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Mechanical Project Engineer

Ref no. BHN539978
Location Wimborne, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Eaton Misson Systems Division, is the world's leading provider of hose and drogue Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) systems and Actuation - currently recruiting for an experience Mechanical Project Engineer to join their team.

Key skills required for this role

aeronautical, mechanical


Mechanical Project Engineer - This role is a full time permanent position working 37hours a week, flexible working and a 9 day working fortnight offered

Job description

Eaton is looking for a mechanical project engineer to develop and support the Air-to-Air Refuelling and Actuation product lines. In this role you will lead projects on mechanical product development, developing your knowledge on the products and systems as well as your core competencies. You will be performing and reviewing activities throughout the engineering lifecycle, including research, analysis, trade studies and verification. You will be expected to take the lead on complex work packages, investigations, and mechanical issues to develop your project engineering competencies.
Eaton's capabilities include developing mechanical actuation and structural products using a range of different materials. Eaton has its own composite manufacturing facility as well as a centre of excellence in additive manufacturing. You will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to the implementation of these materials within our product portfolio, as well as to solve problems in the design, development, and production of our current products.
The colocation of all the engineering disciplines at Wimborne provides a unique opportunity for you to develop yourself across multi-disciplinary engineering functions. Eaton support development against the UK Engineering Council's UK-SPEC and support employees to achieve professional registration up to Chartership.
Key Responsibilities include:

  • Application of mechanical engineering principles to a variety of well-defined problems of various complexities.
  • Development of mechanical products and structures through the engineering lifecycle, compiling and presenting the required technical content for the design reviews and other technical reviews.
  • Taking the lead on work packages and projects - planning, monitoring, and controlling such activities.
  • Running the development of products against requirements and the verification of such requirements.
  • Management of technical resource, across various disciplines, to deliver the scope of the project on time to cost
  • Understanding the requirements of projects and supporting/leading the activities to design products that achieve them.
  • Performing activities to verify the products against their requirements.
  • Performing technical studies and analyses in support of the product's development and issues in production or service.
  • Providing support to the production of our products, resolving queries using subject matter knowledge or with assistance from other functions.
  • Leading investigation and disposition of failures and non-conformances in production, qualification, and in-service, including proposing solution, containment, Root causes and Permanent solutions.
  • May be technical POC for Supplier/s of the product, depending on experience.

Required skills:

  • Degree in aeronautical or mechanical engineering or equivalent experience in aerospace or other safety critical industries.
  • Experience using Structural and Mechanical Design principles to solve issues and develop products.
  • Knowledge of materials, their performance, and using this knowledge in the development and support of aerospace products.
  • Knowledge / Understanding of Aerospace Product Development standards, specifications, guidelines and certification considerations would be an advantage but not necessary.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical design drawings, and knowledge on 'design for producibility' considerations.
  • Experience in creating and reviewing verification evidence and proving compliance through analysis and test results.
  • Experience in liaising with customers and suppliers would be an advantage.
  • Passion to solve engineering problems and critique proposed solutions.

What you will get from us

This is a permanent role with a flexible hybrid approach working, competitive salary, annual bonus and additional benefits to include:

  • Support working towards your chartership (e.g. IMechE, RAeS or IET)
  • An annual membership for a relevant institution will be reimbursed
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension with employee contribution up to 5% and Company contributions up to 8% of salary
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Funding towards health care plan
  • Access to flexible benefits including health care, buying / selling holiday
  • Access to salary sacrifice scheme for electric cars for personal use
  • 3 x life insurance

On site, we have our open plan offices, assembly line and test facilities, as well as a large café area and free onsite parking.

Privacy Statement:All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g. a passport or long birth certificate and proof of NI). This role will be subject to baseline security clearance and ITAR restrictions as part of the recruitment process.If you do not meet these criteria, your application will not be considered.This role will be subject to baseline security clearance and ITAR restrictions.

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