Mechanical Design Engineer

YASA are looking for a highly motivated Mechanical Design Engineer with a demonstrated ability for design and development in a fast-paced environment.  Looking for that next step in career progression, you will be keen to grow knowledge and experience that can only be gained from a small company.

You must have a sound knowledge of engineering principles and materials, and an ability to apply your experience creatively in the development of world leading innovative products.  Working to a range of industry standards for quality and validation, you will be capable of providing solutions backed up with a robust methodology that will keep YASA Motors at the forefront of electric motor technology in the years ahead.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing ideas and design solutions to practical challenges arising from new product design
  • Detail and design of 3d and 2d CAD models and drawings using best practice geometric tolerances, key characteristics and drawing standards. Working within a drawing control PDM system
  • Understand design for assembly and constraints for high volume manufacture
  • Perform material selection and mechanical FEA analysis on components and assemblies
  • Provide detail input to the team to ensure overall design meets requirements for functionality and manufacture
  • Support development of manufacturing processes and novel designs for new technology applications and materials
  • Support DFMEAs and complete actions required to mitigate risks
  • Support new business opportunities with information and guidance on use, packaging and application of YASA motors
  • Liaise with key suppliers and customers on design and development issues, resolve to the optimal solution and understand the compromises.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering with at least 2 years’ experience in a design and development environment
  • Strong experience of Solidworks CAD software package with the ability to create design concepts and fully dimensioned drawings working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances and key characteristics
  • The ability to undertake and interpret mechanical FEA studies and propose solutions / improvements to design issues
  • Experience with drawing control systems such as PDM
  • Strong mechanical or electrical engineering background, but more importantly, be able to apply knowledge to real world situations
  • A flexible approach to work, desire to thrive in a dynamic and exciting fast-moving environment
  • Creative problem solver with an analytical approach to implementation
  • Familiar with FMEAs and robust engineering practices
  • Good understanding of materials and associated mechanical properties and processing
  • Confident with customers and suppliers, able to detail requirements and understand issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • UK driving licence and be available to support visits to customer sites.



  • 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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