Mechanical Design Engineer

Transforming the World of Energy Every Day

The Company: Specialising in distribution transformers for almost half a century, we have a wealth of experience and cutting-edge knowledge of both engineering and manufacturing. As recognised experts in our business, we have the proven technical ability to continue to soar as one of the global market leaders in the industry. Kyte Powertech Ltd provides distribution transformers and solutions to industry and utility companies with increasing specialisation in the renewable energy sector. The Irish company was founded in 1977 as Pauwels Trafo. It provides products that delivers useable energy to businesses, homes, hospitals, and industry every day. The company designs, manufactures, markets and supports its transformers from its base in Cavan. Kyte Powertech Ltd is an important employer in the region and is exceptionally proud of its heritage and multiple international accreditations. Kyte Powertech Ltd is an ambitious, growing business, that cultivates deep client trust, supplies customised and repetitive products, and has developed leading technology for the renewable sector. We believe in having absolute customer focus. By fostering a clear knowledge and understanding of our client’s needs among our workforce, we ensure a premium product, attention to detail and a unique personal service. We now have a position for a Mechanical Design Engineer to deliver customer expectations to the highest standards in a controlled and professional manner.

The Role & Purpose

Our values of integrity, trust and respect are paramount in all our interactions. These apply to relationships with customers and suppliers as well as our employees and teams. We have a strong, completely transparent connection with our clients who understand our loyalty and clarity in the way we work. In the workplace, we strive to operate in a nurturing environment to allow our people to continue to grow in their professional and personal life. The role of Mechanical Engineer is to design distribution transformers in line with customer specification. The successful candidate will be a key player in expanding our range and increasing our capabilities. Both electrical and mechanical design is carried out on-site. This is an excellent opportunity that will report directly to the Head of Design but will require the successful candidate to work closely with departments across the business.
We are looking for a self starter who can work in a team environment with good communication skills. The salary will be negotiable depending of skills, candidature and experience. We hope to start the individual as soon as possible. This is an opportunity to join a growing global company with a proven history and an exciting future.

The ideal candidate will have a degree/diploma in Mechanical Engineering with working experience of Creo Parametric or other similar design packages.. Organisational skills and a drive for continuous improvement is essential.


  • To translate customer expectation into mechanical design that can be profitably made in the plant.
  • Create detailed drawings and BOM’S for production & logistics.
  • Design transformers for ease of manufacture and to ensure optimal costs.
  • Make recommendations to customers and business.
  • Collaborate with production for quality first time.
  • Preparation of costings, specs, drawings and technical details for customers.
  • Direction and co-ordination of prototypes manufacture.
  • Liaison with R&D to improve efficiencies
  • Optimising design to the customer specification.
  • Preparation of instructions and drawings for use on the factory floor.
  • Preparation, control and updating technical and material specifications


  • Degree/Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with ability to prioritise
  • Working with design packages preferably Creo Parametric or other similar design packages
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication
  • Previous SAP experience
  • Strong work ethic and self-starter.
  • Analytical and detail orientated.
  • Good Time Management and Decision Making Skills
  • Preferable experience in a manufacturing environment/manufacturing best practice
  • Experience with internal standards and quality conformance metrics
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Requirement to both work on-site and to travel for business.
  • Full clean driving license
Job Category: Engineers
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kyte Powertech

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