Mechanical Design Engineer




Full job description

Salary: £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Job type: Permanent
Location: Clacton-on-Sea/Brightlingsea, Essex
Our client is currently seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer with excellent experience in special purpose machinery to join a leading and reputable organization based in the Clacton-on-Sea / Brightlingsea, Essex area.
With over 30 years’ experience in product decoration and is part of the Barry-Wehmiller group of companies, which is an established leader in the packaging industry and expanding worldwide. We specialize in the manufacture of shrink sleeve and labeling machinery and are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to work with the UK engineering team and their counterparts in the US and Canada as we continue to grow.

The role:
Researches and analyzes data such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
Designs products or systems such as sleeving machines, labeling machines and shrink ovens, re-winders, slitters, or other web handling and product handling equipment requiring machine design, mechanical, thermal, and pneumatic.
Coordinates release of new products from development to manufacturing, providing accurate bills of material and assembly procedures.
Designs products and systems to interface with existing product lines.
Evaluates field installations and recommends design modification to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
Resolve mechanical design problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts where appropriate.
Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
Take ownership of a project.
Attend internal and external meetings, both project and company related.
Maintain a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; SolidWorks (and AutoCAD)

HNC, HND or higher

Preferably have experience within the packaging machinery industry, special purpose machine design experience and good communication skills at all levels.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company in a key role and help them expand and become a key player within the UK and export market.
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