DESIGN ENGINEER

Job Description

Design Engineer

We are working with a company that are looking to strengthen their Design and Product Team with experienced CAD biased Engineers / Technicians. 

As an organisation they have seen a steady flow of business throughout the last 18 months and are now experiencing a real upturn in new sales from new and existing customers.

The company bespoke design and manufacture a wide range of fabricated and structural products that are supplied to a number of different industry sectors.

To meet this demand and to also fulfil the organisations own expansion plans, new roles now exist for Design Engineers.

Benefits:

  • £26,000 - £30,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays)

Purpose of a Design Engineer:

  • Design of products using design software and product manuals in support of the sales force.
  • Project Design: - To meet loads, sizes, applications and timescales.
  • Drawing Support: - To Outline, Quotation, Approval, Installation and Assembly details
  • Bill of materials: - Manufactured material, purchased material/services, installation, MHE and other. Phased to suit order build programme.

Design Engineer Daily Duties:

  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) software to create 2D designs.
  • Liaise with clients to identify their requirements.
  • Assessing the usability, environmental impact, and safety of a design
  • Produce accurate bill of materials for system entry.
  • Liaise with suppliers and internal support functions to obtain quotations for components, Installation and plant.
  • Reduce cost of failure through accurate design.
  • Follow design processes and procedures.
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget.

The Design Engineer must have the ability to:

  • To communicate appropriately in a clear, confident and professional manner with internal and external contacts.
  • To achieve targets set and work towards the next levels of competence in the design structure.
  • To help and support the success of the team, primarily the design team, but also extending to help and support associated parts of the business as required.
  • To continuously develop and learn new skills to achieve and exceed the business targets.
  • Take a keen interest in designing solutions and be able to push the boundaries within technical confines to provide the customer with a solution that suits the customers’ requirements.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A formal qualification in a technical subject 
  • Drawing software (AutoCAD packages)
  • Microsoft Office software 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A creative flair and design ability
  • Good visual and spatial awareness
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a busy and dynamic team, where projects are varied and will often offer different design challenges. 

Commutable from Wolverhampton, Telford, Birmingham, Stourbridge, Dudley, Stafford, Welshpool, Ludlow

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

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Design Engineer (Manufacturing & Assembly Environments)

We are currently working with a modern manufacturing facility based in the Wolverhampton area, who have been seeing extensive continued business and turnover growth since the start of 2021

The company operates in a modern production and assembly facility, and they are now seeking an internal Design Engineer to support their day-to-day process operations. This position will allow better and the smoother running of the Assembly Area of the business to ensure the build and sign-off of over 20,000 electro-mechanical products per year. 

  • £32,000 - £35,000
  • Bonus c£3,000
  • Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Including Bank Hols)
  • 37.5 hrs per Week 
  • 1pm Finish on Fridays

Design Engineer Duties:

  • The role will focus on supporting the design of tooling (Jig & Fixtures), equipment and process systems used within the facility. This will require 2D & 3D CAD design skills to develop solutions to solve immediate issues on the shop floor as well as long term efficiency improvements across the team
  • To take the design lead on the identification, design and manufacture of equipment’s used across the manufacturing facility. Identifying and sourcing technology improvements and being a key design resource during new product developments for the company. 
  • The role will communicate regularly and update with the Operations Team and evaluate new designs and the production methods best used to manufacture the company’s products.
  • Create and maintain good documentation and records to ensure all projects are compliant, safe and effective.  
  • Reporting into the Operations Manager, the role will be a key part of the operations focus on a wide range of improvement projects, to ensure a more effective delivery of manufactured and assembled products for the future.

Design Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Design & commission jigs and fixtures to support assembly.
  • Create Manufacturing Plans
  • Maintain Manufacturing Plans using In-Design software
  • Create layout plans using 3D CAD 
  • Liaise with the internal R&D team to resolve component obsolescence issues
  • Technical Support for manufacturing equipment used in the area
  • Develop, maintain, and improve Manufacturing Processes and Controls
  • Lead and/or support Cost Reduction programs
  • Initiate and/or Support Capital Projects
  • Design, implement and improve Material Storage Systems
  • Initiate and/or support a culture of Continuous Improvement.
  • Manage the implementation of Engineering Change
  • Design and commission fixturing for the area
  • Provide technical/engineering support to our Suppliers
  • Work with R&D and Suppliers to manage change and introduction of new parts

Experience required for the Design Engineer role.

  • A formal qualification in Engineering or Design (Manufacturing/Electrical/Mechanical Eng degree or equivalent)
  • A strong background in creating design solutions for Shop Floor and manufacturing environments
  • CAD (3D Creo, Solidworks or similar)
  • Experienced in manufacturing process’ in the field
  • Machining design experience desired

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer that has been involved in either a Process, Capital Equipment or DFM background, to join a busy and dynamic team within a fast-growing organisation.

Commutable from: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Cannock, Dudley, Birmingham, Stafford, Telford, Shrewsbury

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

 

We have a fantastic opportunity to join a New Product Development Team in the Central Midlands and be responsible for the design and integration of hardware and embedded technologies, especially around Battery and Power Pack systems.

The role will be part of the larger NPD team that also consists of mechanical and industrial design engineers that will be mainly involved in the design of the products from a structural and plastic injection moulding point.

The company have a strong track record for creating Award Winning products for the consumer market sector and are continually focusing on New Product Innovation exercises to keep their international recognition for being the best in field.

Benefits:

  • £45,000
  • £37.5 Hours 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays) 
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Early Finish Fridays 

The Electronic Engineer position will report to the Head of Engineering and will be the sole electronic biased engineer within a team of Product Design and Prototype Engineers. 

Duties of an Electronic Engineer will include:

  • The creation and development of battery management systems 
  • Ensuring battery management systems meet regulatory and company requirements for safety 
  • Charger design and writing detailed charger specifications 
  • Power Converter Design. 
  • Ensuring designs can comply with relevant EMC/EMI standards and modifying design where needed to ensure this is the case. 
  • Thermal management design of power electronics systems 
  • Design of battery powered electronics to meet global requirements. 
  • Research into new technology and investigating ways of incorporating this technology into future products. 
  • Use of simulation and PCB design software to create prototypes.

Electronic Engineer Requirements:

  • Minimum BEng/MEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or other relevant discipline 
  • Experience in the design of Battery Management Systems especially for Lithium-Ion technology. 
  • Experience in motor inverter design and motor control, particularly brushless DC motors, servo or stepper motors desirable. 
  • General knowledge of power electronic devices, including silicon based IGBTs, MOSFETs and wide bandgap technologies 
  • Understanding of device characteristics and issues with switching behaviour in real circuits, as well as power switch driver design 
  • Design of power electronics for both low voltage and mains voltage systems 
  • Excellent knowledge of analogue signal conditioning (e.g., op-amp circuit design) and ideally digital signal processing approaches 
  • Schematic capture using Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics or other mainstream tools 
  • Use of SPICE based simulation tools such as Simetrix and LTspice 
  • Design calculation tools such as Mathcad, Matlab, Excel. 
  • Circuit simulation and tolerance analysis 
  • Robust design including FMEA techniques 
  • Design for high volume manufacture 
  • PCB layout – size/cost minimisation while achieving layouts for inherently good EMC compliance and thermal design.

The Electronic Engineer opportunity will be part of the full product life cycle of a project and will require visits to overseas suppliers and manufactures, to ensure the integrity of designs are maintained. This will allow complete project ownership from concept through to final release to retail.

Commutable from: Birmingham, Oxford, Cheltenham, Worcester, Dudley, Redditch, Coventry, Wolverhampton.

 

One of the leading Technology Research and Development organisations in the Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer, to design system solutions to enhance a vehicles, safety, performance and energy efficiency.

The company have over four decades of experience in the development and proving of electronic and mechatronic control and energy saving systems and applications for the Automotive sector. 

Systems Engineer – Salary Package:

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • A Multiple Project Technology Environment. 

Duties of a Systems Engineer 

  • The analysis of customer requirements, functional safety requirements, relevant legislation and standards to develop system requirement specifications. 
  • The use of proven system analysis and design methodologies to develop elegant efficient solutions to meet the project requirements. 
  • Working closely with the Functional Safety Department to ensure the analysis and development of appropriate functional safety requirements. 
  • Liaison with other engineering disciplines to develop system design specifications and algorithms. 
  • Plan, conduct and review testing of new software, hardware and calibrations at a variety of levels including integration testing, dyno testing and vehicle level testing, sometimes including worldwide field trips. 
  • The calibration of system functions to comply with project requirements. Complete sign-off procedures for vehicle algorithms, calibrations and final product testing. Undertake system and vehicle development and problem-solving within tight timescales. 
  • Fully document the design development and verification of developed systems. 
  • Understand and comply with company and customer confidentiality agreements and maintain the security of company and customer property. 

Systems Engineer – Requirements:

  • A formal qualification / Degree in a relevant science or Engineering disciplines. 
  • Experience of requirements analysis and management, preferably using dedicated requirements management tools (e.g., DOORS, Cradle, MKS).
  • Good experience of Configuration management Tools (e.g., MKS) 
  • Experience of systems design methodologies 
  • Hands on experience of developing control algorithms for automotive applications 
  • Knowledge or familiarity of, Software C-code, MATLAB, CAN and flexray communication protocols and toolchain. 
  • A good understanding of electronic hardware techniques and an ability to interpret circuit schematics. 
  • Knowledge of the use of microcontrollers within real time embedded systems 
  • Proficiency with standard office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of the generation of new energy saving and performance enhancing technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. 

Commutable from: Coventry, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stafford, West Bromwich

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

 

For over 60 years, this business has been constantly evolving their product portfolio to meet the demands and ever-changing needs for some of the world’s largest industries. From the design of their first ever product, the business has sustained manufacturing excellence, setting the industry standard.

Today they operate from a purpose built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northampton, where they routinely design and develop system solutions for bespoke applications.

Development Engineer Package, Benefits and Hours

  • Salary £37,500 - £42,500, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Death in service
  • Icome protection
  • Health insurance
  • Non-contractual annual profit share bonus
  • Support to apply for and/ or maintain your IMechE membership is available.
  • 33 days holiday 
  • 37 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 08:30am – 17:15pm, Fridays 08:30am – 12:30pm

Commutable From: Northampton, Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Banbury

Development Engineer Candidate Essential Requirements

  • Proven Development Engineer, with Applications Engineering experience.
  • A 2.1 degree in Mechanical engineering with Aerospace/Automotive/Energy/Oil & Gas background together with 3 to 5 years of demonstrable experience in a similar role.
  • Working knowledge and experience of CAD & PDM (preferably SolidWorks) and FEA tools (preferably ANSYS Workbench and/or SolidWorks Simulation).
  • Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings with GD&T. Ability to perform hand calculations for preliminary design, sizing, and stress assessment of static and rotating components.
  • Material selection ability and knowledge of conventional manufacturing processes.
  • Good understanding of Applied Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Metal Fatigue, Rotordynamics, and Vibrations along with a basic understanding of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.
  • Quick learner with the ability to work independently and multitask, and the ability to write excel/VBA macros to create new or modify existing design tools.

Client is looking for an individual that is by nature innovative, proactive, and self-motivated. You will need a good interpersonal manner together with strong written and oral communication skills to deal with customers, suppliers, and internal departments. You will be commercially aware and have excellent time management abilities.

Development Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The Development Engineer will support the Chief Applications Engineer in providing timely response to new application and product enquiries for driveline components, and turnkey test rigs for testing high-speed rotating machines such as e-motors, generators, aero engines, gearboxes, turbines, compressors, pumps, turbochargers etc.
  • Produce innovative designs/ideas and create workable and cost-effective solutions.
  • Assist in product costing and preparation of technical and commercial proposals and assist in new product development and product improvement activities including brainstorming, design, analysis, supplier selection and testing.
  • Create 3D CAD conceptual designs and 2D drawings.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, assembly and testing to build in-house R&D test rigs for new product development.
  • The ability to conduct test schedules, document the results and present these findings clearly.
  • Work on short and long-term projects both in managing, documenting, and performing the project activities.
  • The selection and specification of suitable equipment suppliers and processes.

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

 

Are you a Process Engineer looking for your next challenge?  Would you like to be part of a busy, fast paced manufacturing organisation, who are super busy, who would embrace your ambition and experience?

No 2 days are ever the same here!  This is a very friendly, dynamic facility, and as their Process Engineer, you will be tasked with ensuring process capability and process improvement to existing and new programs.

BENEFITS

  • £38,000 - £45,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, very friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE PROCESS ENGINEER

  • Ensure process capability and provide support and process improvement to existing and new programs
  • Own and evaluate processes
  • Track project timing and escalate delays
  • Confirm feasibility and costs for engineering changes
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Evaluate layout proposals
  • Identify obsolescence
  • Carry out / support trials on site
  • Ensure processes are correct
  • Raise internal deviations
  • Support new product introductions

REQUIREMENT OF THE PROCESS ENGINEER

  • Ideally Degree educated, however equivalent experience is readily considered
  • You will have experience gained form within a manufacturing environment
  • Equipment specification and process optimisation knowledge
  • Assembly, vacuum / thermo forming, general industrial machinery / tooling, setting experience and FMEA
  • Microsoft office
  • A friendly disposition

This is a fast -paced manufacturing environment and would suit an energetic, dynamic individual

The role is commutable from Walsall, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Barton Under Needwood, Tamworth, Burton Upon Trent and Measham

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

 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Field Based Technical Sales Executive to join the UK arm of a global manufacturer who serve the logistics, warehousing and industrial sectors. 

The company have been trading for 50+ years and count household names amongst their bustling client roster. They are looking for a dynamic, technically minded individual to follow up leads and close deals which their strategic partners will deliver for the customer.

The Technical Sales Executive position will suit a technically minded person, with a background in electrical or mechanical engineering, who is looking to move into sales. The Technical Sales Executive role will also suit an experienced salesperson who has electrical/mechanical solutions.

The Technical Sales Executive will receive the following benefits:

  • Salary of £26,000
  • Uncapped Commission (Y1 OTE £35K+)
  • Company Car
  • Pension
  • Healthcare (after qualifying period)
  • Extensive training
  • Progression opportunities 

The Technical Sales Executive will be responsible for the following: 

  • Following up leads for new sales opportunities
  • Demonstrating the benefits of the products and solutions
  • Closing opportunities 
  • Meeting and exceeding targets
  • Travelling to customer sites across the UK

Candidates for the Techncial Sales Executive position will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Background in electrical or mechanical engineering 
  • And/Or several years sales experience in an industrial setting
  • Self-starter and motivated

This is a field based sales role. Candidates will also travel to the company’s HQ in Europe for full training.

Commutable from Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Worcester, Cheltenham, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Leicester, Telford, Kettering, Peterborough

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

An exceptional opportunity has arisen within a busy, incredibly stable company for a Technical Applications Engineer.  A role of Technical Applications Engineer has become available to support further growth.

They enjoy a vast product range, and due to the uniqueness of their products, are an extremely busy, stable organisation to be part of.  And their staff retention is phenomenal, ensuing you, as the Technical Applications Engineer a long, and enjoyable career. They supply into UK and Europe and are looking to continue to expand their customer base.

This role is commutable from Birmingham, Halesowen, Wolverhampton, Aldridge, Walsall, Tyseley, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Worcester, and Dudley

Benefits of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • £35,000
  • Company Car
  • Company Phone
  • Excellent Pension scheme
  • You will be joining a very friendly and super stable organisation
  • Out of this world staff retention

Duties of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • Supporting Manufacturing and Sales / Marketing Teams
  • Support the expansion of the Business
  • Office based
  • Building strong customer relationships
  • Advising customers of machine capabilities, cycle times and application of the machines in the best environment
  • Supporting new business development activities
  • Providing expert advice

Requirement of a Technical Applications Engineer

  • You will be able to demonstrate a high technical expertise with CNC Machines
  • This could be milling or / and turning
  • To have gained your experience within a manufacturing environment
  • A good commercial awareness
  • Ideally you will have customer facing experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A strong self- starter and an excellent team player
  • Flexibility for the occasional overnight stay

This would suit an experienced CNC Engineer, who enjoys customer exposure and who is looking to enjoy a long and fruitful career.

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