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Mechanical Design (Drawing) and Assembly Engineer

Location Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Date Posted August 7, 2017
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Salary £25,000-£32,000 according to experience, plus discretionary annual bonus


Our client is involved in the development, assembly and supply of equipment that is used in laboratories worldwide to develop new chemicals, plastics and medicines. The mechanical part of their designs is often central to the product and consists of stirred vessels (sometimes under pressure made of various alloys); often heated/cooled and integrated into a structure that also encases electronics. They are looking for an mechanical design engineer to create new versions of existing product assemblies as well as amend and extend designs. Manufacture is subcontracted to local workshops and so good relationships with suppliers will be an important part of the job. The successful candidate will be required to create manufacturing drawings using Autodesk Inventor 2013, including geometric and dimensional tolerance. The ability to create quick solutions for prototyping (rather than highly detailed solutions taking a long time) will be of great benefit. Many designs are only for one-off projects and do not allow the luxury of long design periods. In addition to design and drawing, a part of the role will be involved in actual assembly of the parts and some limited amount of machining. The drawing load varies depending on projects and the ability to work hands-on allows the team to manage effectively. Some experience in pressure system design is desirable. Familiarity with pressure fittings, seals reciprocating shafts is essential. Knowledge in the use and maintenance of workshop equipment as well as training of others is important, mostly for small scale prototyping. This role is one part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in several projects at the same. Ability to work under pressure and flexibly is very important.


  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Company Pension Scheme (after 1 year’s service)
  • 22 Days annual leave (plus bank holidays).



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