DESIGN ENGINEER

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Design Engineer to join a well-established company, with nearly 60 years of experience.

The business is a growing company, who design and manufacture specialist equipment, across many different sectors. 

The role will be primarily office based, however it may involve some travel to suppliers and customers as required.

Design Engineer Package and Benefits

  • Salary £25,000 - £30,000, dependant on experience 
  • Hours 8:30am – 5:00pm, 4pm finish on Friday’s (flexi-hours are available)
  • 30 days holiday, increasing to 33 days with service
  • 4x salary – Death in service

Commutable From: Boston, Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Wisbech, Grantham, Melton Mowbray

Person Specification

  • The Design Engineer should have significant demonstrated experience in an engineering and manufacturing environment – preferably with engineered metal fabricated equipment.
  • The highest levels of quality standard are needed and required for this role. The Design Engineer will be expected to help implement changes leading from internal quality issues or engineering changes. 
  • Experience in utilising appropriate lean methodologies in variability of specifications.
  • Be able to maintain accountability for the accuracy of the system information relating to the Bill of materials for every part assembly and contract job.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft office products - Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
  • Have experience in Autodesk Inventor (or similar) 3D CAD, AutoCAD.2D CAD & Vault.
  • Be able to liaise with other departments to ensure timely completion of projects.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Design Engineer will design core machinery using 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor or similar).
  • Designs/modifications to standard machinery to suit the clients particular site requirements and/or engineering changes as required.
  • Creation of bills of materials for entry into the company’s ERP system.
  • Working with sales and development engineers to create new products from initial concept through to full production units.
  • Value engineering of current designs. Use of DFM best practices to meet the needs of the production facility.
  • Working with the production operatives to increase production efficiency through better machine design and the design of jigs and fixtures.
  • Enhancing the customer satisfaction levels to be the major focus. Be forward thinking and raise new ideas and working methods to increase the department’s throughput.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

SIMILAR JOBS

 

This business has 80 plus years of experience, specialising in the manufacturing of robust and reliable world-class handling equipment, exporting across the globe. Their range covers single machines up to full bespoke systems.

The company’s portfolio and capabilities have expanded significantly since they were established, with further major developments taking place, their forward order book remains strong, with a very positive year expected in 2021.

They are looking for a Design Engineer to join their established design team.

Hours and Benefits

  • £25,000 - £32,000
  • 40 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • The chance to work with an established team in market leading business

Commutable From: Boston, Skegness, Coningsby, Lincoln

Design Engineer Role Function

  • The Design Engineer will be producing high quality production drawings for both in-house and sub-contract manufacture, as well as updating and improving current designs for existing equipment
  • The role includes liaison with the company’s sales team and customer base to finalise specifications

Design Engineer Experienced Required

  • The Design Engineer will have a 3D design proficiency, preferably Solidworks, Inventor will be considered
  • You will ideally have proven experience within one of the following; material handling industry, machinery design, conveyor design or food processing equipment design, although other industries will be considered
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An awareness of manufacturing implications and costs
  • Excellent communication skills

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is your chance to join a leading manufacturer and exporter, established for over 40 Years, who do all design, manufacturing and installation from in-house.

Owing to a continued growth in business, they are looking to add an experienced Solidworks Mechanical Design Engineer to the existing team.  

Mechanical Design Engineer Salary

  • £25,000 - £32,000, negotiable dependant on experience

This Design Engineer role is commutable From: Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark, Grantham, Leicester, Loughborough, Lincoln

Mechanical Design Engineer Person Specification

  • 4+ years Solidworks Mechanical Design Engineer experience.
  • Ideally, you will have a mechanical background with experience in special purpose machine design.
  • Good communicator, both written and spoken. 
  • A team player.

Mechanical Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will create, design & modify product layouts and schemes to meet customer specification and recommendations. 
  • Design and modify parts & products and make adjustments where necessary. 
  • Examine existing designs and resolve issues for future product development.
  • Produce a specific BOM, working with suppliers & production.
  • Examine & resolve issues for future designs.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

R&D TECHNICIAN

This is a great opportunity within a leading company’s centre of excellence, which is privately owned and with operations in 20 countries. In the UK, they develop and manufacture bespoke products, with over 90% being exported.

They currently have a number of patents, world firsts and are committed to continuous product development on a concurrent engineering basis. 

R&D Technician Package and Benefits

  • £22,000 - £32,000
  • £4,000 company performance bonus
  • Free life Assurance
  • Joint contributory pension scheme, 
  • Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
  • 37.5 hours per week – with flexible hours
  • Early finish on Friday’s

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Candidate Specification (but not limited to)

  • Ideally, you will be working in a laboratory now, or have done previously 
  • The R&D Technician will have experience in electromechanical assembly of precision equipment preferably instrumentation related
  • Familiarity of manufacturing processes such as brazing and welding desirable. Familiarity of other wire joining processes (crimping, splicing, micro-welding, brazing etc.) is desirable.
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings and documentation. Experience in using Solidworks or equivalent CAD software to construct 3D models desirable but not essential as training will be provided
  • Competent in soldering fine wires and components using high temperature solders including basic circuit board assembly and modification.
  • Experience in using 3D printer desirable but not essential as training will be provided. Experience of component testing in R&D environment including writing technical reports desirable but not essential
  • Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An interest in and understanding of physics/general science and electro-mechanics.

R&D Technician Key Responsibilities (this job description is not exhaustive; a full role description will be sent to you)

Provide support to the R&D department, including;

  • Receive and organise parts/design data including components by maintaining build records and logs of engineering models and prototypes 
  • Organising and collaborating with Production for build processes such as brazing and welding.
  • Work closely with Production Engineering, sub-contractors and suppliers when necessary.
  • Occasionally inspect parts and/or work with Goods In department to ensure parts are correct to drawing.
  • Assemble components, engineering models and prototype meters.
  • Design (using Solidworks) and manufacture basic jigs, fixtures and assembly tools utilising our range of prototyping equipment (e.g 3D printing)

The R&D Technician will take ownership of the R&D lab;

  • Organising tools and equipment including managing and operating the rapid prototype printers. Process and submit print requests, maintain the stock of consumables. (Training will be provided)
  • Maintaining clean, tidy, organised and functional lab environment.
  • Specifying and proposing lab equipment to fulfil requirements of testing when necessary in cooperation with R&D Engineers
  • Assist with maintaining the stock of raw materials (e.g. metal/ plastic sheet, bar and tube etc.) and hardware.
  • Assist with maintaining the stock and safe storage of hazardous materials. Work in cooperation with the HSE department. (e.g. Keep a record of all hazardous materials being stored with associated COSHH and MSDS documents)
  • Assist with maintaining and operating laboratory equipment (e.g. oven/furnace, environment chamber, winding machine, microscopes, liquid nitrogen equipment etc.)

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is the chance for an ambitious Design Engineer to join a respected and long-established market leading business, supplying products and services to the rail industry (rail industry experience isn’t essential). They are part of a large group, who are established worldwide.

Design Engineer Hours and Benefits

  • Monday to Friday, 8:15am – 4pm (only 36.25 hours per week)
  • 33 days holiday, including bank holidays
  • Full training will be given
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression, with a management role in two years

This Design Engineer Role is commutable From: Romford, Grays, Dagenham, Brentwood, Gravesend, Dartford

The Design Engineer Role

Whilst principally mechanical in nature, the company products incorporate a wide range of technologies including integrated electrical and electronic components. 

They are looking for a technically competent, highly motivated Design Engineer, with a broad skillset to join their professional team of engineers and technicians. 

The successful candidate will become a core member of the team with the opportunity to make a real impact. You will have the opportunity to see designs through to manufacture, from initial concept through prototyping and testing to full release.

Candidate Requirements

  • Mechanical Engineering Qualification (Degree or HND or similar)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a related design capacity
  • 2D and 3D CAD Software Experience (Solidworks preferred but not essential)
  • Experience designing products with integrated electronic and electrical sub systems would be advantageous
  • Ability to perform Engineering Calculations
  • Work well independently and as a team member
  • Railway background (desirable but not essential)

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The Design Engineer will support the Engineering & Innovation Manager in the development of products and services.
  • Support the product development process through the creation of design documents including CAD drawings, bills of materials, engineering calculations, test reports etc.
  • Getting involved in the assembly and testing of new designs both in-house and on-site.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to assess performance, cost, and manufacturing feasibility of potential new designs.
  • Support the Technical Sales Manager in promoting and selling of products. Assist with installation of monitoring systems in the field.
  • The Design Engineer will provide advice and instruction to external stakeholders on the installation, operation and maintenance of products and systems.
  • Ensure continued compliance with company quality, safety and environmental policies.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is a great opportunity for a heavy equipment / machine design experienced Design Engineer to join a global manufacturer, who are part of a multi-billion-dollar group.

They are in a period of sustained growth as a business, which this role is part of. The business offers a friendly working environment, along with excellent employee benefits. 

Design Engineer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £28,000 - £29,500, dependant on experience
  • 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday, Early finish, every Friday
  • The opportunity to work within a global organisation
  • 33 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme
  • SMART pension

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in heavy equipment / machinery design
  • Good 3D CAD skills (preferably Pro Engineer/CREO).
  • Experience of Finite Element Analysis is desirable
  • Experience / working knowledge of one or more of the following:-
  • Metallurgy
  • Welding
  • Casting Methods
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Lead Engineer, you will be responsible for the following; 

  • The Design Engineer will support the Group Quality Council process to identify and resolve problems raised at the root cause quickly and effectively and manage engineering change process.
  • Work with teams across models to produce full manufacturing specification package including Engineering BOMs and Drawings.
  • Follow Group standards in the areas of FMEA, DFM, prototype development and field testing, follow Group engineering standards and associated IT systems, to ensure effective global management of released engineering data.
  • The Design Engineer will reduce manufacturing cost through improved design and consultation with the production department, purchasing and suppliers.
  • Develop an expertise across the range of machines to provide support to the manufacturing business. 
  • Support NPPD teams as required with a range of tasks from detail drawings to the structural analysis and optimisation.
  • Ensure current products meet standards and performance levels specified for safety, function and reliability
  • Support the global after sales teams where technical input is required. Investigate and address Customer Complaints in a timely manner where identified / allocated by internal systems or engineering manager.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A well-known British manufacturer with a strong history for offering its customers high quality and innovative products, are now looking to expand their Development Team.

Development Technical Package

  • £25,000
  • Pension
  • Sick pay - Benefit
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Overtime

Development Technician Duties

The position will part of a team of technical and development specialists that are focused on achieving an increased market share for the business, through innovation and by return through cost effective and timely development of innovative new products which comply with National and International Standards

Responsibilities

  • Capable of developing a broad range of products, (the focus now being the development of electric appliances)
  • Capable of setting up and monitoring tests, preparing models for submission to the appropriate test authority.
  • Develop in conjunction with the project teams and Development engineers, electrical systems and other fuel types such as gas>
  • Interpret marketing briefs into tangible product that can be manufactured within the business capabilities.
  • Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards, including BSEN9001 and BSEN14001

Development Technician Requirements

  • A formal qualification in engineering -  HND/HNC, ideally Electrical or Mechanical biased
  • Some recent relevant industry experience in dealing with electrical circuit diagrams and LV power.
  • Ability to work effectively on their own or part of a project team.
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise their workload and meet deadlines.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy multi-site UK organisation, where career growth and progression are on offer.                                                      

Commutable from Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Newport, Cannock, Stone, Lichfield

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Production Planner / Production Scheduler, to work with a leading manufacturing of advanced process technology company, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £25,000, possibly negotiable dependant on experience
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthy pension
  • Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Production Planner Function:

  • The Production Planner will plan, schedule and monitor workload through manufacturing components.
  • Ensure components workload is planned in advance for each resource in manufacturing, to enable the delivery of the correct materials/tools/programs etc. Thus, enabling the accurate delivery of spares and capital work to internal and external customers.

Person Specification:

  • Ability to plan and communicate production orders under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills. The Production Planner will be able to interact well with internal and external customers.
  • Proficient use of computer systems and software applications.
  • In‐depth knowledge of ERP or MRP software preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years production planning experience in a related industry.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Knowledge of lean and continuous improvement beneficial.

Production Planner Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Compliance with the Health & Safety Policy, to be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures, in respect of self and others.
  • Ensure correct load is planned to each resource in components and monitor delivery of components through the business.
  • Develop accurate scheduling system to constantly improve internal delivery. Work with PED/Purchasing/Stores/Manufacturing to ensure all requirements are met before jobs are loaded into the manufacturing plan.
  • To review requirements for developing an efficient manufacturing planning department, develop manufacturing scheduling using MRP system.
  • Produce production reports on adherence and co-ordinate exceptions to build schedule through manufacturing.
  • Point of contact for manufacturing schedule exceptions, raising concerns when load exceeds production capacity with production control.
  • The Production Planner will be aware of and demonstrate the company values and behaviours.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Probe Technical Recruitment is recruiting for an exceptional opportunity for a experienced Maintenance Supervisor who will ensure that all site assets are fully operational to provide the right products at the right time.

We are preferably looking for an electrically biased Maintenance Supervisor with an interest and passion for working within food manufacturing and experience in leading and managing a team. The role requires you to work a Morning and Afternoon shift (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm) with a benefits package of:

  • 25 + 8 days Holiday
  • Company Pension of up to 10%
  • Discretionary Bonus 
  • Competitive salary of £50,000- £52,000 

Requirements/ Duties for the Maintenance Supervisor:

  • Expert knowledge of using planned & preventative maintenance techniques
  • Experience of developing maintenance strategies and TPM
  • Extensive & demonstrable experience in initiating and leading equipment reliability improvements in a high-volume, FMCG/Food manufacturing environment

Desired skills include an Engineering qualification Min BTEC in either Electrical or Mechanical discipline. Excellent knowledge of TPM / CI Lean theory and how to effectively translate into practice. Knowledge of steam boilers & associated plant (BG01)

We would be keen to talk to Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Team Leaders or Maintenance Electricians that have the above experience.

The Maintenance Supervisor role is commutable from Lincoln, Newark on Trent, Sleaford and Gainsborough

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Section Leader, to work with a leading manufacturing of advanced process technology company, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £40,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance, Healthy pension, Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Role Function

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Section Leader will manage a team of people within a designated Manufacturing section. You will have direct day-to-day responsibility for the communication, workload, quality and staff performance of all activities within the designated manufacturing team.

You will also be responsible for maintaining a safe working environment, by ensuring that all health and safety regulations are strictly adhered to, and to identify areas for improvement and drive through changes to gain bottom line results.

Person Specification

  • The Section Leader will be self-motivated and quality conscious.
  • PC literate (ideally Epicor & Office).
  • Confident and decisive, with good people management and communication skills.
  • Tenacity and drive to bring about improvements.
  • Sound technical knowledge of capital equipment and spares manufacture. 
  • Able to liaise with Technical and Production Engineering to improve and develop products, and able to work within cross-functional teams to achieve business results.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.

Section Leader Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Assist the Production Manager in implementing process change initiatives, cost reductions and achieving performance improvement targets.
  • Manage the department’s production workload, equipment utilisation, and to ensure health and safety adherence.
  • Discipline, time and attendance, and performance appraisals for all direct reports, attending or chair daily/weekly/monthly meetings and briefs, as required, in order to communicate departmental/company information.
  • Ensure safe and clean working practices are adhered to, as identified via housekeeping audits and actively reduce or eliminate ‘waste’ activities and challenge existing processes and procedures.
  • To make sure orders and resources are prioritised and communicated accordingly, reporting quality issues to continually improve product and process quality.
  • Deputise for the Production Manager and other Section Leaders, as and when required.
  • Drive and be a role model for the company values & behaviours.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994