Lead Mechanical Engineer (ROLE NOW FILLED!)

We are looking for an exceptional mechanical engineer to join our team and help us solve challenging technical issues. The job will be very varied, as you would expect from a start-up – from developing concepts and prototyping hardware (e.g. for a new robot arm layout or end-effector), to design-for-manufacture of whole machine subsystems, to getting spanners out and building and testing machines. One thing is for sure – you will see your ideas turn into reality at scale!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing and analysing concept solutions to address new challenges
  • Designing, building and testing prototypes
  • Gathering requirements from the rest of the team
  • Generating manufacturing drawings, BOMs and other documentation
  • Contributing to FMEAs
  • Drawing control
  • Writing test documentation

Desirable Characteristics

  • 3-10yrs experience of machinery design, ideally for high volume production
  • The ability to flex quality and speed: from quick proof-of-concept work, to “right first time” design for manufacture, assembly and maintenance
  • Proficiency in Inventor or Solidworks required (will be using Autodesk Inventor)
  • Ability to get stuck in with the team but also solve problems independently
  • Tolerance analysis skills & structural FEA would be beneficial
  • Dynamics simulation and thermal analysis skills would be beneficial
  • HND or degree qualified – we are looking for creative, motivated people


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