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General Electric Mechanical Engineer - OC Robotics in Bristol, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

OCRobotics, part of GE Aviation, is based in Bristol, UK. This is a great opportunity to work within a small multi-disciplinary engineering team.

The role will include activities contributing to the design and development of innovative products, solutions and systems. This includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components as well as delivery of new systems to the marketplace.

The successful candidate shall have a deep technical understanding in areas of mechanical component and system design, be able to work alongside other senior engineers and actively contribute to the design and development of engineering solutions to meet standards of acceptability (quality, volume, timeliness etc.).

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements. This work requires proven mechanical engineering skills and a wider appreciation of software and/or electrical engineering.

  • Utilizes in-depth engineering knowledge, analytical thinking and technical experience to deliver innovative products in a challenging environment

  • Has knowledge of best practices on how to deliver robust products and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

  • Willingness to challenge the normal way of doing things and has proven ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to develop innovative solutions to real work problems.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to use multiple internal and external sources outside of own teams to arrive at decisions.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Supporting head of department with coaching and mentoring of more junior team members.

  • Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field. Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.

Required Qualifications/ Experience

  • A good degree in a rigorous mechanical engineering subject or similar.

  • Good experience in mechanical component design using a variety of manufacturing techniques.

  • Experience working across a variety of engineering lifecycle phases.

  • Experience working together with other engineering disciplines.

  • Experience of design for manufacture and assembly.

  • Proven delivery of engineering solutions.

  • Experienced in the use of 3D CAD packages, ideally Autodesk Inventor.

  • Excellent problem solving skills.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

  • Ideally CEng registered.

  • Exposure to workshop and fabrication environments.

Flexible Working

OC Robotics supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At OC Robotics we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to OC Robotics we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Performance related bonus

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

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: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (


Additional Information

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