Mechanical Design Engineer-Automation

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Salary Description
c£35,000 to c£50,000 per annum
Contract Type

Mechanical Design Engineer

Full-time, permanent

Location: Cheltenham/ Tewkesbury.



This ‘Queens Award’ winning business is trusted globally (from start-ups through to multinational powerhouses) to improve efficiency and production capabilities, by typically automating end-of-line, repeatable labour-intensive processes at speed, through the design and building of bespoke machinery, integrating robotics and vision inspection.


As Mechanical Design Engineer you will be bringing customers’ automation aspirations to life. Working across a variety of industry sectors (predominantly food & beverage and plastic container handling), you will be designing special purpose machinery and working on some truly ground-breaking projects from scratch. These projects range from solutions as a single unit but more often as part of larger / complete turnkey automation solution.

Mechanical Design Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Project management incorporating ownership from concept, through design and build to customer sign off.
  • Design and development of new and existing components/products incorporating conceptual design and conceptualizing new automation solutions.
  • Detailing existing designs, site layout design and associated BoMs.


  • Suitably qualified (mechanical engineering degree or equivalent preferred) and/or 3+ years practical experience (preferably with special purpose machinery), with a solid understanding of manufacturing and its processes.
  • Working in 3D primarily (Auto Desk Inventor preferred).
  • Confident to work on own initiative, but equally to collaboration as part of a wider team.
  • Confident in liaising with clients.
  • A keen eye for detail and able to work to strict timescales.
  • Own driving licence required due to site not being covered by public transport.
  • Ability to travel when required (domestically/ internationally).
  • UK/EU passport holder.

In return for the above you will receive:

  • £competitive salary
  • Private healthcare including partner/child dependents & Contributory pension.
  • Contributory pension
  • Cycle to work scheme




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