Graduate Design Opportunity to join Shipham Valves as they go through exciting period of growth

Shipham Valves origins date back as far as 1798 in Hull. Shipham is one of the longest established and most highly respected valve manufacturers in the world. The company has circa 70 employees working at its business facility based in Brough and there are plans for this to significantly increase over the following year with exciting proposals for the business to expand its in-house manufacturing capabilities and facilities and in turn significantly increase revenue.

Since the 1930s, Shipham Valves have become one of the longest established, highly trusted and respected valve manufacturers globally. Their worldwide reputation has evolved through excellence in product design, engineering and the development of high-quality non-ferrous and alloy valve products. These serve diverse market sectors such as onshore and offshore oil and gas, petro chemical, power generation, marine, naval marine, fire protection and pipeline applications. Their unique insights and expertise serving these sectors have helped the business develop an enviable reputation. They continually strive to be the market leader, delivering unsurpassable customer service across their business.

Opportunity: Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer

Emmerson Kitney are proud to be partnering with Shipham Valves on hiring for a Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer due to continued expansion and growth plans. 

Are you someone who strives for excellence and has a high attention to detail – do you have an interest with Designs for manufacture? – Are you ready for a new challenge?  If so, this role may be for you.

The successful Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer, will have the following responsibilities:
  • Create and check manufacturing drawings;
  • Produce detail part/assembly drawings/models using 2D and 3D CAD packages
  • Produce and compile necessary design data in line with requirements of national and international standards and PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) where applicable
  • Create and check BOM’s on ERP with minimal supervision;
  • Create and check General Arrangement drawings;
  • Create and check calculation packs and design reports;
  • Develop and implement preventative actions from NCR’s
  • Ensure design control is followed and maintained
  • Review work for self and other team members as appropriate
  • Support in developing less experienced team members
  • Communicate with other departments, suppliers and sub-contractors as required to achieve best outcome for business
  • Act as an ambassador for the engineering department internally and externally
To be the successful Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer, you must have:
  • MEng Degree or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of valves (Advantageous but not essential)
  • Ability to work autonomously and accurately under pressure
  • High attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Good knowledge of materials
  • Good understanding of applications
  • Competent use of 3D CAD systems / Solidworks

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