Senior Design Engineer

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£37,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Job Summary

This is a mechanical design role within the Engineering team focused on delivering gearbox design work on key projects and orders.

The role primarily focuses on the concept and detailed mechanical design of gearbox components and assemblies. Where necessary, this will also include the specification and design of other supporting systems and equipment such as couplings, instrumentation and lubrication packages. The role requires the individual to make design calculations and decisions to meet customer requirements, and to generate the necessary CAD models, drawings, bills of material and other technical data for both customers and internal production needs.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

- Reviewing the documentation for each gearbox order (e.g. customer specifications and industry standards) and translating this into specific order requirements

- Mechanical design of gear transmission components, including any required design calculations

- Design and / or specification of all package requirements (e.g. bearings, instrumentation, lubrication systems)

- Production of detailed design component and assembly drawings for the entire order using 3D CAD tools, plus associated general arrangements, cross-sections, installation manuals and other drawings that may be required

- Production of material masters and bills of material for the entire order

- Support to operations in the execution of the design requirements, including procurement activities, shopfloor manufacture and gearbox test.

Other related responsibilities include:

- Respond to technical requests e.g. from Proposals / Sales

- Where appropriate, site / customer visits in support of current orders

- Development of new tools, methods and techniques to improve product quality, cost and delivery

A successful person in this role needs to be experienced enough to carry out these responsibilities with limited supervision after an initial bedding-in process. The following personal qualities are key:

- Planning and organising: Applies time and effort in proportion to the priorities of the work to be done to meet agreed deadlines

- Problem solving: Makes good, timely decisions based on a mixture of analysis, experience and judgement

- Excellent attention to detail

- Knows limits of personal expertise, and ensures decisions are based on input from others when appropriate.

Minimum requirements

- Degree level qualification in Mechanical Engineering, although HNC / HND plus a proven track record / experience in mechanical engineering will be considered in lieu of this

- Some working knowledge / experience of rotating equipment design e.g shaft and bearing design, torque calculations

- Some working knowledge of ancillaries such as couplings, instrumentation, lubrication systems

- Some working knowledge of common manufacturing techniques e.g. machining and fabrication of components

- Some working knowledge of commom materials selection requirements

- Significant experience in 2D and 3D CAD.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 873 465
Fax: 01489 898290
Contact: Luke Hind

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