Mechanical Design Engineer Special Purpose Equipment

We have a superb new opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join a well-established and highly successful company in Bedfordshire focusing on design and manufacturing of special purpose equipment for the consumer products and pharmaceutical manufacturing markets. The Mechanical Design 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 company’s bespoke special purpose equipment
• 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
• Conducting feasibility studies for new concepts and support the sales team
• Recommending modifications for systems
• 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 Creo Elements / Direct, but other systems will be considered.
• Proven experience in design of complex assemblies including pneumatics, machined components, rotating elements, sensors, actuators, conveyors, drive mechanisms, gears, press tools etc
• Cable management, routing and consideration for electrical components
• Use of MRP / ERP / CRM systems (ideally Epicor) and CAD data management + MS office products
• Experience of design change processes, DFMA and value engineering
• Mentoring and project lead skills, ability to conduct design reviews
• Strong problem solving and excellent time management skills
• Ability to travel globally on occasions to visit customers or suppliers if required.

Job Details

  • Job Ref: 11912
  • Salary: £ - £
  • Consultant Name: Aksana Walford
  •   Bedford Bedfordshire
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