Mechanical Engineer

33000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
11 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Specialist area
Mechanical engineering
Contract Type
Mechanical Design Engineer
GBP33,000 - GBP40,000 Dependent on experience

A leading specialist high tech engineering company in the Cambridge area who due to continued growth require an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a high tech, expanding company who can offer a competitive salary and benefits.


New Product
  • Design and develop new products from concept through testing to finished product, considering function, compliance standards and end of life requirements
  • Produce 3D models and manufacturing drawings using Solidworks
  • Build and test prototypes
  • Validate and verify design function, using calculation and software analysis as appropriate
  • Identify technology/product and service suppliers as appropriate, providing interface and liaison as necessary
  • Work closely with production regarding design for manufacture, providing support and relevant engineering documentation as necessary
  • Carry out engineering experimentation and testing as appropriate for design verification and standards compliance
  • Prepare and present reports and test results
Existing Product Support
  • Support and advise on continuous improvement; Reliability, Failure analysis and correction, Cost reduction, Function
  • Provide internal and external engineering support
Field Support
  • Support for Sales and Service in the field; telephone calls, site visits, technical specifications and installation assessment
  • International travel is occasionally required

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential Requirements

  • A relevant engineering degree
  • Experience in product/component design comprising:
    Machined metal parts and finishing detail
    Machined plastic parts; using appropriate knowledge of material properties
    Injection moulded parts; using appropriate knowledge of material properties
    Sheet metalwork; using appropriate knowledge of material forming parameters
    Dimensioning of drawings using geometric tolerancing
    Experience using Solidworks PDM vault
    Design to achieve compliance with specified international standards
  • Good communication skills, written and oral
  • Good PC literacy; experienced using Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to present design concepts and undertake a multidisciplinary design review
Desirable Experience
  • A post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Use of additional software modelling tools; FEA Simulation etc
  • Experience in mechatronics and design of machines
  • Experience with electrical, electronic system integration
  • Use of Solidworks Electrical
  • Solidworks PDM Admin tasks; Users, Forms, Cards, Workflow, ECR
  • Experience in project management: Preparation of DFMEA/PFMEA, Knowledge and application of Lean/Six Sigma
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