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Design Engineer

KAP Technical Limited

Berkshire

Permanent

£60000 - £80000/annum Salary dependent on experience

SL63TW

Posted: 19/11/2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an innovative and rapidly growing company based in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Engaged in cutting edge technology design, build and manufacture. The business is growing with new contracts, so we are creating great new career opportunities.

Job Role: Design Engineer

Job Type: Perm/Full Time

Salary: £60,000-£80,000

This role is to lead the design of our new aircraft. You will be able to seek help from the production engineer for tooling design, aeronautical engineer for modelling assistance, and engineering leads for help with specific questions or technical tasks – however you will own this and will be creating all design parts yourself, with the CTO and Founder steering overall design requirements, and the head engineer and mechanical lead working with you through any problems you may have.
Please note: This is an exciting and rewarding role, and a dream of many engineers – however if you are inflexible and easily stressed, this role is not for you – as you will be under the stewardship of the companies lead designers, tasked creating vehicles imagined by them to exacting schedules.

The Opportunity:

Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar hands-on role.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to build on their experience and to be involved in the next generation of UAV vehicles providing superb learning and development opportunity for you and the ability to influence the creation of the next wave of vehicles.

Our Ideal Candidate:

* Has designed VTOL or Fixed Wing drones for other companies (for production)

* Workshop experience building drones or RC vehicles

* RC/Helicopter flying experience

* Composite experience – both designing for and fabricating with carbon fibre.

* Electronics basics (for instance, knows what a 555 timer is)

* Battery systems

Required Skills:

* Batchelor degree or relevant experience in Engineering, Science, Mathematics.

* Experience in a small company

* Experience with aircraft design - UAS preferred.

* CAD - SolidWorks

* Demonstrated hands on experience in a workshop (shows you know how to fabricate – and not lead from a desk)

Benefits:

* Salary negotiable and dependent on skill levels and experience

* Company Pension scheme plus insurance benefits

* Company 24-hour healthcare support line

* Three-day long weekend every fortnight (Fri-Sun)

* Freshly cooked all you can eat meat and vegetarian lunch on Friday

* Casual dress

* Company pension

* Discounted or free food

* Free parking

* On-site parking

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