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Work Location:
Didsbury Engineering, Wilmslow · Cheshire

The MEL Group are family run, with a realistic goal to be a 100 million a year business. We are a total engineering solution provider to the global aerospace and defence market and to industry in general.
Due to increasing growth within the business, an opportunity has arisen for a Project Design Engineer to join the team at Didsbury Engineering based in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The role will involve contribution to the efficient and smooth running of the Technical and Sales Department, working with colleagues to contribute towards the successful fulfilment of project work.
This is a permanent role, Monday to Friday, working 37.5 hours per week. At Didsbury Engineering, you will also be entitled to the flexible working scheme.
You will be responsible for:
  • Design and develop lifting and handling equipment from concept stage through to production
  • Production of part and assembly engineering drawings using SolidWorks 3D CAD
  • Complete engineering change requests
  • Undertake hand calculations and stress analysis
  • Compliance with technical specifications and applicable standards
  • Production of all project documentation
  • Production of risk assessments, FMEA reports etc.
  • Attend and support design reviews, trials, meeting etc. at customers site.
  • Produce technical proposals with ROM cost estimates; timescales/milestones, and contingency planning
  • Create and maintain BOM’s on internal MRP System
  • Work together with colleagues and external contractors/test houses to ensure that deliverables meet both industry and business standards
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the Group product and services and cross and/or upsell when liaising with customers
  • Maintain accurate records and files
Essential Personal Skills / Attributes:
  • Degree (or equivalent) in or Mechanical engineering and experience in mechanical design role
  • Excellent 3D CAD modelling skills, ideally SolidWorks
  • Working knowledge of stress calculations
  • A good standard of written and verbal English with attention to detail
  • Computer literate, with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Project
  • Ability to motivate self and work alone or as part of a team
Working knowledge of lifting and handling regulations and previous experience of working with defence and/or military contractors and manufacturers would be desirable.
In return you will have the support to develop and grow within an ever-expanding company, with benefits such as 22 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme and free parking.
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