Mechanical R&D Engineer

Location
Aberdeen, Scotland
Salary
£30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted
15 Sep 2016
Closes
13 Oct 2016
Ref
00058764
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This long established manufacturing company is seeking to recruit a R&D Engineer to research and develop novel solutions for new products and customer problems. You will manage projects from concept to completion within tight timescales and be responsible for design, manufacture and in house testing. You will liaise with customers and internal departments and will have the ultimate control over the running of your projects with the responsibility for success.

As R&D Engineer you will report to the Head of R&D and will:
- Be creative and Innovative with new Mechanical Solutions to solve Customer Challenges
- Research and develop of new ideas and products
- Manage Projects from Conception to Completion
- Undertake engineering tasks using established procedures & calculations
- Undertake engineering layouts for fit, form and function checking.
- Maintaining project records
- Failure mode and effect analysis.
- Observance of Safety and Environmental requirements
- Preparation and Organisation of in-house product testing with Testing Engineer and Test Technicians
- Liaise with external bodies such as suppliers, subcontractors, and consultants.
- Liaise with customers throughout the design cycle
- Submit developed designs for patent applications and liaise with Patent Attorney.
- The maintenance of, adherence to and improvement of the quality systems and procedures, including but not restricted to continual ISO 9001 compliance.
- Develop, support and actively encourage a culture of continual improvement by suggesting improvement programmes that involve team members and other employees.
- Support all functions and personnel in the timely and effective delivery of all business goals and objectives.
- Support, encourage and implement a 'make it happen' and 'do it now' culture.
- Lead by example and demonstrate role model traits at all times.
- Carry out tasks assigned by the Head of Mechanical R&D and Senior Engineer

Skills and experience required for this position:
- Can Do Attitude
- Degree Qualified in a relevant Engineering Discipline (Mechanical preferred)
- Proven track record of innovation
- Proven track record of design and development
- Engineering experience within the Energy sector
- Experience and skills using SolidWorks
- Willingness to learn
- Experience of engineering design and the development process
- Good analytical skills
- Methodical approach to component design
- Good communication and organisational skills
- Experience and skills using MS Office
- Experience and skills applying FEA

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