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Salary: £22 - 23 per hour

Location: Solihull, West Midlands

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 03 Feb 2021

Reference: SG3

Role: Mechanical Draughtsman

Location: Solihull

Contract type: Ongoing contract

Rate: £22.00-£23.00 per hour

Role:

Preparing both rough sketches and detailed work with CAD systems. Performing calculations for materials and weight limitations. Communicating with engineers, and incorporating knowledge gained into drawings. Preparing, reviewing and re-draughting alongside the engineering team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for drawing up from blank sheet or from sketch prepared by the engineer or principal engineer to meet requirements. Meets JLR drawing standards. Fluent in AutoCAD and inventor.
  • Able to perform calculations to verify designs are compliant with regulation relevant to the machine being designed. Experienced in design risk assessment.
  • Scope is all mechanical – structural, HVAC, conveyor and mechanical/mechatronic.
  • Creates itemised BoM with cost and weight where applicable (excel).
  • Coordinates with toolrooms for design for manufacture / assembly.
  • Follows up seeking quality or cost improvements.
  • Able to work within design libraries and filing systems to protect IP.
  • Supports creation of patent applications where applicable.
  • Communicates well – verbal, written (e-mail or presentation)

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-years demonstrable experience in this sort of role
  • Sound mechanical engineering foundation ideally in automotive.
  • Able to work in CAD systems.
  • Able to work in data filing systems.
  • Good communicator.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Legislative and Industry Standards in Automotive
  • Microsoft package elements Power Point and Excel
  • Thorough Understanding and Application of Lean Tools and Techniques
  • Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Essential skills:

  • Over 2-years’ experience in designing mechanical systems in CAD
  • Experience in an automotive environment
  • Sound knowledge of regulation required to support CE/UKCA – includes generating design risk assessments or at least supporting the development of them.
  • Flexibility to be able to operate across multiple locations, which on some occasions may result in significant time (several weeks) overseas or away from home

Desirable:

  • Workshop experience.
  • Experience in working for or with a line builder to deliver complete automated lines
  • Tool room, machining and fitting expertise
  • Knowledge of Maintenance Management Systems