Design Engineer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Engineering, Manufacturing
South West
£30,000 to £33,000 per annum
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Summary of Position Purpose:

* To produce drawings, build prototypes, test and prepare associated documentation
* To design new units, and assist in the general design and development within the R&D department

Primary Responsibilities:

* Liaise with the Engineering Manager to establish scope and completion dates for projects
* Generate new ideas and concepts for future products.
* Visit customer sites and provide support to the sales department in helping to develop new innovative solutions to customer and industry problems.
* Create detailed CAD models and working drawings using SolidWorks for product development and prototyping, fabrication, BOMs and future production
* Assist with the production and fabrication of prototypes, noting and recording ease of fabrication, ease of assembly and maintaining cost targets
* Support the Engineering Manager with the generation of cost estimates and accurate BOMs
* Provide illustrations and images of design for use by the Sales and Marketing departments
* Research new technologies and enhancements that may be applicable to existing products
* Carry out tests, document results and incorporate the test results into future product design
* Maintain project documentation in line with procedures
* Prepare documentation for User and Operator manuals

Person Specification:

Essential Knowledge

* Minimum of HNC in an Engineering related discipline
* Knowledge of 3D CAD packages
* Knowledge of product data management systems
* Excellent IT literacy with the ability to use MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook
* Knowledge of various manufacturing processes
* Excellent numeracy and analytical ability


* Degree in an Engineering related discipline
* Knowledge of SolidWorks 2017
* Knowledge of SolidWorks PDM Professional Experience


* Experience working in a relevant industry in a similar role including hands on product design responsibility
* Experience of designing mechanical or electromechanical assemblies Aptitudes, Abilities and Behaviours


* Excellent communication skills and able to build relationships with all project stakeholders
* Ability to effectively manage own workload and conflicting priorities to achieve output targets
* Able to recognise limitations of own experience and qualifications and request support
* Excellent attention to detail and ability to work with design team to correct errors
* Willingness to engage and work with other functional groups

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898 832
Contact: Charlotte Hope

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