Connecting to Linkedin


Mechanical Design Engineer - Solidworks

Mechanical Design Engineer - Solidworks

Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer - Solidworks
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rugby
Salary: 35-45k
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF3587
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 23, 2018 11:50

Job Description

Our client is a dual UK site development and manufacturing company within the niche technology area of Lasers / Fibre Optics who are looking to grow their Mechanical Design Engineering team by recruiting a permanent Senior Mechanical Engineer.
Key skills / experience required -
Graduate in Mechanical Engineering or closely allied discipline (not Product Design) with minimum 3 years industrial experience Or Apprentice trained mechanical engineer with a minimum of 10 years design experience
3+ years experience in 3D CAD (ideally some knowledge of Solidworks)
Experience in relevant mechanical design sectors with awareness of relevant manufacturing methods – machining and sheetmetal forming
o Electronics packaging
o Small precision mechanisms
o Bespoke sheetmetal enclosure design (not modifying off the shelf enclosures)
Job Purpose:
Working as a Mechanical Design Engineer on the development of fibre laser related components, products and systems. The role encompasses a range of tasks from the design of complex optical assemblies to product integration. 
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Production of concept designs of assemblies and components using 3D CAD through to detailed design and drawings. 
Responsible for mechanical designs for new product development and continuous improvements of our fibre laser products within the CW product development group.
Responsible for all aspects of mechanical system design, including the integration of optical, thermal and electronic/ electrical system requirements, from design through to manufacture. 
Required Experience:
Minimum of 5 years experience within a high-tech precision engineering environment.
Experience of Solid Works and good IT skills.
Appreciation of other disciplines’ (especially Optical Engineering) impact on Mechanical Design.
Good working knowledge of MRP and PLM Systems desirable
Experience of working closely with suppliers at the early stages of development programs.
Design for assembly and manufacture.
Be able to transfer concept designs through to full manufacture.
Familiarity of Fiber Optic or Laser based products.
Experience of designing machined components to tight tolerances
Good material characteristics knowledge
Experience of optical assembly design
Thermal and Fluid Dynamics Analysis experience.
Bachelor or Master Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering or related field
Personal Profile:
Conscientious and adaptable.
Comfortable working within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
Able to work under pressure and use initiative.
Ability to communicate well at all levels both inside and outside the company.
Hands-on with creative approach to problem solving and the ability to translate engineering requests into workable solutions.