The Company:

McConnel is a multi-award winning British manufacturing company that is leading the way as the world’s number one supplier of Power Arm and green maintenance technology. Based in Ludlow, Shropshire, McConnel offers a comprehensive product portfolio including hedge and verge mowers, self-propelled sprayers and a range of remote-control machinery.

The Role:

As part of a team, the Prototype Development Engineer will be responsible for producing jigs and prototype machines to support production. This is an ideal opportunity for current welder/fabricators to develop their career.


  • Produce parts and welded assemblies from drawings.
  • Produce drilling and welding jigs from drawings of parts/assemblies to enable batch production.
  • Provide support in the operation and safe use of tooling ensuring that our quality standards are met.
  • Comply with HSE requirements at all times. 

Key Requirements:

  • ONC in Mechanical, Agricultural Engineering or related field or following a recognised apprenticeship.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication.
  • Familiar with standard machine shop equipment and tools including lathes, mills and drills.
  • Familiar with drawings and able to work accurately to the specifications of the drawings.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal. 
  • Agricultural background would be advantageous. 
  • Ability to Problem-solve and trouble shoot with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing workloads essential.
  • Ability to integrate effectively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Flexible to travel to other manufacturing sites within the Group.  

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