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Mechanical Engineer

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Abaco Systems is an acknowledged leader in rugged embedded computing, especially in the military/aerospace market. Our products are used in hundreds of mission critical applications, where the performance and reliability we deliver can be a matter of life and death.

We’re growing fast: we’ve added substantially to our organisation in roles across the board – and that expansion will continue. We’re also growing by acquisition. Our strategy puts our customers front and centre of everything we do: their success will drive our success.

If you see yourself being part of a growing organisation that’s making a real difference in the world, Abaco Systems is for you.
Lead Mechanical Engineer

This role would ideally suit a Mechanical Design Engineer with experience and background in designing & developing products for the Defence or other Industries/ Markets requiring ruggedised Hardware. Responsible for designing high end thermal solutions for rugged single board computers, other electronic devices and systems to be used in conduction and convection cooled environments.

We innovate. We deliver. You succeed.

Find out what puts Abaco Systems head and shoulders above the rest.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working within a team supporting New Product Introduction Projects
  • Design of leading-edge Mechanical components and Thermal Solutions for Rugged Electronic assemblies and Systems
  • Perform Thermal & Structural analysis on designs
  • Supporting Design and Project milestone Reviews to provide input and implement feedback into design.
  • Working closely with Electronic hardware & manufacturing teams to ensure design is optimised
  • Understanding DFM and a Good Understanding and appreciation of Machining, Lean Manufacturing and Assembly processes to feed back into the design for ‘Right First Time’ and to produce an efficient manufacturing package.
  • Perform all aspects of mechanical development life cycle – from requirements capture through to production release.
  • Working as a Team Member you will be empowered to promote and communicate best practice.
  • Work to required ISO9001/ AS9100 Rev D quality standards, adhering to agreed processes and procedures
  • Generate documentation and reports
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives (processes, tools, project management)
  • Liaise with other Hardware/ Software Design Assurance & Manufacturing teams
  • Research, test and qualify thermal materials
  • Develop new Thermal/ Mechanical testing qualification methods
  • Keep abreast of Latest Thermal/ Mechanical developments in the Industry
  • Carrying out investigations and testing for RCCA
  • Assist Design/Production/QA where required to resolve issues
  • Undertake any other activity as reasonably requested by management


The candidate will:

  • Have Good knowledge of Solidworks 3d CAD software
  • Be able to complete Structural FEA and Thermal Simulation with the ability to assimilate the detail and implement into the design.
  • Be a Mechanical graduate with a minimum of 2:1 Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and experience in Thermal & Stress analysis
  • Have a broad knowledge of various methods of manufacture such as casting, machining, extruding etc.
  • Appreciation and Understanding of Lean Methodologies
  • Have strong problem-solving abilities
  • Have excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Be a good team player and support the mechanical and project teams where appropriate
  • Flexible and approachable.

What We Offer

In addition to a modern and flexible working environment, plus competitive salary and overtime rates, we also provide the below core benefits:

  • 10% employer pension contribution (can be taken as a monthly cash allowance)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • 10x Life Assurance
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • In addition to the above company provided benefits, we offer a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from, including; buy/sell holiday, dental cover, ability to flex the core benefits to match your needs, cycle to work scheme, critical illness cover, travel insurance and many more!


How to Apply

Job ID Number: REQ-43
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Towcester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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