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Mechanical Engineer (Early Career)

  • Location: Wellingborough
  • Salary: Permanent + Attractive + Benefits per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

  • Sector: Manufacturing & Materials
  • Function: Engineering
  • Contact: Peter Heap
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 397555
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 07 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 61405

Role- Mechanical Engineer for Systems Engineering team

Location- Milton Keynes Area

We are currently recruiting a Mechanical Engineer  to join the Systems Engineering Team for a leading aviation organisation. You will be an integral part in the development of world leading capabilities that emerge from the challenges posed by our customers at the cutting edge of aerodynamic research.  The organisation boasts a wide international customer base of aircraft manufacturers who require new and novel solutions to achieve highly accurate results from trials conducted on site.

The Systems Engineering Team is a multi-disciplined team of electrical, electronic, software, mechanical, and control engineers who deliver and maintain capabilities required to operate models and rigs, and the plant required to operate the facilities. 

As part of this team you will enjoy a highly varied role involving work on various industrial machinery such as:

  • Rotating plant, including motors, journal bearings, fans, and turbine compressors.
  • Hydraulic systems, including hydraulic power units, circuits, and actuators.
  • Pneumatic system, including air compressors, circuits and actuators.
  • Cooling systems, including water pumps, heat exchangers, evaporative cooling towers and chillers.
  • Air drying systems.
  • Lubrication systems.
  • Model movement systems.
  • Water treatment plant.

The role will provide opportunities to work alongside other highly skilled engineering teams who design and manufacture models, conduct tests, and maintain other aspects of the facilities and capabilities.

What we are looking for from you?

  • An honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related degree with demonstrable industrial experience.
  • Perform stress and structural analysis.
  • Produce mechanical drawings.
  • Produce piping and instrumentation diagrams.
  • Methodical troubleshooting and debugging skills, with a passion for problem solving and investigation
  • Familiarity with and application of change management and approval, version control, and testing processes.
  • Be equally comfortable working individually and collaborating as part of a team.
  • Contribute to and, in time, take ownership of the project lifecycle:
    • Eliciting requirements.
    • Conducting feasibility studies and developing concepts.
    • Producing designs and participating in design reviews.
    • Producing test plans and user manuals.
    • Overseeing the manufacture and installation.
    • Commissioning.
    • Providing user training, defining maintenance, and operational support.
    • Maintaining and upgrading new and existing capabilities.
  • Produce risk assessments and method statements for work conducted on plant.
  • Good time management skills to ensure that deadlines are met or exceeded to maximise operational availability.

Desirable skills:

  • Familiar with instrumentation typically found on industrial plant, such as pressure, temperature, flow.
  • Strong analytical skills to assist with data analysis and problem identification.
  • Conduct Failure Modes and Effects Analysis on existing and new systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.

Our Benefits:

This is an exciting permanent opportunity for the right person to be part of a successful and established team, operating in a facility working 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  In return, we offer a range of benefits including: a competitive salary and pension scheme; flexible working options (normal hours are 0800hrs to 1621hrs); free parking; an employee assistance programme; private health insurance and 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays (increasing with length of service after 5 years’ service)

The successful candidate must satisfy security clearance requirements – including the last 5 years continual UK residency.

To process an application, please contact Peter Heap on 01384 446127 / 


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.