IC Resources Ltd

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location
Southampton
Salary
Depending on experience
Posted
04 Oct 2018
Closes
30 Oct 2018
Ref
JO-1810-135078
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 sales, manufacturing and business development to present ideas and designs and report on progress.
  • CAD design of bespoke laser solutions, new platforms and modifications of existing designs
  • Preparation of mechanical BOMs
  • Prototype assembly and preparation of assembly instructions, working with production engineering on transfer-to-production
  • Design of test and assembly jigs for production
  • Design, assembly and testing of cooling schemes for thermal management of laser systems (air and water cooling)
  • Work with the purchasing department 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


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 CAD software: Solidworks or similar
  • 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.
  • Understanding of EMC issues
  • Documentation skills
  • MS Office, Design databases
  • Ability to work on own initiative in a small multi-disciplinary 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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