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Mechanical Design Engineer

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Mechanical Design Engineer

Air Bearings Limited (ABL) are a world leading innovative manufacturer of air bearing solutions, used across the engineering spectrum; whilst we are based in Ferndown (Dorset), we provide real world solutions globally.

We design and manufacture high precision air bearing spindles that can run up to speeds of 400,000 RPM.

Over 90% of our complete production process, from concept design through to the finished product, is completed in-house at our factory in Ferndown, Dorset.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join us at a busy and exciting time; This is a permanent, full-time position, working within a friendly and supportive team.

What ABL will offer you?

  • Salary is Dependent on Experience
  • Monday- Friday (38 hours per week, early finish on Fridays!)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme (6% company contribution)
  • 190 hours plus bank/public holidays (equivalent to 33 days)
  • Flexible Start Times & Flexi-time scheme
  • Long Service Holidays
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Sick Pay
  • External Training Opportunities
  • Flexible starting times
  • Monthly Flexitime scheme
  • Fantastic career development and progression opportunities
  • A friendly and supportive environment to work in

About the Role:

Air Bearings Limited (ABL) are a world leading innovative manufacturer of air bearing solutions, used across the engineering spectrum; whilst we are based in Ferndown (Dorset), we provide real world solutions globally.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join us at busy and exciting time; This is a permanent, full-time position, working within a friendly and supportive team.

 

What will the role involve?

  • Working on all stages of product development (from conceptual design, to detail design and testing), support the company’s existing and future range of air bearing products.
  • Using analysis software and theoretical analysis tools, such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to support refining designs in line with results of the simulation.                                                                 
  • Creating and changing engineering drawings using 3D CAD software and a PDM system.
  • Taking ownership of projects, monitoring and driving progress towards agreed completion targets and communicating issues as they arise.
  • Assist in the development of manufacturing techniques for both new and existing products.
  • Investigate customer/supplier issues, establishing ‘root cause’ of identified problems and working with relevant departments to ensure corrective and preventative actions are completed.
  • Working with assembly and quality departments to define assembly and test procedures.
  • Providing technical support to all departments within the business as required.

What will you require?

  • Have at least 3 years’ experience working as a Design Engineer within Mechanical Engineering
  • A higher education qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
  • Machining knowledge/experience is desirable.
  • CFD experience is desirable, but not essential
  • Previous experience of using Autodesk Inventor is desirable, however experience of engineering modelling and drawing using 3D CAD software is essential.
  • Experience of working within formal configuration control systems.

Apply Today

If you are interested in any of our positions, or require further information, please apply or email our HR Manager Anoushka Dawson. HR@airbearings.co.uk

Air Bearings Ltd
Unit A Nimrod Way
East Dorset Trade Park
Ferndown, Dorset BH21 7HZ

+44 (0)1202 680 805

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