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Chandlers Ford
Business Unit:
Pump Sales
Salary Details:
£Competitive rate inline with skills & qualifications
30 Jun 2021
Our Business

Selwood are proud to Design, Manufacture and produce Pumps which are synonymous with quality, longevity and reliability, and are operating across the world in some of the most challenging environments and demanding of projects.

Selwood's success is driven by the work of our Design and Production teams within our manufacturing facilities based in Chandlers Ford Hampshire.

This is an exciting time to join Selwood as we drive our business forward and build on a foundation of 75 year’s success within our industry.

About The Role
To complement our teams and to continually drive quality through the design process of our Pump Fleet, we are inviting applications for the position of Mechanical Design Engineer.

This role will have the responsibility of producing design and detailed drawings, together with written specifications, to enable manufacture of Company products, prototype components and test fixtures.
Main Responsibilities:
Duties for the Mechanical Design Engineer will  include;
  • To produce accurate design, bill of materials, detailed drawings in accordance with international standards and company procedures, within agreed timescales.
  • To be responsible for small and medium size engineering projects with minimal supervision and regular consultation. 
  • To progress larger size projects with other members of the team. 
  • To contribute with N.P.I. (New Product Introduction) projects, from concept to production handover.
  • To ensure designs are functional, safe and cost effective, while maintaining the expected quality & QHSE standards.
  • Implementing changes to improve productivity, quality and cost. 
  • Ensure technical files for new installation are complete in accordance with Machinery Directives. 
  • To produce concise written specifications which give all information necessary for procurement of required proprietary parts. 
  • To maintain Design Office records in accordance with Company procedures. 
  • To work closely with production engineering and ensure day-to-day issues are resolved.  
  • To ensure all deviation requests (concessions) are dealt promptly. 
  • To assist with queries from the different departments within the organisation and sub-contract suppliers.
  • To liaise with suppliers to ensure ‘best available practice’ is maintained through the manufacturing process.

Qualifications / Competencies:


  • Minimum – Degree or HND/HNC in a relevant discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering) 
  • At least 3 years of experience with proven design engineering background. 
  • Experience on aluminium and iron castings, sheet metal, close tolerance machining.
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA), stress calculation, bearing system design.
  • Good reporting and communication skills with project members & directors.
  • Chartered Engineering Qualification.
  • Exposure to diesel engine & electric motor installations.
  • Fluid dynamic and centrifugal pump design experience.
  • Experience in plastic mouldings (rotational, injection & vacuum forming).
  • Vault professional, AutoCad 2D & Autodesk Inventor.
What we can offer you

Selwood are pleased to offer a Competitive Salary, Bonus Scheme, 24 days + Bank Holidays, Pension scheme and Company sick pay. Parking on site.

Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week.

Selwood are committed to the continual development and training of our teams.

This role is not open to Agencies - Please no calls or emails - Thank you.

The recruitment of this role will be within strict social distancing guidelines as advised by the UK Government.

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