Mechanical Design Engineer

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    Portsmouth, Hampshire

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    Aerospace and Defence

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    Harry Boucher

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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To work within the Design team as a Senior Mechanical Design engineer with direct responsibilities for all aspects of the Mechanical design process, within the scope and expectations of the business process and procedures.

Principal Responsibilities

Supporting the main design team to provide best-in-class design solutions, in response to product specifications, on time, in line with CTL's core / NPI project teams with the requirement to ensure all activity is completed, whilst working to Company design and development procedures, within project constraints.
To manage, with the support of the Design Engineering Manager, subcontractors in the successful development of associated tooling for both components and processes. (Mould tooling, press tooling, turned parts etc.. as well as, when required, assembly equipment in association with interaction of the operations team).
To generate detailed product design documentation in relation to the project using the full range of design tools available to achieve six sigma designs meeting the DFM requirements. (DWG's, MFA, FEA etc) and document all work in-line with the company's design and development procedures.
Take responsibility for the evaluation and validation of designs and optimisation of costs and quality, including current production product problem solving as required.
To provide product design support for other key projects as required by the Design Engineering Manager.

IPrincipal Networks & Contact Links

*Site Leader
*Process Engineering Manager
*Materials Manager
*Marketing Managers
*Sales Managers
*Technology Leader
*Quality Assurance
*Design Engineering Manager
*NPI cross functional teams
*Manufacture support teams
*Mechanical designers
*Drawing office personnel
*Process engineers
*Supply chain

*External contractors

Budgetary Responsibilities
Costs of allocated development project.
Geographic Scope & Travel Requirements
Based in Portsmouth. Frequent travel between two sites of Poole and Portsmouth. Some travel to suppliers or customers may be needed. (10%)

Education Required (academic and/or technical education)
A good level of degree in Mechanical Engineering / Design Engineering / Product Engineering or other appropriate education.

Work Experience Required (area and length of experience)
*A background of demonstrated product design and development in a discipline applicable to

Gas Sensors.
*Familiarity with six sigma design and manufacturing environment.
*A demonstrated, structured approach to problem solving in design engineering and manufacturing environments.
*Experienced Design for Injection moulding, press tooling, turned parts and the associated material selection.
Technical Skills & Specific Knowledge Required (specific skills and knowledge required for the position)
Design engineering skills including 3D CAD (solid edge and CREO Ideal but not essential)
*Ideally six sigma trained with FEA, MFA skills.
*Familiar with six sigma tools and team work activity / assessment including DFA, DFMA, DFMEA and PFMEA.
Fully PC literate. Including standard office software.

Behavioural Competencies Required (e.g. organisational skills, ability to lead a team, etc.)
*Effective communicator
*Excellent organizational skills
*Lead and influence a team
*Gets results
*Fosters teamwork and diversity
*Global mindset
*Integrative thinker
Technical or functional excellence

Language Requirements (written and spoken skills)
*Fluent in English