Mechanical Design Engineer (Medium to Heavy)

ATA Selection Ltd
£36k - 40k per year + Great Package
11 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Design Engineer (Materials Handling, Medium to Heavy)

Mechanical Design Engineer required to be responsible for all mechanical design drawings and production documentation for a range of the companies exciting and unique products.
The job will involve working with a small design team, to ensure both business targets and project timescales can be achieved. This is a very important role within the company reporting to the Engineering Development manager.

Salary: £36,000-40,000+Benefits


  • Advanced use of Inventor 3D and AutoCAD software packages for product design and assembly documentation
  • Ability in reading technical drawings, understanding part tolerances
  • Ability to document and update any required design changes
  • Ability to manage a project through and meet timescales
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel packages
  • Degree or HNC/ HND in Mechanical Engineering
  • A Good Management skillset


  • Graduate in mechanical engineering or related discipline (individuals with HNC and relevant industrial experience will be considered.
  • Experience working on mechanical systems and equipment
  • Competency in reading and understanding complicated engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Competency in production routes for a variation of steel components i.e. machining, heat treatment and painting.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • A sound knowledge of computer assisted design using Solidworks 2D and 3D capabilities
  • An excellent grasp of engineering and design principles


  • Producing Solidworks 3D and 2D CAD mechanical designs, the projects are largely bespoke to suit the customer's needs.
  • Working within a small team you will have a good opportunity to take ownership of design projects, getting involved in new product development and liaising with the production team frequently.
  • You will be expected to have the capability of working to high engineering standards within budgets and timescales set by customers.
  • The main function will be to produce design related documentation inclusive of manufacturing drawings and supporting calculations where required
  • Designing and implementing cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety and reliability.
  • Participate in the quality improvement process so that problems are tackled systematically and eliminated through continuous improvement.
  • Liaison with suppliers/client to ensure equipment is supplied in accordance with project requirements.
  • Designing and implementing cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety and reliability.

The right candidate will have the ability to work with a team of designers and on your own initiative. The ability to think outside the box is fundamental to success for this role as the obvious answer is not always apparent


  • £36-£40k per annum
  • Holidays: 20 days plus statutory holidays progressing to 25 days plus statutory holidays.
  • Free Car Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Professional development mentoring & support
  • Production bonus scheme after 12 months

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £36,000-£40,000

To apply, please send a full and up to date CV

How to Apply
Interviews are happening locally immediately, so don't delay! For further details please contact Peter Ingham on ************* email ********************************** or send your CV by clicking 'Apply'.

** Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this position **

ATA Recruitment Ltd, the recruitment division of RTC Group PLC, has a nationwide presence represented by branches in nine locations across the UK. Typical vacancies filled would be chemical, management, maintenance, service, design, production and project roles.
With a convenient Leeds Centre location our premises provide excellent facilities for face to face interviews. For further positions please take time to browse our website: ********************* or alternatively call one of our consultants on *************

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