Mechanical Design Engineer

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£26500 - £30000 per annum
12 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Acorn is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer for a leading electronic manufacturer in Cardiff. Reporting to the Engineering Team Leader the salary is £26,500 pa, working a 38 hour week (08:00am - 16:15pm). Role objective: The Mechanical Design Engineer is required to design and develop solutions and the associated fixings for Computer Docking Solutions. The role will also include mechanical design and project management of product solutions and vehicle integration design for a range of existing and future models and design of associated bespoke peripherals for products. Key responsibilities: - Project manage the design and developments in relation to vehicle integration. - Enhance customer satisfaction by delivering designs with safety, performance, reliability and schedule in mind and in presenting these directly to the customer. Knowledge, skills and experience required: - Must be experienced in the use of 3D CAD (preferably SolidWorks). - Must be able to demonstrate mechanical design and engineering capability based on projects undertaken. - Must be experienced in the design of sheet metal and fabricated components and in the design of plastic mouldings and machined parts. - Must have experience in the use of the basic Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). - Experience in the use of a FARO measuring system advantageous. - Experience with the design of electronic enclosures and EMC management would be of benefit. - Experience in simple mechanism design advantageous. - The ability to deliver conceptual proposals in a short time-frame. - Experience within the automotive industry would be of substantial benefit. - Prince 2 practitioner, APMP certificates or experience of managing multiple simultaneous projects would be advantageous. - Knowledge of testing standards associated with installing aftermarket products into vehicles would be advantageous. - Knowledge and experience of Design for Manufacture would be advantageous. Additional specifications / comments: - Must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team. - Ability to work in a fast-paced but rewarding working environment. - Candidates will be asked for evidence of experience (present / past projects and achievements etc). - Presentation skills would be advantageous. - Must be able to deliver accurate and articulate reports including those of a technical nature. - Some European travel will be expected within this role so ability to travel (sometimes at short notice) will be required. - Degree level qualification in an Engineering or Product Design based discipline desirable but not essential. Plus relevant industry experience. - Concept design of new products in response to customer requirements. - Mechanical design of new products using a range of Industry standard and design guidelines. - Development and delivery of new products on schedule and in budget. Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment. This job was originally posted as