Senior / Chief Design Engineer

Kraft Recruitment
£45,000 per annum
07 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A Senior / Chief Design Engineer opportunity is available with my client who are leader in the manufacture of fuel, water and oil pumps for the diesel commercial vehicle markets. The ideal Senior Design Engineer will have a proven design & development background of metal and plastic equipment /machinery as well as rotating components and a knowledge of hydraulic systems.

Senior / Chief Design Engineer role:
The successful Senior / Chief Design Engineer will be responsible for the design, development and detail of mechanical aspects of oil and water pumps for automotive and commercial vehicles applications using ideally PRO-E design software. You will also be responsible for the design and development services for other sister companies within the engine products division. Creating simple and complex parts, typical parts included shafts, die cast, pressed & sintered components, production of detailed drawings for component parts, assemblies for manufacture and creation of BOM tables. FMEA risk assessments and cost reduction proposals.

Senior / Chief Design Engineer requirement:
Educated to degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering
Very strong experience in mechanical analysis to include strength of materials and fatigue behaviour
Experience of both software based and theoretical calculations
Experience of both metals and plastic materials
Extensive experience of developing products involving mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies for medium to high volume quantities.
Good understand of manufacturing processes enabling design optimised for manufacture.
Knowledge of rotating components such as bearings, seals, gears, pulleys would be advantageous.
Knowledge of hydraulic systems.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate strong problem-solving skills
Good CAD skills ideally PRO-E user covering modelling & detail drawings.
An understanding of automotive project management systems is not essential but would be useful.
10 years post graduate design experience.
Report writing.

Senior / Chief Design Engineer package:
Salary circa £50K
Contributory stake holder pension plan,
profit sharing bonus,
33 days annual holiday.

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