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Mechanical CAD Designer
A permanent role based in Gloucester as a Mechanical CAD Designer.
To carry out assigned CAD technical duties with abilities to create and assess new designs.
§ Completes procedures and generates drawings and/or designs that are semi-routine in nature.
§ Analyzes data and insures that the product, process and/or designs conforms to the specifications or performance guidelines and learns and uses Company engineering drafting standards.
§ Conducts fairly complex troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing drawing or design defects.
§ Retrieves and archives information using Company engineering records system (i.e. drawings, specifications, standards).
§ Structure and produces Bills of Materials (BOM) and creates Engineering Change Notices (ECN), manages files and facilitates the release of the product to manufacturing.
§ Helps test designs, records and file test results and makes drawing changes as indicated by test results.
§ Interfaces with vendors to obtain project supplies in a timely and cost effective manner.
§ Records and files test results and makes drawing changes as indicated by test results.
§ Prepares reports on test results, instructions for installation of kits, and drafts of operating instructions.
§ Observes safety regulations and wears all required safety equipment. (Continuous requirement)
§ Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
§ HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
§ Recognised time served apprenticeship in mechanical engineering and/or experience in a similar designer role.
§ Working knowledge of ProE and AutoCAD or similar 2D & 3D packages.
§ Proven experience of engineering / manufacturing processes.
§ In depth knowledge of ISO drafting standards, experience in ASME is appreciated.
§ Ability to perform basic calculations related to design assessment (tolerance stack etc)
1. THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF:
§ Recording and filing test reports, creating BOMs, ECNs, Requests for Engineering Action (REA), maintenance of the existing product line and mechanical drafting standards
§ Entering and extracting data from the Company databases
§ Company policies and procedures, health, safety, and environment policies.
2. GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF:
§ Mechanical CAD principles, quality control practices (use of tolerance, inspection), engineering product file structure, setting up of a project (BDR), writing test and inspection reports.
§ Department and plant orientation
3. BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF:
§ Basic design calculations (burst, collapse & tensile etc.), types and uses of threads and pressure seals, material selection and properties, hydraulic principles, and manufacturing processes.
§ Ability to read, understands, and generates technical instructions, material lists, mechanical drawings, and/or hydraulic diagrams.
§ Above-average ability to work with speed and accuracy, use mechanical reasoning, and work well with others; above-average oral communication and organizational skills.
§ Average ability to think and reason, solve problems, and read with speed and comprehension, work in spreadsheet/database programs and specialized Company programs; average written communication skills.
§ Ability to read and interpret basic instructions for the assembly of materials, technical specifications, testing equipment, part numbers, and write capping and crushing targets.
§ Ability to apply basic arithmetic operations and compute rates, ratios, and percentages.
§ Communicates effectively with the team.
§ Informs line manager of any problems, and recommends possible solutions.
§ Participates in material and equipment problem solving.
§ Ability to take direction and also use own initiative as required
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