Senior/Principal Fastrac Engineer (RCAR-CBJKHZ)

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  • Vacancy Title
  • Senior/Principal Fastrac Engineer (RCAR-CBJKHZ)
  • Company
  • JCB
  • Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive plus benefits
  • Closing Date
  • 14/08/2022
  • Job Description
  • We're looking for a Senior/Principal Fastrac Engineer to join our team at JCB Landpower

    Fastrac is JCB’s high speed, full suspension tractor; a premium product bristling with technology and innovation.

    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior/Principal Engineer to join the core product engineering team, working on exciting future vehicle programmes.

    Amongst a world of conventional tractors, JCB Fastrac engineers think differently. Featuring a structural chassis, a CVT transmission, 4-wheel steering, ABS brakes, hydro-pneumatic suspension and advanced hydraulics systems, JCB Fastracs are found on professional farms in all corners of the world. We operate in the most challenging conditions too, from snow-clearance in Canada to sowing the vast plains in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Our product engineering challenges are rapidly evolving as farmers strive to sustainably feed the population while influenced by environmental, commercial, labour and energy factors.  JCB development into smarter farming technology allows our tractors to steer across fields autonomously using GPS, connected to intelligent implements and sharing live data back to the office.

    We are an Engineering team passionate about our products and customers with exciting product plans fuelled by sales growth.

    Role duties and responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Chief Engineer, you will join the small team of motivated product engineers, focussed on the most technologically advanced of JCB’s products, the Fastrac.

    • Interpret our customer requirements and provide engineering vision for Fastrac’s DNA
    • Determine performance, duty cycle and legislation requirements while optimising efficiency, cost and weight
    • Create design briefs and specifications for sub-systems to provide direction for category design engineers
    • Have detailed responsibility for at least one machine sub-system with a complete overview knowledge of system interactions
    • Explore latest technology and develop strategies for performance, efficiency, alternative fuels and vehicle autonomy
    • Develop robust solutions through problem analysis and involvement in FMEA, 8D, and high-level risk assessment
    • Liaison with colleagues in product validation to ensure designs are robustly tested and meet JCB requirements

    About you:

    You will be an energetic, dynamic, self-motivated engineer with the ability to present and develop intuitive solutions whilst working to the company values.

    The ideal candidate would have the following attributes:

    • Education to degree level in Mechanical, Automotive, or Agricultural Engineering
    • A depth of engineering experience in at least one of the machine sub-systems
    • Broad engineering knowledge of complete agricultural tractor systems
    • Interest in our product sector and the enthusiasm and drive to engineer JCB tractors for the future
    • Proficient in NX CAD to visualise and assess designs
    • Ability to lead, present and support the product vision to sub teams
    • An adaptable team player with an ability to cope with a dynamic workload from varied workstreams

    What’s in it for you?

    To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company’s healthy living centre, 33 days annual leave and flexibility around daily start and finish times.

    You will also have access to JCB’s Reward Hub – giving you fantastic savings across a huge range of high street retailers, as well as access to exclusive company perks such as our Cycle to Work Scheme.

    JCB: Building a Brighter Future

    JCB is a truly world class, family owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team.

    If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further than JCB.

    JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

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