Mechanical Design Engineer

Synovis Recruitment
Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Company Overview

My client is a leading designer and manufacturer in their field supporting multiple industries including the oil and gas, aerospace, defence and power sectors with sites located all over the world. The Company has built an enviable reputation based in high quality products and hydraulic and pneumatic engineering expertise.

Role Summary

To support their exciting growth plans, a new position has been created within the Engineering Team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has graduated in an engineering discipline and has circa 2-3 years practical work experience who is looking to take that next step in their career. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, your main responsibility will to support the introduction of new products, processes, manufacturing techniques and equipment into the business. This is a wide and varied role and will involve contact with internal and external stakeholders therefore you must be proactive, good with people and open to occassional travel.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• Coordinate and introduce new products, processes, manufacturing techniques and equipment into the business

• Design, develop and test tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods

• Engineering project management

• Implement lean processes

• Develop and collect data to measure the effectiveness of processes

• Improve manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction, quality, improvement and efficiency

Essential Skills, Knowledge, Competencies

• Engineering degree with theoretical knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics

• Practical experience of being involved in taking a process &/or product involving hydraulics and pneumatics from development and into production

• Project Management experience - concept to commissioning

• Able to analyse manufacturing processes and define and implement solutions for improvement

• Computer literate (Microsoft Office)

• Fluency in English

• Strong communication skills - written and verbal

• Strong personal organisational skills - able to prioritise activities and manage deadlines

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Motivated with a proactive approach

• Results driven and combined with a customer focused attitude

• Ability to work in a team and effectively build relationships

• Positive attitude towards working in a changing environment

• A meticulous attention to detail

Desirable Skills, knowledge, competencies

• CAD Skills

• Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Tools

• Project management qualification