Engineer - Mechanical Specialist

£30000 - £45000 per annum
02 May 2017
30 May 2017
Natalie Clarke
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical specialists will be involved with the product development from initial concepts through to volume production. You will have the ability to analyse problems from first principles and come up with innovative and cost effective solution. You must work well as part of a team but also be capable of self-management to a specification and produce work meeting the company quality requirements.

Job Role:

* Working with sales, marketing and engineering to define product specifications
* Product design from concept to product support
* Design and development in 3D CAD of enclosures for electric controls which use a variety of metal and plastic parts
* Work in a team with Electronics engineers to achieve project objectives
* Supervise technicians when required
* Ensure that all design follows company quality procedures and standards
* Ensuring that all work is carried out safely

Must have experience and skills in ALL of these areas below:

* Proven 3D solid modelling proficiency with Solidworks
* Product design for small to medium volume manufacturing (<1k to 50k PA)
* Mechanical design for electronic products with environmental sealing
* Injection moulding and die-cast design
* Rapid prototyping techniques

Desirable experience and skills:

* Work in a production drawing office environment (BOMs, ECRs and documentation)
* Design for off-shore manufacture (typically China, S. America and E. Europe
* Design of electronics cooling and heat transfer
* Material selection
* Machined part design (milling and turning)
* Design of pressed metal, extruded and rubber parts
* Design for high vibration environment
* Familiar with product safety requirements (UL, CE etc.)
* Use of analysis tools such as FMEA, FEA, CFD

Personal Attributes:

* Enthusiastic, flexible, honest, and keen approach to learning etc.
* Structured individual with good problem solving skills
* Excellent communication skills and able to deal with all levels of the organisation
* Ability to work well under pressure and prioritise work accordingly
* Comfortable in customer facing role
* Must be able to work alone with minimum guidance, but also be able to operate effectively as part of a team of likeminded engineers
* Flexibility to travel in UK and overseas

Qualifications required:

* BEng, BSc (Hons), or HND in Mechanical Engineering- 2:1 or higher grade

Relevant professional experience:

* Min. 3 years' experience for mechanical engineer position

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