Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted on: 14/11/2018
Ref: VAC-16961
  • Salary: £32,500 + 37000
  • Start Date: 07/01/2019
  • Region: North West
  • Location: Manchester
    Blueprint Recruitment
  • Industry:
  • Discipline: Mechanical Eng
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

Mechanical Design Engineer

We are currently working with an aware winning international company. Due to the continued success and growth within the business they are now recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their manufacturing facility in Manchester.

This is a permanent position offering numerous benefits as well as a competitive salary.

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will utilise your technical knowledge and professional experience to contribute to the delivery of industrial solutions, currently pumping, grinding and screening solutions to improve our existing product ranges and support our Customers’ needs. Acting under the guidance of the Engineering Manager, the role requires technical solutions and detail designing from full assemblies to individual components.


o Maintain a keen global market awareness
o Apply technical knowledge to innovate, design and develop customised, forward-looking customer-centric solutions
o Reduce cost of product and increased production throughput through new design simplification and existing product redesign
o Perform data analysis and present modification & upgrade programs through quick and accurate engineering analyses (FEA, hand calculations etc.)
o Produce and check Mechanical engineering documentation deliverables
o Ensure all deliverables are verified and validated in accordance with all relevant Company policies and regulatory requirements
o Participate in internal design review meetings being aware of commercial implications
o Ensure that internal checking and approvals procedures are adhered to
o Ensure correct and thorough maintenance of project documentation
o Ensure Company Engineering Change Procedures are adhered to
o Ensure Customer Care and Quality are always at the forefront
o Contribute to the investigation, resolution and documentation of Engineering Queries in a timely and technically acceptable fashion
o Contribute to induction training
o Be fully aware of personal workload, prioritise and organise to ensure deadlines are achieved
o Ensure a high standard of professionalism is maintained
o Maintain a high standard of housekeeping in the work area and department
o Ensure personal compliance with all HSE legislation and HSE Company policy
o Contribute to the development of systems and improvement in working practices and processes
o Be fully familiar and conversant with department and company policies, procedures and processes, ensuring all work and actions undertaken are in full compliance at all times
o Support other departments and carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager
o Travel as and when required

o Has and uses the required functional and technical knowledge and skills to do job at a high level of accomplishment
o Capable of keeping abreast of an evolving portfolio of products and services
o Adept at exercising good judgement (sometimes with incomplete information) whilst being constrained by tight deadlines
o Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks
o Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks
o Be quick to identify critical information and respond appropriately

o Performs work with energy and drive while exploring other opportunities to contribute

o Writes clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
o Builds numerous and effective relationships through personal networks inside and outside the organisation

Personal and Interpersonal
o Imbued with a strong sense of customer focus (internal/external)
o Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals
o Firm and diplomatic when negotiating
o Looks for positive attributes and concretely reinforces them, promoting confidence and optimistic attitudes
HND in an Engineering discipline or equivalent


Experience in a similar engineering position

Skills and Training

Proficient in the use of 3D CAD software to produce Engineering designs and drawings to relevant standards.

Understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles including supporting calculations.

An understanding of the requirements of Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Maintenance.

Knowledge of The Machinery (Safety)Directive, PED, ATEX and REACH and their application within Engineering Design.