Location: West Midlands
Description: Experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer required for globally renowned niche market manufacturer.
Salary: to c£50k neg dep exp
Our client has been established for more than a century and is renowned globally as a market leader in their specialist field. As a result of continued success and an ongoing programme of strategic growth, they are urgently seeking to recruit a highly self-motivated and experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to complement their established and professional design team.
Reporting to the Technical Director, the successful Senior Mechanical Engineer will be tasked with reviewing existing company-wide mechanical engineering standards and identifying potential gaps in best practice and identifying both product improvement opportunities and test capability requirements both internally and externally.
Other responsibilities will include developing design guidelines for prime customers, including benchmarks, calculation methods, and standard test methods, ideally with historic generic baseline capabilities and providing additional justification with evidence from a combination of physical testing and theoretical modelling.
You will approve specifications and sanction design reviews for new product introductions, and review qualification methods to ensure that a design will fulfil its’ requirements by means of validation testing, and/or through theoretical justification via calculations, models and other analytical techniques before matching validation methods to the requirements with an understanding of the method capability and resolution and the validity of test outputs.
You will also be responsible for the review of existing / formation of new benchmark activities, where products will be reviewed within the context of:
DFMEA – Working with the Design Engineering team to optimise construction standards and material selection.
PFMEA – Working with Industrial and Process Engineering to ensure that assembly standards are supportive of product integrity.
PMI – identifying risk, regarding material source and specification variation
DVP&R – determining Mechanical Endurance & Test requirements
Additionally, you will undertake a comprehensive Product Review in the early stages of the role across the “Platform Business” and this will include current Product Mechanical Design Vs RFQ, current Product Mechanical Design Vs Best Practice, Product Standardisation, Environmental Standards. Tier 4 China 2018 and Lead Free Solder UK 2018.
To be considered for this varied and challenging role, it is envisaged that the successful candidate will be qualified to at least HND level or above in a relevant mechanical engineering discipline and demonstrate at least 3 years’ experience gained within a relevant industrial design environment.
Previous experience in the heat exchange sector is essential for the position, as are excellent communication skills at all levels and comprehensive skills in the use of 3D/2D CAD software (SolidWorks and AutoCAD) and FEA packages, gained within a lean manufacturing environment.