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Mechanical Designer

Job Title / Position: Mechanical Designer

Job Ref no: MechDesGW

Branch Location: Commercial Northampton

Work Location: Northampton

Salary: 34,000 - 46,000 dependent on experience

Shifts / Hours: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description:

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Mechanical Designer to join a global leader in engineering, modular fabrication, and construction of beverage can making and industrial plant facilities.

Salary - 34,000 - 46,000 dependent on experience
Location – Northampton with regular travel to USA

The Mechanical Designer position is responsible for generating design documents working from sketches, drawings, and/or vendor information provided by project engineers or senior designers.

* Follow established AutoCAD standardization / Drafting Standards and utilize established drawing formats and design details from previous projects as directed by the Engineering Design Manager.
* Generate design documents working from sketches, marked-up drawings, and/or vendor information.
* Generate and understand the pre-design structural system for the D&I Process as developed by the client.
* Develop the majority of the project documents based on reference material obtained from similar past projects.
* Use various office machines i.e. plotters, document copiers, etc.
* Maintain drawing files and assemble of bidding documents.
* Accurately complete drawings and other documents.
* Perform document checking on non-complicated drawings developed by other Drafters and Designers.
* Travel domestically and internationally ranging from 0-10% per year.
* Develop and maintain relationships with employees at all locations.
* Conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner and work in accordance with established safety and company requirements.
* Promote a positive working environment in order to achieve the organisation’s goals.

* Associate’s degree in Computer-Aided Drafting is required.
* Two (2) years of experience in drafting / design experience is strongly preferred.
* Proficiency in AutoCAD and its advanced features is required.
* Some knowledge of 3D designs using AutoCAD Inventor and/or SolidWorks is preferred.
* Ability to interpret engineer’s notes & sketches as well as verbal directions for development into complex design documents is necessary.
* Ability to manage time and efforts towards completing designs on time and within budgets is required.
* Strong mechanical aptitude and hands-on experience is strongly preferred.
* Excellent communication skills; both oral and written is required.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
* Computer skills and an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows based programs are required.
* Ability to work flexible hours with some weekend and holiday work required.
* Must comply with the clients’ core values for the safe and efficient operation of the business and maintain sound relationships among and with employees.

Work is performed in an office and uncontrolled atmosphere. Exposure to harsh conditions—such as: dust, fumes, chemicals, hazardous materials, noise, and varying weather and temperatures—for short periods of time is possible. Must be able to travel to job sites both domestically and internationally; living accommodations in some foreign assignments may not meet expected U.S. standards. All employees are required to follow safety standards and wear all personal protective equipment in designated areas.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers, grip, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk and hear. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. on a regular basis is required.

Date Advertised: 07 July 2017

Date Closes: 02 February 2018

Contact in branch dealing with this advert: Gemma Williams - please call 01604 970370 or email your CV to


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