Design Engineer

Jacob Thomas Associates
Shotton, County Durham
£2000 - £3000/annum Private Pension
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title; Design Engineer

Key Skills; Design Engineer, Design Projects within an APQP Framework, 3D CAD, Engineering and Manufacturing Background.

Salary; £20,000 to £30,000, dependent on experience

Hours; Permanent dayshift, Monday to Friday - 08:00am - 17:00pm

Location; Peterlee, County Durham

Commutable From; Peterlee, County Durham, Washington, Sunderland, South Shields.

Our Peterlee based client is currently looking to recruit a Design Engineer on a permanent full time basis to produce clear and accurate designs in line with a product specification. The successful applicant’s contribution to the organisation will be the generation of new cost effective designs which will contribute to the company’s product portfolio, you will be responsible for the generation of new products and for ensuring long term product safety and reliability by contributing to validation and test programme development.

The Role;
Attending handover meetings
All technical aspects of the project following an APQP procedure
Compile a list of all design activities relevant to a specific project
Organise and chair design review meetings
Prepare project specific health and safety documentation such as risk assessments
Ensure that all documentation and correspondence relevant to the project design is filed (electronically or as a hard copy) and that a technical file is compiled from the beginning of the project
The technical file must comply with CE and CDM requirements as appropriate
Produce clear and accurate designs in line with the project specification, budget constraints and associated standards – job specific and per legislation
Ensure that all drawings are checked prior to issue
To check other Design Engineer’s drawings prior to issue
To check that third party (independent) calculations conform to standards and the project contract
General arrangement drawings should exist for all Designs, unless they are concepts and must have a bill of materials referencing all item numbers and confirming quantities
Attend project review meetings as required
Generate detailed drawings for manufacture of all relevant components, including all requisite details such as; materials, finishes and welds
Health and safety objectives must be satisfied at all times whether activities are taking place in the office, workshop or on site. Risk assessments, method statements and health and safety plans must be complied with at all times
Follow quality control objectives as laid out in the SCX Quality manual.
All relevant Procedures must be followed to ensure Customer Satisfaction and achievement of SCX objectives.

Our Ideal Candidate;
Must have a degree in an Engineering discipline (typically mechanical, manufacturing or industrial design)
Experience in a similar Design Engineer role
Will have come from an engineering and/or manufacturing background with experience of modern manufacturing techniques and processes
Will have product and system knowledge
Desirable however not essential, experience of the automotive industry
Competent in using AutoCAD / Inventor / Solidworks 3D / Siemens NX / Catia V5
Ability to produce scoping calculations for sizing simple structures and mechanisms
Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (ideally Cosmos) and ANSYS
Knowledge of Matched and 3D CAD (Ideally Solidworks)
Experience of working design projects within an APQP framework
Knowledge of DFM and FMEA and VAVE
Experience of working with Test Engineers to develop validation techniques and programmes
Will have had previous exposure to direct customer interface
Good knowledge of mechanical assemblies and plastics with some electrical experience an advantage however not essential
Must be able to demonstrate engineering problem solving capabilities
Computer literate with a very good knowledge in the use of MS-Office, SAP and SRM
Good oral and written skills
Full UK drivers licence

The Benefits;
Permanent position
Contributory private pension
Overtime available
Immediate starts available
Local interviews arranged

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply directly through this website or call our Sunderland Branch on (Apply online only).

If you have not been contacted within 14 days of your application please assume that you have not been successful. We will, however, retain your application for any future roles for which you may be suitable.

This position is advertised on behalf of Jacob Thomas Associates. We have a variety of other permanent and temporary positions available ranging from Supply Chain, Logistics, Administration, Sales, Secretarial, Finance & Accounts, Customer Services, I.T. and Engineering.

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