Development Engineer

Posted 01/05/2024 by Sierra 57 Consult Ltd

LE15, Oakham, District of Rutland
£37,000 - £43,000/annum See below

Job Overview:  Working alongside our client, an established plastic packaging manufacturer, we are looking for a Development Engineer to join their team.

Overview: Our client develops and manufactures innovative plastic packaging solutions with sustainability in mind.  Offering a dynamic working environment, an international outlook and a strong local presence, you will be joining a team of +3,700 dedicated employees in +34 countries.  They value a high performing and diverse workforce and foster a healthy, safe and productive working environment where they develop employee skills and competencies in all professional fields related to the plastic packaging industry.


  • As a Development Engineer you will manage and assist in development and engineering projects on site and provide second line support to the Engineering team


  • To identify opportunities for improvements and make recommendations to improve machine and process effectiveness.
  • To assist in managing engineering projects from inception through to completion, including:
  • Writing equipment specifications
  • Managing all appropriate resources
  • Implementing and monitoring
  • Compliance with budgetary limitations
  • Effective hand over to production
  • To adhere to company Health and Safety requirements.
  • This position is not solely office based and requires a hands-on approach

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Time served Engineer, electrically bias
  • Ideally, a good working knowledge of PLC and servo control systems
  • Understand and be able to work with Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Good computer skills, CAD systems, ideally Auto-Cad would be desirable
  • Have experience on installing and commissioning new pieces of equipment
  • Good understanding in all aspects of Health and Safety, including control of contractors
  • Proven ability to work and deliver to agreed timescales
  • Self-motivated and work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • The analytical ability to approach, manage and solve problems of varying levels of complexity 
  • Good communication and organisational skills


  • Days role, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
  • 33 days annual leave, including a shutdown at Christmas
  • Company sick pay up to 24 years (increasing with years of service)
  • All PPE provided, including safety shoes

Key Words: “Development Engineer”, “Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Installation Engineer”, “Maintenance Technician”, “Pneumatics”, “Hydraulics”, “CAD”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”, “Packaging”

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

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