Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted 28 March by MP Resourcing Easy Apply

Department Profile: Development Department

The Company R&D team design and deliver innovative products for safety-critical applications. The department contains Development engineers, Project Managers, Business Development Managers and a Research Team.

Main objectives of role

  • Responsible for design and development activities for all new products in line with the NPD roadmap
  • Products range from hand held portable devices to industrial products
  • Responsible for all design and development activities for updates and modifications to existing products
  • This role is the sole mechanical engineering resource and the candidate will be the point of contact for all mechanical activities across the whole company

Principle Accountabilities

  • To design and develop all new products in line with the relevant product specifications and within the timescales of the NPD programme
  • To be responsible for the full mechanical design cycle from initial idea through to concepts, prototypes, design and implementation in production
  • To support all sustaining engineering tasks including updates and modifications to existing products
  • To act as the mechanical lead and work with development engineers from other disciplines (primarily electronics designers) to produce new products that meet or exceed customer expectations
  • To identify risks and timescales to the project manager
  • To produce all necessary design documentation including design specifications and DFMEA analysis
  • To produce all necessary detailed engineering drawings, BOM’s and certification documentation packs to the required standards
  • To liaise directly with the mould tool manufacturers and casting suppliers to ensure design are manufactured in line with the design and to the required quality
  • To develop an understanding of the relevant hazardous are certification standards to ensure products fulfil the requirements of these standards. To liaise directly with the certification authorities during the design cycle
  • To develop and design any required jigs and fixtures across the company
  • Working with supply chain and if necessary visiting external suppliers to ensure the procured parts meet the specifications & budget requirements and that new processes being brought in house are fully understood
  • To liaise with and if necessary visit customers and potential customers, to better understand their requirements

Person Profile

  • An effective team worker
  • Self-sufficient and able to work on an individual basis, especially important as this position is the sole mechanical resource in the company
  • Good attention to detail
  • A highly self-motivated self-starter
  • Able to communicate designs to the wider project team and provide accurate updates on design risks and progress


  • Minimum HNC in Mechanical Engineering / Product Design

Knowledge / Experience

  • Significant experience in the design of complex injection moulded products in various materials (minimum of 5 years’ experience)
  • Experience of designing industrial products utilising investment casting and die casting techniques
  • Fully proficient user of Solidworks, including surfacing techniques
  • Experience of other manufacturing processes (sheet metal fabrication, CNC Machining etc.)
  • Experience of implementing DFMEA processes on product designs


  • Experience in the design of handheld ruggedized products
  • Experience within a highly regulated industry
  • Experience of FMEA analysis
  • Understanding of hazardous area certifications requirements for ATEX/IECEx
  • Experience of Solidworks PDM Enterprise
  • Experience of PRO Engineer and 2D Autodesk

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Required skills

  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Design
  • Modifications

Reference: 33933083

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