Mechanical Design Engineer

Permanent for based in Chorley

Job Description

Mechanical Design Engineer

£35,000 – £40,000


gap technical are proud to be representing this manufacturing business in their search for a Mechanical Design Engineer to work at their facility based near Chorley.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a forward thinking business who have a clear growth plan with a view to develop their engineers. You will be working within a challenging and rewarding environment with an experienced team who have a wealth of knowledge to learn from.

Performance Objectives

  • Design, development and specification of new and existing pressure related products where typical design requirements include: –
    • Pressure bearing components (≤60,000 psi)
    • Load bearing components
    • High pressure seal arrangements
    • Integration with proprietary components
    • Hydraulic & Pneumatic actuation
    • Lifting & Handling points
    • Fabrications
    • Tooling & Fixtures
  • Ensure designs conform to industry, customer and company standards
  • Select suitable materials, surface finishes, coatings and treatments for the products intended use
  • Carry out regular design reviews with the team and/or customer
  • Analyse designs using suitable tools and liaise with third party design verification company
  • Carry out value added value engineering (VAVE) to engineer cost out of the products
  • Output accurate models, drawings, BOM’s and other technical documents to customers, both internal and external
  • Check & sign off drawings in line with relevant drawing standards
  • Carry out engineering changes using revision control procedures
  • Carry out administration of document management system
  • Manage design based non-conformances

Person Specification

  • Must hold a relevant mechanical engineering qualification
  • 2D & 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards would be desirable (ASME etc)
  • FE Analysis (Ansys preferred)
  • Ability to carry out hand calculations (force, torque, bending moments, hoop stress, shear stress, weld strength etc.)
  • Risk Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) & Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Administration & usage of Document Management Systems (EPDM)
  • Knowledge of high spec. materials, coatings and finishes including stainless and carbon steels, structural steels, elastomers and performance plastics
  • Project Management
  • Strong IT skills


Please send your CV or call David at gap technical on 01925 406 525

If you have any questions or are interested in any other opportunities we may have, please do not hesitate to contact on 01925 406 525

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of gap technical who are operating as an employment agency.

gap technical are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job.

Closing Date: 03/12/2018

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£35000 - £40000 per annum

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Chorley, Lancashire

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