Design Engineer Plastic Components

Job Description

DESIGN ENGINEER

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, state-of-the-art facility.

They have a great work environment and a real family feel on-site, which you would be welcomed into.

The businesses' growth continues, increasing revenue by 6 million this past year, with further revenue increase expected going forward, including a recent acquisition of another company, further extending its product offering and expanding the geographical sales of the business.

With UK based assembly, the focus is on providing high quality products, customised to each customers' unique requirements in short lead times, whilst maintaining a cost base competitive with imported products.

Hours and Benefits

  • £38,000 - £40,000
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Performance bonus, 15% of salary
  • 33 days holiday
  • Family type work environment 
  • Tremendous company growth

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Design Engineer Role Function

The Design Engineer will create new products and take responsibility from inception to final design within an agreed timeline. You will meet customer and sales expectations through customizing existing products and components to their new product requirements within short deadlines.

Candidate Specification

  • A proven Design Engineer, who is self-motivated and self-managing, with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Essentially, you will have proven experience of designing from concept to final product.
  • Simulation and Testing experience would be highly advantageous.
  • At least five years’ experience in a product development role with plastic and rubber mouldings – ideally.
  • Experience in metal work fabrication, and in sealing technologies to prevent the ingress of water and dust.
  • HNC/HND qualified.
  • Experience in 3D CAD, PTC Creo experience would be an advantage, but is not essential, other 3D proficiencies will be accepted.
  • Works well to deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Design Engineer will manage projects to improve performance and reliability of present and future products, covering the concept, specification, tender and development of new products or components
  • Design the aesthetics, materials and functionality of new products
  • Use Creo CAD system to design and visualise projects create 2D drawings to enable procurement of tooling and components
  • Create photo realistic images from 3D models and assembly’s for customer visualisation
  • Undertake model making, prototyping and product testing
  • Communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and vendors involved in a project, liaise with customers to identify their requirements
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget

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

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  • £38,900
  • Excellent holiday
  • Company Pension
  • Plenty of overtime in the week and on the weekend. 

Along with a recognised maintenance qualification in either Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance, the ideal Maintenance Engineer will have experience of PLC/PC controlled machine tool or process control/production equipment. Ability to interpret technical drawings including PLC, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical drawings.

Requirements/ Duties for the role of Maintenance Engineer:

When reactive job is allocated ensure that the task is personally owned and followed through to completion or when shift handover required the maintenance supervisor is given all the correct information.
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We are a well-respected employer far away from the highs and lows of the Automotive sector and are seeking to recruit a proven Maintenance Engineer, to join our maintenance team. 

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  • £30,000
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Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994