Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (SolidWorks/FEA)

Recruiter
Cubiq Recruitment
Location
Northamptonshire
Posted
16 Feb 2019
Closes
07 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits

Northamptonshire

Permanent Position

We are currently representing a global business that design and manufacture a range of bespoke components for the Automotive industry. The business in question require an experienced mechanical design engineer to join a medium sized R&D team to provide design expertise as well as technical leadership.

Responsibilities:

* Carry out feasibility studies, installation checks, reviews and calculations for each design (own and other Engineers), including installation checks at the customer.

* Carry out Finite Element Analysis (FEA) studies on structures (components & assemblies) for stiffness, strength and life using Ansys Workbench, analyse FEA results to optimise designs

* Create and maintain part, assembly, and general arrangement drawings using SolidWorks

* Define and maintain timing plans for engineering phases of the projects

* To help develop and manage program development budgets (including: Tooling, Prototypes, Testing Costs, Field Test Units, Homologation Units and Completing CER’s)

* To be actively involved in the technical interface with our customers on a regular basis.

* To ensure all technical issues are resolved with suppliers and customers

* To initiate DFMEAs at the initial design concept stage, carry out reviews and updates during the product development phases as well as production supply to capture field performance issues

* To lead the Design Review, Design for Manufacture / Assembly processes and product risk assessments

* Define part numbers and assembly structures for input into Bills of Materials (BoM’s)

* Select, evaluate, and apply proprietary components for assemblies and systems

* Work jointly with Test function in defining, updating and completing Analytical & Physical design validation plans.

* Support warranty function with evaluation of failures, carrying out root cause analysis towards resolution and ensure no known problems are carried over into new designs

* Create and complete Product Change Requests (PCR’s) and Engineering Change Notes (ECN’s)

* Liaise with internal departments and customers on all technical issues

* Assist in initiating and maintaining relationships with external suppliers

Qualifications and Experience:

* Degree /HND in a Mechanical Engineering related subject

* Experience in the automotive industry desirable, however other industries considered (machinery etc)

* A good knowledge of castings, machining, GT&D, fabrications and welding.

* Strong 3D CAD skills and FEA – SolidWorks ideal

* Ability to carry out complex engineering calculations

* Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

If you’re interested in the role available, please apply via the link provided.

Key word search: mechanical design, design engineer, design, solidworks, fea, automotive, stress

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