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Mechanical CAD Designer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 16/01/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Job Description

You will be involved with the Mechanical components of a particular product throughout its development cycle.

You will apply mechanical engineering skills to assist in providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for our customers requiring the development of new or improved drilling & measurement products. Within a multi-disciplinary team, you will collaborate with other experts to create and assess new designs and contribute to the development of new principles and concepts as well as sustaining the existing fleet of products.


Your responsibilities will include designing complex electro-mechanical devices as part of a project team. Model and drawing creation, to both internal and international standards and specifications. Bill of Material (BOM) creation and product file maintenance including Change Orders (CO) and revision control. Perform tolerance stack-up analysis and basic design calculations. You will interface with the technical staff from other disciplines, consult with external suppliers as well as in-house manufacturing and field personnel.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
HNC in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent qualifications).
Recognised time served apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering or experience in a similar Designer role.
Excellent working knowledge of PTC Creo (formerly ProEngineer) or other similar 3D parametric software (Solidworks, Catia, Inventor, NX etc) for both modelling and drawing production.


Can demonstrate ability in the following areas;
1. Knowledge of drafting standards, ISO and ASME including Geometric Tolerancing.
2. Tolerance stack-up calculations.
3. Good understanding of manufacturing processes including Design for Manufacture (DfM)
4. Mechanical systems assembly/disassembly.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication (English).
6. Capacity to balance technical constraints, cost, lead time and priorities.
7. Skilled in teamwork, service oriented and quality minded.

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