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Mechanical Design Engineer

Merlin Power
£40,000 - £45,000 a year - Full-time



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Merlin Power is a leading supplier of electrical power products and systems to the marine, specialist vehicle and defence industries. With over 28 years in business, our systems have been fitted to everything from Formula 1 Trucks to front-line Main Battle Tanks and surveillance vehicles to yachts.

The industry is experiencing explosive growth and Merlin is positioning itself to take advantage of this and expand. The technical abilities and resources within the company are vital to fuelling this growth and the Company is now looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join this initiative.

As a Mechanical Design Engineer at Merlin Power, you will be at the forefront of our product innovation, playing a pivotal role in the design and development of advanced power system solutions. Collaborating closely with different departments, you'll contribute to helping define project requirements and use CAD software to create intricate 3D models. Beyond design, you'll be involved in prototyping and testing, refining and optimising product performance. Your expertise will extend to selecting materials and ensuring designs are manufacturable. Effective communication is key, as you'll document your designs comprehensively and convey concepts to stakeholders.

Responsibilities Include:

1. Product Design and Development:

  • Assist with the design and development of mechanical components and systems for new products.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project requirements.

2. CAD Modelling and Simulation:

  • Utilise CAD software to create detailed 3D models and drawings of mechanical components.
  • Perform simulations and analyses to validate designs and ensure optimal performance.

3. Prototyping and Testing:

  • Develop prototypes for testing and validation of mechanical designs.
  • Conduct thorough testing and analysis of prototypes, making necessary adjustments to improve performance and reliability.

4. Materials and Manufacturing Knowledge:

  • Select appropriate materials for product components, considering factors such as cost, strength, and durability.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing teams to ensure designs are optimised for efficient production.

5. Documentation and Reporting:

  • Create comprehensive documentation, including design specifications, reports, and test plans.
  • Communicate design concepts and findings to cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

6. Continuous Improvement:

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in mechanical design.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and contribute to the enhancement of design methodologies.

Any other reasonable task or duty as requested by management.

Requirements Include:

  • Proven experience in mechanical design, preferably in mobile power systems.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) and simulation tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials.
  • Willingness to travel as required by special projects.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.

Benefits Include:

  • Salary of £40,000 to £45,000 per year. In addition to your base salary, Merlin Power offers a competitive group commission/bonus scheme, providing the opportunity to increase your earnings based on performance. This program rewards your dedication and contribution to our success.
  • 25 days + bank holidays per year
  • Statutory sick pay
  • Early finish Friday (Mon-Thurs 0830-1730, Fri 0830-1400)
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • On-site gym

Reporting to our Managing Director.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £40,000.00-£45,000.00 per year

Ability to Commute:

  • Exeter (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Exeter: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person