anew South West Published: Mar 28, 2019
Job Title
Trainee Design engineer
East Devon
Job Type
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Trainee Design Engineer required for an expanding company

Based within commutable distance from Exeter, Cullompton, Honiton, and surrounding areas

Salary discussed on application

40 Hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm with a one hour lunch break.

The requirement for a trainee design engineer is due to the business continuous growth to join the companies dedicated product design team.

This is an opportunity for an energetic mechanical engineer who is interested in the design of sheet metalwork, steel structures and mechanical drive systems.

The successful candidate will spend an initial period of approximately one year in a technical support role to the commercial team to gain experience of the company’s customers, products, systems and processes before moving into the main product design team.

Ultimately once the training period is complete the role will evolve to have direct responsibility for one of the product ranges which make up the companies’ extensive and impressive product portfolio.

Key Skills

As an ideal trainee design engineer, you will be flexible and energetic and willing to take a very practical approach to engineering.

A good grounding in the main engineering disciplines is essential. Knowledge of the bulk handling sector and the challenges involved in the large storage units would be advantageous.  Experienced in the use of CAD systems ideally Solid works is essential.

Engineering education to degree level is preferable however candidates with other levels of qualifications supported by practical experience and sound mechanical aptitude are welcome to apply.

anew South West are supporting this expanding company in the recruitment of an enthusiastic design engineer who is self-motivated and uses their own initiative, has excellent attention to detail, an inquisitive mind and good problem-solving skills.

Main responsibilities;

Year 1.

Technical sales support

  • An initial role creating machine layout drawings and technical input to the commercial team.
  • Creating detailed quotations and liaising directly with customers.

Year 2 and beyond

Product Design

  • Liaison with the Design Office Manager and other interested parties to understand the product requirements.
  • Research solutions to meet the product requirements.
  • Specify and obtain quotes for components.
  • Produce a design which meets the product requirements utilising SolidWorks.
  • Develop prototypes where necessary.
  • Produce detailed manufacturing drawings, assembly drawings, bills of materials and input them to our MRP software.

Re-Engineering Existing Designs

  • Interpret documentation produced by the Sales Office to identify customer requirements.
  • Re-engineer existing designs to meet these requirements within budget.
  • Produce detailed manufacturing drawings, assembly drawings, bills of materials and input them to our MRP software.

Anew South West is acting as an employment agency reference the above permanent vacancy

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