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Mechanical Design Engineer

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  • Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Permanent,
  • Other specialisms,
  • 6870
  • 29/05/2024
Job description

Are you an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer, looking for a new and exciting opportunity ?

Would you like to work for an established business, working within the design and manufacture of high power electrical resistors, used within Industrial Automation, Marine, Telecoms and Rail industries. 

Job Overview

This role will provide expertise to support the engineering team with the design of electrical equipment for a range of industrial and automotive applications. This will include the use of finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software (Ansys) and 3D modelling software. The role is pivotal to the business to develop innovative solutions to meet customer specifications and develop products for new market applications.

It is essential that this individual has an excellent grasp of mechanical engineering as well as a good knowledge of plastic material properties and the associated moulding processes.

Responsibilities

  • Perform mechanical, fluid dynamics and thermal analysis to verify and enhance designs using both manual calculation and multi-physics simulation finite element analysis software (Ansys).
  • The individual will be tasked with increasing the utilisation of Ansys within the design process.
  • Research and development including product testing work as agreed with the Engineering Manager.
  • Be the lead engineer in the development of our Power Prove product, working closely with the R&D department to specify, plan and oversee product testing.
  • Contribute, as part of a wider team, in the collating and submission of PPAP documentation
  • and support the quality department in the APQP application.
  • Produce 3D models and assemblies. Issue designs for manufacture by producing engineering drawings and supplementary documentation (Bills of Materials etc.).
  • Produce engineering drawings and supporting documentation (Bills of materials etc.).
  • Provide technical support to Production, Sales, Service and Customer Support.
  • Adhere to the quality system for example using ECOs (Engineering Change Order) to document changes.
  • Conduct technical investigations, develop and maintain appropriate design and support processes, carrying out root cause analysis and initiating corrective action as necessary.
  • To understand and apply relevant design, regulatory and industry standards.
  • To recognise new industry wide processes being developed and the opportunity to apply those within the Company.
  • Train other colleagues in FEA
  • Perform any additional duties as required

Location

  • Place of work will be Evington Valley Road, Leicester. Occasional site and customer visits may be required.

Targets

  • Work to deadlines and KPI targets set by the engineering manager.
  • Interact with Sales, Production and Test departments to optimise designs and resolve fabrication and assembly issues in a timely manner

Skills Essential

  • High level of skill with FEA/CFD analysis software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of at least one modern 3D modelling package.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical engineering practices - materials, fixings, fabrication etc.
  • Strong knowledge of plastic material properties and the associated moulding processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
  • Work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Strong task and project leadership skills, identifying what is important
  • Positive attitude towards solving engineering problems
  • High quality of work and attention to detail
  • Experience in creating and releasing BOM
  • Interest in the product and its application

Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experienced user of finite element analysis software preferably Ansys
  • Experienced user of 3D modelling software

Hours of Work

  • 37.75 (standard hours are 8.15 to 17.00 Monday to Thursday, 8.15 to 13.00 Friday but may be some flexibility on this)

Salary

  • £37,000 to £42,000 depending on experience

Benefits

  • Discretionary bonus scheme, 4% contributory pension, Life insurance, health cash plan, cycle to work, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, free parking, free tea and coffee

Closing date 29.06.2024

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client.

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Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment, and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavor to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.

If this role is permanent, Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is operating as the employment agency. If this job is a temporary role, Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is operating as the employment business. Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job

Whilst we endeavor to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

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