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Research and development engineer (BMC)

Gateshead, UK

Salary: Competitive

The Company:
Based in Gateshead and part of a large multinational corporation, BMC is an energetic company focused on R&D and Design of high speed textile weaving machinery.
Our parent company Van de Wiele NV is a privately owned OEM with a workforce of 2000 worldwide and a turnover of €400 million, 10% of which is regularly re-invested into R&D. As a result we are entrusted with outstanding levels of support and investment.

The Product:
Jacquard machinery is used in the production of intricate textile products by controlling complex woven patterns. These high-end textiles appeal to the fashion market, or are used in technical applications such as automotive airbags and carbon-fibre composites.
Historically Jacquard weaving traces its roots back to the 18th century, and is regarded as a precursor to the modern computer.
The modern Electronic Jacquard is a complex yet reliable machine that runs in harsh weaving-mill conditions at very high speeds. It is a complete harmony of mechanical, electronic and electro-magnetic disciplines.
We at BMC are responsible for the development of all Jacquards sold under the ‘Bonas’ brand. With many astute players and an aggressive commercial environment, only the best products backed up with large investments in manufacturing will succeed

Research & Development Engineer, The Role:
The role of Research and Development Engineer requires excellent analytical skills. The successful candidate will help us to understand, at the deepest level, the most critical aspects of our machine and the mechanical processes involved in its operation.
The Person
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong ability in mathematics, computational simulation and engineering calculations.
You will be flexible, have good communication skills and a natural engineering intuition. You will work well to timescales both individually and within a team. You will have an aptitude for problem solving and experimentation, working with cutting equipment in our modern and well resourced design office and test workshops.
A good working knowledge of 3D CAD (ProEngineer), Mathematical simulation (MatLab), Structural FEA, CFD and motion analysis tools would be advantageous.
Must be educated to degree level in Mechanical Engineering or Physics.

You must be willing to travel both in the U.K and Europe.
Our Offer
• A fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in a wide range of engineering disciplines with stimulating, challenging and varied work, as we constantly strive to push our product forward.
• An informal working environment, where emphasis is placed on personal initiative and good team working.
• Competitive Salary. 35 days paid annual leave + bank holidays. Generous pension and life assurance.

URL: www.bonas.co.uk www.vandewielegroup.com
Interested candidates please send current CV to Debbie Almond at the above address or email d.almond@bonas.co.uk

Email d.almond@bonas.co.uk for further details.

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