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Mechanical Engineer - Cost Reduction

  • Location: County Antrim
  • Salary: £22 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 19 days ago

Job title: Cost Reduction Mechanical Engineer            

Salary Range: £22.00 per hour inside IR35 (Umbrella)

Hours:                  37.5-hour week Monday to Thursday  

Location: Larne, N Ireland   

12 month contract working for a leading Equipment manufacturer.     

A Mechanical Engineer is required with experience and knowledge of providing, collating and promoting cost reduction ideas for both in-house manufactured and purchased products.

Candidates with experience working with Creo, Autocad 2D, SAP or similar bill of materials software in a previous role would of be well received.

Due to increased business requirements the facility in Larne, Belfast is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to work with bill of materials within their cost reduction team. The Mechanical Engineer is to undergo a 12-month contract role. As a cost reduction Mechanical Engineer you will be required to:

  • Provide, collate and promote cost reduction ideas both for in-house manufactured and purchased products and components.
  • Progression of Cost Reduction Ideas to meet defined targets.
  • Oversight/Support for Mechanical Engineering team in terms of design and development of Solutions products and components to promote cost saving idea introduction.
  • Provide technical support to Purchasing and Supply Chain departments to ensure standards compliance for products and components.
  • Providing technical and general guidance to engineers as required.
  • Specification and requisition of production materials for manufacture and finished components for assembly.

The Cost Reduction Mechanical Engineer should have the following skills or experience:

Essential Criteria:

  • A Degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline with extensive work-related experience


  • A HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline (or equivalent) along with considerably more work experience.
  • Previous experience of working in engineering cost reduction projects.
  • Previous experience of a product design/development environment
  • Working experience of a production environment
  • Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings in accordance with recognised standards.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of working with Creo or similar 3D Modelling Software in a previous role.
  • Experience of working with Auto-Cad or similar 2D drafting software in a previous role.
  • Experience of working with SAP or similar Bill of Materials software in a previous role.
  • A competent working knowledge of Microsoft Office

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with BOM design engineering background. In return for your experience, this Larne, Belfast based manufacturer will offer you:

  • 12-month contract position
  • £22.00 per hour (umbrella)
  • 37.5-hour per week over 4 days

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. Apply now If you have a background in cost reduction within a high-volume manufacturing business. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Engineer role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.