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Graduate Applications Development Engineer


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We’ve mastered the art of how to measure less than a nanometre - .4 to be exact! (To put into context, a strand of human hair is 100,000 nanometres thick!).

Surface Finish | Contour | 3D | Diameter Measurement | PGI NOVUS Product Launch

Taylor Hobson is proud to introduce the most advanced equipment for surface finish, contour, 3D, and diameter measurement.

Taylor Hobson’s global reputation extends over 130 years where we have been designing, developing, and delivering contact and non-contact measuring solutions. Working closely with some of the world’s leading institutions in the field of optics, bearings, aerospace & automotive industries, we enable the manufacture of better products with greener credentials.

What are we looking for?

Our future depends on making what we do more accurate and mastering how we can do it faster!

If you are up for the challenge, then we want you!

Taylor Hobson was Ametek’s first international acquisition in 2004 and formed the cornerstone of what is now the highly successful Ultra Precision Technologies Division. Ametek, Inc. is a $5B global diversified manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 150 operating locations in 30 countries enabled by ~18,000 colleagues worldwide.

Position Summary:

As an Applications Engineer, you will be responsible for developing new applications and features for Taylor Hobson instruments, directly supporting sales initiatives for new products during product development and post-launch.

Main/Duties Responsibilities:

  • New applications and software features

Working with the Global Applications Manager and the Software Team

  • Developing, testing, and promoting new customer-driven applications.
  • Developing and implementing new software features and modules.
  • New products and software

Working with the Global Applications, Business Development, Software and Marketing teams

  • Evaluating the performance envelope of new products.
  • Producing demonstration and training material for new product and new software features.
  • Playing a key role in the launch of new products and software.
  • Training and support

Working with colleagues worldwide

  • Providing training and support for our Applications, Sales, and Service teams.

Essential & Desirable Skills

You are the sort of person who reaches out to peers and co-operates with managers to establish collaborative working relationships. You have very high standards too, expecting your personal performance to be nothing short of the best. Readily able to develop a robust knowledge of our products rapidly, you will also bring:

  • creativity/innovative flair
  • the ability to drive projects to completion.
  • confidence and integrity

Education & Qualifications

Ideally, you will have a master’s degree in an Engineering or Science discipline, underpinned by strong all-round communication and analytical skills, and a real commitment to teamwork. Bachelor's degree qualifications with relevant experience will also be considered.


When you join Taylor Hobson, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We offer you the following:

  • Competitive salary and 28 days holiday including Easter & Christmas
  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation - IMechE, MIET, CPhy
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • 1pm Friday finish
  • Fun, relaxed, supportive working environment
  • Perkbox – Corporate discounts, GP service & 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • Leicester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Physics

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