We’re Hiring: Graduate Engineer R&D

An excellent opportunity is now available for the following position:

Graduate Engineer – R&D


The successful candidate will carry out a key role in the R & D Department working closely with the R & D Supervisor on highly innovative automation projects. He/she will be involved in projects from design concept stage including prototyping, 3D printing, preparation of detailed drawings, product specifications and parts list development. He/she will support the development of such projects from design, build, test and report generation. Knowledge on project management would be an advantage but not a requirement. The successful candidate will be hired on an initial 18-month contract with the view to a long-term position in the Company.


  • Third level qualification in Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical Engineering or other relevant related discipline.
  • Previous exposure to R & D or Design Engineering, a distinct advantage.
  • Experienced in Solidworks CAD package is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to compile test protocols and reports
  • A highly innovative and creative individual with strong commercial awareness.
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of initiative.
  • MS Project exposure, an advantage.
  • Flexibility for travel.


  • Utilising solidworks CAD package for design concepts, development reviews and final renders.
  • Develop early low-resolution prototype models. Design jigs, fixtures and special purpose machinery for specific R & D Projects.
  • New technology scoping.
  • In conjunction with R & D Supervisor, liaise with customer/design department during design reviews and communication with internal departments as required.
  • Work in conjunction with R & D Supervisor/electrical department on the specification of electrical requirements.
  • Carry out customer product inspection/validation.
  • Compile R & D test protocols and reports.
  • Liaise with suppliers when required.
  • Liaise closely with R & D supervisor to ensure smooth development of the project plan and assist in driving and achievement of the plan for specific allocated R & D projects.
  • In conjunction with R & D Supervisor identify and support resolution of risks and issues throughout the project.
  • Accompany an engineer for on-site customer visits, as required.
  • Adhere to company standards for quality assurance and quality control including documents and procedures.
  • Ensure all duties are carried out adhering to health and safety policy.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in highly progressive, dynamic and team orientated environment, please submit your CV to careers@designproautomation.com or contact the HR Department on +353 (0)69 63842 Ext. 312 for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9th August, 2019.


DesignPro is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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