Senior Mechanical / Thermal Engineer

Senior Mechanical / Thermal Engineer

Job Title: Senior Mechanical / Thermal Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Colchester, Essex
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895874_1558001534
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 16, 2019 11:12

Job Description

Our client is an internationally known manufacturer of industrial computing products for a range of industry standard architectures. Products are designed and developed totally in-house and use leading-edge electronic components. They have a range of high-performance processor and other boards used in aerospace, defence and telecommunications applications.

A Senior Mechanical / Thermal Engineer is required to provide expertise in both mechanical design and thermal design in an electronic product environment, although strong mechanical design skills are essential.

The Job

You will be involved from the very early stages of product design, through prototyping and design verification, and finally taking the design into production. The boards primarily need compact and effective cooling solutions which in many cases also have to be able to withstand high levels of vibration and mechanical shock, so the role involves not just design but also hands-on verification testing. It frequently also involves the creation and use of new jigs and fixtures for design verification and production test purposes.

Skills and Qualifications

You must be educated to degree level or equivalent, with industry experience of designing small or precision components for electronic product packaging or similar environments.
You must be independent and a self-starter, able to plan and carry out your work with little
supervision and with the ability to deliver effective results in short timescales.
You will be a good problem-solver, with the ability to reason independently and reach good
engineering solutions.
You will need to show a good appreciation of thermal management techniques, especially
relating to electronic product design.
You must be a very practical, "hands-on" person.
You also need a good understanding of tolerances and their effects in real-world production.
A good level of familiarity with SolidWorks or similar mechanical CAD tool.
Experience with FloTHERM or some other thermal simulation package is desirable
An ability to explain your ideas and solutions to others, including senior and junior engineering
staff and technical management.
Previous involvement in environmental testing, e.g. shock, vibration or thermal tests.

Job Title: Senior Mechanical / Thermal Engineer
Location Colchester, Essex
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £50,000pa-£60,000pa
Job ID:895874

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. This is a permanent position.

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