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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:                   Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer

 

Department:             Engineering (Design)

 

Responsible to:       Mechanical Design Lead

                                  

  1. JOB PURPOSE

 

  • To design a wide range of bespoke products ensuring compliance with client specifications, legislative requirements, quality and HSE standards.
  •  To work independently or as part of a team to develop new or existing products that meet the mechanical technical requirements of form, fit and function.
  • To provide a professional mechanical engineering service to the business and so interface with customers and suppliers to ensure activities are completed to meet or improve program, cost and quality expectations.

 

  1. JOB ACTIVITIES

 

  • Preparation of engineering calculations over a number of disciplines in support of detail design schemes
  • Perform concept and detail design work applying acoustic, dynamic, mechanical, and thermo-fluid principles to generate optimum customer solutions
  • Participate in research and development activities
  • Carry out and take responsibility for site survey activities
  • Produce sketch drawings of design concepts in sufficient detail to enable production of detail design definition drawings
  • Use IT packages effectively in the course of engineering activities (excel, word, Mathcad, CAD, PDM, PLM, etc.)
  • Interpret engineering drawings
  • Generate concise and presentable sketches and reports for issue to a range of customers
  • Use noise measurement equipment to assess the performance of the company’s products
  • Interpret and implement engineering specifications and standards
  • Self-development to meet new requirements
  • Manage project timescales and achieve or improve deadlines
  • Provide progress status reports to line management on a regular basis and work to achieve or improve company and customer objectives of program, cost and quality
  • Provide an engineering resource for other departments
  • Work in accordance with the company standard business processes
  • Hazard identification and risk reduction

 

 

  1. SUPERVISION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Work on own initiative in a team environment
  • Responsible to the Design Manager for all aspects of the mechanical design and integrity of the company’s range of products
  • To lead by example on the mechanical discipline and operate to the highest engineering professional code of conduct
  • To identify and implement improvement initiatives within the department and the business as a whole
  • To liaise with other departments in achieving the departmental and business goals
  • To guide, mentor and supervise other staff as required

 

  1. GENERIC CONDITIONS

 

  • Promote and represent Cullum when required, setting a good personal example at all times.
  • Take all possible and reasonable steps to create a harmonious working environment using effective communication and team working techniques.
  • Be aware of, and adhere to Cullum policies and procedures, including but not limited to ISO9001, ISO14001, BS OHSAS 18001, the Health, Safety, Welfare, Environmental & Quality policies and procedures and Employee Handbook.
  • Undertake duties as may be required within capabilities consistent with the Terms and Conditions of employment and responsibilities in accordance with UK and EC Laws.
  • Undertake tasks and responsibilities assigned by line manager

 

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent)

 

Desirable

  • Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control
  • Good pass grades at Advanced level mathematics and physics
  • IMechE corporate membership
  • IOA membership

 

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Understanding of mechanical engineering principles

Desirable

  • Experience of working to structural design codes
  • Knowledge of acoustic and noise control principles
  • Design of fabrication details
  • Familiar with the requirements of the Construction Design and Management regulations
  • Practical use of design techniques of hazard identification and risk reduction
  • Familiar with the requirements of European directives such as the Machinery directive and ATEX

ATTITUDE

Essential

  • Commitment to continued professional development in conjunction with the Company Vision Statement, Departmental Mission Statements, Cullum Values, recognised professional standards and the changing requirements of the organisation. 
  • Out of hours, overseas and offshore working may be necessary from time to time.