Mechanical Design Engineer

Salary: £28-35K + Higher for experience
Location: South Wales
Mechanical Design Engineer
Leading International Manufacturer

New Products:
• Creation of conceptual designs to suit customer requirements.
• Assisting in the preparation of commercial quotations for the concepts.
• Developing the concept through to final design intent.
• Liaising with customers engineering representative.
• Detailing the final design intent for manufacturing.
• Compiling detailed Bills of Materials for the final design.
• Participating in Design and Process FMEA’S.
• Organising and over-seeing the build of the prototype system.
• Over-seeing the installation of the system into the machine or cab.
• Participating in the testing of the prototype system.
• Preparation of all the information that is required for introducing the system into production.
• Deliver designs that are below cost targets with zero PPM product quality and with zero Customer complaints.
Experience of Sheet Metal, plastic mouldings would be ideal
You must have a minimum of 2 years++ experience of Mechanical Product Deign gained in a manufacturing company

Existing products:
• Participating in Cross Functional Cost Reduction Team.
• Conduct reviews on existing products in order to reduce manufacturing and / or material costs.
• Conduct reviews on existing products with a view to improving the performance.
• Conduct Engineering Changes to existing products.

Continuous Improvement Initiatives:
• Participation as an individual or team member in continuous improvement initiatives in all areas and functions of the company.

General Purpose of Role:
• prepare design concepts for new products. Perform heat / cool calculations for cabs.
• produce engineering designs for the new product using appropriate CAD tools.
• liaise with Customer engineering representatives on design issues.
• participate in the engineering aspects of Cost Reduction Programs.
• Conduct Engineering changes to existing products.

• Preferably a Degree in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering which has encompassed the subjects of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
• Design Engineers with an alternative qualification in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and some relevant experience will be considered for the position.

Specific Knowledge / Skills Competence:

• CAD experience;
Pro Engineer with Surface Design experience highly desirable.
• Autocad release 14 or most current release.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft applications
• Knowledge of HVAC systems and Components is a distinct advantage but not essential. Automotive or plastics experience would be ideal.Experience of working within an automotive industry is desirable but not essential.

• Ability to meet deadlines and time restraints
• Good organisation, planning and problem solving skills
• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of personnel
• Dynamic and Innovative – introduction of new ideas
• Commitment and Drive
Salary dependent on experiences as a guide £28-35,000++
Travel to work from Cardiff, Newport, Cwmbran, Merthyr, Pontypridd
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Contact: Jason Hughes

Tel: 02920 660 214
Fax: 02920 660 187
Sophia House, 28 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LJ