Mechanical Engineering KTP Associate

Location UK / Cookstown Area

Job Type Permanent, Temporary full-time, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1372844

 Job Description

To serve emerging market needs in the waste recycling industry, Ecohog, in partnership with South West College, have secured a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop new machinery for this industry.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Project research to include familiarisation with current company products, all requirements for the new product, waste recycling equipment, regulations and new design techniques.

  • Working with Ecohog design staff and SWC supervisor, implement new design techniques within the company bringing in the use of new software, processes and visualisation techniques (augmented & virtual reality) to assess products before going to manufacture.

  • Design, development, testing and manufacturing of innovative new mobile waste handling equipment.

  • Development and implementation of new R&D techniques within the company for the testing of new products and improvements in workshop efficiencies.

  • Development of standard procedures, transfer of technology and knowledge from SWC and embedding within the company.

  • Identification of opportunities to implement lean manufacturing techniques.

  • Training of Ecohog staff as a result of new product development and manufacturing processes.

  • Upskilling of dealer and maintenance network on operation of new product.

  • Research new and emerging waste markets globally.



KTP Programme Responsibilities


  • Attend mandatory training modules required as part of the KTP Training Programme. These may be local, national and international. Further opportunity to attain a Diploma in Management.

  • Carry out routine administration as required, e.g. arrange meetings, take minutes and monitor travel and personal development budgets to ensure best use of financial resources.

  • Organise, facilitate and minute regular project meetings – including the preparation and presentation of accurate and well researched progress reports.

  • Present regular progress reports to members of the steering committee and management groups.

  • Liaison with Ecohog and SWC staff and associated KTP contacts to ensure the project runs to time and budget, and full collaboration is gained to maximise project potential.