Mechanical Engineer

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 organization in roles across the board - and that expansion will continue. We're also growing by acquisition. Our strategy puts our customers front and center of everything we do: their success will drive our success.
If you see yourself being part of a growing organization that's making a real difference in the world, Abaco Systems is for you.
This role would ideally suit a Thermal Mechanical Engineer with strong industry experience ideally in the Defence or Ruggedized product domain. The work area is designing high end thermal heat frames for ruggedized single board computers and systems to be used in rugged conduction and convection cooled environments.
Key Responsibilities
•          Design of leading edge Mechanical components for Electronic assemblies used in the Defence arena   
•          Perform Thermal & Structural analysis on designs    
•          Generate documentation and reports         
•          Participate in design and functional specification reviews and provide feedback   
•          Ensure mechanical designs meet quality and design criteria       
•          Work closely with hardware & manufacturing engineers to ensure design is optimised     
•          Work in dynamic team development environment, using agile methodologies      
•          Perform all aspects of mechanical development life cycle - from requirements capture through to customer support   
•          Collaborate with the global mechanical engineer team members      
•          Achieve high quality deliverables by adhering to best practices and agreed procedures     
•          Participate in continuous improvement initiatives (processes, tools, project management)    
•          Liaise with other Hardware/ Software Design Assurance & Manufacturing teams        
•          Keep abreast of new Thermo/ Mechanical developments
•          Develop in-house Thermo/ Mechanical innovations and Patents where feasible
•          Keep abreast of competitor's Thermo/ Mechanical methodology and innovations
•          Review new Thermo/ Mechanical patents
•          Carrying out investigations and testing for RCCA
•          Assist Design/Production/QA where required to resolve issues
•          Candidate will have knowledge of Solidworks 3d CAD software and structural FEA.      
•          The candidate will be a Mechanical graduate with a minimum of 2:1 Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and experience in Thermal & Stress analysis
•          Candidate will have a broad knowledge of various methods of manufacture such as casting, machining, extruding etc.  
•          Strong problem solving abilities
•          Self-motivated with minimal guidance to achieve results
•          Excellent organisational and communication skills         
•          Six sigma/ statistical analysis/ FMEA skills are desired      
•          Encourages feedback from mentors and learns from it
•          Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility                       
At Abaco, we know that our people are our strength. We're a team with a common goal - and we're passionate about what we do, innovative, and open-minded. We're not just given responsibility - we're actively encouraged to make things happen. Oh, and - we have fun. If that sounds like your kind of organization - why not join us?

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