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Mechanical Sustaining Engineer


Mechanical Sustaining Engineer
Portsmouth
Up to £48k Depending on experience


Do you want to work for a global company that produces internationally renowned lifesaving devices?


My client has been designing and manufacturing products that save lives for over 40 years. If you've got the ambition to make a difference, then read on! They seek talented and motivated individuals who want a rewarding and challenging career within an internationally renowned fire detection company. In return for that dedication, they offer a working culture that recognises the benefits of a successful work/life balance and personal development plans tailored to your needs. Their team members are passionate, driven and up for a challenge, and in turn, they are committed to further developing the company culture, building on their founding values and traditions.
They are apart of a FTSE100 company with divisions around the world specialising in safety, health and environmental technologies. A successful business that has a track record of strong business growth over many years. They support high levels of autonomy, entrepreneurship and career advancement within the Group with a strong emphasis on recognising and rewarding talent.
They are looking for a Mechanical Sustaining Engineer who will be responsible for carrying out duties within the Technical department, including analysis, problem solving, design, engineering documentation and process improvement. The successful candidate will report directly to the Mechanical Team Leader.
If you are someone who demonstrates passion, curiosity, a drive for excellence and an ambition to make a difference, then we'd love to hear from you!


Responsibilities and Person Requirements:
Proven product design skills, with tooling & manufacturing knowledge of high-volume plastic injection moulded components and small metal fabrications.
A methodical and efficient work ethic with excellent attention to detail.
Understand problems quickly, demonstrate curiosity during root cause analysis and generate effective solutions.
Create simplified documentation that can be easily understood by others.
Be able to understand complex links between issues, identifying any conflicting requirements.
A self-starter with a proven ability to work independently without close supervision, seeing things through to completion.


This role also includes the following duties/requirements:
Collaborate with other team members and Suppliers to ensure that products are optimised for sustainable manufacture. Use data analysis to help reduce the impact of defects in production. Effectively participate in effective DFMEAs & PFMEAs, using lessons learnt from other projects to minimise risk.
Identify, evaluate & introduce new technologies, cost reductions or materials where appropriate.
Propose improvements to designs and update product documentation through the Design Change Order process.
Use Solidworks part & assembly modelling tools to update designs and documentation.
Checking your own work as well as other team member's drawings and documentation. To multi-task in a demanding and evolving environment. Perform physical testing on engineering prototypes. Ensure work adheres to applicable industry and business standards.


It would be an advantage also to be able to demonstrate any of the following:
Working with high volume manufacturing.
Knowledge of product approvals.
The Fire Safety industry.


If you are interested in applying for this role or finding out more then please contact Sara Nash on 02393 910040 or contact snash@astutetechnical.co.uk

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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  • I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!

  • A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.