Mechanical Design Engineer (Graduate)

Location: Southampton
Salary: £27,000 - £35,000 per Year
Ref: 24665
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2021-12-05


Important: Hands-on and practical outlook - willing to "roll sleeves up" and get stuck in.

Job Specification

Copello Global are supporting a local engineering business in the Southampton area who are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join a small, but involved, team to work on a variety of projects ranging from regular business to bespoke "from scratch" solutions from clients in areas such as the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation and robotics markets.

Reporting to the Head of Mechanical Engineering you'll be involved, and gain experience, in all areas of mechanical engineering for the business. They often go through project cycles that include design phases followed by build phases so you'll need to be open to helping out in both as determined by the needs of the business. This means you'll gain wider experience by applying the design principles in the build phases and see the designs in action / work through bugs and any design changes needed etc.
You will be involved in the whole lifecycle from initial concepting all the way to installation and commissioning.

Key areas of responsibility include:
- listening to the customer requirements and creating concepts / ideas to present a solution.
- Design verification and calculations.
- Mechanical concepting of robotic automation equipment & fixturing using 3Dmodelling.
- Risk assessment, CE marking and general documentation responsibilities.
- Providing technical guidance and support to the system build and controls teams reference the design details.
- Other project-based responsibilities: Customer liaison, design review meetings, costing, specification of parts, BOM production for purchasing, commissioning, dimensional set-up and buy-off

Candidate requirements/profile:
- Ideally degree educated in Mechanical Design / Engineering or other relevant area.
- Mechanical concepting / design
- Problem solving capabilities / able to come up with innovative design solutions to customer situations.
- 3D CAD experience with AutoCAD Inventor or other similar design package.
- Knowledge / experience of robotic automation, jig & fixture design would be advantageous but not essential.

This is a good opportunity for a candidate with a few year's experience behind them, to join an organisation branching out with it's capabilities and looking to support multiple industry sectors. Giving you the opportunity to be hands-on with multiple areas of the business and see the process complete from cradle to grave.

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