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Mechanical Design Engineer

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Job Details

  • £30k to £35k p.a. plus benefits
  • De Beers Technologies, Maidenhead, UK.
  • Closes 26th February 2018


De Beers Technologies is a world-leading diamond research and technological development company which undertakes work for the De Beers Group. Our team of scientists and engineers - specialists in a range of disciplines that includes physics, optics, electronics, design, mechanics and imaging technology - engage in fundamental diamond research and develop new methods for verifying and sorting diamonds.

Job Description

We are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to work at a detailed level within projects, and will hence have a good knowledge of mechanical engineering and a developing knowledge of design principles and concepts.

Main Responsibilities:

Mechanical Design:

  • Work with De Beers Technology staff in the early stages of projects to understand requirements and feedback practical and economic design solutions based on this understanding.
  • Analyse mechanical systems from a practical (i.e. usually a non-theoretical) point of view in terms of functionality, cost, practicality and longevity.
  • Make judgements on suitable materials, components and methods of construction.
  • Carry out system testing and record results. From these results make recommendations on how systems can be improved.
  • Produce detailed designs of whole modules or small machine systems using design tools (i.e. CAD).
  • Ensure that DBT engineering standards are adhered to and supported throughout the design cycle.
  • Produce detailed and accurate documentation packages for machine modules and small systems.
  • Possess a working knowledge of legislation relating to machine design (i.e. safety, environmental, LV and EMC directives).
  • Offer advice inside and outside of the department on mechanical design methodology and analysis where appropriate.

Project Management:

  • Work to ensure that project deadlines are met.
  • Identify and communicate project risk areas.
  • Produce cost estimates for projects as required.
  • Health & Safety
  • To ensure own working environment and practices complies with all legal and De Beers Group policy guidelines in relation to Health, Safety and Environmental issues.


  • BSc / BEng Mechanical Engineering or allied subject, or equivalent.

Salary: £30k to £35k p.a. plus benefits

To apply, please email CV and covering letter to trevor.poulter@debeersgroup.com

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