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Mechanical Design Engineer

Optima UK Inc Ltd
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23 Jul 2021

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Mechanical Design Engineer

North Lanarkshire

Salary up to £30k + further qualification funding and benefits

Our client is seeing success in their field of Earth to Space technology. In recognition of their strong brand and continued growth, we're recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their vibrant team.

We're looking for a candidate with a minimum of 5 years of Industrial 'Space' experience or in a closely aligned field. .

Role Requirement:

Study plans for upcoming generation of engine models and develop improvement strategies for current models.

Develop and build prototypes and run tests to measure their level of function.

Record and evaluate testing data, altering designs as necessary to bring them to safety, performance and efficiency standards.

Consult with fabrication teams during product manufacturing, advising them on design specifications and providing assistance when required.

The Candidate

BEng(Hons) or higher in Mechanical Engineering or closely related subject, or equivalent experience.

Experience with designing systems with respect to the PESR and ESR

Experience using Pipe Flo software

CAD experience - SolidWorks is preferable

Comprehensive understanding of design-for-manufacture best practises, manufacturing processes and the practicalities of each.

Comprehensive understanding of systems engineering process.

High competency in generation of engineering drawings.

Practical engineering skills, to aid manufacturing integration teams where required.

Mechanical assembly experience

Experience of highlighting and sourcing pneumatic-hydraulic components based on technical specification (valve sizing, material compatibility, correct seal identification, power requirements)

Experience in designing and calculating pneumatic-hydraulic systems including flow losses, pressure retention

Desirable Experience & Skills

Experience in development of components for use in vacuum, especially spacecraft hardware.

Working experience of ANSYS

Experience of planning and carrying out verification testing in terms of vibration and thermal environments.

Understanding of PCB, electronic and power electricals design.

Active knowledge of the global space industry.

Must be willing to work in a dynamic teamwork-oriented environment.

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