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Product Development and Design Engineer

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire,
12/02/2019 (11:57)
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Formed in 1990, my client is one of the World’s leading specialist design engineering companies and the UK’s fastest growing independent manufacturer of medical gas products.

Due to continued growth they are now looking to recruit a Senior Product Development Engineer to join the team.

You’ll provide and apply advanced technical expertise in mechanical engineering to the development of product designs. You’ll lead in the design of new products and amendment of existing products as required and work in close association with Development, Manufacturing and Business Development personnel to ensure the highest levels of quality, reliability and manufacturability are achieved.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Product design ownership from front-end innovation phase to design development, testing/validation, manufacturing implementation, market launch, and through to end of product life cycle, championing great design to meet all performance and functional criteria.
Manage multiple new product development and range maintenance/improvement projects, with accountability for meeting all parameters including cost, schedule and performance targets
Generation of 3D Models, Assemblies, 2D Drawings, including maintenance of design history using appropriate industry standards and electronic control, at all stages of projects (SolidWorks)
Hands on engineering approach to resolving problems, building and testing experimental models, pre-production units and prototypes, drawing appropriate and qualified conclusions
Ensure the technical accuracy and soundness of an intended design solution including appropriate material selection, tolerance analysis/calculations, simulations, and testing to meet project goals.

Develop and undertake test plans and procedures for experimental, verification and validation testing, to evaluate and ensure designs meet all specification requirements

Generation of appropriate technical and project documentation including specifications, design and phase gate reviews, technical reports, risk assessments & design history documentation, to support program requirements and business goals.
Apply LEAN manufacturing and DFM/DFMA principals into design concepts.

Person Specification


A minimum of 10 years’ experience in mechanical design engineering
A minimum 5 -10 years’ experience of mechanical design or Product Design in 3D with SolidWorks, at an advanced level and a sound knowledge of document control methods
Minimum HND (ideally degree qualified or equivalent) in Mechanical and/or Design Engineering
Proven Project Management and / or Project Engineering experience, and can demonstrate having led and successfully delivered technical projects.

Experience and understanding of design and development tools and process with mechanical engineering including materials selection, ageing characteristics, structural and dynamic analysis, hazard analysis and reliability and robustness assessment
Working experience of the development and evaluation methods for design, including analysis, testing, verification and validation trials and assessments

Experience of FMEA / DFM/DFA and Design of Experiment process and methods.

Experience of machining techniques, plastic injection moulding and materials processing

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