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Product Design Engineer | Proftech

Product Design Engineer

  Tamworth, Staffordshire

Reference #: MFLM2_1517389338
Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
Salary: £27000 - £30000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 31/01/2018

Product Design Engineer

An exciting opportunity has become available as a Product Design Engineer to work alongside the Technical Team at a large growing company. The main purpose of Job is to invent, design and develop market leading products for the UK wholesale market.

Since their incorporation in 1989 they have become a significant force in the electrical accessory market. They are proud to be a British based, family-run business, with an excellent track record of listening to what our customers need.

Based in the Midlands at their purpose built 100,000sq ft. Head Office and Distribution Centre, they design, develop, manufacture and distribute their ever-expanding product range throughout the UK.

Key Duties:

  • Apply innovative problem solving skills to support the vision specification for new product concepts.
  • Participate in brainstorms and gather research to support new product concepts.
  • Champion great design to produce products that meet all performance and functional criteria.
  • Work with research teams to integrate and develop new technology research into the final design.
  • Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved thoroughly.
  • Use established development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver robust design solutions in agreed timeframe.
  • Maintain all supporting documentation to ensure accurate hand over either to other teams within the UK or Far East.
  • Communicate between all teams within Technical department to ensure effective and timely input.
  • Prepare for (and participate in when required) design reviews with Product Development Managers and/or Technical Manager.
  • Design reviews with company directors, as required.

Person Specification:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline or equivalent.
  • Previous relevant experience of product design or mechanical engineering.
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of basic physical principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of injection moulding and manufacturing.
  • A creative and considered approach to problem solving, adhering to clear design processes.
  • An understanding of practical and methodical design development through prototyping and testing.
  • Proven ability to communicate through 2 and 3 dimensional media, e.g. sketching, CAD (Solidworks is preferable but training will be offered), model making.
  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively with other teams within the business.
  • Ability to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and coordinate with the work of others.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Self-starter - ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel to Far East for project transfer/production requirement desirable.
  • Some electrical knowledge is preferred but training will be offered


  • Holidays: 22 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension: You will be automatically enrolled onto the company pension scheme
  • Parking: Free on-site parking

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