Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted 22 August by Quest Employment
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A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mechanical Designer to join a global leader in engineering, modular fabrication, and construction of beverage can making and industrial plant facilities.

Salary - £34,000 - £46,000 dependent on experience

Location - Northampton with regular travel to USA and Europe

POSITION SUMMARY: The Mechanical Designer position is responsible for generating design documents working from sketches, drawings, and/or vendor information provided by project engineers or senior designers.


  • Follow established AutoCAD standardization / Drafting Standards and utilize established drawing formats and design details from previous projects as directed by the Engineering Design Manager.
  • Generate design documents working from sketches, marked-up drawings, and/or vendor information.
  • Generate and understand the pre-design structural system for the D&I Process as developed by the client.
  • Develop the majority of the project documents based on reference material obtained from similar past projects.
  • Maintain drawing files and assemble of bidding documents.
  • Accurately complete drawings and other documents.
  • Perform document checking on non-complicated drawings developed by other Drafters and Designers.
  • Travel domestically and internationally ranging from 0-40% per year.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employees at all locations.
  • Conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner and work in accordance with established safety and company requirements.


  • Associate’s degree in Computer-Aided Drafting is required.
  • Experience in drafting / design experience is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and its advanced features is required.
  • Some knowledge of 3D designs using AutoCAD Inventor and/or SolidWorks is preferred.
  • Ability to manage time and efforts towards completing designs on time and within budgets is required.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and hands-on experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Computer skills and an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows based programs are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with some weekend and holiday work required.

Reference: 35936096

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