Product Development Engineer, Airpacks Ltd t/a KORE Insulation

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Closing Date: 09/04/2018 09:30
Salary:  Dependant on Experience


Job Description

The business designs and manufactures a range of insulation products for the construction
sector. Main products include floor insulation, external wall insulation (EWI) and bonded beaded
cavity wall insulation. The company supplies these products direct to builders and hardware

THE ROLE (FUSION Project) – 18 Month Duration

KORE insulation are looking for the successful candidate to design, develop and bring to the market a new precast insulated product which will significantly reduce heat loss due to thermal bridging in the building envelope. The product requires design, manufacture and testing before launching to the market place. Reporting to the Company Supervisor, you will be employed by Airpacks Ltd t/a KORE insulation to lead this Inter Trade Ireland FUSION project in partnership with the South West College. As part of this role you will be required to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, from the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s University, Belfast. This is fully funded by Inter Trade Ireland. The skills learned through the Diploma will enhance your personal, professional and managerial capabilities and will provide you with the necessary and valuable business skills to help you undertake your project role. The company will fully support you throughout this by factoring in the required time off to attend modules and workshops.

Job Objectives

To carry out the tasks outlined in the project workplan and liaise with your Company
and Academic Supervisors on an ongoing basis.

To convene and service monthly technical meetings with the core project team
(Graduate, Company Supervisor and Academic Supervisor)

To report formally on a quarterly basis on progress with the workplan to a Project
Management Group (PMG), this includes the assigned FUSION Consultant
representing Inter Trade Ireland.

To train staff so that the new technology is fully transferred and embedded in the

To work closely with the academic partner and travel to the academic institute as

To undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, attending course
modules and workshops.

Any other duties which might fall within the general ambit of the post.

Skills Required

Essential Criteria
Candidates must possess:

1. Minimum 2.1 Degree in Engineering related course or another closely related
discipline e.g. Construction, Engineering, Energy
2. Knowledge of concrete structures
3. Strong understanding of thermal bridge modelling
4. Legally permitted to work in the EU.

Desirable Criteria

1. Postgraduate qualification in relevant subject.
2. Experience in design for manufacture and assembly (associated a need within the
project to manufacture concrete and insulation products needing formwork for casting
and specialist connections for installation on site).
3. Experience of working in industry would be an advantage
4. Experience using 2D and 3D design software for construction e.g. AutoCAD or
Autodesk REVIT

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