MECHANICAL DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER - SIMULATION

Job Description

This is a great opportunity within a leading company’s centre of excellence, which is privately owned and with operations in 20 countries. In the UK, they develop and manufacture bespoke products, with over 90% being exported.

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

Development Engineer Package and Benefits

  • £33,000
  • £4,000 company performance bonus
  • Free life Assurance
  • Joint contributory pension scheme, 
  • Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
  • 37.5 hours per week – with flexible hours
  • Early finish on Friday’s

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

The Role

Due to further growth, a vacancy has arisen in the R&D department for a Mechanical Development Engineer with special responsibility for finite element simulation.

The position is intended as a junior role for applicants who typically have approximately 3 years post-graduate industrial experience, who can grow into the role and gain the required skills and knowledge from more experienced colleagues and additional training provided by the company.

Development Engineer Key Duties

  • Support the design and development of products by use of SolidWorks CAD software, ANSYS simulation software and other tools and techniques as required.
  • Conducting structural integrity calculations (based on formula and FEA), relating to pressure safety requirements and compliance with the Pressure Equipment Directive and other international pressure equipment regulations.

Development Engineer Key Skills Required

  • A minimum 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering or related subject from an IMechE accredited course.
  • Familiarity and preferably practical experience with core mechanical engineering theory including stress analysis, dynamics, thermodynamics and fluids.
  • Experience using Mathcad
  • Typically 3 years industrial experience in a technical Engineering role, preferably in new product development environment.
  • Preferable - experience in applying stress analysis techniques.
  • A minimum of 1 year’s practical experience using simulation software (preferably ANSYS) conducting stress, thermal and modal analyses and knowledge of ANSYS APDL and the Workbench environment would be advantageous

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

SIMILAR JOBS

 

Due to continued business growth, client is looking to appoint an experienced Digital / Analogue Electronics Engineer to join their established team on a full-time permanent basis. 

This is an important position within the R&D team, the Electronics Engineer will be key in driving the development of new audio products from initial design, through to production and post-production maintenance.

Company Benefits

  • Company performance and individual bonuses
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

This Electronics Engineer role is commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Electronics Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Degree qualified in Audio Electronics / Electronics Engineering or similar engineering subject.
  • 2+ years’ commercial experience in electronic design, ideally in audio electronics.
  • Audio experience working with ADC/DAC (Analogue/Digital Converters) and associated components, Op-amps etc.
  • High speed digital electronics experience, working with microcontrollers, DSPs etc.
  • PCB layout experience.
  • You must be a Guitar player.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Electronics Engineer will be assisting with the design, input and modification of digital & analogue electronic schematics, with guidance from the Chief Engineer and wider team.
  • Undertaking the building and testing of electronic prototypes.
  • Advising and assisting with the sourcing of components for prototype production and testing.
  • Writing and performing new audio product tests, recording and presenting results.
  • Setting up test environments.
  • Brainstorming new product ideas and technical requirements/ specifications. Communicating with UK and overseas teams on project-specific topics.
  • The Electronics Engineer will be assisting other day-to day technical activities of the R&D department. Possible, infrequent overseas travel as required - this is not essential, however can be an exciting opportunity for an engineer to broaden their knowledge and experience

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Junior Design Engineer (Green Energy Products)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Design Engineer with a minimum of 12 months Post-Graduation Design experience to join a NEW full product development lifecycle team in the Birmingham area.

A well-established product development organisation are looking to expand their product portfolio by moving into the Green Energy Market and are investing heavily in a new team that can design and develop a product that can be brought to market within the next 24 months. 

  • £26,000 - £28,000
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Pension 
  • Full Project Ownership
  • Great Career Development

The role of a Junior Design Engineer is to be part of a small growing team of engineers and will be quickly trained and supported to manage complete turnkey projects within a short period of time.

  • 3D CAD Design, from outlay, concept, and prototype, through to DFM and Design Change activities. 
  • Project Engineering activities of working closely with internal and external parties in relation to testing and certification and product approval. 
  • Test and Prove Electro-Mechanical technology 
  • Create ergonomic and functional products that will be exposed to the outdoor elements. 

The right applicant for the Junior Design Engineer will be:

  • Degree qualified in either Product or Mechanical Design 
  • Strong 3D CAD skills – (Solidworks or Creo)
  • Good exposure of Design for Manufacture principles 
  • Good exposure of Mechanical and Electrical R&D and Design Practices  
  • Strong Communication skills 
  • Good Project Engineering abilities 
  • 12 Months+ Industry experience 

This is a great opportunity to become part of a busy and dynamic team, where projects are varied and offer different design challenges. 

Commutable from Coventry, Banbury, Birmingham, Warwick, Worcester, Redditch, Dudley

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Design Engineer – Solidworks

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Design Engineer or Design Engineer with a minimum of 18 months Post-Graduation experience, to join a full Product Development Lifecycle Design Team in the South Staffordshire area. 

The company are currently involved with a wide range of international projects, that require concept design through to final build release for their customers, and current new business demands have given the company confidents to grow and invest in a stronger R&D Team to meet this growth.

Benefits:

  • £26,000 - £33,000
  • 32 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Pension 
  • Continuation Training 

Project Ownership

  • The role of a Design Engineer is to be part of a small team of 4 Designers and will be quickly trained and supported to manage complete turnkey projects within a short period of time. 
  • 3D CAD with Solidworks, from outlay, concept, and prototype, through to DFM and Design Change activities. 
  • Project Engineering activities of working closely with internal and external parties.

The right applicant for the Design Engineer will be:

  • Degree qualified in either Product or Mechanical Design 
  • Strong 3D CAD skills – (Solidworks)
  • Good exposure of Design for Manufacture principles 
  • Good exposure of Fabrications & Enclosures
  • Strong Communication skills 
  • Good Project Engineering abilities
  • 18 Months+ Industry experience 

This is a great opportunity to become part of a busy and dynamic team, where projects are varied and offer different design challenges. 

Commutable from Tamworth, Lichfield, Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Burton, Cannock

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Design Engineer

We are working with a company that are looking to strengthen their Design and Product Team with experienced CAD biased Engineers / Technicians. 

As an organisation they have seen a steady flow of business throughout the last 18 months and are now experiencing a real upturn in new sales from new and existing customers.

The company bespoke design and manufacture a wide range of fabricated and structural products that are supplied to a number of different industry sectors.

To meet this demand and to also fulfil the organisations own expansion plans, new roles now exist for Design Engineers.

Benefits:

  • £26,000 - £30,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays)

Purpose of a Design Engineer:

  • Design of products using design software and product manuals in support of the sales force.
  • Project Design: - To meet loads, sizes, applications and timescales.
  • Drawing Support: - To Outline, Quotation, Approval, Installation and Assembly details
  • Bill of materials: - Manufactured material, purchased material/services, installation, MHE and other. Phased to suit order build programme.

Design Engineer Daily Duties:

  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) software to create 2D designs.
  • Liaise with clients to identify their requirements.
  • Assessing the usability, environmental impact, and safety of a design
  • Produce accurate bill of materials for system entry.
  • Liaise with suppliers and internal support functions to obtain quotations for components, Installation and plant.
  • Reduce cost of failure through accurate design.
  • Follow design processes and procedures.
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget.

The Design Engineer must have the ability to:

  • To communicate appropriately in a clear, confident and professional manner with internal and external contacts.
  • To achieve targets set and work towards the next levels of competence in the design structure.
  • To help and support the success of the team, primarily the design team, but also extending to help and support associated parts of the business as required.
  • To continuously develop and learn new skills to achieve and exceed the business targets.
  • Take a keen interest in designing solutions and be able to push the boundaries within technical confines to provide the customer with a solution that suits the customers’ requirements.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A formal qualification in a technical subject 
  • Drawing software (AutoCAD packages)
  • Microsoft Office software 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A creative flair and design ability
  • Good visual and spatial awareness
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a busy and dynamic team, where projects are varied and will often offer different design challenges. 

Commutable from Wolverhampton, Telford, Birmingham, Stourbridge, Dudley, Stafford, Welshpool, Ludlow

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

With over 40 years of history, client is one of the UK’s leading businesses in the Sheet Piling and Bored Piling industry, providing bespoke design and installation services to the civil engineering and construction industries across the United Kingdom and beyond.

A role of CFA Design Engineer has become available, as part of the company growth plan. 

CFA Design Engineer Role Overview

  • The CFA Design Engineer works within the Estimating team whose principal objective is to identify new business opportunities by preparing design solutions, estimates and tender proposals for the delivery of a variety of piling disciplines that meets the customer’s needs and in accordance with the Company’s Sales and Commercial Strategy.
  • The role is design and estimating. You will need to be proficient in working with design software such as AutoCAD / Wallap / Cads (or similar) and Microsoft Word and Excel and also have an understanding of the estimating process. 
  • You will be expected to work from a bill of quantities, or a set of drawings and any other form of enquiry documents a client will issue and provide piling designs and price estimates for everything from a one-off scheme to ongoing projects which will be completed over several months.
  • You will be required to follow a project through with any design requirements as the project develops or progresses.
  • You will be expected to have combined site experience with quantity surveying skills, commercial acumen and a mind capable of financial analysis.
  • This is a customer focused role that requires you to have the ability to engage with clients to determine their needs and articulate those requirements in order to provide a solution-based proposal.

CFA Design Engineer Benefits:

  • £31,000 - £36,000
  • Home Working
  • Car Allowance
  • Pension
  • Private Medical
  • Life Assurance

CFA Design Engineer Essential Candidate Requirements

  • BA Engineering / Civil Engineering – or equivalent in relevant experience
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in heavy civil engineering
  • Previous CFA Design Engineer experience

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

STOCK CONTROLLER

This is your opportunity to join a business that has grown to be known as a specialist and successful manufacturer and supplier to hundreds of customers and projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

From their Leicester HQ, they have invested significantly in plant and resource so that they have the best in manufacturing processes and supply operation.

The Stock Controller Benefits include:

  • Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
  • £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience
  • Pension Scheme (After 3 months)
  • 23 days holiday plus statutory holiday (up to 4 days to be used for Christmas shutdown)
  • Free On-site parking

Key Responsibilities

  • To set up and run a PI plan for warehouse operations to physically count
  • Make sage stock adjustments from submitted counts
  • Investigate and correct stock issues, checking sage/physical stock discrepancies and fill in a summary report
  • Sorting and labelling locations
  • Investigating when ‘Free Stock’ appears and amending sage, completing summary report
  • The Stock Controller should be able to Organise yearly stocktake

Candidate Specification

  • The Stock Controller should demonstrate excellent computer skills
  • Should have a knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • The Stock Controller should have Sage Experience
  • At Least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Attention to detail is essential 

Bill of Material (BOM’s)

  • Analyse BOM to ensure the material is correct.
  • Ensure the times within each process are correct
  • Working with the production team to ensure BOM details are updated to reflect current operations

This Stock Controller role is Commutable from: Leicester, Coventry, Rugby, Loughborough

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

PRESS BRAKE OPERATOR

This is your opportunity to join a business that has grown to be known as a specialist and successful manufacturer and supplier to hundreds of customers and projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

From their Leicester HQ, they have invested significantly in plant and resource so that they have the best in manufacturing processes and supply operation.

The Press Brake Operator Benefits include:

  • Monday – Friday 7.00am – 4.30pm
  • £22,500 – £25,500 depending on experience
  • Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday plus statutory holiday (up to 4 days to be used for Christmas shutdown) 
  • Free Onsite Parking

Press Brake Operator Key Responsibilities

  • Set-up, adjust and prepare press brake (Current machines) Amada, Edwards Pearson.
  • Finding correct tooling/program per set-up.
  • Check the heights of tooling and adjust back stops etc. along with light guards.
  • Set-up and adjustment of material for folding at correct height.
  • Locating programs and adjust tonnage and tooling for each part being formed.
  • Provide feedback to Production Manager all jobs not meeting set-up and/or production standards.
  • Producing folded parts to drawings supplied, measuring with Vernier Caliper, Protractors etc.
  • Other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.

Press Brake Operator Specification

  • This person will work well on their own and as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • He/she will need to be well driven.
  • The appropriate person must have a keen eye for detail, and ability to read drawings.
  • They must have pride in their work and maintain a tidy safe workspace.
  • Must be reliable, and physically fit.
  • Good mathematical ability and able to use measuring devices such as Vernier callipers and protractors.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced-team environment.

This Press Brake Operator role is Commutable from: Leicester, Coventry, Rugby, Loughborough

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994