Senior Design Engineer

Melbreck Technical Recruitment Ltd
Blackburn, UK
18 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Melbreck Technical is currently working with a designer and manufacturer of special purpose machinery near Blackburn. Our client is looking for a Senior Design Engineer on permanent basis.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with full ability and experience within machinery manufacture sector who can design bespoke machinery from specification and blue sky stage and see a whole design process through from start to finish.

Main Duties & responsibilities

·All aspects of design for machines, conceptual and detailed design

·Design in accordance with machinery directive

·Undertake Risk Assessments and FMEA

·Organise and attend regular multi-disciplinary design reviews

·Produce required legislative documentation

·Monitoring of budgets and project plans

·Liaison with customers and suppliers

·Generation of Design, Operation and Maintenance documentation

·Provide support to Mechanical (build) department with particular emphasis on start-up and ongoing support of tooling commissioning

·Provide customer support, as required

Experience / Skills / Knowledge needed


·Substantial experience gained in working with and designing complex precision or electro-mechanical products/machinery in engineering environments

·Detailed and quality conscious with a sharp focus on schedule and delivery

·Experience in Design for Manufacture

·Broad knowledge or professional engineering environments, associates disciplines and commercial awareness

·Full UK Driving license

·Experience of web transport systems and general web handling, tension control etc.

·Experience within, or a good knowledge of the industry covering web transport systems and wet coating applications

·Experience within, or a good knowledge of the Vacuum machine industry and an extensive understanding of all relating aspects in this industry sector

·Ability to complete drive calculations for correct sizing of motors, gearboxes

·Good knowledge of Pneumatic / Hydraulic circuits

·Proven understanding of fundamental manufacturing principles

·Autodesk Inventor


The package

Along with a very competitive salary banding

·Free parking

·Pension scheme

·Health care cash plan

·Death in service plan

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who is after career development within a rapidly growing company.

If you are interested in this role then please get in contact ASAP at the same time if you know of anyone who is looking and would be suitable for this role I would be really grateful if you could refer them to me.

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