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  • Job reference: RMS0096545

Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/06/2011
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Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer
Job Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Temp-to-Perm
Residency: UK

The Company:
Our client is a leader in nuclear measurements and instrumentation with over 40 years experience in their field.

The Role:
To produce CAD design layouts and subsequent manufacturing drawings for instrumentation.
Although the equipment is mainly electronic, the main requirement is to provide mechanical engineering input to the design process.

- To Progress design projects from initial R&D brief, to concept, and on to full manufacturing drawings
- To make effective use of CAD tools to complete designs and drawings in a timely manner
- To accurately produce manufacturing drawings in full accordance with IEC Standards, suitable for cost effective manufacture
- To carry out changes and modifications to support and update existing designs
- To carry out any investigation and liaison as may be required, in conjunction with the manufacturer, to produce a cost effective design

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Completed relevant apprenticeship and/or Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent
- Significant 2D CAD and/or drawing board experience
- Significant relevant mechanical design experience
- Significant 3D solid modelling experience (preferably with either Mechanical Desktop or Inventor software)
- Must possess a sound understanding of a wide variety of manufacturing processes, techniques and materials.
- Ability to work independently in all areas of this role.
- Must be able to plan multiple tasks and manage time effectively.
- Must be fully conversant with AutoCAD 2D & 3D Modelling.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Paul Stephenson at Fircroft on + 44 1925 25 5485
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