Mechanical Design Engineer

Location
Leicester
Salary
£38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted
08 Jul 2019
Closes
05 Aug 2019
Ref
PTR19/459
Contact
Paul Simcox
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Mechanical Design Engineer

c£38k to c£45k neg dep exp plus benefits

East Midlands - commutable from Leicester, South Nottingham, Coventry and Warwickshire

Our client can demonstrate almost half a century’s expertise in the design, development and manufacture of bespoke automation and robotic systems, and are regarded by many in the industry as one of the leading automation system solution providers in the whole of the UK. As a result of continued success and a planned programme of strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced Mechanical Design professional to design and oversee special purpose machine projects from order through to handover.

Based near Leicester and tasked with undertaking the design and detailing of projects using 3D CAD (SolidEdge, SolidWorks, Inventor or Creo preferred), as a Mechanical Design Engineer you will work as part of a team committed to delivering projects both on time and within budget - liaising extensively with fellow project team members and managers, suppliers and customers themselves, so excellent communication skills are a prerequisite for the position.

Responsible for attending sales hand over meetings and committing to overall project plans, you will arrange periodic design reviews to ensure the designs meet customer requirements as well as meeting assembly, robustness and reliability needs, visiting customer sites where necessary to understand and document requirements and obtaining Design Pass Off by the customer. You will design BOM’s are produced and will negotiate with external suppliers to obtain the most cost-effective materials.

Other duties as a Mechanical Design Engineer will include assisting in the electrical design process by communicating clearly and effectively through the duration of the project and especially through the mechanical design phase, and compiling build folders and communicating build details to machine tool fitters to ensure an efficient build process. You will be involved in performing trials as early as possible to the project plan and obtain all the parts and samples and drawings necessary well in advance to ensure these can be checked and used through the design phase. You will also check the quality of parts on receipt to ensure they comply with drawings and quality of finish and will pro-actively address and provide solutions to problems identified during development - whether of an electrical or mechanical nature – and will construct and maintain a comprehensive Technical Construction File (TCF) which includes manuals, risk assessments, mechanical parts list and drawings.

To be considered for this varied and hands on challenging Mechanical Design Engineer role you will essentially demonstrate at least 5 years previous experience of mechanical design allied to robotics, automation, mechanical mechanisms and pneumatic systems, and will realistically be at least HND or equivalent qualified in a relevant Mechanical Engineering discipline.

You will be an expert user of 3D parametric CAD packages, ideally Solid-edge however use of Solid-works, Inventor, Creo etc would also be considered and demonstrate a proven track record of successfully delivering mechanical design projects to required timescale and budgetary constraints. Knowledge and understanding of the various national and international standards for machine design and machine safety systems and requirements to CE mark machine systems is essential, as is the flexibility to travel to customer sites within the UK and overseas where necessary.

In return, an excellent benefits package and genuine scope to progress your career into a management position supervising a team of design engineers is available for the right candidate – so if you believe you possess the relevant skills and experience for this position, in the first instance send your cv to design@p-t-r.co.uk or call the Design team on 01827 68400 for further details.

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