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Company Introduction

VSM is an engineering company based in Belfast operating in the food and packaging sector. Our experience means that we understand the challenges associated with the food and packaging industries, and the need for 24/7 breakdown assistance, support with machinery sourcing and specialist training for staff. We also have vast experience with large projects involving automation, predictive monitoring and output optimisation.

We offer a number of bespoke machinery and engineering solutions and fabrication services to our clients because we understand that streamlined productivity is the best result for a tailored approach, along with bespoke pricing to suit our clients budget without impacting on quality.

Job Description

This is a new and key role within the company to project manage and drive the development of a fabrication service necessary to meet the strategy for adding value to core contracts.

This position will involve leading the development of an in-house fabrication facility for the production of steel support components for food/packaging machinery. The successful applicant will spearhead the new bespoke engineering fabrication service for the company.

Key duties will include:

  • Providing design and manufacturing input for VSMs own existing products and contribute to VSMs new product development.
  • Production of engineering 3D models, working drawings and mechanical assessments to assist in the manufacture of the product and its individual components.
  • Undertaking value engineering to ensure the resulting design is economical in terms of manufacturing.
  • Participating in machinery trial tests and, if required, make key design changes to in a bid to further improve the machines design based on the learnings.

The successful graduate will lead this project, in a supportive partnership with Atlantic Technological University Sligo (previously ITSligo) and will also have the opportunity to avail of a Post Graduate Diploma with Queen’s University Belfast as part of the employment offering.

Essential Criteria:

  • Min Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Mechatronic Engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Min of 2 years manufacturing or project management experience.
  • Man-management experience

Desirable Criteria:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Good understanding of mechanical and/or mechatronic machine design.
  • Good understanding of CE Marking.
  • Good understanding of quality in a manufacturing environment.
  • Formal project management training
  • Six signa/lean manufacturing training.

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18 West Bank Road, Belfast, Co Antrim

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Mechanical Engineering and related

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