Design Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/6/2018

Job Description

Working closely with the Senior Engineer to deliver design engineering projects to specification and on time and supporting the Chief Engineer in developing design processes and ensuring product technical excellence. The successful candidate will be required to provide cover in the absence of the Senior / Chief Engineers. Ideal candidate will have a strong mechanical engineering background; with knowledge and experience of working in a rotating machinery environment. Successful candidate will be a team player with leadership and communication style which is motivating and engaging individuals and teams.


Core Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Accountable for scheduling daily and routine work priorities for the team.
  • To design and prepare working designs from customer specification details and then progress to production in reasonable timescale
  • Seek most cost effective solutions
  • Produce component details
  • Progress details through approval process.
  • Produce detailed works instructions and material specifications.
  • Work closely with design and application engineers.
  • Produce drawings and design calculations.
  • Help develop automated methods for design calculations.
  • Support new product development and continuous improvement.
  • Produce and amend Bills of Material.
  • Must understand technical and professional aspects of work and continually maintain technical knowledge.
  • Quality of drawings and structures
  • Delivery against drawing due date
  • Identify improvement opportunities
  • Participate in and lead continuous improvement activities
  • Ability to work flexibly to achieve tight deadlines and targets
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues within the company that are productive in terms of supporting and delivering your work and that of the overall organisation.
  • Follow Altra’s ABS principles and make changes to own practice and offer suggestions for improving services.



Job Requirements

Skills and abilities

Good verbal and written communication skills


Ability to graphically represent exactly what needs to be manufactured or built in the industry


Ability to translate concepts into drawings neatly and accurately


A sound technical knowledge


Knowledge and experience of 3D Inventor and 2D AutoCAD


PC experience in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email)


Good practical knowledge of engineering principles of rotating machinery and/or power transmissions equipment.


Personal attributes

Able to work as part of a team


Ability to manage in demanding situations and make sound decisions


Self-disciplined and able to work on own initiative


A dynamic team player with positive attitude and a “Rolled up sleeves/Get it done” work ethic.


Show initiative, adaptability, and willingness to learn.


Flexible approach to working arrangements.


Able to travel throughout company’s locations and worksites in a timely manner.


Educational achievements and knowledge

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) have a recognised Mechanical Engineering/design qualification/degree.


Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a mechanical engineering role.



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As part of the recruitment process candidates will be required to prove they have the right to work and live within the UK.

Salary: Competitive.

No recruitment agencies please.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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