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Job Ref:  R0010284
Employer:  Thales Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Basingstoke
Post Code:  RG21
14/10/2016 22:01
Thales’s expert teams develop solutions that provide sophisticated real-time intelligence for soldiers in the field. From horizon-to-horizon airborne reconnaissance to technology that captures and relays over 9 million pixels every second, our products include some of the most advanced reconnaissance systems in the world. So whether our people are developing next-generation infrared and thermal imaging, liaising with global customers or providing essential business support, they play a key role in informing and enabling critical decisions.

Our Mechanical Engineering team are recruiting for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to work on the design and modification of electro-mechanical and electro-optical systems across Defence and Aerospace projects.

This is a full time, permanent position, initially based in Basingstoke and later moving to Reading as part of our planned office relocation.

Key responsibilities

  • Design and develop electro-mechanical and electro-optical systems for a diverse range of land, sea and air applications.
  • Modelling and analysis using 3d CAD Mechanical Design Software supported by implicit and explicit FEA codes
  • Test and Production support
  • Assess merits of different design concepts and perform trade-off analyses
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams, closely interacting with electronics engineers

Skills and Experience

  • An excellent understanding of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering and design
  • Proven design and analysis experience in related industry, preferably defence or aerospace
  • A good working knowledge of Mechanical CAD, DFMA and DfE
  • Working knowledge of Pro-Engineer WF4 or CREO 2 Mechanical CAD
  • Self motivated and capable of working alone and within teams
  • Good written and oral communication skills to allow effective communication with peers, and both technical and non-technical customers.

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of design of precision opto-mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Design for military environments
  • Design for multi-axis machining
  • Design using plastics and plastic moulding
  • Understanding of BS8888 including GD&T
  • Working knowledge of Pro-Mechanica or similar implicit FEA code.
  • Materials knowledge covering metals, composites and surface treatments
  • Working knowledge of defence standards
  • Working knowledge of Product Data Management systems
  • Working knowledge of Work Package Management
  • Process improvement skills, LEAN/6 Sigma

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