Mechanical Design Engineer/Business Development Manager Nugent Manufacturing Limited

Unit Q2, M7 Business Park, Newhall Naas, Co Kildare
Closing Date: 08/06/2018 09:30
Salary:  €30K


Job Description

Nugent Manufacturing Ltd is a steel manufacturing company that fabricates and supplies bespoke secondary structural steel, air handling units (AHU), AHU platforms, walkways, balconies, fire escapes, railings and other miscellaneous metalwork. All work is bespoke for large construction companies and recent projects include:
DIAGEO – St. James’s Gate where Nugent Manufacturing (NML) designed, supplied and erected a pipe bridge, pipe racks and walkways at the St James’s Gate site.
At Microsoft – Grange Castle Building the company supplied and erected AHU platforms, sprinkler cages and electrical room cages for the Phase 4 development at the Grange Castle site. It is currently involved in Phase 5 of the Microsoft Project.

THE ROLE (FUSION Project) – 18 Month Duration
Nugent Manufacturing would like to implement new product development processes to produce their own products and reduce their reliance on bespoke orders. The company wants to set up a new manufacturing facility to design and produce products starting initially with an innovative flat pack balcony design that will enable the company to increase sales and provide an opportunity to break into export markets.

Reporting to the Company Supervisor, you will be employed by Nugent Manufacturing Ltd to lead this InterTradeIreland FUSION project in partnership with the Southern 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 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 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. To hold or have been awarded a min 2.1 BEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar by June 2018.
2. Industrial experience of using CAD
3. Legally permitted to work in the EU.
4. Fluent in English.
5. Own Transport.

Desirable Criteria
1. Experience of a manufacturing environment
2. Experience of steel fabrication.
3. Ability to work on own initiative.
4. Have a flexible approach to duties.
5. Ability to think “outside the box”
6. Confidence to talk to clients.

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