Mechanical Development Engineer


MasterSearch are currently working with a leader in sensor technology with more than 30 subsidiaries globally who focus on developing intelligent factory and process automation solutions.

Our client is looking for a motivated and passionate Development Engineer for the Mechanical Design to help shape product development projects for Encoders.

Reporting line – Head of Research & Development

Main responsibilities:

  • You will develop mechanical system concepts, development innovative ideas for new technical solutions and detail the models and concepts through to a finished product of your own responsibility
  • To contribute to the successful development of new encoders by developing mechanical components and assemblies in our agile and interdisciplinary project teams by being involved in all project phases
  • You will take responsibility for individual work packages and coordinate colleagues from various disciplines of the project team for this objective
  • To conceptualize the overall mechanical system and the components, calculate and design them and implement them constructively (e.g. housing, bearings, customer interfaces, etc.), taking into account the product and application requirements.
  • To define the tests for validation and verification of the mechanical concepts, carry them out and document the results
  • To create and maintain the mechanical system requirements and translate the product requirements into mechanical requirements and solutions, derive suitable qualification test and accompany the system and certification tests
  • You take manufacturability and manufacturing costs into account and apply methodologies and innovative procedures to achieve the objectives
  • Use your technical expertise to development sustainable, future-oriented mechanical concepts and architectures for new products


  • A degree in mechanical engineering or a comparable qualification
  • 2+ years experience in mechanical development and design for electromechanical products in series production
  • Excellent knowledge of technical mechanics as well as common and innovative manufacturing and joining processes
  • You have proven experience in achieving target manufacturing costs and ensure that manufacturability of your constructions (design-to-cost, Design-to-manufacturability)
  • High methodological competence in conception, design and calculation
  • In-depth knowledge of MCAD – (SolidEdge, Inventor) as well as PLM systems (2.B. CDB) and ERP (2.B. SAP)
  • Experience with agile development methods is beneficial
  • Strong communication skills and able to enforce your professional opinion and to inspire others to find solutions in close cooperation in the team. Realise and achieve common goals
  • A high degree of commitment, a sense of responsibility and a systematic way of working


Fluent in German and English

Please send your application to Rhys Masterson on: or call +44 207 101 9623.

Thank you for considering this opportunity. We endeavour to respond to all applications, on some occasions this is not possible due to the volume, in this situation we will keep your profile and contact you should a suitable role come available.

  • Location: Berlin or home-office
  • Salary: 75,000€
  • Industry: Industrial

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