Mechanical Design Engineer

Stoke-On-Trent, UK
27 Aug 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:

Founded in 1969, IAE are the UK's largest manufacturer of livestock handling equipment, feed equipment and industrial fencing. With a turnover of in excess of £45 Million, IAE employ approximately 500 people in a modern 17,000 m2 factory and assembly plant. Utilizing the latest robotic welding, laser cutting and automated, state of the art materials handling technology, the factory is based on a 25-acre site in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, which also accommodates our in-house galvanising plant.

The Role:

IAE require a full time Design Engineer to join our expanding Product Development team. The successful applicant will be responsible for both the design and development of new products, and the re-development of existing products. Analysis of components and designs using simulation/FEA software will also form part of the role, as well as physical testing of samples and prototypes. The creation of engineering drawings for the manufacture of prototypes and production parts will also be a key task. In addition, the design of jigs to suit products manufactured by automated robotic welding cells may also be part of the function.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will ideally have an educational background in Mechanical or Design Engineering (or similar discipline) to degree level and/or have proven experience in the design engineering field, and of developing product and prototypes and bringing products to market. Training will be offered to the right applicant if required. The applicant however must have excellent 3D CAD draughting skills plus have experience of using FEA software and analysing and validating results.A strong understanding of mechanics, mechanical engineering and welded steel structures is required, as is the ability to create and maintain assembly bills of material. The candidate will also need to display creativity and an aptitude for problem solving, as well as having an excellent eye for detail and a pro-active attitude. The candidate must also be able to efficiently manage their time whilst juggling multiple tasks or projects.

The successful candidate will possess:

·Experience in the use of 3D drawing packages (preferably SolidWorks)

·The ability to analyse structures and components using FEA software.

·The ability to develop a concept, from brief to final design.

·Innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.

·Strong mathematical ability.
  • The ability to communicate confidently at all levels
  • The aptitude to get involved in 'hands on' build and testing tasks

The successful candidate may also:

·Have prior agricultural design experience, or experience or understanding of farming/animal handling

·Exhibit prior experience of injection moulded plastic component design

·Have experience of hydraulics design

·Be able to write test schedules and reports

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