Mechanical Engineer

06 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017
Natalie Clarke
Contract Type
Full Time
The Mechanical Engineer will provide the mechanical assembly of electronic products within a multidisciplinary team including electronics, EMC and thermal engineers. They will be involved with product development from initial concepts through to volume production. They must have the ability to analyse problems from first principles and come up with innovative and cost effective solution. They 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:

* Mechanical product design from concept to production
* 3d CAD design of parts and assemblies
* 2D engineering drawings for parts and assemblies
* BOM creation
* Working with sales, marketing and engineering to define product specifications
* Working with other engineering disciplines to design a product that meets specifications
* Selection of materials for metal and plastic parts
* Buying prototype parts as appropriate
* Assembly of early prototypes
* Requisition of production tools
* Support of production partners for mechanical and assembly issues
* 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
* Part and assembly manufacturing drawings
* Product design for medium to high volume manufacturing (10k to >100k PA)
* Mechanical design for electronic products
* Environmental sealing
* Injection moulding design

Desirable experience and skills:

* Work in a production drawing office environment (BOMs, ECRs and documentation)
* Using subcontractors for manufacture (typically Asia, E. Europe)
* Design of electronics cooling and heat transfer
* Material selection
* Die-casting design
* Rapid prototyping techniques
* Machined part design (milling and turning)
* Design of pressed metal, extruded and rubber parts
* Design for high voltage equipment
* 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

Relevant professional experience:

* Min. 3 years' experience for mechanical engineer position

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