Mechanical Design Engineer (ECR)

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

The Mechanical Design Engineering will work on projects that develop equipment for the food and pharma industries. The designs can range from simple modification to existing product lines through to significant customisations required to meet specific customer requirements.

Responsibilities of this post are to work with the Project Engineering team to turn customer-defined requirements into fully designed and detailed products that are optimised for both manufacture and assembly. Duties include but not limited to material selection, component detailed design, structural analysis (FEA), component drafting, configuring Bills of Materials, drawing checking and demonstration of compliance to specification.

·       To produce designs and subsequent manufacturing drawings and related documentation using primarily AutoDesk Inventor CAD software.

·       Design systems based on design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and methods engineering, production costs, and client specifications.

·       To undertake mechanical design calculations that validate the chosen design concepts.

·       To undertake material and equipment specification.

·       To discuss and interpret requirements and to prepare concise engineering specifications as a prerequisite to design.

·       To discuss and resolve design related production problems with in-house manufacturing departments, sub-contractors and suppliers.

·       To review customer provided tender documentation and assess to compliance of company products to customers' requirements.

·       Develop own personal technical competence.

·       Keeping up to date with changes to applicable UK and European legislation.

·       Structuring Bill of Materials.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Experience in the design of electro-mechanical machinery, ideally within food/pharmaceutical machinery or similar equipment with an appreciation of some of the following:
    • Conveyor systems
    • Pneumatic systems
    • Engineering constructional materials
    • Precision mechanical assemblies
    • Food or pharmaceutical constructional materials and finishes
    • Noise control
  • Degree qualified or equivalent in mechanical engineering or relevant technical design discipline.
  • Creative with experience in New Product Development from concept through to production.
  • Experience of DFMEA, Systems and robust design principles is desirable.
  • Experience in design for manufacture as well as knowledge of manufacturing processes (i.e. sheet metal fabrications, castings, welded joints).
  • Working knowledge of Design for Assembly (DFa) and design for Manufacture (DFm) approaches.
  • Experienced in analysis and optimisation of metallic structures (e.g FEA)
  • Hands-on experience of a 3D CAD system (preferably Inventor) including actual production of working designs
  • Familiarity with SAP and TeamCentre is a significant advantage.
  • An appreciation and understanding of relevant UK, European and International standards, codes of practice and procedures (e.g. Machinery Directive).
  • Experience in the provision of engineering support within a company supplying capital goods to the food, pharmaceutical or automotive industries would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working directly with customers in a technical capacity.
Microsoft Office proficient

Our Offer to You

Competitive Salary

Employee bonus scheme

Life assurance (Four times Salary)

25 days holiday + bank holidays

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here

Para aquellos que priorizan la precisión, Mettler Toledo es precisamente donde perteneces.

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