PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER

Job Description

PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER - CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Introduction:

We are working with an organisation that require a Design Engineer to strengthen their R&D Team and assist with current and future generation New Product Development projects.

The position will be based in the North Birmingham area and will join a small existing team of designers and assist with the creation of products that comprise of a myriad of processes and materials including electro-mechanical, plastics mouldings, metal structures / enclosures and fabrications.

This position will see a product life cycle through the complete process from creation to product launch and all the product testing, material selection and compliance procedures along the way.

Benefits:

  • Salary : £35,000
  • Pension

Requirements of a Product Design Engineer:

  • The right applicant will have already gained exposure of working in a Design for Manufacturing environment where prototype builds, design concessions and quality considerations are part of everyday projects.  
  • Good 3D CAD experience is essential (Ideally SolidWorks) with a working knowledge of plastics and light weight metal materials. A good understanding of Design for Manufacture / Assembly is also a strong desire of the client for this role.
  • The position will offer a suitable applicant the opportunity to develop and create products that quickly go to market and also be part of an NPD Programme that is focused on delivering a range of products on a regular basis with short lead times.
  • Good general mechanical engineering skills are also a must, along with the ability to communicate and project manage effectively with peers, internal departments and external suppliers.

Skills of a Product Design Engineer:

  • HNC/HND or above in an Engineering Discipline
  • 3 Years+ 3D CAD experience within a Design for Manufacture environment, assembly, part creation and creating drawings
  • Good exposure of Welded frames, Turned parts, CNC machined parts, Mould tool principles applied to GRP, Injection moulding techniques, Fabrication
  • Good Exposure of Designing products to meet Quality and Industry Standards
  • Material Selection and Bill of Materials experience
  • Good Project Engineering skills and knowledge of associated tools and software e.g. MS Word & Excel
  • Some good Creative Design Skills
  • Good ability to do detail drawings to Design Standards with Tolerance considerations.

This role will suit an engineer who is looking to get into a complete product life cycle project environment, with ownership and responsibility to deliver a programme on time and within short lead times.

SIMILAR JOBS

 

A Midland based busy company with a current strong order book into 2021, are seeking an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer with ideally 8 - 10 years exposure of Material Handling moving Machinery Design, with the ability to use both 2D & 3D CAD.

The position will be part of a lively small project team that are responsible for designing and building one-off and bespoke material handling equipment that normally combines both static and moving part machinery and fabrications.

The right candidate will have had recent experience with sheet metal forming and fabrication, structural and machinery design and have a good working knowledge of incorporating motors and moving parts into designs.

The industry sectors supported, vary between Industrial Laundry, Distribution, E-commerce and Automotive and the small project team will get involved in the complete project life cycle of each programme and order.

Skills Required

  • Mechanical Design biased – 2D & 3D CAD (Ideally Solidworks, Solid Edge, Inventor or similar)
  • 8 – 10 Years’ experience working within a materials handling or bespoke moving machinery background
  • A good understanding of mechanical principles and working to set engineering standards
  • A good knowledge of manufacturing and assembly techniques with different materials, particularly folded, welded and punched sheet steel.
  • A good appreciation of electrical and controls systems within automation to enable collaboration with specialists in these fields (No electrical circuit or control system design is expected from the candidate).
  • Some good project engineering ability and good exposure of taking projects from concept through to production.
  • Good working experience of Design Quality and Bill of Materials and Design Changes

Attributes Required

  • A candidate who is generally interested in mechanical engineering
  • A good team and project player, who is happy to adapt and support projects
  • A strong proactive attitude and self-motivated
  • A natural problem solver
  • Able to remain focused, professional and calm during demanding and challenging projects
  • Willingness to support projects with extra hours when needed
  • Someone who works well within a small busy team

Package

  • Salary £40,000- £45,000
  • Working week 8.30 – 5pm Mon – Thurs & 8.30 – 3.30pm Fri
  • (Hours can be 7.30 – 4pm or 9.30 – 6pm if required)
 

GRADUATE ELECTRONIC ENGINEER

We have an opportunity for a recent Graduate with an Electronics / Software Engineering biased to join an Electronic / Firmware Development Team in the Birmingham area.

The role will be working within a fast-growing innovations team supporting the Aerospace sector with devices and components that utilize Embedded and Firmware applications.

The Team are involved in complete turnkey development from concept through to test, prototype, approval, supplier liaison and sign off for delivery.

The position will suit a Graduate with ideally some industry experience, either post qualification or as a placement year, within Electronic Design and Development.

Training and support will be provided, but the environment is very fast-paced and focused on innovation growth, so a successful applicant will be expected to embrace a fast learning curve to become a valued asset to the existing team.

The company are also proud of their promotional and personal career development history with existing staff and can demonstrate a clear path for a successful applicant within the short to medium term.

Benefits for a Graduate Electronic Engineer:

  • Salary : £22,000 - £26,000
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • 33 Days Holidays
  • Early finish on a Friday is on offer

Requirements of a Graduate Electronic Engineer:

  • Electronic / Software Engineering biased Degree (Ideally 2.1 or above)
  • A good academic background with strong A Level and GCSE results.
  • Some proven exposure to creating and working with Embedded C, Microcontrollers, Coding, PIC’s and Firmware
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Good problem solving and project management ability.
  • Good MS Office and the ability learn Software Applications.
  • Some exposure of working at bench level with PCB’s and Hardware Electronics

The company are continually striving to improve their vast product range with innovation and a successful applicant will find that the role will offer more than the usual Graduate Electronic Engineering position.

If this is of interest and you have the requirements above, please apply with your latest CV to Peter Hampshire.

 

This business is a UK leading manufacturer in their field, who are continually progressing.

They are looking for an experienced Construction Manager, essentially, who has steel framed buildings / steel framing construction management experience.

Although there will be an element of site visits, this is not a Site Manager role.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Oversee selection of all subcontractors working on bases and foundations. Manage all subcontractors work schedules/costs and ensure that they have the necessary paperwork
  • Control, supervise and manage the end-to-end process from bases through to erection
  • Report back to the Drawing Team any errors identified on site visits, base installation or erection
  • Track and control the construction schedules for bases and erections and associated costs to achieve completion of projects in the most cost-effective manner and order all concrete for bases team and all plant for erecting teams
  • Conduct site visits to accurately measure and quote for customers
  • Support the Sales Team with complex quotes using extensive knowledge and the Drawing Team with complex detailing using extensive knowledge
  • Ensure all building are erected to the highest standard by carrying out regular reviews of erectors work and checking we deliver exceptional quality, ensuring all customer complaints are managed effectively and escalated internally where required

Essential Skills Required

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience, which must include experience within steel framing / steel framed buildings
  • Good oral and written communication skills and excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to manage people, planning, prioritisation, organisation and administration
  • Computer literate
  • Problem solving and ability to manage conflict
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • The ability to work as part of a team

Company Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Casual dress code
  • Very social office environment
  • Located next to a Train Station – good bus connections also

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000 dependant on experience

Commutable From: Wrexham, Chester, Oswestry, Stafford, Northwich, Stoke on Trent, Market Drayton

 

This is an excellent opportunity, with a world leading business, for a proven Analysis Engineer, supporting on a battery pack project, for 20 weeks.

This applied science position conducts numerical computations via third party and in-house tools to determine structural performance of components and systems. Evaluates software and methods and provides improvement recommendations. The results from the computer models are used to determine the validity of the design to meet the customer requirements. Design recommendations are then provided as needed.

Candidate Essentials

  • Good analytical skills and the ability to present the analysis results to a wide audience
  • Experienced in using multi-physics optimization tools
  • Previous experience in thermal / mechanical analysis

Experience

  • Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. 
  • Preferred candidates would have a mix of experience using MS Office tools, Matlab, Python, APDLANSYS, FORTRAN or C programming, Windows/Linux operating systems, and desktop/remote high-performance computing hardware systems.

Person Specification

  • Good background and understanding in engineering fundamentals (dynamics, mechanics and thermodynamics)
  • Design experience, able to make adjustments to existing models and provide sound design direction to improve components/systems ability to meet requirements
  • Able to break down mechanical and thermal requirements into analytical tasks and pass-fail criteria to assess designs
  • Experienced in interpreting and correlating to empirical data (time-based accelerometer data, Frequency response plots, thermocouple data... etc.)
  • Skilled in Ansys Workbench tools in both structural and thermal analysis essential (transient structural, Harmonic response, random vibration etc.)
  • Skilled in Explicit Dynamics for crash and drop analysis (LS Dyna, Ansys Explicit Dynamics) and experienced in using multi-physics optimization tools
  • Good reporting skills, able to portray analysis results to a wide range of audience and effectively providing guidance to key stakeholders. Experienced in scripting and automating repetitive tasks is a bonus

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Obtains input and negotiates with Design, Thermal Sciences, Materials and Product Validation and delivers key structural performance parameters like motion, load, natural frequencies, stress, design margin, life, sound power, etc. to Design and Product Validation. 
  • Makes decisions in the area of structural design (materials and their processing as well as geometry) that impact structural performance (motion, load, natural frequencies, stress, design margin, life, sound power, etc.) of components and systems Applies and improves computer modelling processes that estimate motion, load, natural frequencies, stress, design margin, life, sound power, etc. and tools such as ANSYS, FE-Safe, GT-Suite, and AVL Excite required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making. 
  • Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team. 
  • Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge. Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site. 
  • Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.
  • Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role. Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team. 

Hours and Pay

  • £35.00 per hour - Ltd Company
  • 40 hours per week
  • Contract period – 20 weeks initially

Commutable From: Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead

 

Role Overview:

  • This an opportunity to work for a world leading business, for approximately one year. 
  • The incumbent will be coordinating with the managers on different projects to understand project status, help remove existing obstacles and determine priorities.
  • You will provide system updates and report into the US based Hiring Manager.
  • Role is open to Ltd Company or PAYE working.

Candidate Essentials:

  • Previous project management experience is a must as well as the flexibility to assist the Hiring Manager on alternative assignments if necessary
  • Someone that's well organized, has good energy and the ability to coordinate many tasks
  • A technical background would be a substantial advantage
  • Proven project management skills
  • Work cross-functionality
  • The ability to logically determine the priority of one project to another

Job Summary:

Client uses a process called Class 4 to manage projects related to suppliers and products. These projects typically involve a number of different functions not limited to but including manufacturing operations, engineering, quality and supply chain & logistics. The purpose behind these projects can vary from managing risk at a supplier, continuation of supply of product and cost reduction projects. These projects are led by the individual project leaders and in some cases a project can be so big or so critical that an individual is assigned to lead the projects. These projects are managed through a system called Agility. Agility is a project management tool that is institutionalized within the business across all functions and is used to coordinate project approvals virtually. This contracted person’s role is the overall coordination of these Class 4 projects from a purchasing functional perspective to remove obstacles by coordinating resources and management support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads multiple projects from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals; works with project leaders to designs project plan, develops timeline, identifies project milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline. 
  • Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues. Monitors and communicates project status to project team. 
  • Plans and monitors project budget, conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines. 
  • Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; works with others on the team and outside the team to identify alternatives or solutions. Documents and shares team learnings with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the project. 
  • Maintains project notes, databases, and other records; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects. Guides and coaches team members through various stages of the project if required; provides developmental feedback to team members. 

Competencies:

  • Skills Issue Management - Maintains a cross-functional project issues list, with appropriate prioritization based on the issue's level of importance. Drives appropriate and timely resolution and approval of changes to the project plan. 
  • Scope Management - Solicits and organizes customer requirements (Voice of the Customer) and tracks the status of project deliverables. Manages the connections between business management and the project teams deliverables. 
  • Schedule Management - Develops and maintains the multi-project monthly status report as well as any financial reporting to the business at a project and aggregate level. Proficient at one or more schedule management tools. Knows the right level of detail needed to use the tool effectively. 
  • Resource Plan Management - Develops and manages a cross-functional resource plan for a project. Knows the right level of detail needed to complete the processes and use the tools effectively. 
  • Business Planning/Strategy - Familiar with tools for financial analysis and its relevance. Knows when, where, and how to get assistance. 
  • Cross-Functional Knowledge - Understands the more detailed hand-offs between functional areas on a project and knows the detailed work of at least one functional area. 
  • Project Risk Management - Leads teams in the development of a project FMEA and/or 9-box project risk summary and identifies and manages the actions to mitigate the risk. 

Pay and Hours: £25.00 - £28.00 per hour – Ltd Company, 39 hours per week
 

 

We are a West Midlands based organisation that is a leading player in the engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Maintenance Supervisor.

Benefits: 

In return for your Maintenance Supervisor skills and experience, we offer a starting salary in the region of £41K, Plus Paid Overtime,  Company Pension alongside other key benefits, safe in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as a Key Worker. 

Duties of a Maintenance Supervisor

You will be required to support the team providing “hands on” support whilst also delegating PM tasks, managing contractors, alongside working with the team in plant breakdown situations.  

Requirements of a Maintenance Supervisor

The position of Maintenance Supervisor will require you to have a proven track record in supporting maintenance teams within a supervisory capacity. Ideally be apprentice trained but must be qualified to City & Guilds / NVQ standard Electrically.

It is essential that you have supported a team of Maintenance Engineers as a Maintenance Supervisor where you have championed continuous improvement and supported in plant related CAPEX projects. 

This is a great opportunity to move your career into a stable engineering sector safe in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as a Key Worker. 

1999 - 2020 Celebrating 21 Years of Maintenance Supervisor Recruitment Excellence

 

This is a PART TIME PURCHASE LEDGER CLERK position! If you are looking for a role where your hard work will be appreciated, and you will be working within a supportive team within an International Company who are going from strength to strength then please read on!...... 

My client is looking to appoint a part time (25 hours) Purchase Ledger Clerk, who will play a key role within their finance team.  This Family business has continued to growth year on year, their employees are proud to be part of such a great organisation and have a huge amount of job satisfaction.

As the Purchase Ledger Clerk your duties include:

  • Preparing and entering supplier invoices, ensuring correct coding is captured. 
  • Supplier statement reconciliations and query resolution by telephone, letter, fax or email. 
  • Making payments to suppliers and other payments as they occur by due date. 
  • Maintenance of the aged creditor reports 
  • Maintenance of the unapproved aging report, escalating overdue items where applicable
  • Help with administration duties, such as photocopying

I would like to speak with you if you have the following:

  • Previous experience as a Purchase Ledger Clerk is essential
  • Experience with Pegasus Opera preferable
  • Confident user of excel, and all Microsoft applications
  • Good communication skills
  • And a real team player

Benefits for the Purchase Ledger Clerk:

  • 30 days holiday pro-rata
  • Pension
  • Working for an International Organisation who are going from strength to strength
  • Working with a very supportive team 

To find out more about this super opportunity, please contact Louise Frost at Probe Business Services

 


Are you CIMA Qualified or Part Qualified, looking to step up to a Finance Manager role?  Looking to develop within a thriving organisation?  With experience within the Manufacturing Sector?  Then get in touch!

This is an outstanding  opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager or someone who is doing the role without the title.  This position offers an excellent salary, great benefits package incl 33 days holiday, Private healthcare and potential to develop within the business.  

As the Finance Manager, you will be working for a leading Manufacturing organisation with more than 60 years’ experience and a flagship within their industry.

As the Finance Manager, your role will be very hands on, duties will include:

  • Prepare monthly management accounts 
  • Support MD with budget management and reforecasting 
  • Prepare a monthly report on business performance for the Business Area Controller
  • Develop, deliver and maintain robust accounting systems & processes to ensure the integrity of day to day accounting 
  • Preparation of annual accounts including reconciliation and year end entries, working to tight deadlines and supporting external auditor
  • Managing monthly cash flow 
  • Producing and reconciling VAT statement
  • Support senior management by identifying key issues and suggesting solutions
  • People management of a small Finance team 

I would be very interested in speaking with you if you are/ have:

  • Previous Experience as a Finance Manager or the experience without the title but ready for that “step-up” 
  • Experience withing the MANUFACTURING sector is essential
  • Happy to take on a very much a “Hands on” role
  • CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified, Part qualified would be considered
  • Strong organisational skills and passion for meeting deadlines 
  • IT literate 
  • Have an analytical mind set 
  • Strong communicator with the ability to present at a senior level
  • Advanced Excel skills and good systems knowledge (Navision preferable)
  • Team Management experience preferable but not essential

Benefits for the Finance Manager:

  • Excellent Salary
  • 33 days holiday
  • Standard Pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare (after qualifying period)
  • Death in service insurance

To apply or to find out more information about this position, please contact me.