Mechanical Design Engineer

£32,697 to £36,733 plus industry leading benifits
25 Sep 2017
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Culham Salary: £32,697 to £36,733 pa (including MPP), dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme Closing date: 8th October 2017 RACE design and deliver remote handling solutions for extreme environments using the latest technologies in robotics and automation. RACE is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority which is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is a business unit, based at Culham, within the UK Atomic Energy Authority specialising in remote handling and automated systems. As part of the global programme for fusion, RACE is developing remote handling systems for the next generations of power stations. RACE is also at the centre of the UK effort to apply novel technologies to all challenging and harsh environments for the protection of people and advancement of industry. RACE designs, procures commissions, operates and maintains the wide range of equipment used for maintenance and implementation of enhancements of the JET Tokamak and is active in the design and development of remote maintenance systems used in ITER and DEMO fusion reactors. Competitive salary plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme We are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to design, develop, commission, test, maintain and operate tools and equipment for these remote handling operations. The main responsibilities of the role will include: -Creation and design of effective remote handling mechanical robotic devices and tooling from concept through systems specifications to detail designs -Managing the acceptance, testing and commissioning of complex remote systems Knowledge skills and experience Essential -Engineering council recognised mechanical engineering degree or equivalent -Extensive experience in using 3D CAD system -Experience in mechanism design -Experience in design substantiation analysis using hand calculation and finite element techniques -Competent in generating technical documents and specifications -Ability to work as part of a larger team Desirable Familiarity and demonstrated use of CATIA v5 Experience of working in a regulated industry
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