Job ref: EG/60998

Lead Applications Engineer


Lead Applications Engineer
Based in Manchester or Stevenage

Job ref: EG /60998

Sector: Polymers
Function: Operations
Location: Manchester or Stevenage

Client Overview:

Manufactures of polymer products offering semi-finished materials, complex machined components, injection moulded parts, seals & slide bearings that are supplied to a range of sectors including Aerospace, Medical, Oil &Gas & Renewables. The business offer an extensive product portfolio for a diverse spectrum of demanding applications, which service a worldwide customer base.
With manufacturing sites and sales offices in the UK and Europe, and partners globally we aim to offer our customers cost effective solutions at the highest quality from material selection through to product design, manufacturing, and distribution

Role Overview:

As an Application Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, development and introduction of sealing solutions and polymeric valve products within the Fluid Management business line.


· Engage with customers during various phases of the sales cycle to deeply understand their specific design requirements and provide them with class-leading solutions.
· Design and develop bespoke fluid handling products alongside the product manager and in line with product line strategy.
· Take a leadership role in design validation and qualification testing, planning research and development efforts, and managing sub-contracted resources
· Works closely with internal and customer engineers/technical teams to help optimise material and design elements needed for optimum sealing conditions such as: lubricant, materials, fluid level, shaft and housing hardness, surface finish, tolerance, chamfer, eccentricity, etc.
· Closely work with R&D team to support developing new materials and formulations
· Conduct comprehensive design validation activities for valves, including stress calculations, tolerance stack-up analysis, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and other relevant design validation methodologies.
· Support sales and marketing functions with product specific presentations and communications, either through on-line webinars or customer visits.
· Manage all aspects of product life, including factory awareness of customer feedback and requirements.
· Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
· The role may require travel to and from all UK sites, and Romania.
· To carry out any additional work as reasonably requested by your line manager.

Candidate Profile:

· Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a related design or technical field; Project management qualifications a plus.
· Demonstrable understanding of sealing design parameters such as temperature impact, friction, closing force, load direction and physical/mechanical properties.
· Excellent understanding and experience of engineering design, modelling and simulation software, such as AutoCAD and Inventor.
· Knowledge of DFMEA and similar structured approaches.
· Experience in seal designing, material selection, and seal testing is preferred.
· Experience in high temperature polymers (PTFE, PFA, PEEK) is a plus.
· Mechanical aptitude, ability to utilise measuring equipment (i.e. dial calipers and micrometers).
· Demonstrable effective project management skills.
· Ability to design seal configuration and animate the moving parts within the working envelope is preferred.
· Experience of Oil &Gas, Aerospace or Medical is preferred.
· Experience/Knowledge of using composite in fluid management applications is a plus.

Interpersonal Skills:

· Complex problem-solving skills
· Collaboration/Teamwork
· Excellent communication skills
· Analytical thinking skills

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
0044 (0) 1789 207070


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