Mechanical Design Engineer

Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Bluetownonline Ltd
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About the job

Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer  

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Salary: Competitive + Benefits  

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Working Hours: 37 hrs per wk – Mon-Thurs 8.30 – 4.30pm, Fri 8.30 – 4.00pm (Flex Fri scheme).

Oilgear UK is part of the international Oilgear group producing High Pressure Hydraulic equipment and systems in the UK with facilities located strategically around the globe. Oilgear have been producing electronic control systems for over 40 years within a business that was created in 1921, we are celebrating 100 years in business.

About the Role:

Due to our continued growth Oilgear Leeds is currently recruiting a Mechanical Design Engineer to join our expanding team, supporting the company as the business moves into new market areas, whilst also supporting the existing customer base. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about engineering. If you have drive, enthusiasm and motivation with a thirst for knowledge and the ambition to be a part of a forward-thinking company this is the job for you. The successful candidate will be an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer, ideally with technical knowledge of hydraulic systems although this is not essential.   

The salary available for this role will depend entirely on the individuals experience and skills. Additional Benefits Package includes Flexible Friday pm scheme, 30 hols inc to 33 with service, Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme, DIS Scheme, Pension 

There is free car parking. 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.

Key Duties:

  • Design & development of products, manifolds and unit assembly both existing & new, through to launch and through life
  • Provide technical design support to engineering team, sales team and our customers
  • Preparing reports to demonstrate technical progress on projects
  • BOM creation
  • Research & development to create design prototypes 
  • Resolve product development issues through creative testing and re-engineering
  • Perform necessary technical calculations and testing to ensure functionality

Person Specification:

Technical/Job Specific 

  • A degree qualification or equivalent in mechanical engineering 
  • Experience in hydraulic unit and mechanical design, preferably in heavy industry 
  • Experience in similar role 
  • Proficient and fully conversant in Solidworks 
  • Experience in Epicor, Jobshop, MS Project an advantage 
  • Experience and knowledge of FEA & CRD (or similar) would be an advantage

Core Skills

  • Attention to detail and good communication skills are essential to this role 
  • Excellent organisational & problem-solving skills.

Personal Qualities

  • The company operates within a dynamic and fast paced environment; to thrive in this role you will need to be friendly, approachable, flexible, highly organised and have excellent communication skills
  • You will be someone that is committed to learning new skills
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with strong personal accountability and a team working ethic for timely completion of tasks

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

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

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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Project Mechanical Design Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, SolidWorks Engineer will also be considered for this role.


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