McConnel Ltd is seeking a Prototype Development Engineer...

Ludlow, Shropshire.

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package.

The Role:

As part of a team, the Development Engineer will be responsible for producing jigs and prototype machines to support production.


  • Produce parts and welded assemblies from drawings.
  • Produce drilling and welding jigs from drawings of parts/assemblies to enable batch production.
  • Provide support in the operation and safe use of tooling ensuring that our quality standards are met.
  • Comply with HSE requirements at all times.  

Key Requirements:

  • ONC in Mechanical, agricultural Engineering or related field or following a recognised apprenticeship.
  • Familiar with standard machine shop equipment and tools including lathes, millers and drills.
  • Familiar with drawings and able to work accurately to the specifications of the drawings.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.  Agricultural background would be advantageous.
  • Ability to Problem-solve and trouble shoot with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing workloads essential.
  • Ability to integrate effectively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Flexible to travel to other manufacturing sites within the Group.