Design Engineer - Product Design

White Label Recruitment Limited
Newcastle Upon Tyne
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

I am working with a Leading Product Design company who are looking to recruit a Design Engineer for a 2 year fixed term contract, due to business growth and development of the new product range.

Job Summary

  • Apply expertise in engineering principles to generate and develop novel solutions to mechanical & electro mechanical problems.
  • Validate concepts through varied means.
  • Resolve technical detail; produce engineering BOMs, drawings and product specifications.
  • Meet and exceed expectations for technical deliverables in terms of specification, cost and time.
  • Develop products that meet all aesthetic & brand expectations.
  • Work closely with the wider internal NPD, Integrity, Compliance teams, Manufacturing and External Far East Suppliers, and Hong Kong Office.
  • Evaluate alternative materials/ processes to propose improvements to product reliability and reduce product cost.
  • Travel to Far East & European suppliers to build key relationships, and understand supplier capabilities.
  • Have market awareness of all key competitors, price points, products, features and benefits.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all technical issues are promptly identified, and actively seek to understand root cause/s.

Skills, Qualifications and Competence

Qualifications/Education required:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.

Experience required:

  • Experience in the design, development, engineering and manufacturing of products - preferably consumer durables (e.g. nursery / white goods / home appliances / leisure equipment / automotive).
  • An appreciation and understanding of product costing, MOQs and supplier cost negotiation, and commercial acumen advantageous.
  • Project Management experience is essential.
  • Broad technical/engineering background with the ability to apply knowledge to real world situations.
  • Must have knowledge of injection moulding and assembly with a sound knowledge of materials.
  • Must have knowledge of metal pressing, extrusion, etc.
  • Understand best practice for tooling design.
  • Appreciation of standards and regulatory affairs within a similar industry.

Specialist Skills or Aptitude Required

  • Proficient in SOLIDWORKS and ideally also FEA (may consider other 3d CAD packages)
  • Use of drawing standards to BS EN 8888.
  • Must be able to communicate ideas via hand sketching
  • Mechanisms.
  • Electro mechanical development.
  • Tolerance stack analysis.
  • Solid experience of dealing with Far East supply base.

My client is looking to pay a salary circa £30,000 - £35,000 + pension + 25 days holiday + life assurance. My client is looking to interview the end of January to apply please send your most up to date CV to Rachael Dormer today.

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