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Department: Mechanical Design Engineer

Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer

The role involves becoming a member of the Kaon Automation mechanical design team.



  • Develop part detail drawings and interface with suppliers to get quotations where required.
  • General assembly drawings
  • Ensure accurate bills of materials are developed on all assigned projects


  • Brief supplier on requirements and get quotations that ensure quality, value and project timelines are achieved
  • ensure orders are raised on Sage in a timely fashion to support project schedules
  • Follow-up on order progress
  • Develop understanding of supplier techniques


  • Develop Build Packs and brief build team
    • Communicate clearly with machine build technicians to ensure machine builds take place accurately and efficiently.
  • proactively addressing potential design or supply issues affecting projects by providing information and recommendations on a timely fashion to minimise project impacts.
    • Update drawings / Drafts
  • Develop “as built” drawings ensuring that customer drawings reflect as built at all times


  • supporting role to assist lead engineers
  • Ensure standard operating procedures adhered to
    • Complete project checklists and required internal Kaon Automation documents to ensure that project phase exits are completed correctly.

Educational, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Educated to degree level in a mechanical engineering
  • Good communication skills, ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to take responsibility to ensure all project stakeholders are up to date with work progress daily
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good time management skills, able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Self-starter with good attention to detail
  • Current driving licence and able to travel as required

Mechanical Design Engineer (Senior)

The role will involve becoming a member of the Kaon Automation design team, responsible for the design and implementation of automated equipment.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work within the design team to develop innovative concepts from customer requirements
  • 3D Design of Mechatronic equipment  including mechanisms; transfer systems, servo systems, robotics, pneumatics, electrical equipment and machine guarding systems 
  • Hands on involvement at the build and de-bug stage to ensure designs meet performance specifications.
  • Ability to take responsibility for large projects and manage cross functional terms through the life cycle of a project
    • Give guidance and direction to machine build technicians to help them realise designs
    • Ensure that the customer end goals are being achieved.   
  • Design and implement process improvements for existing automation equipment
  • Prepare detailed tooling drawings and pneumatic schematics
  • Liaise with suppliers for component procurement
  • Liaising with customers on requirement specifications and project deliverables
  • Preparing detailed safety risk assessments and FMEAs
  • Development of machine documentation to meet EU standards   
  • Meeting project delivery deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills are vital as you will have to work within a technical team and be expected to communicate on job specification and issues that are occurring on a day to day basis.
  • Responsibility for quality, commissioning and safety of designs completed

Educational, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Educated to degree level in a mechanical engineering discipline
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience including:
    • Involvement in significant automation projects with responsibility for design sign off, installation and commissioning
    • Extensive experience in a machine design role
  • Strong experience using 3D CAD applications e.g. SolidWorks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willing to take ownership
  • Self-starter with good attention to detail
  • Project management experience advantageous
  • Proven track record in problem solving and delivering solutions
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative and be innovative
  • Current driving licence and able to travel as required

Salary and Benefits:

  • Attractive Salary Package.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Training and development