IC Resources Ltd

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Location
Southampton
Salary
Depending on experience
Posted
04 Oct 2018
Closes
01 Nov 2018
Ref
JO-1810-135079
Contact
Sasha Booth
Job Function
Design
Specialist Area
Hardware, Mechanical
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
IC Resources are working with an international business to find a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for an initial period of 3 months. The responsibilities of the role include:

· Work closely with optical and electronic engineers on forming new design concepts and taking ownership of mechanical designs throughout the lifecycle or our products
· Work closely with other departments such as manufacturing marketing as well as engineering teams across sites to gather inputs, present ideas and designs and report on progress
· Using Solidworks for CAD design of bespoke laser solutions, new platforms and modifications of existing designs
· Preparation of mechanical BOMs
· Prototype parts inspection and assembly and preparation of assembly instructions, working with production engineering on transfer-to-production Design, assembly and testing of cooling schemes for thermal management of laser systems (air and water cooling) and if possible utilizing thermal/flow simulation tools
· Raising, responding to and implementing engineering change requests
· Maintaining parts databases and product lifecycle management tools
· Work with purchasing and supply-chain and directly with suppliers on finding cost effective manufacturing solutions for parts and sub assemblies, sourcing new suppliers if needed
· Take ownership of project work packages and work with project managers to ensure delivery of solutions within tight deadlines
· Suggest and carry out design improvements on the basis of improved performance, reliability reduced cost or ease of manufacture
· Contribute to the implementation and transition to new global ERP & PLM systems

The successful applicant will have:
· Preferably qualified to degree level in Mechanical Engineering but will consider HND, C&G (or equivalent)
· Ideally 2+ years of experience in a similar position
· High level in Solidworks
· Relevant experience in thermal management, EMC and/or precision optical or electronic instruments or industrial product design.
· Understanding of sheet metal fabrication processes and CNC machining.
· Knowledge and understanding of drawing standards and geometric tolerances.
· Understanding of thermal issues and modern heatsink technologies. CFD and/or thermal simulation experience would be of benefit.

· Documentation skills
· MS Office, Design databases, revision control
· Ability to work on own initiative in multi-disciplinary team and cross site global team
· Ability to communicate and present ideas to other engineers and across the business
· Understanding of cost reduction strategies
· Strong organisational skills to be able to work on multiple concurrent projects
· Some practical hands-on experience in mechanical engineering would be beneficial

If you fulfil the above criteria and would like further details please contact Sasha Booth at IC Resources.

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