Design Engineer – KTP Associate – Montracon Ltd

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 17 hours ago

Reference 1438025

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Design Engineer – KTP Associate – Montracon Ltd based in Belfast.

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.  Queen’s University Belfast has partnered with businesses through KTP for over 25 years, and in 2019 was the winner of the National Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution from a KTP Support Team’. Queen’s is collaborating with Montracon on a KTP project.

Operating for the last 40 years, and part of Ballyvesey Holdings, Montracon has a long history in trailer production and commercial vehicle sales. Building what is probably the widest range of trailers available from any of the major European players, the company prides itself on its production flexibility. A nominal 5000 trailers a year capacity can be quickly ‘flexed’ to suit market demand and model mix.

Through a two Associate Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, Montracon aims to further understand HVD & HVM along with digital manufacturing and how these can drive the company’s competitiveness and production efficiency requirements. As a result of the KTP we will have an enhanced design capability, offering improved product designs being manufactured in a more efficient automated production facility.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Hold at least a 2.1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Product Design, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline.  Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours Degree in addition to either 1 years’ relevant experience or a related higher degree will also be considered.
  • Excellent 3D CAD skills.
  • Understand the concept of High Value Design (may be demonstrated through completion of a module, student project or placement).
  • 3 months’ relevant work experience.

Informal enquires may be directed to Karen McGeough.

Further information about the Company can be found the website.

Salary scale: £22,000 to £28,000 per annum

One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £10,500 training and travel budget over the 22 month project

To Apply please click the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to our website

Closing date: Tuesday 24 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 10 October 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application.