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Global Head of Mechanical Engineering

Global Head of Mechanical Engineering

Job TypePermanent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk
Job Outline: 
Head of Global Mechanical Engineering, leading the development of all mechanical aspects for new and supporting existing products. Contributing to all aspects of mechanical development, manufacturing and maintenance with a strong emphasis on continuous improvement with the QMS team and supporting the NPI process.  
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
  • Manage and support a Global team to develop innovative, robust and easy to use new products.
  • Manage projects and mechanical engineering team to ensure new products quickly reach the market.
  • Gain a strong understanding of customer requirements, to ensure that products will be best in class.
  • Coordinate contractors to ensure that work is to company standards and stored correctly in the system.
  • Develop new IP and ensure that it can be protected by following company confidentiality processes.
  • Maintain up to date understanding of the technology sectors applicable to the company’s current and future products.
  • Support and drive the NPI processes to ensure a full and complete product is released.
  • Ensure that all Mechanical designs and calculations are fully documented and archived.
  • Ensure that all designs are fully type approved to ensure that they meet all aspects of functionality and performance defined in the Requirement Specifications.
  • Provide technical support to operations and production teams to ensure product designs are understood and can be correctly manufactured and maintained. 
  • Provide weekly report briefs to the CTO on task progress with regularly updated estimates of time elapsed and engineering effort required to complete assigned project tasks.
  • Manage supplier relationships and work with procurement to ensure designs are cost rationalised.
  • Maintain, support and administer the Product Lifecycle Management systems and processes.
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities and products in a faced paced environment.
Key Competencies
  • Mechanical Design Engineering
  • Problem solving
  • Testing, Analysis and validation
  • Customer thinking
  • Awareness of the market environment 
  • Attention to detail

Skills and Knowledge

  • SolidWorks CAD
  • Component drawings
  • Mechanical Design
  • Design & manufacture of plastic parts
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons), Product Design, or related
  • Proven DFMA experience
  • Minimum of 5 years working in a Product Design environment
  • Very good communication skills
  • Plastic injection moulding experience
  • Gasket design experience
  • Ability to contribute to maintenance and improvement department QMS systems, related to product design.
  • Right first time mentality
  • Technical experience in a relevant field
  • Second relevant language skills
  • FMEA experience
  • Electromechanical design experience

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Andrew Horkan

Principal Consultant – Mechanical Design – Massachusetts