Product Engineer

Location: Exeter, Devon, UK

Job type: Full-time – 37.5 hours per week.

If the idea of being involved in innovation and working in a multi-disciplinary team appeals to you, and you would like to contribute to the design and development of “cow-proof”, state-of-the-art products, you may have found your new job! 

Milkalyser develops sensor systems that provide information to increase animal well-being, as well as the flexibility and production of dairy businesses. We strive to develop robust products that will keep functioning well in challenging conditions all over the world. 

Job description

As a Product Engineer, you will be responsible for the development of our sensing hardware from prototype through to production. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be working on one or more products. In collaboration with other members of the team you will design, build and test components and systems that lead to reliable and cost-effective solutions. You will continue to progress these designs into a product fit for large-scale production. 

Work at Milkalyser is varied: one moment you will be in the workshop, investigating and fixing a problem, and the next you will be part of a team session going through feedback and reviewing requirements. At other times, you may be finalising design details or visiting a test farm to conduct measurements and assess the functioning of the system in person. 

The main duties and responsibilities of the role are: 

  • Ensuring completeness and correct description of design requirements 
  • Designing / refining components and assemblies, with a focus on end-product practicality 
  • Building and testing prototypes in collaboration with external suppliers 
  • Investigating technical issues in collaboration with other members of the team, both in the workshop and on test farms 
  • Selecting and maintaining contact with suppliers regarding the design and the possibilities for improvement 
  • Developing the design towards production-readiness and transferring the design to manufacturing companies for production 
  • Communicating progress, flagging up problems and risks, and contributing to project planning 
  • Preparing technical documentation for installers and field technicians. 


  • MSc in mechanical engineering or industrial design, plus several years of relevant work experience. 
  • Experience in the technical design and refining of products in cooperation with suppliers.  
  • Experience with CAD systems (ideally Creo).  
  • Experience in taking a product from concept to production. 
  • Good communication skills.  
  • Knowledge of hygienic design and expertise in the associated legislation and regulations would be an asset. 

Additional benefits

  • Excellent employment conditions, including 28 days paid leave; 
  • An open working environmenincluding flexible working hours, among other benefits; 
  • Freedom in the organisation of your work; 

Within this role, you can make a difference and be genuinely valuable to the organisation while pursuing your own personal development. Above all we’re looking for a candidate with a hands-on mentality, keen to get to grips with a range of activities with flexibility and commitment. 

For more information and to apply please email