Mechanical Design Engineer
We have a brand-new vacancy for a bright and enthusiastic Mechanical Engineer to join a well-established, Bedfordshire based leader in the development of special purpose machinery and automation systems for the food and beverage manufacturing industry. The Mechanical Engineer`s duties will include brainstorming, researching, designing, specifying machines and control systems from concept and prototype through to finished products.
Hands-on Mechanical Engineering and CAD based design of the companys bespoke special purpose equipment and industrial automation systems.
Creation of detailed 3D models and drawings suitable for manufacture for both standard and custom machines
Design precision assemblies and assist with testing of equipment.
Perform necessary calculations, control and advise on technical legislation in accordance with PD5500, ASME, Puwer, Machinery Directives, CE/CA marking etc.
Conducting feasibility studies for new concepts and support the sales team.
Preparing production documentation such as Bills of Materials in accordance with company procedures, compiling manufacturing packs to assist fitting engineers with assembly of machinery.
Degree, HNC/HND or equivalent practical experience in Mechanical Engineering or similar
Extensive use of 3D &2D CAD system, preferably Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks.
Experience in design of complex assemblies including pneumatics, fluid systems, steam systems and energy calculations, stress calculations, tolerance analysis, sheet metal development, machined components, rotating elements, sensors, actuators, conveyors, drive mechanisms, gears etc.
Experience of design change processes, DFMA and value engineering
Specify and source technical bought out items to ensure they conform to customer requirements.
Strong problem solving and excellent time management skills.
Advise both colleagues and customers regarding technical queries.
Excellent communication skills