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Job Ref:  204670886
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Cheltenham
Post Code:  GL50
Salary:  £45000 - £50000/annum Benefits
14/10/2016 03:18
Responsible to - Engineering Manager
Responsible for the mechanical design of a wide range of standard and special purpose machines and tooling for the lead acid battery industry, and also providing technical support to other company departments
The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will lake technical lead on specific projects as identified by the Engineering manager / Team Managers. Additionally will assist the Engineering Manager in coaching other Mechanical Engineers to develop Design skills and work to the departmental processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
* The mechanical design of standard and special purpose machines for the lead acid battery industry, examples of which are, but not limited to:
Lead plate feeders and stackers
Lead casting machines
Assembly and test machines for batteries
Robot loading and machining cells

* Carry out detailed mechanical design work including 3D modelling, prototyping and design verification testing, as required. Agreeing the mechanical design approach with the Engineering Manager and Senior Mechanical Design Engineers

* Responsible for ensuring the design fully complies with machine specification

* Responsible for mechanical component selection taking into consideration standardisation, obsolescence, availability and cost

* Responsible for preparing and presenting mechanical designs at design reviews

* If required, generates minutes from Design Reviews

* Ensures design files and information are kept up to date, and stored in accordance with departmental procedures

* Highlights all mechanical technical risks to the Engineering Manager / Team manager
* Keeps up to date with the latest manufacturing techniques and drawing standards

* Liaises with other Company departments to ensure that the required information is available when needed and customer requests are dealt with in a timely manner

* Follows departmental processes relating to management of designs

* Responsible for creation of 2D drawings to allow manufacture or purchase

* Responsible for production of Customer Sign off drawings for new orders

* Responsible for generation of Assembly drawings and bills of materials

* Responsible for meeting design to cost figures

* Responsible for carrying out design change requests in a timely manner

* Ensures the mechanical design output fits in with all other aspects of the design

* Works closely with operations, manufacturing and production engineers to ensure products are designed for manufacture

* Responsible for reporting progress of all assigned tasks to the Engineering Manager

* Creation of technical reports and documentation as required for customers and development projects.

* Available for onsite customer support (presentations and fault finding) as required

* Take technical lead on specific projects and agree technical approach with the Engineering manage / Team managers

* Responsible for checking drawing/parts libraries are up to date and correct regularly

* Responsible for checking and validating Mechanical Engineers designs and drawings where required

* Take responsibility for coaching and supporting Mechanical Engineers in design techniques and the departmental processes

* Identify any personal or mechanical team training needs to the Engineering Manager / Team managers

* Regularly review the departmental design processes and identify any updates required

* Degree or HND/ HNC Mechanical Engineering with equivalent experience
* Mechanical Design
* Extensive Experience in a similar role ideally within machine design / automation or similar industry. Sol id works experience desirable, AutoCAD/Inventor also acceptable Familiarity with technical specifications. Knowledge of Materials (desirable) Supervisory experience

Additional Skills
* Ability to understand/produce technical drawings
* Ability to co-ordinate with the other discipline Engineers (electrical, pneumatics and software) within the department to produce multidisciplinary design solutions
* Able to report mechanical design status on the assigned tasks whenever asked
* Able to either answer all queries relating to the mechanical design or to field them to the relevant member of the department
* Liaises with other company employees regularly to update design status Collates cost data relating to the mechanical design
* Ensures the mechanical design functionally meets the users requirements Produces designs to specified deadlines and achieves the required timescales
* Sets an example to the other members of the mechanical design team on how to manage designs
* Confident, proactive character, ability to take the lead in challenging situations
* Good communication skills, dealing with other employees and external clients
* Good IT skills

Additional Requirements
Good written and oral communication skills Self-motivated
Team player
Effective problem solving capabilities
Committed to undertaking professional development Ability to work to tight deadlines
Work Environment
Office based with occasional international trips.
Responsibilities are not limited to the above, but include any other task within area of capability

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