Are you looking to forward your career within the mechanical design sphere? Are you looking to utilize your mechanical engineering experience in an exciting manufacturing chemical company? Is this is a yes, then this could be an ideal from for you. My client is looking for an Mechanical Design Engineer to join an expanding department in which you will be focusing on the creation on new manufacturing designs.
The company are looking for a mechanical design engineer to create new versions of existing product assemblies as well as amend and extend designs. Manufacture is subcontracted to local workshops and so good relationships with suppliers are an important part of the job.
You will be required to create manufacturing drawings using Autodesk Inventor 2013 (or similar), including geometric and dimensional tolerance. Ability to create quick solutions for prototyping (rather than highly detailed solutions taking a long time) would be of great benefit. Many designs are only for one-off projects and do not allow the luxury of long design periods.
In addition to design and drawing, a part of your time will be involved in actual assembly of the parts and some limited amount of machining. The drawing load varies depending on projects and the ability to work hands-on allows us to manage effectively.
Some experience in pressure system design is desirable. Familiarity with pressure fittings, seals reciprocating shafts is essential. Knowledge in use and maintenance of workshop equipment as well as training of others is important, mostly for small scale prototyping.
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in several projects at the same. Ability to work under pressure and flexibly is of importance.
The company is involved in the development, assembly and supply of equipment that is used in laboratories worldwide to develop new chemicals, plastics and medicines. Their equipment consists of electronics for measuring things such as temperature, pressure and pH plus stirred glass and metal chambers that are heated/cooled for performing the experiments and all this is integrated through software.
Operating internationally, they are a company that specialises in the research and development of chemical reactors and systems. They provide both automated and manual tools for process R&D to clients in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and petrochemical industries, as well as in academia.
Originally established in 1987, the company has grown to include a complete team of chemists and chemical engineers, working from our fully equipped testing facility in the UK. Innovation and new product development through process screening are ingrained in the company culture. Our specialist software development team with now over 20 years' of experience, is continually improving the most powerful and chemist friendly software available.
A discretionary annual bonus is payable after probationary period at the start of each calendar year. This will be based on such factors as the Company’s trading results and capacity to pay, the employee’s performance, length of service, etc.
There is a contributory pension scheme which staff will be invited to join on the first day of the month following completion of 12 months service.
- Employer contributes 10%
- Employee contributes 5%
Annual Leave Entitlement:
In addition to holidays designated as Public Holidays, annual leave entitlement is 22 days, of which normally three days and a maximum of four are to be taken as specified by the Company over the Christmas to New Year period.