Mechanical Design Engineer

Lignum Recruitment
Droitwich, Worcestershire
31 Jul 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
As a mechanical design engineer, you will be expected to use engineering principles to provide efficient solutions to the development of processes and products ranging from small assembly fixtures, modular conveyors for the automotive, aerospace and airport industries, overhead conveyance systems, elevators and lifting equipment. Working either by yourself or as part of a larger project team you will work on all stages of product design from concept and development to detailed design and production of manufacturing drawings through to installation and final commissioning. This will involve liaising with customers, suppliers, colleagues and directors to obtain the relevant information to enable correct interpretation of a requirement and realise this as a viable mechanical design.

Roles & Responsibilities


* Produce scheme drawings and layouts for evaluation against customer specifications

* Produce detailed mechanical manufacturing drawings

* Evaluate designs through power and stress calculations, and for cost effectiveness and ease of manufacture and maintenance

* Complete stress analysis (FEA), risk assessments (DRA), and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)

* Always follow company procedures and specific instructions

Time Management

* Ensure that work is completed within the hours and deadlines agreed with the Engineering Manager

* Highlight all constraints/issues that may impact on engineering deadlines and project timing plans


* Identify and immediately communicate any engineering constraints/issues to Engineering Manager & Project Manager

* Attend regular project and design reviews and provide accurate feedback on timings and completion of work to Engineering Manager and Project team

* Identify and highlight areas where additional support may be required to ensure timely and accurate completion of work

* Complete CCARs/NCRs on all occasions where timing plans/engineering hours are affected in line with Company procedures

Team Working

* Work closely with other team members in the Engineering Department to share knowledge and ensure best practise

* Assist with the collation of information for operation and maintenance manuals

* Complete transmittal documents and send to other departments, internal stakeholders & customers as per the company transmittal system

* Provide out of hours support as required during busy periods

Cross Functional Working

* Continually build relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve the successful completion of projects

* Provide engineering support in the development of schemes and specifications for sales quotations and bid returns

* Provide engineering support during manufacture and installation as required

* Complete site surveys at customer facilities and attend customer led meetings as required

Health & Safety

* Follow Group and Company policies and procedures at all times

* Use all Company equipment and personal PPE properly and in accordance with Company procedures

Communication skills

* Exceptional organisational and prioritisation skills

* A motivated, positive and enthusiastic attitude to work

* Ability to build and sustain productive working relationships Extensive working knowledge of Autodesk Inventor/Solidworks and AutoCAD

* Full UK driving license

* Wide ranging technical background

* Weld inspection

* Previous experience in all or some of the following areas


Automotive manufacturing

Aerospace manufacturing

Mechanical/material handling

Conveyor systems

Machining processes

Fabrication processes

Sheet metal processes

Quality processes




Mechanical Engineering Advanced Vocational Qualification: ONC/ HNC/ NVQ

Graduate - Qualification covering a wide range of engineering disciplines including structures, mechanics & dynamics

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