General Electric Mechanical Design Engineer - Mechanical Component in Bristol, United Kingdom

Role Summary:

OC Robotics is the world leader in Snake-Arm Robot technology based in Filton, Bristol.

Each project at OC Robotics is governed first and foremost by mechanical engineering requirements. This means the mechanical engineer’s role is key to defining the approach to each project as well as designing the solution, supported by a highly competent team of electronics, firmware and software engineers.

You will be an experienced mechanical design engineer with strong intuitive and analytical skills.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, build snake-arm robots, industrial robots, tools, test rigs, sensors and other hardware (collectively hardware)

  • Ensure the hardware developed is suitable for the customer’s requirements (internal and external customers)

  • Take ownership for the delivery of hardware and systems

  • Maintain the quality in all work produced by actively reviewing, testing, identifying and fixing issues.

  • Take a proactive approach to identifying ‘what-ifs’, identify which issues are key and provide solutions

  • Participate in peer to peer reviews and other reviews with team leader and/or director(s) of design work (whether your own or others)

  • Provide Quality Assessment support, including: inspection and use of internal and external test facilities, for goods in that are for assembly into test rigs or products (robots)

  • Effectively communicate Work Order progress with project lead and work order lead as necessary

  • Continually and effectively communicate to all members of the mechanical team to help maintain team cohesion

  • Support internal and external customers to understand how to use and operate products designed

  • Help with informal training and guidance of more junior staff

  • Take initiative to help the Head Mechanical Engineer meet the objectives of the department

  • And other duties as may reasonably be required, consistent with the post and company needs Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Good degree in a rigorous mechanical engineering subject or CEng IMechE or equivalent knowledge and experience

  • Good experience of mechanical design

  • Experience of design for manufacture

  • Strong mathematical ability

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • This post requires the employee to travel to suppliers and third party workshops as appropriate, a driving license is required to facilitate thisApplications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Good knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor or an equivalent)

  • Knowledge of AnSys or other FEA package

  • Experience of working to drawing standards and managing drawings and models through their life cycles is essential

  • Experience of working in a high-tech engineering company About Us: GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. OC Robotics is based in Filton, Bristol and is part of GE Aviation, we are a small team working to deliver snake-arm robotic systems and engineering solutions across many different industries including aerospace, construction and nuclear throughout the whole world. OC Robotics is a world leading designer and manufacturer of commercial snake-arm robots and software for confined and hazardous environments.This role will be based at Oliver Crispin Robotics Ltd, Filton. Bristol and will involve UK and worldwide travel as required to suit business need. Locations: United Kingdom; Bristol