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Mechanical Design Engineer

Nottingham, United Kingdom


Job Description

Part of the engineering team, the main responsibility is to provide mechanical design expertise with regard to a wide variety of technical tasks. These tasks include developing new bespoke designs to meet customer requirements, providing technical assistance to all areas of the business and recommending solutions to improve productivity and to reduce costs. The products are certified for use in hazardous areas and / or functional safety systems around the world for blue chip customers.


A.    Applies mechanical engineering principles, expertise and creativity to produce new application engineered designs to meet customer requirements, liaising with sales/ customer service, manufacturing, production engineering, quality and supply chain as necessary to ensure the new designs meet customer requirements, are cost effective and production ready 

B.    Produces BOMs, drawings and technical specifications from customer orders, ensuring that these are delivered technically correct, fit for purpose and within service levels required

C.    Creates and reviews documentation in order to avoid systematic failures in functional safety, including electrical and mechanical drawings, BOMS and specifications

D.    Provides wide ranging technical support as required to customers and all areas of the business, including, sales, customer service, manufacturing, supply chain and quality department and ensures that this is provided speedily and accurately

E.    Liaises with manufacturing, quality, production engineering and supply chain areas to resolve design issues

F.    Plans and develops experimental test programs, analyses test data and reports to ensure designs meet functional and hazardous area requirements.

G.   Liaises with certification bodies to arrange new or updated certification as required



  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a similar role
  • Experience of 2D and 3D CAD packages is essential
  • An aptitude to effectively assimilate and interpret engineering, technical or commercial requirements

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: EPG CHD HAC Hazardous Area Communications

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 057183