Mechanical Engineer

Donite is a growing manufacturing company based in Saintfield, specialising in thermoformed plastics. Donite is an innovative company, that is at the cutting edge of industry. Donite has invested in new premises, machinery and people to ensure the brightest future. The company is forward thinking and takes a progressive approach to winning new business.

A Mechanical Engineering Co-Innovate Job opportunity exists at Donite Plastics in partnership with Letterkenny Institute of Technology. The job role consists of the Theoretical and Practical application of core Mechanical Engineering attributes. Specifically, the job entails the research led development of a new plastic sheet product and walking it though the production facility from conception to manufacture and validation. The nature of the work requires learning existing manufacturing techniques employed, researching alternative manufacturing and process techniques, using Computed Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), requires testing and then validation of the end product.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

This is not an extensive list of duties:

  • Organise, plan and manage R&D projects and product devel-opment activity;
  • Undertake 3D CAD design and FEA analysis throughout the de-sign process;
  • Project manage projects to meet the business goals such as lead-times, resource allocation and improvement areas;
  • Interface with Customers and convert their requirements into designs and product realisation;
  • Maintain and document the design process in line with com-pany standards;
  • Co-ordinate supplies and external requirements to deliver market leading products;
  • Undertake all aspects of product research and development from concept to manufacture.

Essential Criteria:

Honors Degree in a Mechanical Engineering related subject.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Industrial Engineering experience in mechanical design
  • Composite material experience 
  • Experience in use of Finite Element Analysis.
  • Confident user of SolidWorks or similar CAD package.
  • Any experience of CAM programming would be useful but not essential

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