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Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer - Oxfordshire

The aim of this role is to provide mechanical engineering design support to the technical systems of my clients facility.

Key responsibilities include:

*Work closely with internal and external scientific and engineering staff to produce mechanical designs for projects;
*Develop and apply expertise in technologies including ultra-high vacuum systems, stable support structures, precision mechanisms, cryogenics and the general design of scientific equipment and plant;
*Produce concept designs, layouts, assembly drawings and detailed manufacturing drawings employing AutoCAD and Pro-Engineer software;
*Carry out calculations and FEA as competence and supervision allow;
*Procurement of equipment through commercial suppliers;
*Supervision of internal and contract design staff and control of quality;
*Contribute to hazard analysis and risk assessment exercises;
*Maintain and update engineering drawings and documentation on projects;

Qualification & Experience - Essential

*Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline;
*Ability to provide ideas and creative solutions to design problems;
*Excellent working knowledge of a 3D CAD system with significant hands on experience;
*Demonstrate self-motivation;
*Demonstrate ability and initiative to get to the heart of a problem and take it efficiently through to completion;
*Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills with peers, subordinates, customers and suppliers;
*Good background in mechanical engineering;
*Excellent working knowledge of engineering drawings;
*Ability to work in a team;
*Design experience of materials selection, joining and manufacturing techniques.

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

*Engineering Council registration and membership of relevant professional body;
*Demonstrate ability to lead, motivate and manage internal and contract staff;
*Good working knowledge of CREO CAD system;
*Good working knowledge of PDM-Link;
*Good working knowledge of AutoCAD;
*Some appreciation of an FEA package;
*Competent in Microsoft office suite;
*Experience of working within a QA system;
*Good appreciation of project management;
*Experience in ultra-high vacuum technology;
*Experience in micron precision mechanism design;
*Experience with motion control systems;
*Experience of overseeing manufacture, assembly, testing and commissioning of systems.

Keywords: Mechanical Designer Engineer, Scientific, UHV, Mechanical Engineer, Oxfordshire, UK

South East England

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Job Details
  • £32000 - £38000 per annum
  • Oxfordshire,England
  • Permanent
  • J36845_icr
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