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Mechanical Design Engineer

£40000 - £45000 per annum

The Role: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

My client are looking to recruit a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to lead the mechanical design and development capability within project teams working on new automation and materials handling projects, liaising with customers, suppliers and subcontractors. Participating in, and leading if appropriate, cross-functional design and development project teams, contributing to the overall delivery of the teams.

The Company

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a company that is committed to providing both superior products and service to their customers. They design, manufacture, install and commission all of their machines and have a remarkable track record in creating bespoke industrial automation solutions.


  • Taking the lead for the mechanical design aspects of a project that includes techniques for low volume production; ie milling, turning, fabricated frameworks, sheet metal fabrication etc.

  • Creation of technical documentation

  • Mechanical fault finding and root cause analysis for design verification and debugging.

  • Create 3D CAD (SolidWorks) drawings as well as 2D AutoCAD layout drawings from 3D and knowledge of related drawing control systems for mechanical assemblies and parts.

  • Chair formal DFMA sessions for mechanical assemblies at key stages of the project and issue follow up actions and reports.

The Right Person

You will be able to demonstrate a good level of knowledge in the design of pneumatic systems and a basic understanding of hydraulic systems, as well as expertise in the design of small mechanisms using motors, pneumatics, or other electrical actuators and defining test specifications. Experience in testing/verification of designs is also an advantage. You will also possess the following:

  • A relevant engineering degree, mechanical engineering preferred

  • Minimum of 7 years post qualification mechanical design engineering experience

  • Significant hands on exposure to the design of electro-mechanical systems in an industrial, automotive or aerospace environment

Interested? Here are your options:

  1. "This is the job for me, I meet all the requirements" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Jon Webster on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm

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About Precision People

This role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Technical, Engineering, Consultancy, Sales and Executive Search Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of technical candidates in fantastic new roles. Precision covers the whole spectrum of technical roles from Design Engineers, Service Managers, Mechanical Service Engineers, up to Maintenance and Production Managers. We have many technical roles both in the Midlands and throughout the UK, so get in touch today.

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