Navtech Radar

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Mechanical Engineer

The position - Mechanical Engineer (in South Oxfordshire)

Navtech Radar are looking for a quick-thinking Mechanical Engineer, to join an expanding R&D team within a dynamic, high-tech and forward-thinking organisation. The ideal candidate will preferably have root knowledge in electro-mechanical and vibrational systems.

Company overview - Navtech Radar

Navtech Radar is a world leading innovator and multi-award-winning designer and manufacturer of commercially deployed radar solutions. Our ground-breaking technology is utilised by clients across many industry sectors, from Perimeter Security Surveillance and Industrial Automation to Traffic Incident Detection. Navtech Radar has harnessed the power of the latest technology for commercial radar applications at a fraction of the cost, and above industry standards.

Renowned for investing heavily in innovation and R&D, Navtech Radar has earned an unrivalled reputation for products that are high performance, robust and extremely reliable. Our radar solutions are often used in mission critical applications where safety and security are vital. Navtech Radar’s policy for strategic development and expansion has achieved exceptional results and we are now seeking experienced and motivated staff to continue this growth.

As part of Halma plc, a FTSE 100 company, you will be joining a group of companies whose mission is to make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier.

Further information:

Our work headquarters 

Navtech Radar is based in the picturesque village of Ardington just outside Wantage, Oxfordshire. The office is very close to Didcot which has excellent train links to London. The location is easily commutable from Oxford, Swindon and Newbury.

The office is a modern farm conversion and offers excellent facilities in a beautiful environment with plenty of space, including ample free parking.

Our culture and benefits

Here at Navtech Radar, we help create the right environment for our focussed staff by providing a flexible, fun, friendly, and family feel.  We are dog friendly and enjoy family, friends and group events.  We encourage social activities and provide you with options to join colleagues on lunchtime walks, biking and other pursuits.  We care about our staff, in fact, our culture is developed by them, for them.

Primary Responsibilities 
  • Conceptual design
  • New product design
  • Product life cycle including full Life Cycle Analysis
  • Vibration and environmental testing
  • Design for low, medium and high-volume manufacturing techniques, cost down activities.
  • Design for test
  • Part inspection detailing
  • Design of test jigs and fixtures
  • Prototype part production and part modification including CNC machining
  • Contribution to continual development of team and working environment.

The team uses a range of 3D CAD/CAM suits (Solidworks and Autodesk), alongside CNC machinery. Candidates should have a good understanding of how to produce reliable/manufacturable designs with consistent product performance over life expectancy.

Through support from the team and training, we will help our team to develop new skills and enhance existing ones. Unlike larger companies we can offer you exposure to all our development technologies including a close working relationship with our hardware, software and production engineers. The team operate under an Agile process with scrum experience and advantage.

Key Competences: 
  • You must have an appropriate technical degree or higher with a solid mathematical background.
  • Experience of design for noise, vibration and harsh environments
  • Competent user of Solidworks
  • A strong track record of Mechanical Engineering is preferred, including proficient design knowledge and a strong understanding of GD&T.

To fit into the environment, you will need to be an energetic individual who is used to consistently delivering quality work under pressure. This is a demanding, yet exciting role in a growing business, in which you can make a very large impact. The role also offers a good scope for personal growth and development.


Salary will be competitive based on this type of role within the Thames Valley and we offer a bonus scheme, pension contributions, and a holiday loyalty scheme.

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