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[Parker Racor Fuel Filtration]

Mechanical Design Engineer

This is an exciting, varied position in a company with decades of expertise in the fluid power industry. Working with a great team of experienced engineers, based in our headquarters in Taunton.


Salary: Negotiable, based on experience

Holidays: 26 days

Please apply by emailing your CV and introduction to Richard Renfree: richard.renfree@rotec.net



• Use of Solidworks 3D CAD and AutoCAD LT 2D CAD packages to design quality. components, assemblies and systems from concept to final production within a wide range of applications and industries the company engages within
• Production of drafts, final and GA drawings and 3D models from supplied information such as engineering request forms, client specifications, design calculations
• Work with the engineering design team to help design special purpose equipment within clients’ bespoke specifications
• Produce designs to meet the agreed requirements in time and within the hours specified and allocated
• Maintain accurate design records and maintain drawing issue control
• Use the internal systems effectively to safely store and issue up to date drawings and designs
• Revise or amend existing designs and drawings to meet new requirements as required
• Work with the project engineer and design team members to provide the best solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner
• Liaise with suppliers and sub-contractors as necessary throughout the design and manufacturing processes
• Assess prototypes for correct fit and function
• Determine appropriate selection of materials for different applications
• Assess the strength of components and assemblies using hand calculations and FEA as necessary
• Prepare documentation and drawings for design reviews internally and with clients
• Assist the Engineering Director in ensuring that the company’s engineering standards are maintained to the highest level
• Component design – products can be made up of various parts and you need to be versatile to draft the different products. Not limited to at present, but our current markets include industrial, aerospace, mobile (vehicles and plant), marine, utility and similar companies
• Deliver drawings to satisfy quality, accuracy and time constraint requirements of clients, directors and the design team
• Liaise with suppliers, customers and company directors on a daily basis
• Ensure that the company always seeks to propose the best solution for a customer’s application
• Ensure that all health & safety, quality, environmental and other requirements of the company & its customers are met at all times
• Provide technical advice & guidance to the company’s internal & external sales & engineering teams when requested


• Interact with the sales department to ensure customer requirements are fully understood and relationships are maintained
• Interact with key/preferred suppliers where required
• Ensure all quotations submitted by the design department show at least the minimum gross margin agreed with the directors
• Ensure compliance with all agreed company procedures

(Knowledge, skills, experience)

(Knowledge, skills, experience)
• Degree in Mechanical Engineering
• 5 years minimum experience, with proven results, working in the fluid power engineering industry or a similar field of engineering.
• An HNC in mechanical engineering plus a minimum 5 years proven working experience in a similar fields of engineering would be considered
• Detailed working knowledge of AutoCAD LT
• Detailed working knowledge of Solidworks
• Thorough understanding of modern engineering principles, processes, practices and applications
• Commercial awareness for costs to manufacture
• Good understanding of current IT systems and their potential benefits to the organisation, (MS Office, Adobe etc.)


• Be prepared to challenge the way things are done to find and implement improvements to the way we work and be prepared share their knowledge
• Logical and analytical approach to problem solving
• Able to perform and achieve under pressure and within defined time constraints
• Able to lead and mentor others when required
• Use initiative and be self-motivated
• Be proactive not reactive
• Strive to continuously improve themselves (skills and behaviour)
• Embodies the company values of integrity, mutual respect, enthusiasm, quality and quantity
• Adds something unique to the team (e.g. skills, experience, attributes)
• Good attention to detail
• Energetic and self-motivated
• Friendly & good humoured
• Happy to be working within the team but also alone when required
• High Mechanical Aptitude
• Good planning & time-management skills
• Communicates honestly, openly and positively


• A proven background working in similar role(s) within an engineering manufacturing environment
• Ability to multi-task and accept and adapt to rapidly changing priorities typical in the reactive environment we work in
• Effectively communicates with all members of company staff and in particular the engineering design team
• Effectively communicate with customers and suppliers
• Deal with problems and challenges politely, professionally efficiently and effectively
• Administratively effective – keep business information updated, easily accessible and secure


Apply now by emailing your CV and introduction to Richard Renfree: richard.renfree@rotec.net


Rotec offer quality design, build, installation and maintenance of hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic components and systems in the aerospace, agriculture, industrial, marine, transport and utilities sectors throughout the UK and internationally.

Head office: +44 (0)1823 348900

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