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Mechanical Design Draughtsperson

Salary: £36,000Start date: ASAPLocation: Contract type: Permanent

Job description

Cordius is looking for a Mechanical Design Draughtsperson to join a company in Hope Valley, on the outskirts of Sheffield. The company is a well-known, leading manufacturer of heat technology used in furnaces and ovens for the laboratory and process markets with more than 65% of sales coming from Export markets.

Location: Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Salary: £36,000
Key Skills: Mechanical Design, CAD, Welding & Fabrication practices, Mechanisms, Gearings
Primary responsibilities:
  • Work as one of the primary mechanical designers within the business
  • Provide detailed mechanical design of systems and sub-systems from defined client specification, this will include creating a 3D CAD model, gas and pneumatics schematics, and the creation of associated documentation including BOM’s, manufacturing drawings etc
  • You are expected to work within the agreed time scales and costs, liaise with the customer and all other departments in the Company at all levels
  • Gain knowledge of existing products, materials, design rules and production techniques with the aim to redevelop existing products by enhancing these techniques, reducing materials costs, and improving production efficiencies where possible
  • Apply design techniques such as design for manufacture, design for assembly etc.
  • Create Gas/Pneumatic systems would be an advantage, training can be given
  • Present technical information to other technical or non-technical persons
  • Knowledge and experience of design change control and release procedures MRP and or ERP systems
  • Support the manufacturing process, resolving and clarifying mechanical issues in products

Key skills and qualifications
  • The successful candidate will have at least 10 years’ experience as a mechanical design draughtsman using CAD Software.
  • 5 years practical experience in a mechanical manufacturing environment is necessary and we would anticipate a minimum qualification in an appropriate subject at HND level.
  • Experience in the use of applicable directives, norms and standards used in light industrial applications are essential.
  • The successful applicant will need to have good communication skills as the duties will include liaising with internal departments, have the ability to work on their own initiative with minimum supervision, prioritise workload and the skills to be a good team player.
  • Good knowledge of mechanisms, gearing, basic pneumatics with an ability to perform basic calculations is required.
  • Good knowledge of welding and fabrication practices.
  • Furnace or oven electrical design experience would be an advantage though not essential as training will be given.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Flexible, hands-on approach to working within a project team or individually.
  • Experience of working on multiple products and experience in an R&D background.
  • Computer literate.
  • Valid passport holder and clean driving license required for occasional travel.

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