Exciting opportunity to join a fast growing and profitable commercial vehicle and trailer manufacturing company based in the North West. The company design and manufacture a range of dry goods trailers, rigid body conversions and van conversions supplying major fleet operators and commercial vehicle manufacturers. With rapid growth in new business combined with a major investment in SolidWorks 3D CAD software, additional design capacity is required. The organisation is looking for experienced Design Engineers to undertake project design from customer specification to completion.
KEY OBJECTIVES – DESIGN ENGINEER
Reporting to the Engineering Manager you will manage new contracts from assessing and validating customer requirements through the design stages to the point of issuing design drawings, bill of materials and detailed drawings where required. You will also support the procurement function with supplier selection and technical inquiries. Once the project reaches the production stage you will support the manufacturing departments to ensure a smooth and effective completion of the build. For new product design and ongoing product improvement you will be contributing towards the design activities as part of cross functional design teams in order to continually upgrade and improve the range of standard product designs.
- Project assessment and review of customer requirements including technical support for sales
- Project design to ensure customer requirements are converted into effective design solutions
- Creation of bill of material records including standard and non standard parts
- Supporting procurement activities with technical input
- Supporting manufacturing activities throughout the build and completion process
- Provide input to and contribute to standard product and parts design programme
The role will require day-to-day liaison with internal and external contacts including sales, planning, procurement, manufacturing together with customers and suppliers.
KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE – DESIGN ENGINEER
This role is ideally suited to an organised, proactive and self-motivated individual with a systematic approach to engineering design and documentation. Suitable candidates will have: • Mechanical or Production Engineering Background to minimum HNC level • Broad design and draughting experience, mechanical engineering including 3D CAD • Knowledge of and interest in lean manufacturing and value engineering • Experience of and ability to work to tight project deadlines • Comfortable with full range of PC office software applications • 3D CAD experience using SolidWorks • Coach building, Chassis or commercial vehicle bodywork design experience