• Mechanical Design Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Andover
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(04/07/2018 15:51)
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  • Overview

    As a company who are pioneers of forward thinking design and technical excellence, we're a big business. We never forget that vital to our success is the amazing people who work for us and the commitment we have to our customers.



    We are currently recruiting for a self-driven, passionate and focused Mechanical Design Engineer to be part of the Engineering Team at our Lifts Division based in Andover, Hampshire. You will work with highly skilled people who are proactive, passionate and results driven about what they do. We are guided by core values that include accountability, integrity, social responsibility, respect, balance, innovation and teamwork.


    Your role will be to develop and design new products and product improvements by providing a high level of Mechanical  based design skills and knowledge into product development projects and balancing innovative engineering design, functional requirements and aesthetic appeal with product safety, cost effective design and ease of manufacture and installation



    • Design and develop new products and product improvements, balancing innovative engineering design, functional requirements and aesthetic appeal with product safety, cost effective design and ease of manufacture and installation
    • Work in compliance with the Engineering design rules, product development vision and product development process
    • Ensure that development work adheres to the requirements of project design briefs and other documentation
    • Play an active role in projects, teams, meetings etc. Liaise with other cross-functional team members, suppliers and other interested parties throughout projects and encourage their involvement and participation
    • Lead design reviews, communicate ideas and solutions, influence decisions and problem solving
    • Validate and document design solutions are robust and reliable by using relevant tools and techniques such as computerised modelling prototyping; FMEA, FEA, life testing, load testing etc. Evaluate outcomes and act as required
    • Ensure technical files are created and maintained/updated as new products are designed, or existing products are changed
    • Have a detailed and through understanding of our own products, and proactively seek to learn about competitors products
    • Provide technical support to other areas of the business when required

    Skills and Experience:

    • Has an excellent understanding of engineering best practice and experience designing for manufacture and installation
    • Has experience working in the lift industry, and/or designing products to be used in the construction industry
    • Has excellent knowledge of product design standards such as EN81-20, 41, BS5900
    • Is proficient at researching materials, processes and market requirements
    • Able to implement life and load testing, evaluate test outcomes and initiate actions
    • Is proficient in the use of day to day software packages (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, email and Internet)
    • Proficient and experienced in the use of modern CAD software, Inventor
    • Has experience of electrical product design

    Personal attributes and behaviours

    • Able to communicate initial design ideas using a variety of methods
    • Has a creative mind and ability to innovate
    • Has a high level of tenacity and drive
    • Has excellent problem solving abilities and use of problem solving tools and techniques
    • Has excellent organisational skills and is highly task focused and able to prioritise, whilst also able to be flexible
    • Is a good communicator and has interpersonal and relationship forming skills, and able to communicate effectively and interact at all levels of the business
    • Has excellent attention to detail
    • You are committed to actively improving own skills, knowledge, business awareness and performance through ongoing personal development



    • Holds relevant mechanical design degree or other equivalent academic qualifications


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