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Mechanical CAD Designer

  • Location: Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Design & CAD Draughting
  • Date posted: 08/03/2019
  • Job reference: VR/44147
This vacancy has now expired.
Only those with the Right to Work in the UK should apply. Raeburn do not have the ability to provide visa sponsorship, therefore current valid ability to work in the UK is required.

A permanent role based in Gloucester as a Mechanical CAD Designer.


§To carry out assigned CAD technical duties with abilities to create and assess new designs.


§Reporting directly to Engineering Team Leader.
§Working closely with Engineering team on a daily basis


§Completes procedures and generates drawings and/or designs that are semi-routine in nature.
§Analyzes data and insures that the product, process and/or designs conforms to the specifications or performance guidelines and learns and uses Company engineering drafting standards.
§Conducts fairly complex troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing drawing or design defects.
§Retrieves and archives information using Company engineering records system (i.e. drawings, specifications, standards).
§Structure and produces Bills of Materials (BOM) and creates Engineering Change Notices (ECN), manages files and facilitates the release of the product to manufacturing.
§Helps test designs, records and file test results and makes drawing changes as indicated by test results.
§Interfaces with vendors to obtain project supplies in a timely and cost effective manner.
§Records and files test results and makes drawing changes as indicated by test results.
§Prepares reports on test results, instructions for installation of kits, and drafts of operating instructions.
§Observes safety regulations and wears all required safety equipment. (Continuous requirement)
§Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
§HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
§Recognised time served apprenticeship in mechanical engineering and/or experience in a similar designer role.
§Working knowledge of ProE and AutoCAD or similar 2D & 3D packages.
§Proven experience of engineering / manufacturing processes.
§In depth knowledge of ISO drafting standards, experience in ASME is appreciated.
§Ability to perform basic calculations related to design assessment (tolerance stack etc)



§Recording and filing test reports, creating BOMs, ECNs, Requests for Engineering Action (REA), maintenance of the existing product line and mechanical drafting standards
§Entering and extracting data from the Company databases
§Company policies and procedures, health, safety, and environment policies.


§Mechanical CAD principles, quality control practices (use of tolerance, inspection), engineering product file structure, setting up of a project (BDR), writing test and inspection reports.
§Department and plant orientation


§Basic design calculations (burst, collapse & tensile etc.), types and uses of threads and pressure seals, material selection and properties, hydraulic principles, and manufacturing processes.


§Ability to read, understands, and generates technical instructions, material lists, mechanical drawings, and/or hydraulic diagrams.
§Above-average ability to work with speed and accuracy, use mechanical reasoning, and work well with others; above-average oral communication and organizational skills.
§Average ability to think and reason, solve problems, and read with speed and comprehension, work in spreadsheet/database programs and specialized Company programs; average written communication skills.
§Ability to read and interpret basic instructions for the assembly of materials, technical specifications, testing equipment, part numbers, and write capping and crushing targets.
§Ability to apply basic arithmetic operations and compute rates, ratios, and percentages.


§Communicates effectively with the team.
§Informs line manager of any problems, and recommends possible solutions.
§Participates in material and equipment problem solving.
§Ability to take direction and also use own initiative as required