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Mechanical Design Engineer

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Castle Cary

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up to £35000 per annum

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Mechanical Design Engineer

Due to the continual growth pf this amazing engineering company, we are looking for a MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER. This is a permanent role paying £30k-£35k

Role Purpose

To evaluate and understand project and product design requirements and provide effective mentoring of all CAD Engineers. Seek to analyse existing designs with a view to increase efficiency or improve performance. Develop the drawing facilities within the Company.

Based near Castle Cary you must drive and have your own car

Hours are Monday to Thursday 8 am to 5 pm, 12.45 Finish on a Friday


Create structured design packs consisting of manufacture drawings, assembly drawings, layout drawings, bills of materials and other relevant documents.

Generate solid models and engineering drawings from information supplied by project engineers and managers.

Interpret customers design requirements, tackle engineering problems arising from designs ensuring solutions are implemented.

Technically assist manufacturing, sales, procurement and project departments within the Company as well as customers and suppliers.

Participate in design reviews, ensure revision control in drawings/designs and contribute to production planning and meetings.

complete design risk assessments of equipment and/or systems.

Understand how relevant components, parts and instrumentation work and how these items should be installed and maintained.

Work in collaboration with the process engineering team to ensure process specific requirements are captured within the design development of equipment.

Have a good understanding of the design, function and build process of the process equipment and products built by the Company.

Communicate with other engineers working on projects to ensure the different segments come together to make the overall system/design pack work.

Be responsible for CAD Engineer in a mentoring role to include guidance and development of the post holder.

Develop and further extend proficient computer and application skills to include technical knowledge of computer assisted design (CAD) software.

Carry out site surveys as required.

Conduct Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and produce technical reports.

Test, collect and analyse data from tests on designs, modifying designs and retesting.


Formal qualification in an engineering discipline, HND/HNC minimum, e.g. mechanical engineering,systems engineering would be considered

Have a good knowledge of material properties

Have innovative problem solving skills, creativity, proficiency and an ability to work in a team

Excellent communication and people skills

Good planning, administrative and organisational skills

Ability to manage a number of tasks concurrently and meet deadlines

Be hard working and conscientious

Ability to work calmly under pressure

Ability to work on own initiative, be self-motivated and work as part of a team without constant supervision

Proficient in the use of CAD


Specific Autodesk Inventor experience

Previous experience of working within food, drink and allied sectors

Willingness to continue personal development

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