Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location

    Leicester, Leicestershire

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    Engineering & Manufacturing

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    Janne Bate

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    over 1 year ago

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We are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join a dynamic, goal-oriented environment, working with the newest and most innovative technologies in the energy industry.

The pressure sensors and instrumentation products are market leaders across the globe.

Role Summary/Purpose
We are recruiting an early career Mechanical Design Engineer into our Test & Calibration Instruments Team to design complex instrumentation products and pressure controllers used in aerospace ground support equipment, metrology, process control and high volume industrial test.

Essential Responsibilities
* Design and validation of mechanical assemblies / fixturing and enclosures to agreed customer and product specifications and project deadlines in both plastic and metal.
* Development and release of design documentation, including: Mechanical component and assembly drawings, Hydraulic and pneumatic circuit diagrams, System assembly drawings and User Manuals
* Participate in FMEA and Process Mapping activities to identify / minimize design risks and optimize design outcome.

* Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and / or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures
* Contribute to longer-term design process improvements to drive productivity and efficiency.

* Design Change Initiation and implementation in accordance with our business procedures
* Manufacturing technical support and provide solutions for production related problems
* High standard of documentation for evidence of conformity and technical explanation
* Reviewing design specifications and requirements capture
* Ability to work across continents with remote engineering and sales teams

* Degree or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering
* Knowledge of 3D CAD tools (Solidworks, Pro/Engineer, etc.)
* Exposure to working in multiple disciplined (electrical, mechanical) design teams
* Knowledge of Design principles for Manufacture and Assembly in a high product mix environment.
* Experience in both Plastics and Metal enclosure design for IP rated electronic equipment
* Background in generation of Engineering drawings/specifications, and manufacturing documentation.
* Knowledge of Ergonomic Product Design
* Strong analytical & problem solving skills.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience in procedure development.

* Strong people and time management skills
* Experience with FEA simulation tools
* Experience of design and test. Ideally for high reliability, harsh environments including high vibration and high temperature
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Software packages (Word, Excel, Power point etc)
* Proven ability to work to deadlines and respond effectively to demanding customer requests
* Demonstrate excellent communication skills with customers and team members
Desired Characteristics
* Experience of pressure transducers and compensation techniques
* Knowledge of basic Electronic principles
* Experience within a similar, high variety, electro-mechanical environment
* Experience of working with the PED
* Six Sigma Greenbelt trained and certified
* Knowledge and experience of SAP
* Experience of Shock/Vibration & Thermal Simulations Analysis Tools
* Experience of plastic mould tool design and mould flow analysis.
* Experience with pressure measurement and generation technologies (pumps, sensors)
* Support and/or Design experience with calibration and characterisation systems.