Graduate Engineer, JC Engineering Ltd

Kilrean, Cloghan, Co Donegal
Closing Date: 02/05/2018 09:30
Salary:  €23,000 + depending on qualifications & experience


Job Description

At JC Engineering Ltd, we specialise in designing and fabricating mild steel and stainless steel. We offer a range of Structural Steelwork, Metal Fabrication & Cladding Services for Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural Sectors

THE ROLE (FUSION Project) – 18 Month Contract
The company have identified an opportunity in the market to develop a new product which will address a gap in the current product portfolio. The primary aim of this project is to develop the new product taking it from initial concept through to a finished product ready for manufacture.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate as it will involve all stages of product development including:

• Initial Research
• Design
• 3D Modelling
• Prototyping
• Design for Manufacture
• Product Optimisation

Reporting to the Company Supervisor, you will be employed by JC Engineering Ltd to lead this InterTradeIreland FUSION project in partnership with Northern Regional 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 InterTradeIreland. 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 work plan 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 work plan to a Project Management Group (PMG), this includes the assigned FUSION Consultant representing InterTradeIreland.
• To train staff so that the new technology is fully transferred and embedded in the company
• To work closely with the academic partner and travel to the academic institute as required.
• 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 higher-level qualification in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline e.g. Product Design / Manufacturing Qualification has to be a minimum HND NFQ level 6 in Republic of Ireland or Level 5 in Northern Ireland or UK or equivalent
2. Knowledge of CAD/3D modelling
3. Legally permitted to work in the EU.

Desirable Criteria
1. Experience of using CAD/3D modelling for example Solidworks or Inventor
2. Demonstrable knowledge of Product Design
3. A good understanding of mechanical processes
4. Practical experience of working in the engineering sector
5. Driving Licence

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