+44 (0) 1580 891521

Location:        Staplehurst, Kent

Salary:           Circa £55K per annum, DOE

Hours:            40hrs, Monday - Friday

Contract:        Full time, Permanent

Extras:           Generous benefits package inc. enhanced pension contributions, quarterly bonus, death in service cover, company sick pay scheme, competitive holidays, cycle to work, free on on-site parking

Due to continued growth and expansion, Magnetic Shields are currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join their team. With our new factory unit due to be completed in Spring 2022 we have several new role openings throughout the company. 

Established for over 50 years, we are leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke magnetic shielding solutions and magnetically shielded rooms. We have an expanding customer base throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia that includes blue-chip companies in the quantum technology, electronics, aerospace, automotive, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. 

With a full manufacturing facility in Staplehurst, Kent fully equipped with the latest technology we are able to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant. 

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer you will line manage the team and act as a project leader, applying fundamental engineering principals, procedures and techniques to complete complex engineering projects, accountable for the delivery of a safe and fit for purpose design to customer requirements and industry standards. 

With an advanced and wide ranging knowledge of manufacturing techniques, materials and design best practices, you will be expected to lead and manage projects from concept to delivery. Working with colleagues from various disciplines across the business you will contribute to risk analysis and management as well as budget and schedule planning to achieve successful project delivery. This is an exciting role with room for progression.


Key Tasks/Duties of this role:

  • Managing end-to-end projects with technical leadership of up to 4 engineers, working on components and systems under your responsibility
  • Lead design reviews for components and systems under your management, including PDR, CDR, PPR and compiling minutes and actions
  • Managing, tracking and reporting team progress and performance to senior management
  • Mentoring and guiding team development towards chartership
  • Produce complete magnetic shielding solutions for customers worldwide
  • Client/sales team liaison to identify design requirements
  • Preparation of component and assembly designs, 2D detailed engineering/manufacturing drawings with BOM’s and other associated technical documentation, with additional input from R&D, analytical study and engineering judgement
  • Preparation of design release documentation including supporting evidence such as theoretical calculations and simulations
  • Produce standard operating procedures to detail manufacturing and assembly methods
  • Produce technical documents, reports and presentations for internal and external use


Essential skills:

  • Hold a relevant engineering degree in the field of mechanical/design engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, working towards future principle engineering role
  • Be chartered in status
  • Line management experience
  • Ability to lead large, high value projects, co-ordinating and prioritising multiple work streams with a proven record of delivering on time and in budget
  • Strong experience using 3D CAD software (Ideally Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks)
  • Perform complex theoretical calculations and simulations
  • Design, develop and manage large, complex assemblies optimised for manufacture and assembly
  • Full lifecycle design experience – concept design, CAD modelling, FMEA, detailed engineering drawings, DFMA as well as maintenance and design improvement considerations
  • Experienced in reviewing and approving designs and drawings for release
  • Experience of change management in the form of PR, ECR and ECN management
  • Experience of tolerance analysis including manufactured parts and assembly tolerance stack up
  • Lean manufacturing experience i.e.: 5S or Six Sigma
  • Experience with use of ERP or MRP systems i.e.: SAGE, Oracle, Progress Plus
  • Proven project planning, development and management skills experience
  • Experienced in documenting system requirements and verification methods
  • Experience with continuous improvement systems and techniques
  • Experience in mentoring junior engineers
  • Proficient IT skills with strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project


Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working in an ISO 9001 accredited Engineering company
  • Understanding of compliance such as CE marking
  • Project management qualifications i.e.: PRINCE 2, PMP
  • Experience of working with precision sheet metal and machined products
  • Experience with polymers and composites

Headcorn Road  |  Staplehurst  |  Tonbridge  |  Kent  |  TN12 0DS  |  UK

Tel : +44 (0) 1580 891521  Fax : +44 (0) 1580 893345

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