ROXUK00028 – Mechanical Computer Aided Design Engineer

ROXUK00028 – Mechanical Computer Aided Design Engineer

Contract duration:


Reporting to:

Development Manager


Summerfield, Kidderminster

Salary and Additional Benefits:

Competitive salary, Perkbox, contributory pension. Free parking, subsidised canteen


25 + statutory days per annum pro-rata

Hours of Work:

08.00-16.30 Monday to Thursday (30mns lunch break)
08.00-13.00 Friday (no lunch break)

Roxel is an Anglo-French company that designs, develops and manufactures solid propellant rocket motors for use in tactical missiles. Its operations are spread across several sites in the UK and France and it has an annual turnover of about £100M and nearly 700 staff.


The UK operations are entirely based at Summerfield, Kidderminster, where we have a vacancy for a permanent Mechanical Computer Aided Design Engineer to work on a variety of new projects in the Design Office.



The successful candidate will be involved in projects from initial concept stage through to the issue of production drawings and work very closely with the Design Authority and other Designers.


The design work involves pressure vessel design integrated with precision machined components in a wide variety of materials, both metallic and non metallic, natural or synthetic.


Tooling design will include special purpose equipment used in all stages of the manufacture, assembly and testing of a solid propellant rocket motor.



Responsibilities and duties would include but not limited to:


– Creating and modifying 3D models using Creo 6
– Producing detail production drawings (Weapon and Tooling), ensuring conformance to BS8888 and manufacturability (using DFMA techniques)
– Managing model and drawing data through Windchill 11
– Drawing and design checking
– Producing interface drawings with the relevant authorities
– Modelling and reporting model mechanical properties
– Liaison with the customer, manufacturers and suppliers, and on-site commissioning trial engineers (using DFMA techniques)
– Reviewing/challenging design concepts
– Concept meetings and design reviews – taking actions and ensure actions are completed on time
– Active participation in DFMEA reviews
– Managing your own workload to ensure OTD


Attention to detail is paramount whilst being able to work on multiple projects and an enthusiastic, inquisitive mind would be advantageous with an eagerness to learn. The candidate should have excellent design flair skills demonstrating new ways of thinking and having the confidence to challenge current methods/designs.



The candidate would ideally have a degree in Mechanical Engineering/Design and a minimum of a HNC in mechanical engineering (or another relevant engineering qualification) or achieved grade C or above in at least two of the following A level subjects; Design Technology, Mathematics, Physics or English.


It would be an advantage if the candidate has at least 3 years’ experience in design and producing technical drawings in accordance with BS 8888.


Other experience/skills in the following would also be an advantage:


– Working knowledge of Creo 6 or similar
– Working knowledge of Windchill 11 or similar PLM systems
– Management of design life cycle states
– Working within a mechanical engineering environment
– Design for Manufacture and Assembly techniques
– Knowledge of a wide range of engineering materials and fasteners
– National drafting standards BS 8888
– Knowledge of Geometric tolerancing, limits and fits
– Evidence of attention to detail skills
– Self motivated and independent working (under guidance)
– Communication with confidence at all levels
– High competency in the use of Microsoft Office tools
– An understanding of defence standards such as Def Stan 07-85
– Basic knowledge of stressing components


The candidate should have good interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team environment and manage own workload.

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