Mechanical Design Engineer

£35000 - £40000 per annum
17 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of the leading Train Engineering Businesses in the UK, they are looking to strengthen their Engineering team with an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer.

As a business, they pride themselves on the quality of their work. They offer a comprehensive range of refurbishment, maintenance, overhaul and repair services to the UK rail sector, providing services on passenger trains and specialist infrastructure vehicles.

Based in Kilmarnock, they employ over 80 people in their 4 road, 14 vehicle capacity depot. Their Engineering team undertakes innovative design and development work as well as resolving both simple and complex engineering issues on existing rolling stock. This includes mechanical and electrical engineering design for the development of new equipment novel repairs as well as reverse engineering for obsolete parts.

The main purpose of the role is to solve engineering problems in variety of situations. This could include reverse engineering obsolete parts, designing bespoke rail plant, developing modifications to make improvements to existing fleet or developing repairs to incident damaged vehicles.

The key objectives are:
- Providing innovative solutions to arising engineering issues.
- Designing and implementing cost effective modifications to improve safety, reliability and productivity.
- Ensuring products / equipment can be manufactured reliably and will perform consistently within specified operating environments.
- Producing engineering drawings and writing work instructions for the production team.
- Putting together comprehensive BOM's and helping to source parts.
- Being capable of identifying and working to relevant mandatory standards.
- Producing technical reports describing how to operate or maintain designed equipment.
- Producing design documentation to demonstrate compliance with the design brief which may include some engineering calculations.

You will be a graduate Mechanical Engineer with a few years of design experience under your belt perhaps within a Production Engineering environment or designing parts for manufacturing. Experience of designing welded assemblies would be an advantage.

You should be a competent CAD user, capable of using Creo to produce models and drawings for customers and subsequent manufacturing. You will have creativity and problem solving skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities by effectively communicating across teams.

As an SME, every role counts and so they are not just looking for someone with the right skills, but someone who is the right fit for the role and are therefore open-minded about the kind of person who this role would suit - if you like the sound of them, would love to work in a hands on engineering environment then they would love to hear from you.

In the first instance, please send in your CV and give them a flavour of what has attracted you to this role, if they think they match, they will invite you to meet us and discuss the role in more detail.

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