Technical Engineer

Location Sunderland
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Mark Swindle

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Published: 11 months ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Technical Engineer on behalf of our client based in Sunderland. This is a full time staff position.

Role Responsibilities

The Technical Engineer will be focused on supporting all aspects of the business, supporting the front-end engineering at the tendering stage by creating and validating conveyor power and tension calculations and providing the specifications of conveyor/equipment post-award. Due to the technical nature of the FTT business, the Technical Engineer will be expected to liaise and support client facing discussions at various phases within a project. The Technical Engineer provides technical support to multiple stakeholders – internally and externally. This position requires problem solving skills with the ability to provide conceptual and strategic solutions. Desired personal qualities include a willingness to seek out challenges and new experiences, and a passion for achieving established goals. This position requires personal interaction with others to achieve desired results, and the integrity to place emphasis on how results were achieved as well as the results themselves. Success in this position demands a positive attitude toward continuous improvement and a willingness to embrace best practices

Role Duties

  • Support Proposals/Bids with steel target weights, engineering time and concepts

  • Produce Conveyor calculations and reports (powers / tensions calculations)

  • Technical specification of major proprietary items (such as drums, winches, and transmissions)

  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to all areas of the business

  • Promote product development and best practice

  • Promote cost reduction, value engineering, standardisation, and risk reduction

  • Participate and provide technical input to internal and external design review meetings

  • Produce purchasing specifications and equipment schedules

  • Assist to resolve quality issues and determine appropriate measures to prevent re-occurrence  

  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to the Sales/Bids teams

  • Provide training and guidance to engineering staff

  • Liaise directly with clients where required, always representing the business in a professional manner

Desired Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science / Engineering / Maths Degree or equivalent relevant discipline (Required)

  • Experienced in effective Change Management implementation (Required)

  • 5 years’ experience in engineering design, machine application (Desired)

  • Proficient in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) tools (Desired)

  • Experienced with implementing Lean Engineering principles (Desired)

  • Professional registration and/or membership in committees and/or technical societies beneficial (Beneficial)

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.