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    Senior Design Engineer

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    Manufacturing and Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £30,000 - £40,000

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​MPI have a requirement for a Senior Design Engineer R&D to be based in Truro but to also include home working. 

Competitive salary: £30,000 - £40,000 base. 
Dependent on qualifications and experience. 
Pension: Automatic enrolment into company pension scheme. 
Holiday: 25 days holiday increasing to 30days holiday (plus bank holidays) for 5+ years' service. 
Flexible working environment: We understand the benefits of flexible working conditions to meet the demands of your role, so we can accommodate a blend of working from home and office based where this is possible
• Experienced Engineer proven track record with the relevant skills. Minimum 5 years working experience. 
• Experience managing change through engineering change processes. 
• Proven track record designing for manufacture. 
• Ideally experienced in metal work design for high volume manufacture. 
• PDM data management and processes. 
• Experience as a drawing checker. 
• Co-operation with suppliers. 
Degree educated in an appropriate course or similar equivalent qualifications. 
We require excellent communication skills and the desire to take on responsibility. We seek someone who has a keen eye for detail and who will lead on design office processes precisely. The successful candidate will be driven and self-motivated in a fast paced and innovative environment, they will have the ability to work across multiple projects with changing priorities, both as part of a team or autonomously. 
• Excellent ability and desire to grasp new concepts and ideas. 
• Highly proficient in CAD systems, Solidworks would be advantageous. 
• The ability to create and check technical drawings. 
• Confident in working as part of a team and comfortable in raising concerns or improvements to product development. 
• Comprehensive understanding of applied physics. 
• A keen eye for detail and a methodical work process. 
• Ability to write concise technical reports. 
• Excellent communication skills. 
• Time management, organisation and the ability to work to deadlines. 
• Flexible approach to work and adaptable to change. 
• Excellent analytical and numerical skills. 
• Solidworks CAD Experience. 
• Understanding of refrigeration cycles. 
• Ability to design sheet metal fabrications for high volume manufacturing.
• Pipework design. 
• Refrigeration circuit design and optimisation. 
• Manufacturing process knowledge.
The successful candidate will acquire the following responsibilities: 
• To be responsible for the quality of the digital models and drawings of our products, both in terms of precision and document control. 
• To carry out and supervise mechanical based analysis, development and design of products and equipment. 
• To understand and improve on the current product range designs. 
• To assist with supplier management by collaborating with Quality and Manufacturing teams. 
• To produce and check CAD drawings, documentation and technical reports. 
• Manage the control of Design drawings ensuring rigorous document control practices are maintained. 
• To plan out your tasks and communicate your plans with the team. 
• To lead and manage projects as well as work within others. 
• To design Ground Source Heat Pumps. 
• To report on a monthly basis to Engineering Manager on project updates. 
• To be an agile problem solver. 
• To work within the Design process and offer improvement where necessary. 
• To manage the requirements of your projects and tasks effectively. 
• Direct and supervise the day to day work of a small team of Engineers. 
• To mentor junior members of the team and help everyone to learn from your experience. 
• To use sound engineering practices including Design for Manufacture & Risk Management 
• Ensuring smooth transition from design through to manufacture. 
• To communicate with the departments stakeholders. 
• To manage outsourced work with suppliers. 
• To develop your own knowledge and understanding in relevant fields of learning. 
• To work within the Engineering Change Process, where appointed to lead on change projects ensuring the desired outcomes of the change board are met and recorded. 
• To work at all times in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and to follow all company procedures and guidelines which assist this. Whilst working at external sites comply with all on site health and safety procedures and guidelines applicable to that site. 
• To work at all times in accordance with the company’s Dignity & Diversity Policy. 
• To undertake such other duties as may be required within the general scope of the job WORKBASE 
This role will be based at offices in Truro.