Design Engineer (Machine Die)

4 Resourcing Ltd
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
SALARY: Dependent upon experience (+ company benefits)

LOCATION: Shipley, West Yorkshire

HOURS OF WORK: Mon-Thurs: 08.30am – 5.00pm, Fri: 08.30am -1.30pm


Our client is looking for a permanent candidate to work at their site in Shipley. The position will work within a multi-discipline production engineering team and be responsible for the design, development and implementation of bespoke die designs, modifications and improvements to meet the needs of our manufacturing facility.

The range of activities can involve modifications to existing pressed dies, cost-reduction and product engineering initiatives, minor and major customer specific developments. The role will play an integral part in supporting production to overcome problems and realise improvements to existing dies.


·Responsible for the creation and management of die designs from drawings to completed dies.

·Responsible for the storage and retrieval of drawings from a central register.

·Innovative and proactive approach to the generation of solutions of new die design and resolution to problems with existing die designs.

·Responsible for managing projects to achieve the delivery of die designs, on schedule within budget and to specification.

·Create specifications which achieve the goals of the internal customer’s requirements.

·Follow the QS9000/TS16949 procedures with respect to the creation of specifications and requirements.

·Communicate with internal customers to provide updates as necessary.

·Process, review and expedite work orders, modifications, schematics, check sheets, job instructions and calibration records.

·Contribute to production specification review meetings in relation to die designs.


·Apprentice trained tool maker.

·2 years + ‘hands-on‘ experience of die designing of press dies.

·At least 2 years’ experience using a 2DCAD (AutoCAD) system with 3D Pro–Eng modelling experience advantageous.

·Experience in any of the following would be advantageous; mechanical design, mechanism and machine design.

·Knowledge of EDM and CNC machines along with experience of industrial /automated production lines is desirable.

·Able to use mathematical formulae in the development of solutions to problems.

·Project management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines.

·Able to communicate at all levels within an organisation.

·Experience in negotiation with others suppliers, internal departments etc.

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