Vehicle Development Engineer

Shropshire £ Negotiable + Excellent Benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014548

Posted on behalf of

TAFE Agricultural

Vehicle Development Engineer


Commutable From: Newport, Telford, Wrexham, Stoke, Uttoxeter, Stafford, Walsall, Wolverhampton 

Salary: £ Negotiable + Excellent Benefits




Formed in 1960, TAFE is firmly established as a global leader in the design and development of agri-machinery equipment. With a presence in over 100 countries and a group turnover exceeding US $1.5bn, TAFE is already the world‘s third largest producer of tractors by volume, backed by best-in class production facilities and extensive R&D expertise.


As a business totally committed to building long-term relationships with stakeholders via fair and ethical business practices, a major investment in a start-up European Technical Centre located in Newport, Shropshire is underway and due to launch this summer.


With a focus on developing new technology and products, particularly for the UK & European agricultural sector, individuals with the ability to drive and influence this highly innovative engineering centre of excellence are sought to take a leading role in the advancement of electrification, smart farming, and autonomous technology.


Role & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Design & Development of Agricultural machinery by adhering to quality processes and procedures.

  • You will be involved in whole vehicle layout, concept, and development for their upcoming range of electric agricultural vehicles.

  • You will be involved in complete design cycles from concept stage to fully validated products.

  • Involved in the production of Bill of Materials, Digital Model, DFMA, assembly, installation, and service requirements.

  • Participate in vehicle level DFMEA, DOE, DVPR to conduct the validation of the System in the Lab and out in the field.

The Person

  • Ideally Bachelor/ Master‘s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent with emphasis on practical work experience

  • 1-5 years‘ experience working within the design and development of off-highway/ agricultural systems.

  • Exposure to vehicle integration, electrical, electronics, hydraulic pipeline routing, knowledge in sensors and wiring harness routing.

  • Knowledge in a range of manufacturing processes including welding, casting, forging, machining, rapid prototyping etc an advantage.

  • Knowledge of FMEA, DOE, DVPR & 7QC tools an advantage.


On a personal level, the TAFE European Technical Centre provides an unrivalled career opportunity for genuinely driven, creative, and adaptive team players to strongly influence and collaborate across numerous projects, disciplines and departments - internally, externally and also internationally.


With a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges, an ability to prioritise and organise project workloads, coupled with excellent problem solving, analytical, communication and reporting skills is sought after.


How to Apply

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