DESIGN ENGINEER - SOLIDWORKS

Job Description

Design Engineer – Solidworks

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Design Engineer or Design Engineer with a minimum of 18 months Post-Graduation experience, to join a full Product Development Lifecycle Design Team in the South Staffordshire area. 

The company are currently involved with a wide range of international projects, that require concept design through to final build release for their customers, and current new business demands have given the company confidents to grow and invest in a stronger R&D Team to meet this growth.

Benefits:

  • £26,000 - £33,000
  • 32 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Pension 
  • Continuation Training 

Project Ownership

  • The role of a Design Engineer is to be part of a small team of 4 Designers and will be quickly trained and supported to manage complete turnkey projects within a short period of time. 
  • 3D CAD with Solidworks, from outlay, concept, and prototype, through to DFM and Design Change activities. 
  • Project Engineering activities of working closely with internal and external parties.

The right applicant for the Design Engineer will be:

  • Degree qualified in either Product or Mechanical Design 
  • Strong 3D CAD skills – (Solidworks)
  • Good exposure of Design for Manufacture principles 
  • Good exposure of Fabrications & Enclosures
  • Strong Communication skills 
  • Good Project Engineering abilities
  • 18 Months+ Industry experience 

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

Commutable from Tamworth, Lichfield, Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Burton, Cannock

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

SIMILAR JOBS

 

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

 

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

 

Due to continued growth, this long-standing business is looking to recruit an experienced SHEQ Manager, on a part-time basis, covering two local sites.

Reporting to the senior management team, they can offer a varied and structured career for the right candidate.

24 hours per week will be required, they can offer flexibility on days worked.

Salary: £38,000 - £40,000, dependant on experience (pro-rata)

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth

SHEQ Manager Candidate Requirements

  • Experience working within Quality, Environmental and H&S Management systems
  • Completing internal and external audits
  • Implementation of documentation and procedures
  • Experience managing ISO standards
  • The SHEQ Manager will have experience of delivering health & safety training
  • NEBOSH Health & Safety

SHEQ Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented/followed
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports suggesting improvements
  • Periodically monitor and update the company training matrix and organise training as required
  • Support the investigation of accidents and near misses and produce relevant statistics
  • Keep up to date all company ISO annual accreditations
  • Periodically review risk assessments for work activities and ensure these conform to the relevant guidance
  • Set up/attend H&S representative meetings. Each month you will report findings of internal audits and any significant H&S issues to the monthly senior management meeting
  • The SHEQ Manager may be required to deliver toolbox talks to the staff should we have a significant H&S incident

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

 

This business is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of their specialist machinery. Starting out over 40 years ago, they now have sites across the globe, working on many prestigious projects.

They have great staff retention with the average years’ service being over 12 years, which is a testament to the type of company that they are.

Reporting to the Operations Director, they are looking to recruit an experienced Project Planner, to join their established projects team. 

Project Planner Hours and Benefits

  • Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, with a 1-hour lunch
  • £30,000 - £40,000, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Company bonus (non-contractual, up to 25% of salary) 
  • 10% employer contributed pension, with 0% required from employee
  • Private medical cover (currently with Bupa) on completion of the probationary period
  • 33 days holiday
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu jabs
  • The possibility of joining a global company with a great staff retention record - average years’ service being 12 years

Commutable From: Derby, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop

Person Specification

  • The ideal candidate will have exceptional scheduling skills previously utilised in a heavy engineering / major construction environment. It is expected that the successful candidate would be capable of managing the general requirements of the task themselves. Supervision and guidance would be given initially from others.
  • The Project Planner will be involved in projects that are usually mechanically biased and can consist of the following phases: concept design, design analysis, detail design, procurement, manufacture, freight, installation, and commissioning. Along with resource allocation and cost monitoring. Projects can be at either enquiry/estimating stage or order stage.
  • Project value can be up to the region of US$20m. Final installation site could be in any worldwide location and would usually contain elements being sourced from different global locations, be this varied company facilities or sub-suppliers worldwide. It is essential that a workable strategy is implemented that enables regular, simple, and concise updates to be obtained from all parties involved that contribute to the execution of a successful overall project.
  • The Project Planner will have expert skill levels in both Microsoft Office suite, and Microsoft Project are mandatory. Superb communication abilities are also essential, relevant to telephone, email, and face to face. 
  • PMP certification or an interest in pursuing this would be advantageous although not essential.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • The Project Planner will create, manage, and monitor multiple project schedules and executive summaries simultaneously. Enabling reports to be distributed to clients and stakeholders in accordance with pre-agreements and/or contractual document submittal details. Any issues should be identified as they occur and communicated to the predefined project specific stakeholders.
  • A willingness to learn the business and its extensive product range is expected which may involve time spent on the shop floor. Similarly, an understanding of the relevant internal workflows and procedures would be expected in time.

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