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Mechanical Design Engineer - Battery Engineering

Mechanical Design Engineer - Battery Engineering

Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer - Battery Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-5880-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 23, 2021 18:10

Job Description

Our specialist Battery Engineering client are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their expanding team.
This is a Mechanical Engineering role within a small Engineering team, and the successful candidate will have ownership of and responsibility for significant packages of the battery system throughout the development cycle, working from concept specification sheets through to finished system packaging and everything in between. 
Investigate project mechanical feasibility, including:
CAD packaging and layout studies
Design, Procure, and implement test rigs and prototype testing models 
Gather, Analyse, and report on test data
Generate concept BOM, supporting Project Management & Costing.
Design HV Battery systems & components:
Informing DFMEA and PFMEA and implementing actions as appropriate
CAD design of injection mouldings, sheet metal, rapid prototypes, fabrications, or complex composite structures
Simulation, Prototyping, Physical testing, and reporting of the above 
Tolerance stack-up studies
Create high-quality Engineering Drawings and CAD models for components, sub-assemblies, and systems for procurement and manufacture
Liaison with the customer
Project support:
Ownership of procurement process for prototypes and first-off samples 
Assist in supplier selection, DFM, and ownership of component approval process
Ownership of sub-system budget and component costs as appropriate 
Ownership of sub-system project timing plan
Liaise with internal and external test/approval teams and suppliers
System Manufacture: 
Assemble initial HV battery systems 
Design, procure, assemble, test, and approve manufacturing jigs & fixtures 
Assist in creation of manufacturing instructions, documentation, and control plans
Provide subject matter expertise in investigating and resolving manufacturing issues
Skills / Experience: 
Intimately familiar with Creo & Windchill. Candidates who are experienced with other software packages (CATIA, Teamcentre, Solidworks, Fusion 360 etc) and can demonstrate an ability to quickly adapt may be considered. 
It would be an advantage to have experience with HV battery systems
Proven experience designing either Injection Moulding, composite components, jigs, sheet metal or  machined components. 
Candidates should ideally have hands-on practical mechanical experience to facilitate assembling, testing, and troubleshooting test rigs, prototypes, and production components independently. 
Proven experience liaising with internal or external customers, suppliers, or sub-contractors to manage both project and component level issues.