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Mechanical Design Engineer

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Design
Leeds, UK
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

For our expanding European team, we are looking for a mechanical design engineer with extensive experience in custom machine design and automated equipment to develop advanced solutions for a wide range of applications from industrial bulk solids/materials handling to more intricate manufacturing processes requiring a high degree of precision and control. The role is based in Normanton, West Yorkshire, UK

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design, build, and commission custom machines and automated equipment
  • Improve existing equipment with targeted upgrades, including automation
  • Develop detailed specifications to define machine and process requirements
  • Create concepts/layouts and work with stakeholders to define architecture
  • Create detailed mechanical designs and select hardware/components
  • Perform engineering calculations and FEA to validate equipment and tool designs
  • Create models, detailed drawings, and bills of materials
  • Develop control narrative and collaborate with controls engineering to execute
  • Conduct machine acceptance testing to validate conformance with specification
  • Develop operating and maintenance manuals and conduct training

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in machine design for diverse applications
  • Experience designing for 24/7 industrial use, with safety and reliability at forefront
  • Structural design (skids, equipment supports, mezzanines)
  • Tank design (pressure vessel and/or reactor/containment/agitated)
  • Industrial Equipment – thermal equipment, material handling, process gas abatement
  • Piping design
  • Highly proficient with 3D CAD, Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks preferred
  • Skilled in creating detailed drawings, with strong knowledge of GD&T
  • Well versed in all types of machine/automation components, sensors, vision systems, electro-mechanical actuators, motion control, pneumatics, hydraulics, etc.
  • FEA experience
  • Working knowledge of machine shop fabrication processes and machine building
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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