22 July, 2018


Application Engineer

  • Company Name Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.K) Ltd
  • Location Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary Competitive Salary and Benefits Package.
  • Position details

    Company Profile

    Around the world the name Kawasaki has become synonymous with quality and innovation. Kawasaki Precision Machinery supply hydraulic systems and components for a huge range of applications including industrial, construction, agriculture and marine.  Combining world class R&D with global manufacturing means we keep pushing the boundaries of efficiency and controllability in the hydraulic market. Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.K) Ltd. is based in Plymouth Devon where we design, manufacture and supply hydraulic components.

    The Role

    To support continued business development we currently have a vacancy for an Application Engineer to join the Engineering team. This is a varied role working as part of an Engineering team to support our OEM customers and distribution network to bring projects from conception to production supply, applying the range of Kawasaki Hydraulic components and systems. The successful candidate will have a proven record working as a Hydraulics Engineer with project management experience, able to lead projects in a professional, controlled manner.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Support the Kawasaki Sales Managers and Key Account Managers with the technical aspects of developing new business opportunities.
    • Provide product training and support to OEM customers and distributors.
    • Support Kawasaki customers during start up and commissioning of equipment using Kawasaki hydraulic components and systems.
    • Able to use data logging equipment and interpret data for both commissioning, tuning and fault finding as required.
    • Represent Kawasaki during technical meetings providing technical product presentations to potential customers.
    • Provide necessary hydraulic product and systems support to all internal stakeholders (Test Rigs, Production Engineering, Production, Quality etc.)
    • Involvement in the resolution of quality and warranty issues as and when they occur.
    • Ensure that all new product introduction into the KPM UK area of sales responsibility are fully assessed to the applicable NPI & APQP requirements so that an error free, on time delivery can be achieved.

    Essential Candidate Attributes: 

    • Hands on experience working with hydraulic components and systems.
    • Able to write well structured, concise technical reports.
    • Have working knowledge of APQP.
    • 2D and 3D CAD knowledge.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
    • Project management experience.
    • Ideally degree qualified Engineer, preferably with hydraulics qualifications.
    • Willing to travel from time to time, some of which will be overseas.

    Personal Attributes

    • Self-motivated, keen to take responsibility.
    • A logical approach to problem solving.

    A professional, disciplined Engineer who takes care and attention to detail.


  • Job type Business Development
  • Application deadline 29th September 2017
  • To apply Email
  • Contact name Mike Homer
  • E-mail: mhomer@kpm-uk.co.uk
  • Address:
    Ernesettle Lane
    PL5 2SA
  • Web Site: http://www.kpm-eu.com/
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