Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Jan 20, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Based: High Wycombe
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Negotiable + excellent benefits

The Company:

Martin Audio is one of the brands within the Focusrite family. Focusrite plc is a listed audio products Group that develops software / hardware products for the music generation market.

Martin Audio enjoys an international reputation for supplying award winning, world class professional loudspeaker systems. It is renowned for integrity in design, technical excellence and longevity of product. Our mission is to create an exceptional sonic experience for the entire audience.

Location:

Martin Audio UK is situated in High Wycombe, with this site including Factory Production, Research & Development, Marketing, Sales, Service, Sourcing, and Central Functions (www.martin-audio.com).

General Position Summary:

  • A degree-qualified Mechanical Design Engineer, with a minimum of five years in-role experience, is required to join a world class team, who develop advanced professional audio products.
  • Being a team player is critically important to this role as you will be working within a multi-disciplinary team of engineers. As a senior engineer you will demonstrate a high level of competence and will have the ability to own the mechanical design of products and drive development to completion.

Essential Functions and Major Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Mechanical Design Manager, you will be responsible for the mechanical design of loudspeaker systems. This includes products with safety critical lifting hardware intended for deployment over an audience area.
  • You will have a good understanding of engineering principles and have experience of structural load analysis. You will be comfortable with hand calculation and FEA tools to validate and optimise design work.
  • You will understand geometric tolerancing and tolerance stack analysis and how to apply these methods to ensure products fit together as required. This relates to the connection and suspension loudspeaker systems.
  • Our products utilise a range of materials and processes so, it is likely you will be asked to design for: welded fabrication, woodworking (usually CNC), sheet metal, extrusions, pressed metal parts, diecast and injection moulding.
  • To develop the team, you may be expected to provide mentoring to other team members and assist with drawing checking and validation.
  • You may be required to attend concerts or installations, to gain experience of the use cases of our products.
  • At times you will be required to visit suppliers or contract manufacturers. You may on occasion be asked to perform other related duties, for which your cooperation would be expected.

Secondary Functions:

  • To develop the team, you may be expected to provide mentoring to other team members and assist with drawing checking and validation.
  • You may be required to attend concerts or installations, to gain experience of the use cases of our products.
  • At times you will be required to visit suppliers or contract manufacturers. You may on occasion be asked to perform other related duties, for which your cooperation would be expected.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Although this is not a management role, the candidate will be expected to give support to junior or less experienced colleges and support those within the organisation who may not have an engineering background.
  • The candidate will be able to conduct themselves in a highly professional manor and seek to achieve the highest possible standards
  • You will be expected to interface on a daily basis with members of the Martin Audio R&D team, in order to collaborate on product development and to share ideas. You will also interface with the Operations department, the Marketing department and the Sales department. Additionally, you may be expected to interface with suppliers to define the product or service required of them. On occasion you will also be required to interface with customers, sometimes unaccompanied and will be expected to act in a professional manner and in the company’s best interests.

Education:

  • You will have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, or associated discipline. You will have a minimum of five years’ experience, in a mechanical design or product development position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • You will have the ability to problem solve and present solutions based on sound engineering principals.
  • You will be proficient in a professional 3D CAD package such as Solidworks, Creo Parametric, Fusion 360 or similar, with PTC Creo Parametric (formally Pro/Engineer Wildfire) being preferred.
  • You will have the ability to produce Engineering drawings for parts and assemblies, for manufacture and quality control. These will be fully detailed with the required to inspection dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • You will have experience of using a PLM system with regards to document control and change management.
  • You will have experience of geometric tolerancing and tolerance stack analysis and how to apply these methods to ensure products fit together as required.
  • You will have the ability to use hand calculation and FEA tools to analyse structural components to confirm compliance and optimise designs.

Job Conditions:

You are expected to work at the company head office in High Wycombe on a full time basis 37.5 hours per week, over the standard working hours of 8.45am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.45pm to 4pm on Friday. An hour is allowed for lunch Monday to Thursday and 45 minutes on Friday. On occasion you may be asked to work overtime, for which no remuneration will be given.

Benefits:

Comprehensive benefits package includes: Pension, Bike2work scheme, 25 days holiday increasing with length of service, staff discount on company products and merchandise, participation to our group bonus scheme. After successful probationary period; Life Assurance, Income protection, Health Cash Plan and Private Medical Insurance