Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Automotive Suspensions)

Recruiter
Cubiq Recruitment
Location
Northamptonshire
Posted
14 Mar 2019
Closes
31 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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