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about 1 year ago
Morson International
Salary: £36.06 per hour
Location: Cumbria
Job type: Contract
Contact: Nick Wallwork
Sector: Aviation/Shipping, Engineering, Aviation
Category: Mechanical Engineer Jobs

A vacancy has arisen for a professional Mechanical Engineer to work within the weapons design team on projects from design and development stage through to the final manufacture and implementation.

Typical duties and tasks:

* Derive functional system requirements from customer requirements.
* Concept generation and development of weapons sub systems including:
* Structures
* Ammunition feed systems
* Elevation / traverse systems
* Man Machine Interfaces
* Develop designs in line with requirements and all quality and technical standards.
* Perform technical investigations, including evaluation of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations.
* Weight optimization of systems / structures via re-design and / or use of advanced materials, such as titanium and aluminum alloys, composites and additive layer manufacturing techniques.
* Integration of sub-systems into an evolving product design, including laboratory tests, shop-floor development testing and off site trials.
* Participate in bid preparation to facilitate the development of successful bids.
* Participate in internal and external meetings or design reviews

Educational Background:

The candidate will have been educated to degree level or equivalent in a mechanical engineering discipline with at least 3 years postgraduate experience within an engineering environment, or to HNC level with 5 years relevant experience.
The candidate should meet the requirements for registration as incorporated or chartered engineer and preferably be a member of a relevant professional body.

Essential Experience / Skills:

* Good communication skills and ability to operate at all levels within the company and with the customer
* Analytical skills
* Problem solving skills
* Written and verbal communication skills
* Presentation skills
* 3D CAD (PTC Creo2)

Desirable Experience / Skills:

* Engineering background in a weapons system or design for military use.
* Structural / Stress analysis (MS Excel, Mathcad, FEA {PTC Simulate / Ansys})
* System Control (Matlab /Simulink)
* Hydraulic System Design
* Advanced Materials : Composites , Additive Layer Manufacturing

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