Recruiting: Mechanical design engineer Wanted

Hello, we are hiring.

To be responsible for the design, development, and engineering support of all aspects of mechanical life-saving survival equipment and when required UML; in particular design and development of plastics and metal assemblies from feasibility/concept through to production release.

To take project management responsibility for those projects and work packages assigned to you to ensure that they achieve the design specification requirements and target prime costs, within agreed timescales and development costs.

As and when required support the Production, Customer Service and Marketing Departments to maintain the Company’s existing product range.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure mechanical designs are fit for purpose and offer elegant, robust, and cost-effective solutions that are designed for manufacture.
  • To ensure that mechanical design related issues in manufacture (e.g., tolerancing, inadequate design etc.) are addressed and resolved via the engineering change process in a timely fashion.
  • To ensure that engineering changes arising from other causes also affecting the build standard and configuration control of products are expeditiously actioned.
  • Manage your mechanical engineering workload (including projects & work packages) within the company to ensure that they achieve the design specification requirements and target prime costs, within agreed timescales, development costs and delivers a complete solution to Production to allow the product to be made, sold, and shipped to customers at an acceptable production yield.
  • To work closely with the Project/Product Manager to ensure that their projects are adequately supported both from a technical aspect to enable them to deliver their programmes.
  • Plan, Monitor and Report on the status of any projects that you are responsible for.
  • With the support of the Production Team, prioritise and report on the status of any ongoing production support tasks.
  • Assist other areas of the business by providing technical expertise and resources as maybe required from time to time to support their programmes and help resolve technical problems.
  • Control the design status of any projects and tasks for which you are responsible by the generation and maintenance of the relevant Project Files, Drawings, Documents and Reports through the companies Documentation and Configuration Control procedures.
  • Provide support and assistance to sales and marketing, manufacturing, and quality in areas where your knowledge and expertise is of benefit.
  • Assist the Chief Technology Officer in the effective running of the R&D team to deliver approved new product development programmes on time and to support and resolve production problems on existing products.
  • Assist the Chief Technology Officer in the development of concepts, plans, specifications, and ideas for new products that may in time become approved projects for the engineering teams.
  • Produce a weekly status report on all mechanical engineering activity and those projects for which you are responsible.
  • Liaise with internal and external Customers and Suppliers including Marketing, Manufacturing and Quality as necessary to fulfil the above tasks.
  • Work in accordance with Company Procedures and the approved Quality System. Ensure that safe working practices are strictly adhered in accordance with the statutory provisions of current Health & Safety legislation.
  • To perform such other duties commensurate with the position that may be requested from time to time by the Senior Management team.

Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge of plastics/sheet metal/castings type environment to IP68 and impact/crush testing
  • Great functional mechanical solutions suited to life-saving applications in the marine environment
  • Design life cycle (concept to production) within an ISO9001 or similar quality environment
  • High & low volume design for Commercial and Leisure Markets
  • Engineering drawing change control & process
  • Design of production assembly and test fixtures

Advantageous Additional Experience / Skills

  • Experience of product type approval to international standards
  • Knowledge and experience of ultra-sonic welding of plastic materials.
  • Experience in the use of model shop equipment i.e., Milling M/C and lathe work.
  • Experience of marine, aviation nav/comms

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • 3D/2D CAD (Solidworks)
  • FEA/FEM/Stress Analysis
  • Experience of PDM/PLM software
  • MS Word, Excel, MS Project, PPT, Publisher (Microsoft office suite)

How to apply?

Please send a CV to

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