Mechanical Design Engineer

Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan

Salary: £35,000 - £42,000

Full Time

Applications: 13

Mechanical Design Engineer
Bridgend, South Wales
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000
Full-time, permanent

The company is an innovative and successful privately owned SME that designs and manufactures hi-tech capital equipment for worldwide export with a head office in the UK and two overseas offices. A vacancy has arisen for a Mechanical Design Engineer to support the team in new product development driven by company and market requirements; and provide mechanical engineering support for current products to enhance productivity, reliability and continuity of performance and build, ranging from small component designs to complex turnkey solutions.

1. Principal Accountabilities:
• From a top-level brief, and working in collaboration with electrical, controls and software engineers – design and implement cost-effective equipment and solutions for engineering problems and help improve safety, reliability and throughput.
• Developing a project specification with colleagues, often including those from other engineering disciplines.
• Producing details of specifications and outline designs.
• Designing robust solutions within a 3D environment, ensuring best practice modelling to minimise waste in the model and eliminate conflicting information between models and drawings. 
• Discussing and solving complex problems with customers, internal departments, subcontractors and suppliers, considering the implications of issues such as cost, safety and time constraints.
• Creation of documentation for the release of products to production, including but not limited to BoM, spares list, build instructions and assembly drawings.
• Assembly of prototypes, recommending modifications following prototype test results.
• Preparing product documentation for service, publications and sales and marketing.
• Creating engineering drawings conforming to BS8888, ISO 9001 and internal company standards for presentation to various suppliers.
• Ensuring designs conform to international standards and directives.
• Undertaking any other projects and duties as requested which are within the competence of the job holder. 

2. Education / Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will be qualified to degree level in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering
Science, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent. The candidate will have a minimum 5
years’ experience in a product development environment specifically design for manufacture,
assembly and service; to ensure design concepts can be consistently manufactured to
enable repeatability of function and operation.

3. Job Specific Skills / Personal Qualities
• Experience of using Autodesk Inventor for part drawing and assembly creation. Other CAD packages would be considered. (Creo, Solidworks)
• Experience of BoM creation and control within CAD package. 
• Experience of Vault or other PLM software.
• Ability to interpret and evaluate both mechanical and electrical drawings.
• Knowledge and experience of working within a formal ECN process to maintain clear and accurate records of changes within drawings.
• Ability to manage time and resources and prioritise tasks based on a dynamic project function with a willingness to travel and undertake customer visits when required.
• Strong verbal and precise written communications skills to engage with internal and external contacts, effectively gather information and express instructions clearly

Salary Information

Salary: £35,000 - £42,000

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ID: RHL-2422
Category: Engineering
Location: Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Paid: Per Annum
Consultant: Recruitment Manager
Added On: 05-10-2021
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