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.