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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Didcot
Industry: STEM
Reference: GPDE311023_1698748187
Contact Name: Graeme Passau
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Job Published: 31 October 2023
Job Description

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

A specialist instrumentation company have an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, for their headquarters and manufacturing facility in South Oxfordshire.

The company designs and manufactures complete systems and also provides subcontract manufacturing services.

In this role you will be expected to be creative and innovative in the generation of concepts and detailed designs using 3D CAD and FEA simulation tools. Your responsibilities will include the generation of drawings and MRP data for both internal and external customers using approved procedures and processes.

This is a wide-ranging role in mechanical design and will enable the right candidate to develop a career in a forward thinking manufacturer of advanced equipment and instrumentation sold globally.


This is a wide-ranging role in mechanical design

Produce concept and detailed designs using 3D CAD ensuring that solutions are fit for purpose and cost effective.

  • Use FEA tools to simulate mechanical behaviour
  • Generate and amend drawings and documentation to appropriate standards including BS8888
  • Investigate and define answers to design problems via NCR's and ECR's
  • Generate and maintain detailed BoM's
  • Working to the highest professional standards both in house and at customers sites

The Person

  • Should readily take ownership of their tasks and complete them with their very best endeavours and to the best of their ability.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to manage own workload to meet each individual task in good time.
  • Should fit comfortably in a very technical environment with a highly qualified and experienced staff.
  • Should enjoy working in a small organisation where he/she has a considerable level of responsibility.
  • Ability to innovate and work with minimum supervision
  • A "can do" attitude.
  • Proactive problem-solving capability - able to take problem ownership and drive solutions forward, working to tight deadlines in a customer focused manner
  • Team player; demonstrated ability to work closely with other team members.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience working in a mechanical design role in a high technology company
  • Experience of using 3D CAD packages.
  • AutoCAD Inventor and Vault would be an advantage
  • Experience of MRP systems and BOM maintenance
  • An understanding on aspects of mechanical engineering, including structural analysis.

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