Basingstoke 01256 336 100

Winchester 01962 865 152

Design Engineer

  • Location

    Winchester, Hampshire, England

  • Salary

    £30k - 38k per year

  • Contract


  • Reference


Our client is looking for a creative and dynamic engineering professional with imaginative design skills to work as part of a team of Design Engineers. The individual is required to work under their own initiative with minimum supervision.

You should hold a suitable qualification in mechanical engineering (BSc/BEng or equivalent) and have a good solid engineering background, ideally including product design.


  • Working with both our industrial Joystick, Keyboard and LED Indicator products, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating new & adapting existing products to customer specifications.

  • The position requires that you work as part of a design team, but are also able to work unaided or unsupervised, being adaptable as necessary.

  • You will be required to complete all aspects of the product design phase including concept design, detail design, detail drawings, design reviews (internal and with the customer), FMEA’s and all other steps to ensure a design project can be introduced into production.

  • Good analytical skills (FEA, capability studies, mathematical simulation etc) would be an advantage.

  • Experience in Solidworks 2018 (or later) is essential.

  • Familiarity and experience in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) is essential.

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Corel Draw would also be an advantage.

  • Experience in working to tight, customer driven timescales is essential, usually to an agreed Project Timing Plan, therefore basic project management skills are essential.

  • As part of our project management process, we utilise an APQP based system and it will therefore be your responsibility to ensure that any Engineering related items within the APQP process are suitably covered and therefore the relevant Stage Gates can be completed as required.

  • You will be required, as part of the Engineering Team, to verify or cross-check another Engineer’s work.

  • You may also be required to produce Production related documentation such as Work Instructions, Wiring Specifications and Test Specifications as well as Test Reports. These must all be in accordance with our client's control procedures as specified in the Quality Control Manual.

  • You will need to have a detailed knowledge of a wide range of design and manufacturing processes, including plastic injection moulding, die casting, metal pressing and printed circuit boards, working with suppliers to produce the necessary tooling to manufacture our components.

  • It is also expected that you assist in and suggest process developments to improve existing products and to manufacture in a more cost effective manner.

  • It is essential that you are a “hands on” and practical individual, ideally capable of utilising in-house equipment and machinery to manufacture components as required.

  • You will be required to work closely with our Purchasing, Production, Production Engineering and Quality Departments as well as direct with suppliers, therefore good communication skills are essential.

  • There may also be a requirement to design and manufacture of assembly aids, assembly fixtures, test fixtures etc.

  • You will be required to compile costings from a customer’s concept using standard Microsoft Excel based cost models to ensure a quick response to the Product Management Team.

  • You will be required to track the costs for a project updating as required during the development of a design for the life of the project.

  • You will also be expected to provide technical support to our Product Management and Sales Teams, possibly including customer meetings and visits.

  • This position will require the ability to work with all levels within the organisation.

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