Principal Mechanical Engineer - Automated Metrology

Wallace Hind Selection
£45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 28 days holidays + Stats + Pension
11 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Superb opportunity for a highly innovative and talented Principal or Senior Mechanical Design Engineer looking for that next step in their career to join the world’s leading manufacturer of ultra-precision surface and form metrology.

Whilst in this role you will gain exposure to many of the most exciting emerging global manufacturing technologies including F1, Automotive, Aerospace, NextGen Telecommunication Broadcast Optics, Bearings & Space research. Excellent future career opportunities.

SALARY: £45,000 - £60,000 base

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: 28 days holidays + Stats + Pension + Full Relocation Package

LOCATION: Leicester

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Nottingham, Birmingham, Sheffield, Northampton, Peterborough + any others you choose as there is a full relocation package available

THE COMPANY - Principal Mechanical Engineer - Automated Metrology

We are one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of ultra-precision contact and non-contact surface and form metrology applications used extensively across a wide range of NextGen industries including: Formula 1, Automotive, Aerospace, Telecommunication Optics, Bearings, Broadcasting and Space technologies.

THE OPPORTUNITY - Principal Mechanical Engineer - Automated Metrology

Working as part of our Special Applications team, this role is an exciting hands-on opportunity to drive mechanical design and lead a multi-disciplined team through concept, build and test of specials/custom metrology systems. Once signed off, you will then oversee the transference of the projects through production to delivery and installation.

The position will expose the successful candidate to several full product life cycles per year both from an operational, commercial and technological perspective, all with a strong market pull.
Candidates will be expected to work closely with clients on key projects and some international travel will be required.


> Assume the technical & project lead for a multi-disciplined team of engineers across electronics, mechanical, software & service
> Display a track record of designing small mechanisms and drives typically with DC motors in precision mechanics, mechatronics or systems engineering
> Manage projects from concept through production and maintenance, including prototype, construction, testing, supporting calculations and documentation
> Display strong Project Management skills specific to developing special systems against customer orders
> Design using a range of CAD/CAM technologies: Siemens NX8.5 (or later) & Teamcenter, SolidWorks & EPDM
> Co-ordinate the design and development of affiliated products: electrical, optics and application design
> Conduct discussions with suppliers regarding specifying parts negotiating delivery and pricing.
> Undertake occasional travel, including overseas, to better understand client requirements

PERSON REQUIREMENTS - Principal Mechanical Engineer

> Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar technical discipline
> Experience of precision/machine tool/medical engineering from product concept through production and maintenance
> Potential for higher position in the future
> Experience with Siemens NX8.5 (or later) & Teamcentre, SolidWorks & EPDM are desirable
> Knowledge of fixtures or Kinematic principles
> Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
> Passionate about all aspects of new technologies
> Enthusiastic and self-motivated, with the drive & desire to create excellent products
> Great communication & interpersonal skills as this role works closely across cross functional internal teams and with customers
> Strong administration skills specifically those pertaining to the maintenance of design documentation
> Ability to speak Mandarin would be an advantage but not necessary
> Where the candidate is at a senior grade with limited experience coaching and training will be given as part of a formal development plan

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Mechanical Engineering, Precision technology, Surface Metrology, Form Metrology, Principal Mechanical Engineer - Automated Metrology, Contact Surface Metrology, Ultra-Precision Technology, Automated Metrology, Precision Mechanics, Mechatronics, Systems Engineering, Tribology, DC Motors, Bearings, Automotive, Aerospace, F1, Formula 1, Telecommunications, Optics, NextGen, Drives, Controls, Performance Motor Sport, High Reliability, Kinematic, Manufacturing, Finite Element Analysis, Project Management, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer, Senior Design Engineer, Principal Mechanical Design Engineer, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.

Please Note - Wallace Hind Selection have been selected as our exclusive retained partner so any direct applications from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to them.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Tracey FitzGerald quoting Principal Mechanical Engineer - Automated Metrology
reference TF1707-61 to DD: +44 (0)1604 683304 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.

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