Title:  Vessels Engineer


Thornaby, GB, TS17 6ER

Job Description: 



We are seeking a skilled Pressure Vessels and Finite Element Analysis Engineer to join the Engineering department of our Upstream Business.

As part of this role, you will be responsible for designing and analysing pressure vessels, particularly those used in Blast Furnaces.

Some analysis of mechanical equipment also related to Blast Furnaces and associated plant will also be required.

Your expertise will contribute to ensuring safety, compliance with international standards and optimal performance of these critical components.




  • Perform detailed design and analysis of pressure vessels, including Blast Furnace components, using finite element analysis (FEA) techniques.
  • Proficiently use engineering software tools, including ANSYS.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams including mechanical, Electrical and Project Management.
  • Evaluate structural integrity, stress distribution and fatigue life of vessels under various operating conditions.
  • Prepare technical reports, design documentation and short justifications for the acceptance or rejection of site requests/modifications.          




  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • Proven experience in pressure vessel design and finite element analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in ANSYS
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.




Our values are the foundation of culture and ways of working for all employees across Primetals.  We believe individuals should take ownership of their work and are empowered to deliver solutions to be effective in what we do. As a global business, there is a strong need to work together, and we respect each other views and opinions


Benefits of working for us;

  • Bespoke personal development plans
  • Support with further education and qualifications (where relevant)
  • Annual Chartership fees covered
  • The chance to work, contribute and develop within a global leader in their market.
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Matched pension up to 10%
  • Benefit allowance to spend on streaming subscriptions, green space memberships or health care.



Must have current UK Driving License, as well as the right to live and work in the UK and travel internationally without restrictions, possibly at short notice.




Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and partners. We are operating globally with a world-class product portfolio to guarantee excellence in metals production across the entire value chain - from the raw materials to the finished product. This includes fully integrated technology, automation and environmental solutions, high-end manufacturing capability and comprehensive life-cycle services. For our customers, this means that they can count on long-term, reliable and dedicated support to master the challenges facing the metals market today and in the future.

Together, we meet the commitments of quality, sustainability, and performance at every step along the production route.

Welcome to the future of metals, today.