Product Design Engineer

Summary

Industry:

Design / Product Development

Job Title:

Product Design Engineer

Job Ref:

SC21-5054

Job Start Date:

ASAP

Location:

Northamptonshire

Job Type:

Product Design Engineer

Salary Range:

£30-40K

Salary Benefits:

To be discussed at Interview

This post will suit either a Graduate Product Design Engineer with 2 years’ experience within Product Design or Industrial Design, or an experienced Product Design Engineer with experience in designing bespoke automation with primary capital equipment, machines, materials handling & robotics

Company:

A successful business predominantly involved with designing, programming and project managing bespoke automation solutions for Medical Device injection moulding manufacturers across the UK, Europe, Ireland and USA, they are a reputable and recognised global hi-technology automation specialist and regarded as a leading business and go-to Technical & Engineering partner to major blue chip clientele. 

This impressive company are looking to grow the Automation Engineering, Applications & Programming, and Design departments with several key new staff.  Delivering a strong team working & high camaraderie working ethos, our client is a forward- thinking company that place their people at the forefront of their business success.

Ideal applicants will have good Solidworks 3D CAD experience or alternatively a similar hi-end 3D Design package, for cross-training onto Solidworks.

 

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Act as the technical resource for new design & modification concepts
  • Address technical objections from customers by focusing on strengths
  • Support design team in all written and verbal communications both internally and externally
  • Document relevant notes & modifications in the Drawing Office & CRM database to support engineering, manufacturing & sales teams
  • Resolve issues diplomatically in a logical and non-emotional manner
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities as required
  • To be involved in the creation and development of new products & tools in conjunction with improving the performance and design of existing products.
  • To work alongside the current design team to create design concepts through to fully engineered, manufacturable products.
  • Support & manage design projects from conception through to manufacture.
  • Liaise with other departments within the company (tool room engineers, production team etc.) throughout the development and manufacturing processes.
  • To implement design awareness, creativity & flair towards all work projects

 

Requirements:

  • An HND or Degree in a relevant Design discipline or equivalent qualification
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to build rapport and team trust
  • Good appreciation, awareness & vigilance towards quality of applications & recommended 3D CAD model changes
  • Minimum of 2 years’ technical placement or employment experience within a similar Product Design or Industrial Design role.
  • Creative, with strong design skills and engineering / manufacturing understanding & knowledge.
  • Strong attention to detail and a sensitivity to the visual aspects of a product
  • Good problem solving, analytical skills and good attention to detail.
  • A good understanding of design for manufacture
  • Proficiency in Solidworks 3D CAD software, however Solidworks training & conversion will be provided for applicants with equivalent 3D Software experience such as Mechanical Desktop, Fusion 360, Pro Engineer, Unigraphics, Catia, SolidEdge.
  • An understanding of CADCAM principles will be an advantage but not essential as full training will be provided.
  • Self-motivated with an enthusiasm to learn and develop
  • A good ability of practical and methodical design development through prototyping and testing.
  • Be able to grasp the manufacturing and business processes
  • Prior experience with Product Design or Automation Design within injection moulding machine tools and / or Robotics or Robots is an advantage, however not essential as full training will be provided.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Goal oriented and comfortable with meeting or exceeding clearly defined tasks
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to be highly responsive
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude and able to work independently or in a team environment
  • Receptive to constructive feedback from supervisors, peers and customers
  • Clear & concise communication skills
  • Be punctual, a good timekeeper, well presented & be of a healthy constitution

 

 

Keywords:

“3D CAD”, “Product Design”, “Design Engineer”, “Application Engineer”, “ “Design & Development Engineer”, Graduate, “Design Engineering”, “Industrial Design”, Solidworks, Solidedge, CADCAM, Catia, Pro-E, “Graduate engineer”, “Graduate Design”