Date posted: 06 Jan 2022

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team.

That’s why we're on the look out for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from experienced engineers and develop a career within the defence sector as we are committed to providing the necessary training to upskill your knowledge of CFD and FEA. 

This role is responsible for the design and development of System products used across air, land and sea.

In this role you will be expected to be creative and innovative; generating concepts and designs using 3D CAD and FEA simulation, drawings and ERP data. You will also support our engineers with investigating and writing reports. 

This role will be based in Redhill. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce concept and detailed designs using 3D CAD ensuring that solutions are fit for purpose and cost effective.
  • Use FEA and CFD tools supported by hand calculations to simulate mechanical behaviour.
  • Generate and amend drawings and documentation to appropriate standards.
  • Undertake tolerance analysis of designs.
  • Produce & amend Bills of Material for the MRP/ERP system.
  • Investigate and define answers to design problems via NCR’s from manufacturing.

Person Specification:

  • Degree in Mechanical design or engineering.
  • Experience in engineering product life cycle and development phases.
  • Experience of using 3D CAD packages; use of Solidworks would be an advantage.
  • Working within a Drawing Office environment.


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Flexible benefits scheme including private medical insurance and cycle to work scheme
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.