Employment at Teignbridge

Teignbridge Propellers is a long established world-class company, supplying propellers and sterngear to many of the worlds leading boat builders. We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining high calibre staff throughout the organisation. We seek staff who are motivated, enthusiastic and equally committed to producing and selling high quality components. To support this vision, Teignbridge offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, coupled with an individual personal development plan for each employee.


Teignbridge Propellers offers a tremendous variety of employment opportunities across various disciplines including moulders, fettlers, polishers, machinists, pattern making, inspectors, technicians, design engineers, sales engineers, administration, quality control, accounting, HR, export & purchasing.


We are committed to equality of opportunity and we welcome applications from all prospective employees.

Current Vacancies

Job Title:  Marine Project Engineer

Company: Teignbridge Propellers International Ltd


Contract term: 2 years, with good potential for a subsequent permanent position

Salary: £25k to £30k per annum depending on experience

Start date: ASAP – position to be filled in January – February 2017

Hours per week: 39

Location: Great Western Way, Forde Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4AW


Position Summary

Teignbridge Propellers International Ltd is developing an exciting and high profile, funded research and development project to develop, test and demonstrate a novel, fuel saving propeller for commercial ships. Teignbridge is looking to employ a new member of staff specifically to support the delivery of this project which will run over a two-year period during 2017 and 2018. The successful candidate will work with and report to the project manager and project technical officer.

The project will be run in three distinct stages: 1) research and technology development – market analysis, numerical modelling and reporting activity, 2) design and test – extensive design, prototyping and testing on Teignbridge’s in-house test vessel and 3) demonstrate and commercialise – including full scale demonstration and performance evaluation of the propeller on a large commercial vessel.

The successful candidate will have an engineering or naval architecture degree and proficiency in engineering design for the marine environment. The successful candidate will also ideally have some prior knowledge in:

  • The ship building industry
  • Ship and propulsion system design
  • Numerical simulation modelling
  • Physical model testing
  • Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Good technical writing and a methodical approach to analysing the market, developing the product to match customer need and supporting with the design and testing of the product will be key to effective delivery of the role.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following will be undertaken in conjunction with other members of the project team, but will be key areas of focus for the successful candidate:


Project Stage 1 – research and technology development:

  • Undertake a review of the state of the art in propeller and propulsion system design and identify and evaluate competing technologies.
  • Undertake a market review to understand the customer needs and potential size of the market opportunity for the finished product and develop a product specification to match this need.
  • Support with the development of a numerical simulation model to evaluate impact of the product on vessel fuel consumption for a variety of vessels operating under varying mission profiles.
  • Support the development of commercialisation plan for the product.


Project Stage 2 – design and test:

  • Support with the supervision and evaluation of subcontracted computational fluid dynamic work, using results to drive design and physical testing activity.
  • Develop preliminary designs of prototype systems for part scale physical testing.
  • Undertake extensive testing to evaluate the parameters of the product.
  • Develop product final design for manufacture.


Project Stage 3 – demonstrate and commercialise:

  • Support with the development and delivery of a full scale test and demonstration exercise run over 3-6 months on a large commercial ship.
  • Evaluate full scale test results and support product and commercialisation plan refinement.


The successful candidate will be expected to comply with necessarily comprehensive health, safety and environmental requirements associated with delivering the project.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Proficiency in undertaking hand calculations to industry standards and classification society guidelines.
  • Computer aided design in 2D and 3D packages, working from concept stage through to detailed drawings for manufacture. Teignbridge uses Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor packages.
  • Technical report writing – submitting an example of past work will greatly support your application.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, suppliers and customers including making technical presentations.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering or Marine Engineering is essential.
  • Three plus years of industry experience is preferred, but not essential.


How to Apply

Please submit a CV, example of technical writing (where applicable) and covering email to: ian.godfrey@teignbridge.co.uk and david.duncan@teignbridge.co.uk


Job Title:  Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Company: Teignbridge Propellers International Ltd

Contract term: Full Time permanent position

Salary: £11 increasing to £12 per Hr after 13 week probation

Start date: ASAP

Hours per week: 39

Location: Great Western Way, Forde Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4AW


Position Summary

Teignbridge Propellers International Ltd is manufacturing / Engineering Company. And is looking to employ a new member to the maintenance team to support the running of facilities, foundry and machines.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • You will be responsible for the day to day maintenance, break down repairs.
  • Managing machine TPM
  • Sourcing and buying parts
  • Supporting Apprentice
  • Support Maintenance team on factory projects
  • Occasional out of hrs work

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, suppliers and customers
  • 16/17th edition
  • PAT testing
  • IT awareness
  • H&S qualifications
  • Experience with CNC/manual machines
  • Industrial circuits


How to Apply

Please submit a CV, example of technical writing (where applicable) and covering email to: alastair.ross@teignbridge.co.uk and www.teignbridge.co.uk