Utilise best practice reference documents and standard in-house components where at all possible. Liaise with other Engineers and departments when implementing new principles;
  • To read, understand and incorporate requirements of standards and directives relevant to the product under development;
  • To assist in the development of test regimes to validate design elements of a project.

Minimum Qualifications/Skills/Education Requirements:

  • You should be degree qualified or equivalent in an engineering related field, preferably Mechanical Engineering;
  • Comfortable designing in a variety of materials including steels, plastics and alloys;
  • Able to demonstrate a hands-on approach working within a multi-disciplinary team to take design concepts through to medium volume production to meet challenging specifications and timescales;
  • Self-motivating and able to work with low levels of supervision to defined objectives;
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills;
  • A strong knowledge of CAD (ideally UG NX) and FEA software (ideally ANSYS) required.


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Job ID Number: 275656
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £26,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Ipswich (Suffolk)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Mechanical

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