Research & Development Engineer

  • Job Reference: Rigibore Ltd
  • Date Posted: 9 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Unlocking Potential
  • Location: Hayle, Cornwall
  • Salary: £22,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Rigibore Ltd is looking to recruit a graduate engineer to join its Research & Development team. This is a small team which works ‘hands on’ with all projects under development.
The company’s objective is to develop products to reach the market as quickly as possible and the company focuses its efforts on developing products and employing technologies that will be successful.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Mechatronics, Systems engineering or a similar/relevant discipline.
  • Enthusiastic approach
  • Ability to work patiently and methodically. 
  • Many of the product components are small in size, so a degree of manual dexterity would be advantageous. 
  • Adaptability
  • Willingness to learn
  • The products have a software element so a knowledge of programming in ‘C’ would be desirable.

Nature of work to be undertaken

  • Prototype, modify and test analogue and digital circuits.
  • Assembly & calibration of pre-production electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Programming
  • Sourcing of electrical components
  • The successful candidate is likely to be involved in all aspects of prototyping, pre-production testing on a variety of products

Company Description

Rigibore produces special tooling, specifically boring bars, for the automotive, aerospace, marine, agricultural and heavy plant industries. The company prides itself on its dedicated support, knowledge, and decades of experience in this engineering sector.

Rigibore is based in Hayle, Cornwall and with sales & distribution offices in Mukwonago, USA and Bangalore, India.  Rigibore has been trading since 1983 and produces custom engineering solutions for a range of industrial applications.

The high level of innovation and service has allowed it to become a supplier to some big names like Caterpillar, Kawasaki, ZF Wind Power, BAE Systems, John Deere & New Holland to mention a few. The company also works closely with a number of leading machine tool builders.

The main focus of the company is innovation technology and quality in design and manufacture and this is reflected in the long term and consistent investment into research and development.  This has resulted in the development of some innovative and unique products combining mechanical, electronic and software components.  These products are key to the long term success of the company and have the potential to greatly increase the turnover of the business.

Other Application Details


  • Holiday Entitlement:  Statutory Holidays & 25 days (20 days in first year of service)
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (Scottish Widows)
  • Death in service benefit
Closing Date: 30th November 2018