New Product Development/Design Engineer- Melett Ltd

Wabtec Corporation

Barnsley, United Kingdom


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

About Melett

Founded in 1995, Melett is the trusted aftermarket brand for precision engineered turbochargers and turbo repair parts and is renowned for producing OE quality products to help the turbo aftermarket produce the highest quality repairs. In 2017 Melett was acquired by Wabtec Corporation, a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail.

This is a diverse and critical element of the new product development process within Melett. You will be working on multiple live projects from conception to product launch, developing complete Turbo’s and CHRA for the automotive aftermarket.

The role involves taking Original Equipment Turbos, stripping them down to component form and using reverse engineering techniques to produce CAD drawings and manufacturing specifications to allow “copy” parts to be manufactured. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing your projects, communicating with Melett UK and overseas sites, as well as regular project updates using the Product Database.

This role will suit an enthusiastic engineer who has an eye for detail and enjoys operating in a diverse fast-moving team focused environment.

Key Tasks:

  • Design and development of Turbos and turbocharger components
  • Completion of new Turbo Investigations
  • Inspection/ Measurement and Scanning of component parts
  • Design and completion of 2D AND 3D CAD drawings and models
  • Testing and validation of sample parts

Experience Required:

  • Product design and development
  • Good knowledge of 2D or 3D CAD modelling ideally Solid Works and/or AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of precision measurement/GD&T and general engineering principles
  • Good understanding of following product quality processes
  • Passion for product development & R&D
  • Organised, with good planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills

Desirable Experience

  • Production engineering experience
  • Understanding and experience of mechanical assembly
  • Understanding of mechatronic systems
  • From an automotive engineering industry background
  • Previous experience gained in developing turbocharger or engine components

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.