As Design Engineer, you will be part of the Research and Development Team, developing woodburning stoves, designing and developing new products, as well as assisting in CAD drawing support.
This is a varied role, which encompasses many tasks including idea generation, concept design, 2D & 3D CAD, technical documentation, presentations, hands on prototyping, stove testing and bringing a product to market.
The Design Engineer will report to the Research and Development Manager who in turn reports to the Directors.
- Responsible for the design and development of new products, incorporating the technology developed by Arada into industry leading products.
- Responsible for the complete product lifecycle from inception to production, including testing and documentation.
- Gain a thorough understanding of the UK market for stoves and be able to interpret design trends and influences on the home heating sector.
- Effectively liaise with the Engineering and Production departments to ensure that all products are designed in a manner that promotes efficient, cost effective, production without compromising the aesthetics and functionality of the product concept.
- Ensure all activities are carried out to company policies and procedures.
- Follow company document management procedures.
- At least 2 years experience working within a design or engineering team.
- Degree, HND or HNC in an applicable engineering discipline.
- Proficient using SolidWorks CAD software.
- Excellent understanding of design for manufacture principles.
- Excellent understanding and experience of designing sheet metal components and assemblies.
- Has hands on experience with metal working and prototyping.
- Good technical knowledge and understanding of relevant domestic and international product standards.
- Excellent project and time management skills.
- Able to generate innovative and creative ideas to drive new product development.
- Able to communicate clearly and concisely, providing accurate and precise information to other departments and suppliers.
- An eye for detail with a systematic, logical approach to tasks.
£26,000 - £30,000 per annum, depending on experience.
Hours of work:
40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am until 4.30pm with half an hour unpaid lunch break
21 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays, increasing by 1 day at 2 years' service, another day at 4 years' service, to a maximum of 24 days at 6 years' service.