Senior Mechanical Engineer

From £45,000 - Croydon

Posted: 20th, May 2022

Reference N°: 42502

Type: Permanent

The minimum salary offered for this position is £45,000 pa however the client may pay up to £50,000 pa to those candidates who can meet all key qualifications and abilities

Our client is a leading engineering company that manufactures equipment for a range of industries. They are seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to join their team.

This role sits between the Head of Engineering and the Engineering team for technical / engineering purposes in order to provide an additional layer of engineering and technical knowledge, experience and assurance. As well as own engineering tasks, typically this role will review outputs and tasks from the engineering team prior to approval by the Head of Engineering so that our 4 eye process is robust for all tasks and outputs. This role contributes to the team effort to ensure that VTGB meet or exceed all customer requirements and deliver all engineering products and services, to quality, to cost, safely and on time, in full (OTIF) in order to achieve VTGB and VTA targets and standards

The Role:

Support the business from a Hands On Engineering perspective to include: BoM checks and sign off, condition assessments, job pack creation, engineering changes, concessions, preparation for overhaul projects, preparation for FAIs, fault investigation and diagnosis, warranty claim investigation, problem solving, creating method statements, creating component overhaul instructions, test procedures, conduct material analysis and comparisons, report compilation and reviewing, design tooling, etc (list is indicative but not exhaustive)

Be accountable for the delivery of their own work and the review and approval of work from other members of the engineering team;

To have the ability to review drawings and designs created from reverse or re-engineering projects for mechanical components and systems;

Support the Head of Engineering and Quality in setting and upholding the standards.

To support junior engineers and workshop fitters across their range of tasks;

Assist with training requirements, ensuring the team continue their development in product knowledge, safety, confidence, attitudes, processes; skills, standards, etc;

Assist purchasing and quality with supplier selection and assessment;

Assist with the improvement, development, implementation and management of engineering processes in safety critical environments;

To understand and work within a range of requirements including British / ISO / RISAS standards applicable to mechanical and rail engineering systems;

The Candidate:

Experienced engineer with (as a minimum) an HNC/HND qualification (or equivalent) in a mechanically biased engineering discipline;

A minimum of 10 years professional engineering experience, with a good balance of general engineering, reverse engineering, testing, problem solving, technical process writing (method statements, overhaul instructions), condition assessments, technical investigations and task management

Knowledge of various industries ranging from Mobility (Rail and Marine) to the Power Oil and Gas sectors

Knowledge of mechanical driveline and connecting products and systems (gearboxes, cardan shafts, highly flexible couplings, rail couplers, cooler groups, etc) is advantageous but not essential

A good understanding of CAD packages such as Siemens NX and Autodesk Inventor

Knowledge of design and ability to review design proposals

Knowledge of BS 8888 technical product documentation and specification;

Must have a hands-on, flexible, positive, adaptable and proactive approach

Commercial awareness - understanding the impact of engineering actions and decisions on current contracts and future business

Knowledge of the ISO 9001:2015 quality system

Excellent communication skills on a technical level with both internal and external customers

Strong numerical and analytical skills, including the ability to work from engineering first principles

The Package:

Offering from £45,000 to £50,000 including an extremely competitive benefits package including bonus and private healthcare

If you are interested in applying for this role, then please email your CV to Charlie Bowers

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