Design / Mechanical Engineer

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  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Jordan Key

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Our Global client is looking for a Design Engineer or Mechanical Engineer, for an initial 6 months contract, who has experience with Electronic Consumer Goods experience.

The role will include:

  • Interpreting design drawings for design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Managing improvement projects/changes for manufacturability, cost reduction, complexity reduction, material selection or consumer complaint reduction.
  • Reviewing the design of new products based on best design principles
  • Ensure that all improvements have been thoroughly tested and robust design verification plans are in place
  • Review and perform defective product investigations and establish root cause
  • Working with third-party designers to ensure all performance, visual and regulatory specifications are properly described and understood
  • Ensuring all specification and regulation requirements are captured for all markets during commercialisation handover and as new markets and continuous development changes are introduced
  • Implement and monitor manufacturing KPIs to ensure design and manufacturing capabilities are met and maintained.
  • Pro-actively introduce new design developments to maintain capability, yields, cost, specification and regulatory requirements.
  • Create reports and learning documents for future design improvements.


  • Product Reliability
  • Product Manufacturability
  • Product Cost
  • Performance specification acceptance
  • Continuous improvement activities
  • Risk analysis and mitigation
  • Validation of new products

Essential Skills

  • 3D CAD experience. SolidWorks preferable
  • Tolerance Stack analysis
  • APQP
  • DFMEA / FMEA analysis
  • 8D / DPI analysis
  • DFM
  • Route Cause analysis and problem solving
  • Capability Analysis Review (CPK/PPK)
  • Operational stress and temperature analysis
  • Materials choice for manufacturability, operational performance and environmental concerns
  • Validation planning through an appropriate model
  • Experience with hand-held consumer electronics
  • Experience with plastic injection moulding
  • Minimum 5yrs industry experience
  • Working directly with suppliers / manufacturers onsite and remotely.

Nice to have but not essential

  • Experience with Li-ion battery failure modes
  • Statistical analysis (6-sigma) and Continuous Improvement planning
  • Cost-benefit-analysis (CBA) and Return-on-investment (ROI) justification reporting
  • Electronics and battery encapsulation
  • KPI definition and dashboard creation