Ampthill - Bedfordshire
About the Role
The Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for carrying out the duties of the Engineering department, including design, prototyping, design proving, engineering documentation, and supporting calculations. This role demands a high level of innovative thinking and the ability to synthesise ideas into functioning and manufacturable products that are compliant to design specifications and applicable legislation. Working within a team of engineers and Design Authorities to design and develop high integrity components, complex mechanisms and linkages that will function and be durable in challenging military environments.
Responsibilities and Duties
Use requirements specifications and a design brief to develop innovative yet robust design solutions that are compliant and fit for purpose
Use CREO Parametric CAD to produce both concept and detail designs
Produce supporting calculations and analysis to justify design decisions
Work with SMEs, Users and Lethality/Physical Design Authorities to develop concept design solutions
Work with a team of Design Engineers with agreed interfaces to develop a single sub-system design solution
Work with CAD engineers to enable the production of drawings and design data pack.
Create and present Design Review data packs to Senior Engineers and Governors.
Assist with the production of prototypes and confirm designs with manufacturing/purchasing teams
Perform physical testing and design proving activities on engineering prototypes
Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable, industry and business standards.
Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable programme safety requirements and governing safety legislation.
Required skills, qualifications and experience
The Mechanical Design Engineer role will require the following qualifications and skills as a minimum.
Proven experience in the design and development of mechanical products, especially in Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) domain.
Experience of working within the defence or industrial automation industry is essential.
In-depth working knowledge of CREO CAD software and experience of using the tool to produce designs.
Extensive knowledge of complex mechanism design and principles.
Ability to perform basic structural and kinematic calculations.
Proven track record of successful design and product development for use in harsh environments
Understanding of current materials, treatments and finishing technology for use in defence products.
Impeccable attention to design detail.
Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively.
Desired skills, qualifications and experience
Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) experience
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Hours Per Week
United Kingdom (UK)
Clearance Required for Role
Graduate, Intern or Apprentice Vacancy?
Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation with both domestic and international customers. It consists of three business areas focusing on Vehicles, Special Projects and Mission Support, which provide a variety of products and services to the MoD and other customers including the Scout and support to the Land Environment Air Picture Provision capability. We are looking for talented individuals to join the company, in return, we can offer an exciting and challenging career path. Please note that Lockheed Martin Ampthill work a 9 day fortnight with the site closed every second Friday
Equal Opportunity Statement
Lockheed Martin recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.