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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildford
Salary: £35-55k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW3876
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 09, 2019 15:31

Job Description

This is a great opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer who is interested in working for an expanding automotive engineering company involved in electric vehicle solutions.  If you enjoy working within a multicultural and multi-skilled team of engineers then you will thrive in this environment.
This is a real engineering position. One day you’ll be using Solidworks, the next you’ll be developing a prototype in the lab or solving another problem entirely.
The work will focus on the design and analysis of precision electromechanical components, high speed rotating devices, enclosures, plastic parts and electronic packaging.
Appreciation for the demands of the automotive industry would be preferable but this shouldn’t deter you from making an application if you think your experience is suited to products that involve electronics packaging. 
To apply for this position you should be able to demonstrate the following:
A Technical Degree – ideally mechanical
Experience of mechanical design of high reliability electromechanical components / products perhaps gained within automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics or other relevant markets
Excellent problem solving skills using first principals with the ability to take products from concept to production (including feasibility and component evaluation)
Use of 3D solid modelling CAD tools (e.g. Solidworks, Inventor, Creo, NX etc)
Able to be the interface between Electronics and Mechanical Design teams to integrate electronic packs into the mechanical envelope.
Experience with high speed rotating devices and the problems associated with these
Appreciation for different manufacturing processes - casting, machining, injection moulding
Experience with a variety of materials- plastics, steel, aluminium etc
Design of injection mouldings for packaging of electronics
Use of FEA software or proficient using hand calculations
Knowledge of DFM and also DFMEA
Test, Development and Prototyping experience
Knowledge of heat management / thermal analysis and ideally EMC would be great
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Chartered status 
Knowledge or first-hand experience of ISO26262
Ability to travel on occasion to places like China
Discretionary bonus - up to15%
37.5 hour week with core hours from 10:00-16:00 Monday to Friday
Life assurance at 4x salary
Pension - Up to 7%
Private healthcare
Employee share options scheme