Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

45000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual + GBP45000 - GBP55000/annum
21 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Celebrating 15 years of consumer product design and manufacture, this award winning best in Class Company are seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join their vibrant and multi skilled innovation and design team. The company, who are an instantly recognisable branded name are fiercely ambitious, with impressive growth plans to bring new and exciting products to market. There is always a real buzz in the design studio and they are looking for enthusiastic and energetic like minded individual to join the team at a senior level.

This role will be part of a team that designs and develops leading edge, hand held, premium consumer products, on time and in-line with product requirements.

Concept generation and prototyping

* To work alongside the Industrial Design and Product Innovation teams in early creation of 'concept' designs for evaluation and testing

* Should be able to create product assembly concepts and space models

* To have an appreciation of ergonomics and usability of hand held products

Product development

* Should be able to demonstrate an understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals

* Should have strong abilities in many of the following areas: concept generation, problem solving, detail mechanical design, materials selection, prototype and lab testing, design for high and low volume manufacturing and manufacturing support

* A proven track record of designing parts that are manufactured using processes including; injection moulding, die casting, extrusion, sheet metal and various finishing processes

* To be responsible for the 3D database and creation of the 2D drawings on projects

* Able to undertake analytical tasks i.e. tolerance analysis, FMEA, mould flow, FEA, as required

* Experience of DFM, DFA, part approval and tooling qualification processes

Team Skills

* To work individually and alongside other Design Engineers and in some cases manage a wider team of Design and Project Engineers

Transfer to manufacture

* To assist in the transfer of final design & manufacturing data to suppliers and manufacturing partner

* Regular liaisons on designs (DFM / DFA ) with external suppliers


* Qualified in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject with extensive design and development experience

* Ideally the applicant should be degree or HND/HNC educated with at least 6 years' experience in the development of consumer products

* Experience of designing components used in high temperature applications would be a benefit

* Must have strong skills and experience with 3D CAD systems and must be able to use both surfacing and solid modeling techniques, specifically ProEngineer/Creo and the Windchill PDM systems

* Knowledge of SolidWorks would also be beneficial

* An understanding of transferring electrical/electronic products into manufacture and an awareness of the standard EN 60335, is desirable

* Methodical approach with excellent attention to detail

* Exceptional planning and organising skills working within exacting timescales

* Ability to cope well under pressure

* Actively seeks to build and develop relationships both internally and externally

* Must be prepared to travel to China, EU and US

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Reference No: 234281

Location: Cambridge

Job Type: Permanent

Please apply to Paul Surridge, Operations Director;; (Apply online only)

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