Automation Systems Mechanical Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented self-starter to join the growing YASA Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team.

We are looking for a highly motivated Engineer with a demonstrated ability for the design and detail of mechanical drawings for automated equipment in a fast-paced environment.

You must have a sound knowledge of automation systems, and an ability to apply your experience creatively in the development of automated test and assembly systems for a range of world leading innovative products.

Working to a range of industry standards for mechanical automated system design, you will be capable of providing solutions backed up with a robust methodology that will keep YASA at the forefront of electric motor technology in the years ahead.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and detail of mechanical drawings for automated equipment
  • Develop automation solutions for process and test equipment used to manufacture YASA’s product range
  • Responsible for the mechanical integration of hardware including electric motors, torque transducers, PLC, motion control and vision inspection systems
  • Understand design for assembly and constraints for high volume manufacture
  • Provide detailed input to the engineering and validation teams to ensure overall automation system design meets requirements for functionality and manufacture
  • Support the creation of technical documentation to support safe machine operation
  • Support development and improvement of manufacturing processes
  • Liaise with suppliers of automation system components
  • Undertake any other duties that may be considered appropriate.



  • Flexible in their approach to work, desire to thrive in a dynamic and exciting fast-moving environment
  • HNC or equivalent in mechanical engineering with at least 5 years’ experience in a mechanical design environment
  • Experienced user of SolidWorks CAD software package with the ability to create design concepts and fully dimensioned drawings working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances.
  • Experience with drawing control systems such as PDM
  • Have a strong mechanical or electrical engineering background, but more importantly, be able to apply knowledge to real world situations
  • Creative problem solver, with analytical approach to implementation
  • Good understanding of automation components such as robotics, vision systems, pneumatics
  • Confident working with suppliers, able to detail requirements and understand issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the determination to succeed
  • UK driving licence and be available to support visits to supplier sites.



  • Practical knowledge in the design, use, and application of electric machines or rotational/complex components
  • Experience in the mechanical design of automated assembly and test systems
  • Experience of working within a TS16949 quality system environment
  • Familiar with FMEAs and robust engineering practices



  • 25 days' holiday
  • Pension
  • On-site gym
  • Private medical plan
  • 4 x death in service
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social activities
  • Share scheme


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