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    £50000 - £55000 per annum + + excellent benefits & culture

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    Kate Balfe

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    6 months ago

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Job Description

My client is a high technology company headquartered in Oxfordshire. They design and manufacture complete laser-based systems, supply subcontract laser manufacturing services and carry out after sales services.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the design and development of Micro Machining and High Speed Imaging systems

In this role you will be expected to be creative and innovative in the generation of concepts and detailed designs using 3D CAD and FEA simulation tools. Your responsibilities will include the generation of drawings and MRP data for both internal and external customers using approved procedures and processes.

This is a wide-ranging role in mechanical design

" Produce concept and detailed designs using 3D CAD ensuring that solutions are fit for purpose and cost effective.
" Use FEA tools to simulate mechanical behaviour
" Generate and amend drawings and documentation to appropriate standards including BS8888
" Investigate and define answers to design problems via NCR's and ECR's
" Generate and maintain detailed BoM's
" To work in accordance with safety procedures detailed within the Health and Safety manual, taking care to avoid injury to themselves and others at work.
" Working to the highest professional standards both in house and at customers sites
The Person
" Should readily take ownership of their tasks and complete them with their very best endeavours and to the best of their ability.
" Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to manage own workload to meet each individual task in good time.
" Should fit comfortably in a very technical environment with a highly qualified and experienced staff.
" Should enjoy working in a small organisation where he/she has a considerable level of responsibility, but also needs to perform basic tasks on occasion. Willingness to support other aspects of the business or deliver other tasks as the company may require.
" Ability to innovate and work with minimum supervision
" A "can do" attitude.
" Proactive problem-solving capability - able to take problem ownership and drive solutions forward, working to tight deadlines in a customer focused manner
" Team player; demonstrated ability to work closely with other team members.

Experience & Skills
Essential " A minimum of 5 year's experience working in a mechanical design role in a high technology company
" Experience of using 3D CAD packages. AutoCAD Inventor and Vault would be an advantage
" Experience of MRP systems and BoM maintenance
" Degree level of education preferred but not essential

Desirable " An understanding on aspects of mechanical engineering, including structural analysis.
" An understanding of materials, treatments and finishes, and their environmental implications
" A proven ability to support change within an organisation
" Candidates must have legal right to work in the UK and be commutable to our site in Oxfordshire

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