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Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer (BBBH13743) Farnborough, England

Salary: GBP38 - GBP40 per hour

On behalf of our client, we are seeking to recruit a Mechanical Design Engineer
on a 6-month contract. The mechanical design engineer is required to complete structural/mechanical tasks associated with the Zephyr airframe which forms part of the Airbus Zephyr program. You will be part of a mechanical engineering team primarily supporting the build line but as importantly be part of the main design engineering team covering the designs beyond the existing airframe and supporting equipment such as transportation equipment’s and ground control stations.

Role: Mechanical Design Engineer
Pay: £40 per hour Via Umbrella
Location: Farnborough
Contract: Monday- Friday, 37 Hours per week, 6 Months
IR35 Status: Inside
Security Clearance: BPSS


  • Take responsibility for the collation and resolution of arising build line queries
  • The post holder will attend regular shop floor reviews and provide technical status reports on existing issues and take receipt of emergent issues
  • Provide ‘at elbow’ build line support to production team – resolving emergent issues
  • Provide detailed design solutions for airframe projects either individually delegated or as part of the wider airframe engineering team
  • In conjunction with wider team help develop and define build processes and methods required to build/install/function new design solutions
  • Oversee and guide the build of development aircraft and any supporting equipment required to achieve the design aims in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Provide technical inputs and advice to the wider product development team on design matters and arising issues
  • Own/support any associated testing to clear designs, resulting from issues or new modifications
  • Own/support and/or run engineering reviews associated with delegated work packages

Essential Skills:

  • Extensive experience in an aviation design role
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting and working within production/manufacturing environment
  • Pro-active problem solver and interrater of data to resolve emergent build issues
  • ONC or similar relevant qualification/experience in mechanical design/production engineering
  • Proficient user of CAD design/modelling package(s) - ideally using Solid Works.
  • Demonstrable experience of taking a system technical requirement and evolving into a complete design solution
  • In depth knowledge of drawing standards specifically BS8888, and tolerancing
  • Experience in the use of a PLM toolset
  • Use of a PDM tool
  • Experience of overseeing/managing design changes within the design record
  • Ideally experience of design and manufacturing using composite components=

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Natalie Dalkin at Line Up Aviation

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