DESIGN ENGINEER - STEEL STRUCTURES / FABRICATION

Job Description

The Company:

Based in Northamptonshire, our client is a leading-edge engineering SME company that specialises in the manufacture of materials processing equipment and energy from waste power generation.  As a highly innovative and progressive design and manufacturing company, it prides itself on developing advanced engineering solutions within the sustainable energy, energy from waste and the design and manufacture of waste materials processing equipment.

Founded over 35 years ago and still privately owned, our client’s engineering innovation has always been a fundamental part of their business.  This has helped it to establish itself as a major player in its areas of expertise, namely:

o          Design and manufacture of equipment for the food and rendering industry

o          Processing waste into energy

o          Renewable energy production

The Role:

The Mechanical Design Engineer is a key role and will be accountable for ensuring the design and implementation of client projects for specialised processing and management of waste equipment, as well as providing engineering support to the on-site power plant equipment.

You will operate within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the successful implementation of detailed designs meets the highest standards of safety and regulatory compliance.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Design and development of new project designs for external clients from conception through to successful completion.  Additionally, contributing to internal projects for optimising waste energy performance relating to the on-site energy from waste power plant.
  • Excellent design analysis, with the ability to work from first principles, translating design concepts into 3D CAD models (AutoCAD Inventor), ensuring full alignment with customer requirements.
  • Liaising with design draughtsman for 2D drawing production, and equally producing 2D drawings when required.
  • Working proactively with senior colleagues and liaising with manufacturing to ensure strict compliance to quality and design standards.
  • Good communication with all stakeholders ensuring full compliance to designs and budgets.
  • Identify and provide solutions that meet the highest levels of Health & Safety, Quality and Regulatory standards.

 Person Specification:

We are looking for a proactive and experienced mechanical engineer with a good knowledge of design of mechanical machinery and a good appreciation of:

  • Mechanical equipment
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Pressure containing equipment
  • Piping layouts
  • General steel structures.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience in these key areas.

As important is the ability to be a quick learner and the ability to analysis problems using engineering principals to perform basic calculations.  Furthermore, you must have the ability to communicate initial design ideas and interpret engineering drawings to a high standard. A professionally qualified Mechanical Engineering Degree or Higher National Diploma would be advantageous coupled with five years’ experience in a related field.

The following key attributes are also essential:

  • Proven experience in creating and maintaining CAD models and files (AutoCAD, Inventor)
  • A hands-on approach, with the ability to liaise with workshop personnel in a manufacturing environment.
  • A solid technical understanding of common computer operating systems and proficient use of MS Office applications
  • A strong desire to work within a dynamic environment with exposure to a wide variety of projects and the chance to develop your career and broaden your skills and knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

Salary:

£27,000 - £38,000 dependant on experience

Commutable from Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

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A global facing engineering organisation who has a Northants based technical centre, is currently seeking a Systems Development Engineer to support their current product development programmes.

The position will support the production of the company’s product range with associated software, electrical and electronic tooling by hands on involvement through all stages of the product lifecycle. 

Duties will include:

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  • Development of action plans to achieve short and long-range efficiency goals, selection of new production methods, designs of production fixtures, and methods to monitor efficiencies.
  • Provide effective interdepartmental support for the release of new tooling and the continuous improvement of the existing ones. Includes operator user manuals, training, report writing and repairing of electrical/electronic tools.
  • Research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly / welding / testing methods and general production equipment.
  • Networking with counterparts in other facilities (and external agencies) to leverage and share best practices (may require travel abroad).
  • Within Production Engineering team represent manufacturing to assist new / revised product introductions including product conformance to DFM criteria, operator and system goals, training and implementation evaluation (PRISM “S” gate deliverables (internal procedure)).
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  • Representing manufacturing at all applicable phases of PRISM to ensure new / revised product launches are DFM and integrated effectively.
  • To operate in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Adhere to all internal quality procedures including updating/writing QA procedures if required.

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  • BSc degree or higher in Electronics or equivalent
  • Practical analogue/ digital / electromechanical design
  • Proficient with programming in C#.NET or similar
  • Competent with C/C++ embedded firmware for 8, 16, and 32-bit microcontrollers.
  • Schematic entry and PCB design (preferably Easy PC).
  • Excellent understanding of production tooling concepts / design
  • Ability to assemble and test electronic designs.
  • Experience of 3D CAD packages e.g. Solidworks.
  • Robot Programming

This is a great opportunity to join a fast paced and growing technical centre with continued support and investment. For more information please forward your latest CV ASAP.

 

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Mechanical Design Engineer (Product Support)

A global facing engineering organisation who has a Northants based technical centre, is currently seeking a Design Engineer to support their current product development programmes.

The position will be based within the R&D department providing life-cycle support of existing products. Their products are state-of-the-art and combine mechanical and electronic components and applications.

The duties will consist of but not be limited to the following:

  • Evaluating and implementing design change requests related to the full range of products.
  • Preparing, maintaining and revision control of 3D CAD models, drawings and BOM’s using SolidWorks and PLM software.
  • Updating and correcting CAD modelling errors in legacy SolidWorks Drawings, Parts and Assemblies
  • Re-drawing legacy AutoCAD designs in SolidWorks
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  • Oversee validation testing required during the design change process and summarise results in a technical report.
  • Provide input to new product development based on experience of existing products.
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The right applicant will be educated formally in engineering - HNC, HND or degree in Mechanical and/or Production Engineering or related subject and have experience with the following:

  • Excellent practical experience in 3D CAD is essential, preferably using SolidWorks
  • Experience in PLM Systems and document revision control
  • Familiar with the principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience in a product development and product manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of special materials
  • Knowledge of permanent joining methods such as welding, brazing, adhesive bonding etc.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as casting, injection moulding, machining, fabrication, forming etc.

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The Role:

This vacancy, reporting to the Development Manager has arisen in this businesses R&D department for an experienced Approvals Engineer, with an engineering bias. 

This is a great opportunity within clients centre of excellence, which is privately owned, with operations in 20 countries.

They currently have a number of patents and world first and are committed to continuous product development on a concurrent engineering basis.

Key Responsibilities:

Preparation of documentation, testing and project management of all electrical approvals with various international agencies including:

  • Hazardous area approvals e.g. ATEX, IECEx, cFMus (hazardous area approvals experience is not essential)
  • Electrical approvals e.g. LVD

Work in cooperation with Electrical Approvals Engineers within the rest of the group as required for joint development projects.

Wide ranging support to the R&D department in the research, testing and development of client’s products.

Person Specification:

  • A Degree would be preferable but is not essential
  • Experience in the hazardous area approvals process for electrical equipment according to ATEX, FM, CSA, IECEx and NEPSI requirements is desirable – though experience in other areas of electrical standards compliance will be applicable
  • Good working knowledge of the relevant standards
  • Relevant industry knowledge advantageous
  • Knowledge of EMC approvals process would be advantageous
  • EU passport and willingness to travel occasionally

Personal Characteristics:

  • High degree of self-motivation and ability to work in a highly organized and logical manner under minimum supervision within a multi-disciplined team
  • Strong attention to detail - especially in documentation, standards and testing
  • Willingness to take responsibility for approvals and their content
  • Ability to multi-task and manage approval projects

Salary / Package:

  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • Bonus £5,000 per year
  • Free life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Possible relocation assistance

Commutable from Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

 

The Company:

Based in Northamptonshire, our client is a leading-edge engineering SME company that specialises in the manufacture of materials processing equipment and energy from waste power generation.  As a highly innovative and progressive design and manufacturing company, it prides itself on developing advanced engineering solutions within the sustainable energy, energy from waste and the design and manufacture of waste materials processing equipment.

Founded over 35 years ago and still privately owned, our client’s engineering innovation has always been a fundamental part of their business.  This has helped it to establish itself as a major player in its areas of expertise, namely:

o          Design and manufacture of equipment for the food and rendering industry

o          Processing waste into energy

o          Renewable energy production

The Role:

The Mechanical Design Engineer is a key role and will be accountable for ensuring the design and implementation of client projects for specialised processing and management of waste equipment, as well as providing engineering support to the on-site power plant equipment.

You will operate within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the successful implementation of detailed designs meets the highest standards of safety and regulatory compliance.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Design and development of new project designs for external clients from conception through to successful completion.  Additionally, contributing to internal projects for optimising waste energy performance relating to the on-site energy from waste power plant.
  • Excellent design analysis, with the ability to work from first principles, translating design concepts into 3D CAD models (AutoCAD Inventor), ensuring full alignment with customer requirements.
  • Liaising with design draughtsman for 2D drawing production, and equally producing 2D drawings when required.
  • Working proactively with senior colleagues and liaising with manufacturing to ensure strict compliance to quality and design standards.
  • Good communication with all stakeholders ensuring full compliance to designs and budgets.
  • Identify and provide solutions that meet the highest levels of Health & Safety, Quality and Regulatory standards.

 Person Specification:

We are looking for a proactive and experienced mechanical engineer with a good knowledge of design of mechanical machinery and a good appreciation of:

  • Mechanical equipment
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Pressure containing equipment
  • Piping layouts
  • General steel structures.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience in these key areas.

As important is the ability to be a quick learner and the ability to analysis problems using engineering principals to perform basic calculations.  Furthermore, you must have the ability to communicate initial design ideas and interpret engineering drawings to a high standard. A professionally qualified Mechanical Engineering Degree or Higher National Diploma would be advantageous coupled with five years’ experience in a related field.

The following key attributes are also essential:

  • Proven experience in creating and maintaining CAD models and files (AutoCAD, Inventor)
  • A hands-on approach, with the ability to liaise with workshop personnel in a manufacturing environment.
  • A solid technical understanding of common computer operating systems and proficient use of MS Office applications
  • A strong desire to work within a dynamic environment with exposure to a wide variety of projects and the chance to develop your career and broaden your skills and knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

Salary:

£27,000 - £38,000 dependant on experience

Commutable from Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

 

The Company:

This business is a rapidly growing reputable company with over 30 years of experience, with three offices in the UK.

They are specialists in construction projects with an ever-increasing scale and complexity nationwide. They have established a broad client base with projects ranging from small residential properties through to vast commercial developments.

They offer civil and structural engineering expertise, ground investigation, health and safety services and building surveying as well as other specialised services and consulting support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce drawings for building structures in all structural materials including steel, concrete, masonry and timber as well as sub structure drainage, external works and highways
  • Liaise with structural engineers, clients, architects and sub-contractors on all drawing matters

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of 2 GCSEs including English and Maths
  • City & Guilds qualification in AutoCAD or HNC/HND Building Studies
  • Minimum of 2 years experience
  • Experience in Revit and detailing of reinforced concrete would be an advantage but is not essential

Salary:

  • Salary is negotiable dependant on experience

Commutable from Milton Keynes, Coventry, Kettering, Rugby, Bedford, Corby