Responsibilities

  • Carrying out detailed mechanical design work including 3D modelling, calculations, simulation and design verification testing as needed
  • Developing designs to meet requirements while following DFx best practice
  • Designing injection moulded and die cast components including supporting the development of tooling, tool trials and corrections to successful release
  • Selecting mechanical parts taking into consideration functionality, cost, availability and obsolescence
  • Creating technical specifications including functional design specifications, 2D drawings, assembly drawings and bills of materials
  • Managing technical risk, ensuring significant risks are reported and mitigated
  • Solving engineering problems in a structured and methodical manner using data to make decisions. Calculations, methods and reasons for decisions are documented, reviewed and published
  • Traveling to other company sites and to suppliers to present work, collaborate on projects and seek advice
  • Preparing and presenting mechanical concepts and designs at reviews
  • Liaising with other departments and sites. This includes working closely with Operations, manufacturers and production engineers to ensure designs are optimised for manufacture;
  • Supporting the transition of designs into manufacture
  • Ensuring design files and records are kept up to date
  • Following departmental processes at all stages of product development
  • Carrying out design change requests and associated administration in a timely manner
  • Reporting progress of all assigned tasks
  • Keeping up to date with the latest manufacturing techniques and material development

Skills/qualifications 
  • A good Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent Mechanical Engineering qualification with experience
  • A proven track record in designing injection moulded and die cast components that have gone into production
  • A thorough understanding of tooling for injection moulding and die casting including the process of making, trialling and correcting tools
  • A proven track record in designing complex electromechanical automation systems, machines or products that have gone into production
  • Expert experience in CAD; preferably SolidWorks and PDM software
  • Substantial experience draughting to BS8888 with the use of GD&T
  • A good understanding of component selection
  • Experienced in generating supporting calculations and justification for design decisions required for a Technical File and Certification (CE, UL CSA or other)
  • The ability to generate supporting calculations required for a Technical File and Certification (CE, UL CSA or other)
  • The ability to work within a team on multiple projects, to prioritise tasks and to manage your time
  • Experience of delivering work packages to time and budget constraints

Skills/experience 
  • A proven track record in designing complex electromechanical automation systems or machines
  • Any experience using a PDM (Product Data Management) system