Mechanical Design Engineer

Purpose of Role/Key Objectives

Naim Audio are looking for experienced Mechanical Design Engineers who want to join a world class audio company that delivers industry leading, award winning products. 

Working within the research and development team, the Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for the mechanical design and development in NPD projects. The role requires working in a team environment and especially closely with the electronic engineers to integrate electronics and mechanical assemblies in the final product. The use of 3D CAD (Solidworks) is a major part of this role.

The role will encompass all areas of design, development and manufacturing and a board understanding of different processes and media would advantageous. The role will offer a variety of engineering challenges and scope to develop new skills and practices.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

New Product Development

  • Have a pro-active mind set to suggest part cost, quality and process improvements with a keen eye for detail.
  • Apply creative solutions to the challenges that present themselves during the product development process.
  • Be self-motivated and responsible in designing and validating parts that are to budget and meet the high quality expectations of Naim.
  • Working with suppliers to design and develop end customer packaging solutions.
  • Agreeing processes, material selection and limit samples of parts to be used on product.
  • Creating and maintaining 3D CAD (Solidworks) models of parts, sub-assembles and General assembles.
  • Producing CAD drawings for use in product procurement, continually examining for fit and function including tolerance analysis.
  • Creation and validation of ISIR’s during development. Leading on to PSIR’s for production parts.
  • Creating Art-work for back panels, labels etc.
  • Creating and updating the BOM checklist for projects.
  • Using Naim’s workshop to produce in-house prototype parts for initial feasibility tests, prior to receiving external samples.
  • Taking part in DFMEA’s and developing/conducting and recording mechanical tests to verify designs.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure parts are designed to optimize process, cost and quality capabilities.
  • Review and feedback on supplier DFM reports.
  • Working closely with Purchasing, Quality and Production departments during development to ensure all aspects of design for manufacture, procurement and quality are built into the design.
  • Validation of the unit build process with the Production Engineering team maintaining continued interaction with production to ensure these meet with manufacturing capabilities.
  • To use the PDM system to keep drawings and 3D models up to date to allow access for other departments.
  • Working to agreed timescales to ensure products are developed in accordance with the project plan.

 

Manufacturing Interface – Existing Products

In addition to NPD, as stated above, this role will also involve continued interaction with manufacturing to troubleshoot production issues on existing products and provide workable solutions.

To maintain and update Change Request and Concession documentation.

  • To conduct sample approvals.
  • Be accountable for tasks arising from 8D issues.
  • Keep abreast of new materials, process and developments within the industry which will be of the benefit to development of new products.
  • Occasionally involved with sourcing packaging materials for new products to ensure accurate fit and stability.

Skills & Requirements

  • The job-holder should possess a strong technical ability and a keen knowledge of manufacturing processes, with the necessary skills to turn concepts into products for manufacture.  
  • Experience of working with Solidworks Simulation tools would be of an advantage to the candidate.
  • Experience of CorelDraw would be advantageous.
  • ‘Hands on’ practical skills will be required and experience of using workshop equipment i.e.: lathes, mills, drills etc. Is advantageous.
  • As the role involves working within a team of dedicated engineers and a constant interaction with all of Naim’s internal departments, the job-holder should be a team player and work comfortably within this type of environment.
  • The job involves considerable contact with outside suppliers and therefore good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

Qualification / Experience

  • Educated to Degree standard in Mechanical Engineering/Product Design.
  • Up to 5 years Industry experience and a strong understanding of the requirements  designing in plastics would be beneficial.
  • Advanced 3D CAD skills (in Solidworks, would be advantageous.)

Location:

Southampton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Reporting to:

Mechanical Design Manager

Hours of work:

You are required to work 37.5 hours a week.

A flexible approach is essential as you may be required to work outside of normal hours to achieve organisational goals. Some travel may also be necessary.