Mechanical Design Engineer, Fixed Term Contract

United Kingdom - Farnborough Ref #4441 19-Dec-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities
An experienced engineer who can support updating of existing designs and drawing packs for a number of complex projects. The role will be responsible for:
  • Designing and implementing electro-mechanical packaging, machined enclosures, sheet metal, PCB profiles, manufacturing tooling jigs and injection moulding
  • Creating and updating part models, general assemblies and drawings controlled within a PDM, along with BOMs and associated release documentation

  • Full development life-cycle experience
  • Ability to apply mechanical requirements from system/sub-system requirements
  • Mechanical design of enclosures
  • Generation of component and assembly drawings
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks 3D CAD tool
  • Working knowledge of materials and physical properties
  • Appreciation of mechanical manufacturing processes, such as machining, sheet metal and moulding
  • Appreciation of manufacturing techniques for both high and low volume
  • Actively participate in the procurement of mechanical items for prototypes & initial production runs
  • Configuration management and version control
  • Be IT literate in MS Office Word, Excel, etc
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Be able to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Effective collaboration and positive behaviour
  • Effective and flexible team player
  • Ability to work independently
  • HNC/Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent

Must hold a UK passport and be capable of obtaining (or already hold) security clearance to work on UK Government projects

Knowledge of one or more of the following would be an advantage:
  • Design for security
  • Thermal Modelling
  • Familiar with MIL Standards and DEFSTAN
  • DOORs for requirements capture/management
  • Design for severe and harsh environments

In addition, from time to time, you may be asked to undertake other tasks and responsibilities not covered above in order to achieve project or business objectives.

Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

4-6 years


Up to 10%


UK Citizenship or EU (27) Citizenship required


Must be able to obtain a United Kingdom security clearance

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