Design Development Engineer / Mechanical Engineer

£30000 - £35000 per annum
21 Sep 2018
19 Oct 2018
Bluetown Online
Design, Oil & gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Design Development Engineer

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 dependent on experience.

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent (37 hours per week – Monday to Friday)

The company provides robust hydraulic solutions for customers who prefer a partner not just a vendor and is one of the leading European specialists. As professionals in design, manufacture and test, the company pioneers multi-fluid trials to maximise the value of alternative hydraulic fluids. Their goal is to lead development in hydraulic solutions for demanding applications.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, focused individual to join an expanding business and be part of a dynamic team. Working within a small team the role requires a proactive approach, ideally suited to an individual experienced in mechanical development design.

The site is conveniently situated approximately 1 mile from the centre of Leeds with easy transport links to both the city centre and the motorway.

Main duties will include:

* All aspects of design & development of product, both existing and new, through to launch and through life, hydraulic related products and components
* Devise and oversee the testing of hydraulic products, new & existing
* Provide technical data and internal support to the sales team and our customers
* Liaise with all departments within the manufacturing process
* Proficient use of Company software packages
* On-time delivery of key design milestones
* Oversee development testing / evaluation of product
* Liaise with suppliers in the manufacture of our bespoke components
* Liaise with the purchasing department & assist in supply issues/ queries
* Work with the suppliers to review drawings and queries when required
* Review, monitor, update and continually improve document control
* Manage non-conformance controls, including scrap & reworks
* Liaise, support and assist the team in assembly testing including identifying and offering solutions for test fails
* Offer technical support to all departments throughout the business

Essential Requirements:

* Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering
* A positive, “can-do & will do” attitude
* Strategic thinker, commercially aware
* Effective communicator
* Solution seeker
* Support organisation development with sharing best practice
* Proficient and fully conversant in SolidWorks, FEA & CRD (or equivalent)
* Knowledge & ability to carry out FEA and other calculations to support a design
* Knowledge of engineering materials and treatments
* Attention to detail and good communication skills
* Friendly, approachable, flexible, highly organised and have excellent communication skills
* Open to learn new skills and adapt to the company’s processes and procedures, whilst also suggesting improvements where needed.
* Proven people skills are required; ability to work with others while effectively handling internal pressures.


* Experience in hydraulic component design
* Experience in Jobshop, MS Project, Driveworks and Simulink
* Experience in simulation type software (Simulation X / Amesim)


* Company Pension Scheme
* Life Assurance
* 33 days holiday per year
* Flexi time Scheme

When applying applicants should provide a covering letter detailing their salary expectations and availability to commence work.

All candidates must be currently eligible to both live and work in the United Kingdom.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with experience of: Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Product Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Improvement Engineer, Design Improvement Engineer, Design Technician, Mechanical Technician, CAD Engineer, AutoCAD Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer may also be considered for this role.