Mechanical Design Engineer

Oxford, Oxfordshire
15 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Mechanical Design Engineer, Oxford.

YASA, in partnership with Mercedes Benz, are leading the way in EV Motor Revolution with YASA Axial Flux Technology. Our motor is 4 times more powerful than the current technology used in all Electric Vehicles, as well as being 50% lighter and half the size. YASA was founded in 2009 on the belief that small, powerful, and efficient electric motors would play an increasingly important role in meeting the strict emissions targets being set by policymakers globally.


We now supply a number of world-leading OEMs in the automotive industry with innovative powertrain solutions based on our axial-flux electric motors and controllers.


YASA’s culture, technology, and market opportunity attracts world-class talent. We are always looking for motivated people who enjoy the challenges and opportunities of working in a fast-growing company and who possess a strong ‘can-do’ attitude as part of a close team.

The Role

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer who will be joining a talented team of like-minded Design Engineers, working on cutting-edge R&D and design projects. The role will have a dynamic workload and will suit an individual who has a keen interest in technology, and who is willing to work in a fast-paced environment. They will be producing design solutions that arise from both existing and new product designs, customer requests, and other ad hoc Engineering activities.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop ideas and design solutions to practical challenges arising from new product design
  • Detail and design 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
  • Undertake any other duties that may be considered appropriate.

Skills required:

  • Flexible in their approach to work, desire to thrive in a dynamic and exciting fast-moving environment
  • Degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering with at least a couple of years’ experience in a design and development 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.


  • Discretionary bonus / 28 days’ holiday / Pension scheme / Private medical plan with Bupa and 4 x death in service / Company car scheme / Other benefits include a cycle-to-work scheme, flexible working hours, and monthly social activities.

Please apply now for immediate consideration / Strictly no recruitment agencies

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