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Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Category:Engineering
Level:Entry Level
Location(s):Torquay (UK)
Closing Date:May 31, 2024

Mechanical Design Engineer

G&H Torquay

Competitive Salary on offer DOE

Here at G&H Torquay we manufacture a line of active and passive fibre optic components and modules offer the performance and reliability required for some of the most demanding and challenging applications in the world. Due to internal promotion, we’re recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join this dynamic team. The ideal candidate will play a key role in the development of mechanical designs for fibre optics components and systems. From conceptualization to implementation, the Mechanical Design Engineer will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful realization of innovative fibre optics products.

We’re looking for someone who is well organised, adaptable, and driven. Reporting to the NPI Product Line Director, you will need to communicate well across all functions of both the Torquay site and wider G&H Global Business.


Develop mechanical design of new products

Design and development of jigs and fixtures using Solid Works

Communicate design needs and findings to team members, client or manufacturing partner to convey the design comprehensively

Communicate with contractors and supply chain to ensure that designs are delivered to the specified quality standards, within project budget and achieved the required timescales

Translate engineering ideas into mechanical solutions and implement best practice solutions

Part number creation

Generate drawings suitable for manufacturing (e.g. BS standards)

Deliver projects within budget constraints

Progress ECO through the mechanical design stage

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes;

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering and proven experience in mechanical design

Proficiency in Solid Works software, with a strong understanding of mechanical design principles and best practices

Solid grasp of materials science and knowledge of various manufacturing processes, such as injection moulding, CNC machining, and 3D printing

Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyse complex technical challenges

Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams

Detail-oriented approach with a commitment to producing high-quality designs that meet performance and reliability requirements

Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) and other simulation tools is a plus

Self-motivated individual with a passion for innovation and continuous learning

Experience in mechanical design with 3D CAD SolidWorks software design tool

The following would be advantageous but not essential;

  1. A background within the fibre optics industry or a related field
  2. Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to fibre optics and telecommunications products

As well as a competitive salary and training, company benefits include;

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Company pension pays 6%

Company bonus scheme

Health Cash Plan