Design Engineer – KTP Associate/Graduate

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Temporary full-time

Salary See description

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1401859

 Job Description

Exciting opportunity for a graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Technology with Design, Product Design Engineering, Engineering Management or similar.

Ecohog Ltd., in partnership with SWC, are seeking to recruit a graduate Design Engineer to join the engineering team within the company to bring to market an innovative waste handling machine, adding to the company’s product portfolio. Ecohog Ltd. design and manufacture waste recycling and materials recovery equipment to separate metals, paper, construction and demolition components and plastics from a wide range of waste streams for their customers. The company exports internationally and while they are based in County Tyrone, they have representation in Europe, USA and Australia.

During this project you will work closely with academics from South West College to embed new software and visualisation techniques (augmented & virtual reality) to assess products before going to manufacture, transforming the efficiency and design processes of the team. You will be based predominantly at Ecohog Ltd. In Carrickmore but may also be required to spend periods of time at South West College and on-site visits.


The successful candidate will require:

  • Third level qualification in mechanical engineering, engineering design, manufacturing engineering or other closely related discipline (or expect to achieve by July 2019)

  • Experience in engineering design and/or new product development.

  • Strong organisational and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


KTP is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes. High calibre graduates are employed to work on specific projects of strategic importance to companies, whilst being supported by a dedicated academic supervisor, within an academic institution, in this case the South West College. All graduates spend around 10% of their time in training and development and are offered the opportunity to gain a Diploma in Management. This project offers access to a £4,000 training budget. Although this project runs for 24 months, over 70% of Associates are offered employment by their host company on completion.