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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Southern Germany


I'm searching for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer who will prepare innovative designs from specifications and create drawings and assembly details in 3D CAD for medium voltage converters (especially for water cooled units), indoor and outdoor cabinets, containers, etc. Other tasks will include:

* Sizing, calculation and specification of other mechanical equipment (pumps, heating, compressors, fans, auxiliary systems, etc.)

* Provide well thought out practical engineering solutions to stack design, troubleshooting and identifying issues affecting cost and reliability before and after installation

* Actively plan and lead mechanical project engineering and design activities to meet objectives agreed with supervisor for timescale, cost estimate and technical performance

* Preparation of BoM (bill of materials) for all of the components and tracking the updates

* Work with suppliers to produce production quality components

* Preparation of technical design reports, drawings and specifications

* Writing test specifications (routine test, type test) for mechanical tests based on standards

* Preparation of plant manuals (service and maintenance and how to use tools etc.)

Your Profile:

* PhD or MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering

* Successful working experience in power electronics converters and the surrounding system components design and development

* Proficiency with 3D CAD software (e.g. AutoCAD; SolidEdge, SolidWorks)

* Experience of mechanical design within electronics assemblies with an appreciation for thermal, vibration and EMC management

* Good understanding of electromechanical components (sensors, fans, pumps, valves, pressure transducers and thermocouples, etc)

* Innovative mindset and be capable of considering new converter elements, materials and manufacturing techniques and their applications

* Good knowledge of material costs and delivery time

* Application of IEEE/IEC/EN standards (vibration, degrees of protection, mechanical structures for electronic equipment, etc.) to the mechanical designs

* Good understanding of grounding, shielding, insulation and coordination and EMC along with tolerance analysis

* Familiarity with hazard and operability studies (HAZOP) and failure mode effects analysis (FMEA)

* Being capable of working both independently and in a team

* Ability to carry out root-cause analysis

* Advanced English language skills, additional German skills are a plus


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