What does a Pickering Mechanical Engineer do?

A Pickering Mechanical Engineer is responsible for designing all of the mechanical aspects of Pickering’s products, from small components such as screws and fixings, up to large chassis and casings. Our products utilise different materials such as steel, plastics, and sheet metal and are designed to be manufactured using the latest manufacturing techniques. Our mechanical engineers produce technical drawings for new products, update existing designs and liaise with external suppliers to ensure that they are using the correct manufacturing techniques for our designs.


Why is this department important?

Our mechanical engineers are involved in many parts of the design process from initial concept through to the completed product. To prove and speed-up the design process, prototypes are created using 3D design software and are printed using 3D printers. 


How does this department interact with other departments?

Communication between departments is an integral part of being a Mechanical Engineer and is carried out face to face, via telephone, email or video conferencing. It is important that mechanical engineers communicate with other departments to ensure that decisions made by them do not impact on timescales, design criteria and cost. 


What tools will you be using at Pickering?

A Pickering Mechanical Engineering Apprentice will get the chance to use Solidworks 3D Design Software, the Microsoft Office suite comprising Word, Excel and Outlook, 3D Printers, Laser Cutting Machines, CNC Milling machines, various hand tools and measuring tools such as Verniers, Microscopes, high definition cameras, X-ray machines and micrometers.

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