Design Engineer

Recruiter
Autochair
Location
Alfreton
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Design Engineer
Location: Alfreton, Derbyshire
Salary: Competitive, DOE
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Autochair is a family business where changing people's lives through the mobility products that we design, manufacture and install is a daily occurrence. With 35 years' experience under our belt, we are the leading provider of vehicle adaptations in the UK, a market leader in Europe and have a presence in many other countries worldwide.
Based at our ISO9001 accredited, purpose-built manufacturing facility in Derbyshire, we believe the future success and growth of our business is inextricably linked to the introduction of innovative, high quality mobility solutions which help our customers more independently use their vehicles.
We are now recruiting an additional Design Engineer to work within a focused Research and Development team, capable of taking the lead on your own projects whilst contributing to those of your colleagues through collaborative and cross functional working.
You will have proven experience of developing products from idea through to production prototype whilst fully considering design for manufacture and assembly.
You will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and be the “Go-To” engineer for reference, ensuring technical files are kept up to date.
Candidates at various stages of their career development will be considered, but full project experience is a pre-requisite.
Requirements:
* You will have a mechanical engineering background, with strong experience in the design and development of mechanical structures and mechanisms.
* Experiences of designing electrics/electronics, control systems or medical devices is advantageous but not essential.
* Be fully conversant with all aspects of Solidworks 3D CAD
* Experience of developing New Products to satisfy end user needs
* Create product specifications, project plans and detailed designs.
* Select the optimum materials and manufacturing methods to meet business and product needs
* Validate and verify designs by prototyping, testing and first batch manufacture support
* Ensure products meet appropriate safety and performance standards for CE marking
* Ability to manage a project to conclusion, on time and on budget
Personal Characteristics
* Possess a passion to succeed and make a difference to the customer
* Enthusiastic and Energetic with a positive “Can Do” attitude
* An excellent communicator, able to work cross functionally
* Computer Literate with the ability to work unaided.
* Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on your own initiative
* Understand the principles of design for manufacture and assembly
* Excellent command of the English Language (Both written and spoken)
Qualifications
* Degree or equivalent Qualifications in Mechanical Engineering or related subject
If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on “APPLY” today, forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.
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