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 spreaders, cultivation and seeding machinery as well an innovative range of remote control machinery.

The Role:  

As part of a team, the Development Engineer will be responsible for producing jigs and prototype machines to support production.    


  • 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
  • Familiar with standard machine shop equipment and tools including lathes, millers 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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