Mechanical Design Engineer

Platform Resourcing
Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)
From £17.25 to £18.50 per hour
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Platform Resourcing Limited are a recruitment agency based in South Wales. We take the time to understand our client and candidates needs so that we are able to help those looking to hire and those looking for work to get the best fit for them.
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We are exclusively working in partnership with a modern manufacturing/engineering business. This client produce a number of metal engineered systems used within several sectors. They work with several well known organisation and are renowned for the unique design and innovation.
They are currently looking to appoint a Mechanical Design Engineer who is able to take idea's from concept to design to manufacture. This is a full time contract vacancy which will be followed by permanent employment following a successful probation period. In return you will be offered a market leading salary, and a benefits package which includes a company contribution to a pension scheme after an induction period.
The Mechanical Design Engineer will play a lead role in the development of a new product line. They will be responsible for the project from concept through to production sign off, with full accountability for all stages of NPD process.
Education and Experience:
  • Educated to NHC/Degree Level in Engineering discipline
  • Experience in a design engineering and manufacturing environment
  • Experience in design for manufacture
  • Working advanced knowledge of CAD packages including Solidworks and Radan
  • Must possess excellent communication and time management skills
  • Must possess good data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Experience in process and continuous improvement tools and techniques
  • Fully conversant with the management of change process
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, own and deliver concepts as required into production
  • Work with CAD programmes to receive, read, prepare and transmit data files ensuring accuracy and validity of data
  • Ensure all designs and products are tested before release to market
  • Support all enquiries and estimate process at the quotation stage advising on technical implications prior to the product being quoted
  • Liaise with the customer, suppliers and all other stakeholders at all times during the enquiry, new product introduction and manufacturing stages
  • Support key account managers by providing technical support on visits
  • Support junior members of the team with training and advice
  • Keep up to date with equipment, process and material advancements
  • Working with the manufacturing teams to identify process improvement opportunities
  • Develop, implement and take ownership of Management of Change process
  • Take engineering lead in Operations Excellence programme
  • Identify and implement process quality improvement and safety opportunities that offer sustainable improvements
  • Support manufacturing operations in optimizing process flow, line balance and through-put improvements
  • Work closely with Operations Manager
The suitable candidate will be a time served, experienced engineer with a working knowledge of computer aided design, new product development, project management and process engineering. This individual will assume total responsibility for the design, management of change and new process development process
Key skills:
  • Well organised
  • Computer Literate
  • Efficient
  • Multitasking ability
  • Working within tight timescales
  • Ability to manage multi projects concurrently
  • Coaching and development
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Flexible to learning new skills
  • To share knowledge and skills with the team
Interested? If the answer is yes, then why not apply today and one of our team will come back to you if you are deemed suitable.

If this post is not suitable for your skills set but you are looking for a similar role why not get in contact and we can discuss other possible opportunities.

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