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SYS-1187 Mechanical Design Engineer - Transmissions

  • Role Type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 31/05/2018

Job Description


Mechanical Design engineer

Mainly CAD based, 2D and solid modeling/manufacturing drawing production (ProEngineer/Creo).
Responsible for component and layout designs.
Responsible for calculations for gear, shaft and bearing systems.
Casing/casting design.
Finite element analysis (ProMechanica).
Liaison with customers and suppliers.
Material selection and process specification.
Working alongside production.

Key Responsibilities

Layout and detail design of transmissions and associated components including creation of solid models and detail drawings in ProE Creo2. FEA analysis of components and systems, shaft and bearing analysis and gear data specification.


Good first degree in mechanical or automotive engineering and 3-4 years experience.
Technical knowledge of automotive transmission systems.
Proven capability of detail design and component solid modeling with ProE or other main platform CAD system in similar environment.
Experience of modern manufacturing methods.
Knowledge of differential systems.
A working knowledge of FEA techniques.
Advanced knowledge of Excel for solving mathematical problems
A flexible approach, being able to work successfully in a small team to aggressive timescales.
A willingness to travel.

Knowledge of any of the following would be advantageous:

Casting materials and techniques
Automatic transmission design
Hydraulic circuitry
Gear technology


ProEngineer Creo2

NB:  All applications must be accompanied by a covering letter detailing how your skill and experience match this role.

Ricardo is an equal opportunities employer.

To register your interest in discussing this opportunity further please get in touch at stcrecruiting@ricardo.com