Mechanical Design Engineer

Location UK / Lisburn

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £20000 - 30000

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1359902

 Job Description

Mechanical Design Engineer Lisburn HN895754 £22K-£26K

Mechanical Design Engineer




(This position is Junior to Intermediate level)

Mon-Fri full time permanent position

The role of Mechanical Design Engineer reports to the Mechanical Engineering Manager

Our Client is a large, privately owned Engineering / Manufacturing company who due to growth, needs to expand their team. With a focus on expanding their product portfolio by in-house development and acquisition, they have over forty years of business and have been responsible for a range of innovative and widely adopted solutions.

Role Responsibilities for the successful Mechanical Design Engineer

The successful candidate will join a team on the design and development of innovative products, rapid prototyping and continuous problem solving. The candidate will be responsible for delivering cost-effective detailed mechanical design solutions for new products and enhancements to existing products to the agreed technical requirements, timescales and budget.

Responsibilities of this Mechanical Design Engineer position

  • Developing, testing and evaluating theoretical designs, while complying with industry standards and regulations
  • Creating and maintaining bills of materials and working with Purchasing to identify appropriate suppliers
  • Insuring that products will perform consistently in specified operating environments
  • Identifying and implementing design modifications following prototype test result
  • Evaluating mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials
  • Ensuring mechanical design compliance to customer and quality requirements
  • Selecting mechanical components in line with technical requirements
  • Liaising and providing support to other engineering functions and lab testing including; stress and thermal analysis activities
  • Take part in design reviews, creating specifications and test plans
  • Keeping the Project Manager informed / apprised of work activity/scheduling and work progress
  • The successful candidate will have experience planning own work and working with limited supervision, the ability to write technical proposals and engineering reports and to provide estimates of engineering costs and timescales to support bid and programme activities

Essential of this Mechanical Design Engineer position

  • A minimum 2:1 degree within a relevant Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • 2+ experience in a design environment using Solid Edge or similar 3D CAD packages, including creating 2D technical drawings
  • An understanding of key engineering principles of material selection, mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, assembly techniques and manufacturing processes
  • Experience designing mechanical mechanisms, systems and structures
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills and ability to design cost effective solutions from specifications against agreed budget and timescale requirements
  • Experience in Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacturing approaches
  • Have a good appreciation of related engineering disciplines like electronics and control systems
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, attention to detail and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

Desired criteria of this Mechanical Design Engineer position

  • The following skills will be valuable but are not required:
  • Experience working with PDM, PLM, ECO and documentation control systems
  • Working knowledge of FMEA and TQM tools
  • Working experience with Finite Element Analysis and carrying out stress and thermal calculations on static and dynamic structures
  • An appreciation of designing mechanical solutions to meet EMC requirements
  • Experience with plastics design and moulding techniques

Contact Hugh Nugent to discuss this, or other similar job opportunities in absolute confidence on 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV via the link on the page.