Mechanical Design Engineer

Yoh Solutions Ltd
£25k - £30k pa + Benefits
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Are you looking for an exciting new job opportunity working within a small, busy family run business.

My client is looking for a loyal ,hardworking Design Engineer to join the family.

Job Description/Key Accountabilities:

The successful candidate will:

- design complex systems and devices using Autodesk Inventor CAD software
- work closely with all members of our Hardware Team, particularly the Mechanical Engineers, to develop design solutions
- follow the companies engineering processes to ensure quality is designed into all products, identify opportunities for process improvements and drive these improvements through the business
- produce, control and maintain all required design documentation, including: - Family Trees
- General Assembly Drawings
- Detail Drawings
- Bills of Material

- be responsible for releasing parts for purchasing on a timely basis
- lead and/or participate in design reviews
- liaise with people in the wider business as required to gain a thorough understanding of the design requirements
- ensure an effective hand-over of product designs to the Manufacturing Group to deliver a successful production release
- identify and promote new technologies to improve the quality and competitiveness of company products
- provide design advice and support to the build and commissioning teams during product build and test



- The minimum qualification for this position is an HNC/HND in mechanical or production engineering. However, we would be particularly interested to hear from applicants with a degree qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.
- Proven experience of small scale robotics, materials handling and mechanism design
- A natural problem solving ability applied to the creation of practical solutions
- Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
- A creative and inquisitive approach to the design process
- An analytical thinker
- An understanding of the processes involved with the design of systems that include pneumatics, sensors, fluid handling and electro-mechanical control devices
- A completer/finisher approach to the design process
- Proficient in the use of a recognised CAD design package (cross-over training is available for suitable candidates who have not used Autodesk Inventor)
- An understanding of machining processes


- An understanding of the processes required to design high value products for low/medium volume manufacture
- An understanding of the implications of designing systems that use consumable labware
- Knowledge of the design processes used for injection moulded components
- Experience of taking designs from prototype through to established manufactured products
- Design of components suitable for Additive Manufacturing processes
- An understanding of the application of FMEA and DFMA processes
- Proficiency in the use of Autodesk Inventor Modelling Software including use of Autodesk Vault.
- Use of ERP systems to generate Bills of Materials.
- An understanding of electrical design, control systems and software development
- Experience of designing laboratory instruments for the bio-pharma or similar industry

If you think this is a job for you then please send your up to date CV to ********************** and i will be in touch to arrange an interview.

Yoh Solutions Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.