Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted 5 years ago

Our client, a worldwide leader in the automation market, who manufacture bespoke special purpose machinery, are recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer due to expansion.

  • To design special purpose machinery and automated cells using 2D and 3D CAD.
  • Take responsibility for conceptualising automated solutions based around customer specification.
  • Create detailed component and assembly drawings.
  • Producing Bill of Materials.
  • Working alongside Project deadlines.
  • Suggesting continuous improvements and cost reduction strategies.
  • Playing a proactive part and working closely with other members of the team on Design Projects.
  • Must have the ability to be able to create a machine manual including knowledge of word to create a detailed explanation of how the machine works using example manuals as a basis.
  • Liaise with the sales department and customers in the preparation of quotations.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and able to work to tight deadlines.
  • To be able to communicate with customers, this could also involve travelling worldwide and Europe.
  • To evaluate and develop suppliers and supply chains as well as purchase on parts from Local and Non-Local suppliers.
  • Working closely with the project manager and General shop floor managers maintaining delivery targets set by the customer.
  • Demonstrate Lessons learnt are being followed up to maintain that we improve the design of our machines.
  • Work to ensure understanding of costs, timing and risk ensuring agreements with Customer are met. At all times be aware of the project status including timing and scope changes.
  • Report back to the Project Manager on project timing / issues or completion to feedback project final costing for analysis.
  • Support our R&D department for tooling requirements depending upon which customer we are supporting.
  • Must be able to work on more than one project at one time due to a number of machines being built at the same time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Expert use of Solidworks and Autocad.
  • Ideally HND qualified or above in a Mechanical or Design orientated subject.
  • A good knowledge of machining, GT&D, fabrications and welding.
  • Experience with Robotics preferred but not essential.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.


  • £40,000 per annum

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