Mechanical Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Norwich
  • £35k - 55k per year

Contract Personnel Ltd

Contract Personnel are working alongside our client to find experienced Mechanical Engineers who can provide mechanical knowledge and expertise throughout the design and production process.

Provide feasibility studies, advice for quotations and customer designed machines. From preliminary details on achievability of new designs and ideas, to evaluating existing designs.

Checking design drawings to ensure mechanical advice has been followed.

Through our sister companies there is the opportunity to get involved in projects for a variety of other industries including steel production, farm machinery, earth moving equipment and the mining sector to name but a few. From reverse engineering products to designs of new bespoke machinery for customers.

Responsibilities and Duties

Support the sales team to win orders
Review customer specifications
Communicate project mechanical design intent in accordance with specifications to the drawing office, for timely production of manufacturing drawings and instructions
Liaise with production engineering to ensure design intent can be accomplished in line with production availability and capability
Support the test department with analysis of test results
Support site services in the field during construction, testing, servicing and rectification work
Production of technical reports in relation to design, manufacturing, testing and site issues, qualification and regulatory requirements
Liaise with sub-contractors to provide specifications and support as necessary
Qualifications & Experience

Degree in mechanical engineering and/or professional I.Mech E accreditation to associate/membership level
5+ years working as a mechanical engineer
Applying fundamental mechanical engineering principles to design static and rotating electrical machine components and structures, also advanced analysis tools including Finite Element analysis
Perform strength of material, stress and deflection calculations on rotors and rotating components subjected to centrifugal, thermal and vibratory forces
Strength and deflection calculations on stators
Lifting calculations and qualification in relation to regulatory standards
Rotor dynamics and critical speed calculations using in house proprietary software
Heat transfer calculations for coolers (air to water and air to air) and machine components
Bearing selection and hydrodynamic analysis of sleeve and tilting pad bearings, and rolling element bearing selection in accordance with manufacturers published recommendations
Knowledge of fabrication and machining processes, general machine engineering, drafting practice, limits and fits and tolerancing etc.
Ferrous and non-ferrous material selection, based upon mechanical properties and basic metallurgy, also glass reinforced laminated plastic

Competitive salary
Opportunity to travel
Training where necessary
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Schedule: Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours per week with half day Fridays.

Job Types: Full-time, Permant 

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