Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Salary: Up to £40K DOE

Hours: Core hours are Monday - Thursday 08:00-17:00 and Friday 08:00-16:00

Benefits: 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, private medical package and contributory pension scheme, highly established and reputable business and friendly, welcoming, team orientated environment.

The Company: We are working in partnership with a leading engineering firm who supply products to a range of industries including marine, defence, aerospace, nuclear, utilities and industrial. They are a well renowned company in their field involved with multiple scale projects across the UK. You will be joining an established and knowledgeable down to earth team.

The role:

  • Use of Solidworks 3D CAD and AutoCAD LT 2D CAD packages to design quality. components, assemblies and systems from concept to final production within a wide range of applications and industries the company engages within.

  • Production of drafts, final and GA drawings and 3D models from supplied information such as engineering request forms, client specifications, design calculations.

  • Work with the engineering design team to help design special purpose equipment within clients' bespoke specifications.

  • Produce designs to meet the agreed requirements in time and within the hours specified and allocated.

  • Maintain accurate design records and maintain drawing issue control.

  • Use the internal systems effectively to safely store and issue up to date drawings and designs.

  • Revise or amend existing designs and drawings to meet new requirements as required.

  • Work with the project engineer and design team members to provide the best solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Liaise with suppliers and sub-contractors as necessary throughout the design and manufacturing processes.

  • Assess prototypes for correct fit and function.

  • Determine appropriate selection of materials for different applications.

  • Assess the strength of components and assemblies using FEA as necessary.

  • Prepare documentation and drawings for design reviews internally and with clients.

  • Assist the Engineering Director in ensuring that the company's engineering standards are maintained to the highest level.

  • Component design - products can be made up of various parts and you need to be versatile to draft the different products.

  • Deliver drawings to satisfy quality, accuracy and time constraint requirements of clients, directors and the design team.

  • Liaise with suppliers, customers and company directors on a daily basis.

  • Ensure that the company always seeks to propose the best solution for a customer's application.

  • Ensure that all health & safety, quality, environmental and other requirements of the company & its customers are met at all times.

  • Provide technical advice & guidance to the company's internal & external sales & engineering teams when requested.

Skills, experience and knowledge requirements:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Extensive experience, with proven results, working in the fluid power engineering industry or a similar field of engineering.

  • An HNC / HND in mechanical engineering plus proven working experience in a similar field of engineering would be considered.

  • Detailed working knowledge of AutoCAD LT.

  • Detailed working knowledge of Solidworks.

  • Thorough understanding of modern engineering principles, processes, practices and applications.

  • Commercial awareness for costs to manufacture.

  • Good understanding of current IT systems and their potential benefits to the organisation, (MS Office, Adobe etc.).

Next steps…

If you are interested in finding out more please call the office on 01823 285440 or email for a confidential chat.

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