Mechanical Design Engineer

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    Basingstoke, Hampshire

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    £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Holiday

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    Simon Cheung

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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Mechanical Design Engineer

£40k - £45k Basic + Benefits package


Astute are supporting a client based in Basingstoke who are a leader in the provision of lightweight aluminium matrix composites for applications in sectors including:-

  • Transport & Defence
  • High end consumer goods
  • Industrial & healthcare

A new opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Design Engineer to lead the component design, analysis activities required to deliver internal R&D and customer projects. The mechanical design engineer is responsible for developing product design solutions and carrying out analysis tasks, producing detailed design drawings and parametric models, using best practise guidelines and developing and recording MMC engineering knowledge. The mechanical design engineer is also responsible for developing tooling design concepts.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead design and analysis work packages within customer and internal projects, as required by the commercial and technical team
  • Provide design input to bids (customer and funded projects), to ensure that all technical requirements are captured
  • Carry out design feasibility studies, liaising with different functions within the engineering team
  • Develop product and tooling design concepts to demonstrate concepts in both solids and surfaces, with engineering drawings to compliment design release
  • Carry out detailed design (CAD) and analysis (hand calculations and FEA) studies as required
  • Preparing and delivering customer presentations and attend meetings as required
  • Responsible for design & drawings database / system and ensuring design system complies with QMS and playing their part in driving for continuous improvement

The application process cannot be easier, simply contact send your CV and cover letter to Simon Cheung on s.cheung@astutetechnical.co.uk or call directly on 023 93 911 007

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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