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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rugby
Industry:
Salary: £40 - £45,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW5876
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email: jonathanw@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: September 16, 2021 13:55

Job Description

 Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
 
Our high technology client in Rugby is seeking a new Senior Mechanical Design Engineer due to retirement of a team member. They are seeking someone to carry out design and development of mechanical and opto-mechanical components, assemblies and laser systems using SolidWorks 3D modelling software.
 
Job Purpose:
In this role you will own the mechanical design and development of next generation fibre laser products, through the full product development lifecycle, ensuring the requirements of all stakeholders are met, including other product development functions and introduction into manufacturing. This is a key role in the Product Development team with interaction across many functions within the company, and with significant influence on the successful launch of new products to market.
 
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Design and development of mechanical and opto-mechanical components, assemblies and laser systems using SolidWorks 3D modelling software. This will include all aspects of mechanical system design, including the integration of optical, thermal and electronic/ electrical system requirements, from design through to manufacture
Detailed design drawings and procurement specifications
Finite element modelling of thermal performance and fluid dynamics
Liaison with suppliers to support product design, specifications and product compliance
Documentation for transferring new products/processes from Development to Manufacturing
Work within multidisciplinary Development team and Production to deliver new products as defined by the Trumpf strategic plan
Work across multiple tasks methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales
 
Required Experience:
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing a volume-manufactured product, preferably in the high-power laser field or within a related industry, for example aerospace, industrial electronic systems or analytical instrumentation.  
 
Candidates must demonstrate:
Experience with a 3D CAD software package (ideally Solidworks) and MS Office
Experience in design for assembly, manufacture, service and reliability
Experience in appropriate material choices and design tolerances for sheet metal and machined parts
Experience in design for thermal management via the use of heatsinks
Experience of working with external suppliers
 
Candidates will ideally also demonstrate:
Experience in electro-mechanical design including integration of PCBs, connectors and cabling
Previous experience with fibre optics or lasers would be highly beneficial but is not essential
Should have experience of small-scale project management
Previous experience of DDM Database Management would be beneficial but is not essential
 
Qualifications:
2:2 Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline, Bachelors or Masters
Alternatively, qualified via a suitable Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship
 
Personal Profile:
The Candidate should:
Be a strong team worker with good interpersonal skills
Be diligent, focused and thorough, taking personal pride in their work and achievements
Be able to demonstrate good initiative and drive
Be comfortable to integrate into multidisciplinary and cross functional teams
Have a hands-on and/or creative approach to problem solving
Be happy to work in a dynamic environment and be adaptable to changes in priorities
Have a strong customer focus
 
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for your review and consideration.