As a development engineer, you will research, develop, test and evaluate ideas for AIE’s new products and production systems. You will also improve the performance and efficiency of existing products.
Your duties include
- Evaluate the feasibility of selected concepts to meet functional customer needs
- Develop and prototype new products in accordance with company Product Development Processes
- Evaluate the feasibility of concepts and/or prototypes through engineering testing and analysis, consistent with customer expectation
- Assess reliability, safety, performance and risk of new designs & methodologies
- Coordinate and communicate development schedules and compatibility or design issues throughout the team continuously
- Provide input into the creation/modification of Product Specifications in alignment with Customer Requirements
- Transfer of designs to manufacturing through liaison with design engineering and external suppliers
- Undertake testing and theoretical analysis of products to determine product safety and efficacy
- Research using mathematical modelling to work out whether new developments and innovations would work and be cost effective.
- Collecting and analysing data from tests on prototypes.
- Writing and or presenting regular progress and technical reports.
Hours and environment
38 hours a week, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm (30 minute lunch) Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm
Your work will be split between the workshop, test cells and design offices. You will use several data acquisition and engine control systems and you will also be required to use several other software packages including Solidworks.
You may also be required to travel to meet clients and suppliers
Skills and interests
Your Skills need to include:
- A creative approach for generating new ideas
- An excellent grasp of engineering and design principles
- Excellent communication skills
- An understanding of manufacturing processes and construction methods
- Excellent “hands on” engine / powertrain development experience
- Good team working skills
- An appreciation of business demands
- An awareness of the environmental impact of design ideas.
- Eagerness to Learn
- Ability to work unsupervised.