Mechanical Engineer

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    Design Engineering, Design Consultancy

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  • Salary:

    £45 - £50 per hour

  • Contact:

    James Walker

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  • Published:

    over 5 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Mechanical Engineer; Long-term contract - c£45-£50/hour - Oxfordshire
Key Skills: Mechanical Engineer, SolidEdge 3D CAD, vacuum technology, precision mechanics, opto-mechanics and control systems

The Role:
The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Didcot in Oxfordshire;  requires a Mechanical Engineer to lead the engineering team on the delivery of a 100J 10Hz “state of the art” Diode Pumped Solid State Laser (DPSSL) .
As the Mechanical Engineer; you will report to the Project Manager and will be responsible for maintaining an overview of all engineering aspects of the project including end user requirements, safety, regulatory and statutory aspects, identifying and assisting to mitigate design and delivery risks.
The role will primarily be office based.
You will lead the development of the product through to manufacturing design, will oversee the manufacture of equipment and assist in its commissioning and handover to operations.
You will manage staff and contract effort as required meeting the objectives of the project/facility.

The Candidate:
You will be a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer, ideally Chartered Status with a  sound knowledge of mechanical engineering, manufacturing techniques and materials.
Hands on experience with the use of SolidEdge 3D CAD (ST7/Teamcentre) and the Microsoft Office suite of programmes.
In addition you will also ideally have experience in the following areas:
Pressure systems and gas technology.
Vacuum technology, precision mechanics, opto-mechanics and control systems.
Understanding of the principles of engineering aspects to lasers and optics.
Familiarity with pressurised gas systems and cryogenic pressure vessel at 20bar.
Pressure Equipment Directive BS5500.

To discuss this Mechanical Engineer vacancy please contact James Walker

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