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The main purpose of this role is to design and develop engineering systems. You will consult with engineering management, fellow designers, Production, Sales, and Marketing to establish design concepts and manage through to production.

To produce designs and subsequent manufacturing drawings and related documentation using primarily AutoDesk Inventor CAD software.
Design systems based on design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and methods engineering, production costs, and client specifications.
To undertake mechanical design calculations when required.
To undertake material and equipment specification.
To discuss and interpret requirements and to prepare concise engineering specifications as a prerequisite to design.
To discuss and resolve design related production problems with in-house manufacturing departments, sub-contractors and suppliers.
To review customer provided tender documentation and assess to compliance of company products to customers' requirements.
Develop own personal technical competence.
Keeping up to date with changes to applicable UK and European legislation.
Structuring Bill of Materials.
Other duties and tasks as assigned.

Experience in the design of electro-mechanical machinery, ideally within food/pharmaceutical machinery or similar equipment with an appreciation of some of the following:
Conveyor systems
Pneumatic systems
Engineering constructional materials
Precision mechanical assemblies
Food or pharmaceutical constructional materials and finishes
Noise control


Degree qualified or equivalent in mechanical engineering or relevant technical design discipline.
A recognised mechanical engineering apprenticeship or other appropriate structured training would be expected. In the case of a graduate, sufficient suitable post graduate industrial training and experience.
Industry related experience in mechanical engineering at the design and implementation level.
Creative with experience in New Product Development from concept through to production.
Experience of DFMEA is desirable.
Experience in design for manufacture as well as knowledge of manufacturing processes (i.e. fabrications, castings).
Hands-on experience of a 3D CAD system preferably Inventor including actual production of working designs.
An appreciation and understanding of relevant UK, European and International standards, codes of practice and procedures.
Experience in the provision of engineering support within a company supplying capital goods to the food, pharmaceutical or automotive industries would be an advantage.
Experience of working directly with customers in a technical capacity.
Microsoft Office proficient.

Hands-on
Good problem solving skills and root cause analysis
Excellent communication skills; written and verbal
Ability to communicate at all levels
Commercially aware
Good attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities
Ability to work with minimal supervision (self starter)
Ability to work to and consistently meet deadlines

Job Package

Competitive Salary
39 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Annual bonus subject to targets being achieved.
22 days holiday + 8 days statutory hols
Company pension scheme -
Life Insurance
£2.00 per day lunch allowance if field based.

Person Profile

Experience in the design of electro-mechanical machinery, ideally within food/pharmaceutical machinery or similar equipment with an appreciation of some of the following:
Conveyor systems
Pneumatic systems
Engineering constructional materials
Precision mechanical assemblies
Food or pharmaceutical constructional materials and finishes
Noise control


Degree qualified or equivalent in mechanical engineering or relevant technical design discipline.
A recognised mechanical engineering apprenticeship or other appropriate structured training would be expected. In the case of a graduate, sufficient suitable post graduate industrial training and experience.
Industry related experience in mechanical engineering at the design and implementation level.
Creative with experience in New Product Development from concept through to production.
Experience of DFMEA is desirable.
Experience in design for manufacture as well as knowledge of manufacturing processes (i.e. fabrications, castings).
Hands-on experience of a 3D CAD system preferably Inventor including actual production of working designs.
An appreciation and understanding of relevant UK, European and International standards, codes of practice and procedures.
Experience in the provision of engineering support within a company supplying capital goods to the food, pharmaceutical or automotive industries would be an advantage.
Experience of working directly with customers in a technical capacity.
Microsoft Office proficient.

Hands-on
Good problem solving skills and root cause analysis
Excellent communication skills; written and verbal
Ability to communicate at all levels
Commercially aware
Good attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities
Ability to work with minimal supervision (self starter)
Ability to work to and consistently meet deadlines

Interview Process

2 Stage

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