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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

As the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you will be supporting the continuous improvement of their growing range of innovative chemistry equipment. You will be working in their R&D team and liaising closely with Production to help manage the lifecycle of new and existing products.

  • Reporting to the R&D Manager
  • Managing and delivering product improvement projects (proactive and reactive Continuous Improvement)
    • Mechanical and electromechanical design upgrades at component and system level using SolidWorks software within a SolidWorks PDM system
    • Quick and efficient product engineering solutions to minimise assembly downtime
    • Sourcing (materials, suppliers, sub-contractors)
    • Risk analysis and mitigation of component and supplier bottlenecks
    • Testing (establishing test protocols, collecting, and analysing results, reporting)
    • Identifying and working with consultants and external partners, e.g., on electronics design
    • Planning and costing (project plans, timelines, budgeting)
    • Preparation and updating of documentation, marketing material, instructions, production packs, BOMs, checking procedures, FATs, QA, testing, etc.
    • Reporting (presenting updates and progress reports)
  • Contributing to New Product Development projects
    • Assisting in the design of products and creating innovative solutions to meet customer needs
    • Identification, evaluation, and integration of mechanical and electronic components, including power supplies, PCBs, motors, fittings, connectors, sensors, etc.
  • Helping out other departments as and when required, including:
    • Marketing - creating drawings and models for marketing material
    • Production - designing jigs, troubleshooting

To be successful in this role of Senior Mechanical Design Engineer we would love to speak to anyone who has experience of:

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 years minimum working experience in an industrial or R&D environment with a track record of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Continuous Improvement / product lifecycle management in an engineering environment, preferably in the scientific equipment manufacturing sector
  • Design experience including both mechanical and electronic system components
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials (e.g., machining, moulding, casting, sheet metal, coatings, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of 3D SolidWorks
  • Experience sourcing materials from suppliers
  • Full driving license (no specialist license is required)

ACS are recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role you desire.