An organisation that has created a global name for itself in Gas Seals and Valves is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join its internal Applications Team, based in Slough.
The position will be responsible for performing a variety of engineering and design tasks on the specified product range.
Based within a team the role will jointly review & process customers application requests and carry out the following duties:
Following standard techniques and procedures, selection / application of standard or special seal products to meet customers' needs.
Generation of engineering proposals / specifications for standard or special products, including determining cost-effective materials for production
Seal calculations (including leakage calculations, heat generation, balance temp, flow rates etc.) and other engineering calculations as required
Provide applications guidance to CAD Engineers to complete layout (GA) and detail drawings
Prepare material and other relevant product specifications for internal and external use
Field troubleshooting, including analysis of problems / recommendation & implementation of appropriate solutions, meeting with customers in plant or at customer’s site to resolve satisfactorily
Detailed failure analysis activities, including investigation / reporting / resolution
Identify & evaluate Value Engineering initiatives.
Approve / reject in-house manufactured or bought out parts that do not conform to drawing specification (Concessions/Deviations).
Other responsibilities will include - Product Development:
Support the transition of a product from development into production.
Creation of test specifications & plans.
Product assembly / disassembly – including seals / couplings / bearings / others as appropriate to role.
Installation of products on to test rigs.
Manage / perform / monitor various forms of static / dynamic seal test projects to specified test criteria, whether as part of product development or for customer-specific tests.
Recording of test results.
Creation of test reports.
Evaluation of test results.
General support to lab / test activities as required, e.g. preparation & commissioning of test rigs, preparation of seal components (this may include lapping & polishing and other processes at times), design of test adaptors / fixtures, & other relevant CAD design work, maintenance of test facilities & associated plant etc.
Support internal and external practical training, customer visits and customer witness tests as required
Contribute to quality reporting, reporting back to other parts of the business as appropriate
Along with the other team members, contribute to maintaining a safe and efficient working environment, including following appropriate HSE procedures / performance of risk assessments as appropriate
Along with other team members, promote a culture of continuous improvement in housekeeping, work processes, etc.
Detailed technical presentations to customers in order to support sales
Deliver basic technical training externally to customers as required.
Manage and report personal workload, forecast job lead-times to meet customer and departmental objectives
Raise / process / approve Engineering Change Notice (ECN) requests
Formal qualification in engineering - BEng degree (UK) or overseas equivalent; although an HNC/HND with proven experience may be considered.
Ideally the Engineer may be pursuing local ‘chartered’ status (e.g. CEng or, overseas equivalent)
Good experience in an application / CAD role, with relevant product / equipment / industry knowledge. (3D CAD Skills)
A good background in developing and working with Seal, Couplings, Bearing or similar components
Good First Principle Mechanical Engineering Methods ability.
Good mathematical and hand calculation ability.
Good exposure to setting up and running testing cycles and collating relevant data.
Good knowledge of manufacturing methods
This is a great opportunity to join a busy and dynamic team, where projects and workloads are varied and interesting.
For more information please contact send your latest CV ASAP.