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Job Ref:  429650887
Employer:  Adzuna
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hertfordshire
City:  Stevenage
Post Code:  SG1
Salary:  £40k - £42k pa
23/09/2016 02:58
A Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join a leading manufacturer of satellite, cable peripherals, and accessories for the satellite TV and VSAT markets worldwide. The position of Mechanical Design Engineer at the company is a permanent position and requires a professional design engineer. This engineer will report to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, and will hold a qualification in mechanical engineering. The position is permanent (subject to successful completion of a three month probationary period) with a competitive salary plus excellent benefits. They are looking for an accomplished CAD Engineer with a solid background in design, layout, detail and concept. A self-motivated, reliable, organized and creative individual with good communication and teamwork skills, combined with good practical and hands-on abilities. The successful candidate will be dynamic, possess a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. Their products are, mostly, very high volume, cost sensitive, and utilize die-castings, plastic injection mouldings, and high accuracy metal pressings. In some applications other fabrication techniques such as machining and wire erosion are used. Whilst knowledge or experience in some or all of these fields is desirable, it is by no means essential, and the successful candidate will have the capability and intelligence to pick up new skills as required. Their main requirement is that the individual is highly capable in the Mechanical Engineering field. Duties and Responsibilities: - To design and manage the mechanical elements of various new company products. Product design may require a completely new implementation, or an adaptation of an existing design. Design involvement occurs at all stages of the product lifecycle, and includes design concept, detailed design, prototyping, generating and releasing production drawings, assistance to production, and assistance to sales/marketing. - The vast majority of their products are manufactured in the Far East. The company already has a manufacturing presence in China, and relationships with numerous suppliers. There is a potential that you may be required to visit suppliers, predominantly in China and Taiwan. There will be a significant amount of supplier liaison during the development of your designs. - To generate designs and the associated 3D and 2D drawings which meet agreed specifications and product cost, and which are completed within agreed timescales, utilizing DFA, tolerance analysis and GD&T techniques. - To keep abreast of mechanical design and manufacturing techniques, with a view to current and future company products. Essential Skills & Knowledge - A minimum of ten years experience in a mechanical design environment - Technically skilled in Solidworks CAD (Database experience desirable) - Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office applications - Mechanical Engineering qualification Candidates should bring a portfolio of previous designs to the interview and be prepared to talk through the design.
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