Senior Mechanical Design Engineer/Technical Manager

14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer/Technical Manager – Automated Machinery

Are you an experienced mechanical design engineer who is highly motivated, ambitious and capable of working in an environment where continuous improvement is the norm? Do you have experience of designing automated machinery? If this begins to describe you, then a career with award winning Gripple Automation may be right for you.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident engineer to join one of the region’s most exciting and progressive companies and lead a team of engineers to deliver in line with our growing business.

What is the role?

Based at the Hawke Street facility in Sheffield, Gripple Automation offers bespoke design and build of machines to improve manufacturing processes and significantly improve performance.

This hands-on role in the design and development of automated machinery involves working closely with production, engineering, customers and suppliers. With an understanding of regulatory requirements, you will continuously apply innovative thought to ensure our design services offer maximum value to our customers. A high level of commercial awareness is key to ensure cost effective design solutions are delivered on time and in full.

Who you are

The ideal candidate should have at least five years’ experience in mechanical design and as a minimum, an HNC/HND/degree qualification in a relevant discipline. To be selected for interview you must also:

• have experience in the design of automation in a manufacturing environment
• be proficient in CAD (Solid Work preferred) and be used to working with a PDM system
• have experience of supervising a design team
• have a proven track record of innovative design solutions
• have experience of working with pneumatics, hydraulics and robotics
• have experience of carrying out machine risk assessments and producing technical documentation in accordance with the machinery directive and other associated standards
• possess a high level of attention to detail with excellent communication skills
• be able to demonstrate exceptional drive and initiative
• have a full UK/EU driving licence

What the role offers

The benefits package includes a competitive basic salary to reflect the calibre, experience and qualification level of the successful applicant, 15% non-contributory pension, life assurance, private medical cover, permanent health insurance and a share purchase scheme.

Why this company is different

You will be joining a business that is owned by its employees. You are expected to become a stakeholder in the business, which entitles, and indeed, requires you to challenge, offer ideas, take the initiative and contribute to positive change.

Get in touch

In the first instance, your application letter and CV should be directed to Deborah King quoting job reference 694. If you have any further questions, please call Deborah on (Apply online only)

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