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Mechanical Design Engineer

Join a Leading Electro-Optics Company as a Mechanical Design Engineer in West Sussex

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading electro-optics design and manufacturing business, which is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their skilled engineering team to collaborate on designing and building innovative systems.

Key Responsibilities for the Mechanical Design Engineer:

- Work with the team to perform classical engineering analysis on designs including stress, fatigue & vibration using conventional analysis and computer simulation.
- Produce detailed engineering and assembly drawings for manufacturing and perform lab testing for verification and conformance of design outputs to meet the design inputs.
- Assist with developing engineering reports to support new product designs, failure investigation and any other formal documentation to support customer requirements.
- Liaise with wider engineering teams to integrate electronic, control and drive systems into equipment designs.
- Have experience of working within a closely integrated, mixed-discipline, project design team to produce quality design solutions in line with cost, time, and quality requirements.
- Provide support for the production, test, and field engineering teams.

Support the sales teams with bids and quotations.
- Assist with creating designs in 3D CAD using SolidWorks software.

Key Skills and Experience for the Mechanical Design Engineer:


- Have more than 2 years of experience working in an engineering role.
- Have experience in the design of complex mechanisms and structures for use in harsh environments - preferably in the defence industry.
- Have proven experience in the design of systems from original concept design, produced from a specification, through to production.
- Can analyse the loads on, and design solutions for, items such as gear drives bearings and motors.
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the application of machining, casting, fabrication, and moulding techniques.

 Have experience in the use of the SolidWorks CAD system.
- Ability to consult with customers verbally and in writing effectively, producing reports and participating in formal design reviews.


- Have experience designing equipment for use in harsh environments.
- Experience working in the Defence or related sectors, particularly in R&D and manufacturing, such as scientific equipment manufacturers, special purpose machine builders or high-end customisation companies.
- Have more than 5 years of experience working in an engineering role.

 Company Benefits:

- 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
- 28 days annual leave and Christmas closure.
- Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
- Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
- Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
- Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across all sites to support and promote well-being.
- Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
- Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

If your skills and experience match this Mechanical Design Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

  • Start: 30/04/2024
  • Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Location: West Sussex,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Recruiter: Holt Recruitment
  • Contact: Peter Kimber
  • Tel: 03333 448009
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: V-32645
  • Posted: 2024-04-30 12:44:03 -

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