CAD Design Engineer / Technician - Inventor or similar

Location
Stroud
Salary
£28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted
02 Oct 2017
Closes
30 Oct 2017
Ref
00074032
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company has developed a highly innovative fully-automated self-cleaning water intake screening system that is used in the hydropower and water utility industries. The product is attracting great interest and their order book is growing, so they need a design engineer / technician who is experienced with 3D CAD (they use Autodesk Inventor) and wants to work in a small business manufacturing environment.

The company is small so will attract people who like a bit of variation in their job. The core skill required is 3D design, but the job also includes procurement, managing subcontractors, assembling the screens, writing sales proposals, producing user manuals (from Inventor), product development and possibly trips out to site. As the business grows the range of functions may shrink as more people get involved, though equally the flexibility of roles and opportunities that come up as part of a small growing business mean the role can grow with business, meaning good opportunities for career progression.

Their products are the highest quality in the marketplace and they pride themselves on being the best. They want applicants who want to produce the best designs and best products using innovation, the best materials and best components, while understanding that balance between cost and benefit - because at the end of the day the product needs to be competitively priced.

Applicants must be confident in their skills and be self-reliant and not need constant supervision. You must want to manage your own workload and welcome new challenges. The job is mainly office-based with some time (10 to 20%) in the workshop. It isn't essential, but the applicant could get involved in site visits for sales and site work during installation if they had the skills and were interested. As this is a design role, the applicant should have a good understanding of 'real world' engineering, which may be reflected in good practical skills, learnt either in previous roles or through hobbies. They are more interested in experience and skills, though having those supported by an engineering degree of BTEC or similar would always help.

They are a commercial business that survives through making a profit, so the applicant must be commercially aware and have that ability to know what needs doing to keep the customer happy and get the product out of the door and not get distracted. Some people struggle with this, some people thrive on it. Clearly they want to recruit people in the latter category.

Their office if located in a beautiful watermill in the Stroud valley, so is ideal for someone who likes to work in a pleasant environment. The office and staff are a friendly collaborative group so they are looking for someone who fits in well with that ethos.

The job is full-time, though for the right applicant there may be part-time opportunities as well.

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