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Junior Mechanical Development Engineer

  • South Ayrshire
  • Competitive
  • Permanent

Are you an early-career Mechanical Designer who wears their passion for design on their sleeve? Looking for an unrivalled opportunity to propel your career and work with a global clientele across cutting-edge industries like aerospace, medical, and automotive?

We’re on the hunt for an enthusiastic early-career Mechanical Design Engineer who is keen to continue their mechanical development journey in a world-class manufacturing environment. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your problem-solving and innovation skills to a range of exciting projects, supported by an experienced team the whole way.

Who will you be working for?

With more than 25 years of industry experience, and customers in 28 locations globally, Tannlin is one of the world’s most established laser manufacturers. Their custom-built solutions include laser-cutting systems, automation solutions, laser-cut parts and, stencils, which are utilised in a range of cutting-edge applications in a wide range of industries.

Customers are at the centre of everything they do. Their established team have a great track record of delivering world-class service with efficiency and effectiveness – demonstrated through a >98.5% delivery to commitment record.

You’ll be in safe hands as an early-career engineer. Their commitment to developing junior professionals has been well recognised, winning the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Youth Employment and the Investors in Young People Award, showcasing their commitment to helping your career take off.

What will I be doing?

As their Junior Mechanical Development Engineer, you’ll be supporting the development of a range of laser systems, automation components, and manufacturing cells.

You will be fully engaged in every facet of the production lifecycle, offering support from initial prototyping to final production stages. Leveraging your expertise in both 2D and 3D CAD, you will play a key role in shaping mechanical product designs and refining prototypes. You’ll play a key role in advancing laser manufacturing applications within Tannlin systems, while also exploring new avenues for market expansion.

You’ll have the opportunity to test, evaluate, and analyse your designs, working closely with the team to ensure they meet the customer’s requirements. As you continue to develop in the role, your feedback will help to develop new laser processes, supported by your continuous improvement mindset.

To thrive in this role, you will have:

  • A degree (BEng or Similar) related to Mechanical Engineering.
  • Proven experience in an industrial environment (outside of your studies).
  • Strong 2D and 3D CAD abilities, demonstrated through project experience.
  • An innovative approach to problem solving.
  • The drive to learn, make mistakes, and grow in an exciting environment.
  • The ability to reasonably commute to the role’s location.

In return, you’ll get:

A dedicated commitment to your future: Not only will you be backed up by an excellent design team, but you’ll also find ample growth opportunities, including professional development, career progression, and support with your IMechE registration fees.

Great Salary and Benefits: From a great starting salary, to primary healthcare and a salary sacrifice vehicle scheme – you’ll enjoy a great range of benefits in the role.

Flexible and Hybrid Working: Whilst you’ll want to spend your first few months on-site to get up to speed, hybrid and flexible working opportunities are available.

First-class experience: There is no better feeling than seeing your designs materialise from concept to product. You’ll continue your development into a world-leading engineer, with a range of new projects on the horizon to get your teeth sunk into.

Sounds great, how do I apply?

This role is being supported by Derek Polowyj from Eden Scott. To apply, you can follow the links within the advert or contact Derek on 0131 550 1109 or by emailing

If you have any questions, are unsure, or want more information – please do not hesitate to reach out. Even if you are unsure of your fit or don’t have a CV, we still welcome you to get in touch.

Derek Polowyj
Point of contact
Derek Polowyj
Senior Consultant
0131 550 1109 07305 954 287

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