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Mechanical Design Engineering Team Leader

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Automation & Robotics

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  • Contact:

    Colin Reeves

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The opportunity

Due to ongoing and sustained success both at the Manchester HQ and abroad, an opening for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineering Team Leader has arisen. This projects as a career defining opportunity for the right candidate to join a genuine market leader who will reward dedication, self-motivation and excellent performance with empowerment in your role to shape the design outlook of the company as well as benefit from an excellent employee package and earning potential over the course of your career.

The company

A specialist, an innovator and a market leader in their chosen field in the manufacturing of complex automated machinery. Employing over 14,000 professionals in over 40 countries worldwide. This multi-national and multi-faceted organisation are at the forefront of 4IR as a manufacturer and supplier of a number of high precision and high value machine, devices and services used in both professional, research and everyday life settings.

Your Responsibilities

  • Plan and organise own and teams daily & weekly workload to ensure delivery of project milestones and longer-term strategic business objectives
  • Ensure department provides a responsive service to all its customers
  • Improved Right first time of projects; improve production assembly
  • Improved efficiency of the engineering team against current standard times by improvement of the existing processes
  • Ensuring projects costs (production) / estimates are understood against actual costs
  • Insure timely action / closure out of customer concerns, and engineering changes for the department
  • Liaise closely with technical managers to create high quality, high performance material handling solutions
  • Preparation of conceptual designs and rendered images
  • Contribute to new product design, reducing costs and lead times by investigating and implementing new design techniques and manufacturing processes
  • Responsible for carrying out risk assessments and advising safe methods of work
  • Responsible for ensuring designs meet required regulatory compliance, CE compliance, Machinery Directives, LVD, etc. Ensure safety, health and environment is inherent in all projects
  • Preparation of technical quotations and producing estimates of product costs
  • Develop, maintain and amend engineering design drawings using 2D and 3D software packages
  • Participate in and recommend continuous improvement activities
  • Liaise with other departments to efficiently and effectively resolve problems
  • Promote, improve and maintain appropriate quality systems during the design process
  • Identify own training needs and communicate these through to the Engineering Design Manager

Key skills and experience required

  • Educated to degree level in Mechanical Design or relevant experience
  • Experience in design engineering within a low or medium volume production environment or instrumentation industry
  • Formal design change management knowledge
  • Experience with sheet metal
  • Skilled in Inventor or similar 3D package
  • Previous experience of managing an engineering design team
  • Delivering engineering project plans
  • Experience in ensuring designs meet required regulatory compliance
  • Knowledge of ERP systems
  • Knowledge of Conveyor systems/Material Handling systems would be highly advantageous
  • Innovative, Self-motivated, logical and analytical

If you feel that you have the required skill level and are ready for the next significant step in your career as an Electrical Design Engineer then we would like to hear from you. For more information, please 'apply' or contact Colin Reeves, Automation & Robotics Consultant in confidence on 01384 446121.