Product Design Engineer

Ref No. BHN506880
Location Salisbury, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Our client are a leading manufacturing business who are developing high end electro/mechanical products. They are looking for a Product Design Engineer to join them.


Mechanical Design Engineer / Product Design / Plastics / Solidworks / Consumer

The Job

What you will be doing…

As a Product Design Engineer you will be working within the research and development team, and be responsible for the mechanical design and development in NPD projects. The role requires working in a team environment and especially closely with the electronic engineers to integrate electronics and mechanical assemblies in the final product. The use of 3D CAD (Solidworks) is a major part of this role.

The role will encompass all areas of design, development and manufacturing. A broad understanding of different processes would advantageous. The role will offer a variety of engineering challenges and scope to develop new skills and practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Have a pro-active mind set to suggest part cost, quality and process improvements with a keen eye for detail.
  • Apply creative solutions to the challenges that present themselves during the product development process.
  • Be self-motivated and responsible in designing and validating parts that are to budget and meet the high quality expectations.
  • Working with suppliers to design and develop end customer packaging solutions.
  • Working closely with the electronic engineers to design mechanical parts to interface with the defined PCB technology.
  • Agreeing processes, material selection and limit samples of parts to be used on product.
  • Creating and maintaining 3D CAD (Solidworks) models of parts, sub-assembles and General assembles.
  • Producing CAD drawings for use in product procurement, continually examining for fit and function including tolerance analysis.
  • Design, development and validation of solutions through Solidworks Flow Simulation
  • Validation of ISIR's during development.
  • Creating Artwork for back panels, labels etc.
  • Creating and updating the BOM checklist for projects.
  • Define part quality expectations for Cosmetic Quality Specifications.
  • Produce in-house prototype parts for initial feasibility tests, prior to receiving external samples.
  • Taking part in DFMEA's and developing/conducting and recording mechanical tests to verify designs.
  • Liaise with suppliers and procurement team to ensure parts are designed to optimize process, cost and quality capabilities
  • Review and feedback on supplier DFM reports
  • During development to ensure all aspects of design for manufacture, procurement and quality are built into the design.
  • Validation of the unit build process with the Production Engineering team maintaining continued interaction with production to ensure these meet with manufacturing capabilities.
  • To use the PDM system to keep drawings and 3D models up to date to allow access for other departments.
  • Working to agreed timescales to ensure products are developed in accordance with the project plan.
  • In addition to NPD, as stated above, this role will also involve continued interaction with manufacturing to troubleshoot production issues on existing products and provide workable solutions.
  • Keep abreast of new materials, process and developments within the industry which will be of the benefit to development of new products.

What we are looking for…

  • Educated to Degree standard in Mechanical Engineering/Product Design.
  • Design experience and a strong understanding of the requirements designing in plastics would be beneficial
  • Advanced 3D CAD skills in Solidworks, would be advantageous.
  • The job-holder should possess a strong technical ability and a keen knowledge of manufacturing processes, with the necessary skills to turn concepts into products for manufacture.
  • 'Hands on' practical skills will be required and experience of using workshop equipment i.e.: lathes, mills, drills etc. Is advantageous.

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