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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Applications Engineer


Normanton, GB, WF6 1TN

Country/Region:  GB

About the position

The position of Application Engineer is a crucial role focusing on the design and introduction of new parts within our fluid transfer division creating cost-competitive and innovative designs for the latest Passenger car models in the market.  As the technical link to our customer you will ensure that both customer specific requirements and Kongsberg standards are met, designs are robust for manufacturing, and support the generation of profitable sales.

  • Develop, design, specify and standardise the building blocks/products based on the application specification from customers and manufacturing requirements (both customer and internal) respectively
  • Conduct this work and approvals through the New Product Introduction (NPI) process
  • Solve engineering problems for the customer by developing open dialogue and strong working relationships
  • Perform design feasibility checks on customer drawings and specifications in RFQ phase
  • Develop D-FMEAs, DVP and PVPs
  • Use a VAVE approach to reduce waste on existing products.
  • Coordinate the prototype build with the KA prototype engineers
  • Develop and establish layout and packaging models, CAD drawings for prototypes and serial production and continuously through the development process to perform tolerance- and CAE studies.
  • Support releasing the engineering BOM/part list and releasing of product drawings in accordance with ECN’s  


  • MSc in mechanical engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience of a design or engineering role in the automotive industry

Practical experience and skills:

  • Knowledge about systems for brake, fuel, oil, coolant, e-power and air in powertrain and/or chassis, preferably the piping, tube and connector elements
  • Experience with the following materials: rubber, thermoplastic and steel 
  • Preferably CAD skills such as CATIA 5 + SAP PLM.
  • Ability to think clearly and react effectively under pressure while remaining focused on key objectives and strategies
  • Collaboration – ability to work in multi-functional teams within a matrix organisation and communicate effectively oat all levels
  • Analytical and data driven solution-oriented work style

Special requirements:

  • The role will require regular presence on the customer sites in the UK & Europe, further presence in our UK, Spain and Poland production facilities.
What we offer

A competitive salary will be offered based on relevant experience and qualifications, alongside the opportunity for further development through supported study to progress financial qualifications. Benefits include condensed working hours (37.5 hours across 4.5 days with Friday afternoon off), 25 days holiday, 5% employer pension contribution and life assurance.

Application / Contact

If this role sounds interesting and is the right challenge for you please apply online.  Applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline.

For questions or further information please contact Julia.horrocks-taylor@ka-group.com

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  676
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