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Junior Development Engineer

  • Location:

    Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Design & Projects

  • Salary:

    £20000 - £25000 per annum

  • Contact:

    James Taylor

  • Contact email:

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Junior Development Engineer - Research & Development Department

  • Leading supplier of bespoke equipment for the automotive industry.
  • Excellent opportunity to get into R&D or design.

  • Requires good hands-on engineering knowledge.

  • If you are passionate about cars, this company will be perfect for you.

Delve Recruitment Ltd are a specialist engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy who have a reputation for offering the best service and focusing on the long-term aspirations of both candidates and clients.

We are representing a unique engineering client who design, develop and manufacture bespoke equipment for the automotive industry, working with world-renowned brands such as Ferrari, Lotus and JLR.

Job Purpose: You will take sole ownership of the Warranty Process. This will allow for efficiencies in both timing and quality to be made, whilst ensuring that the Engineering team have the correct data to further develop future products. The role will also require the applicant to allocate time to support development and validation tests and tear downs, providing all information required to Engineering to formalise the release of a product.

  • Dissecting valves and exhaust systems.

  • Investigating issues in coordination with the Quality department.

  • Supporting development teardowns and validation testing reports.

  • Supporting Engineering testing (lab based and on vehicle tests).

Responsibilities after the Induction Period:

  • Investigate the acoustic properties of the exhaust valves and systems to further develop valve and exhaust technology.

  • Creating warranty and testing flow charts and procedures.

  • Implementing and enforcing procedures across multiple departments.

  • Dealing with customer complaints and returns.

  • Creating customer level reports to explain failure modes.

  • Feedback warranty statistics and failure modes to the Engineering and Quality teams, utilising statistics.

  • Supporting customer visits.

  • Ensure that objectives are completed on time, in line with Engineering's timing plans.

  • Manage the storage of development and validation parts.

  • Implement a new returns system with Jaguar Land Rover.

  • Present analysis results to technical leads, senior leaders and clients as necessary.

The Person:

  • Degree, HNC or HND in Engineering would be highly beneficial, or from an apprenticeship background.

  • Good hands-on engineering skills either in testing, machining, maintenance, stripping engines down (could be from a forces background).

  • Desire to develop and grow within the role and business and have an interest in research and development.

  • Able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

  • Team Player yet self-sufficient

  • Good people skills

In Return: The people really make this business and the culture is very unique, it is the type of business where you walk through the doors and everyone smiles at you and wants to help. Many of the employees also have similar hobbies in engineering such as building and rebuilding cars and motorcycles so it's a nice environment to be in.

This is a very important appointment, our client has been very successful in building a pro-active, positive and "can do" environment, it is key that the right person has the same attributes. If you are interested in hearing more detail about this opportunity, please apply direct or email James Taylor on

Relevant job titles: Development Engineer, Engineering Technician, Technician, Apprentice, Graduate Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Service Engineer.

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