IC Resources Ltd

Lead Thermo / Mechanical Engineer

Salary DOE
25 Mar 2017
22 Apr 2017
Brett Lofthouse
Job Function
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead Thermo / Mechanical Engineer
Salary DOE

This role would ideally suit a Thermo/Mechanical Engineer with strong industry experience ideally in the Defence or Ruggedized product domain. The work area is designing high end thermal heat frames for ruggedized single board computers and other electronic devices to be used in rugged conduction and convection cooled environments.

Key Responsibilities

*Design of leading edge Mechanical components for Electronic assemblies used in the Defence arena
*Perform Thermal & Structural analysis on designs
*Participate in design and functional specification reviews and provide feedback
*Ensure mechanical designs meet quality and design criteria
*Work closely with hardware & manufacturing engineers to ensure design is optimised
*Work in dynamic team development environment, using agile methodologies
*Perform all aspects of mechanical development life cycle - from requirements capture through to customer support
*Collaborate with other team members who each have complementary skills.
*Use network to pull together experts as and when required to support customers
*Operate with initiative and appropriate guidance to produce products that meet both customer and business needs
*Achieve high quality standards and adhering to best practices and agreed procedures
*Generate documentation and reports
*Participate in continuous improvement initiatives (processes, tools, project management)
*Produce customer documentation for processing and deployment by Technical Publications group
*Liaise with other Hardware/ Software Design Assurance & Manufacturing teams
*Drive new innovations through testing and into real deployed use.
*Research, test and qualify thermal materials
*Develop new Thermo/ Mechanical testing qualification methods
*Keep abreast of new Thermo/ Mechanical developments
*Develop in-house Thermo/ Mechanical innovations and Patents where feasible
*Keep abreast of competitor's Thermo/ Mechanical methodology and innovations
*Review new Thermo/ Mechanical patents on a regular basis
*Carrying out investigations and testing for RCCA
*Assist Design/Production/QA where required to resolve issues
*Look for Project funding/Partners in Thermo/ Mechanical arena


*You will have knowledge of Solidworks 3d CAD software and structural FEA.
*Mechanical graduate with a minimum of 2:1 Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and experience in Thermal & Stress analysis
*A broad knowledge of various methods of manufacture such as casting, machining, extruding etc.
*Strong problem solving abilities
*Have excellent organisational and communication skills
*Strong Six sigma/ statistical analysis/ FMEA skills
*Encourage feedback from mentors and learns from it

Keywords: Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Thermal Engineer, Thermo/Mechanical Engineer, Rugged, Defence, Northamptonshire, UK

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