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CAD Design Engineer

Leicestershire - Salary £20,000-£28,000

We are seeking a CAD Design Engineer for a technology company in Kibworth, Leicestershire.

This position will be offer as a fixed term contract for approximately 24 months with the possibility of further work thereafter.
The salary is in the region of £20,000-£28,000 + benefits.

Job Summary:

A CAD Design Engineer is needed to provide support to the development team to complete designs for manufacture and release drawings for prototype manufacturing. The role requires both diligent technical background, and a creative design flair with ability to adapt to various CAD and drawing packages.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide computer-aided design/modelling support using Solidworks
• Produce concept designs, part creation, assemblies, and evaluation of prototypes
• Provide rendered images for use in graphic illustrations for datasheets and website development
• Basic structural design, and simulation using Solidworks tools
• Design calculations/verification using Matlab and Excel
• Mechanical and electrical detail design including wiring/harness
• Familiarity with a range of manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing, extrusion, injection moulding, casting, pressings, and forgings.
• Active role in seeking engineering knowledge and awareness of materials and effect on manufacturing process.
• Create build documentation and assembly drawings
• Able to collect and summarise key design parameters, and produce an initial specifications/requirements list.
• Appreciation of industrial design and product aesthetics sympathetic to the application/user demand.
• Familiar with small projects and short lead time.
• Experience with DFM studies, and continuous improvement programmes.
• Creating and delivering presentations to communicate progress, design ideas, and concept solutions(both internal and external)
• Support to team leaders with technical drawings/sketches to assist with Intellectual Property and Patent applications
• Supporting team leaders for purposes of communicating design/development progress to Senior Management
• Supporting technical delivery and project management requirements for research and client technical projects.

Required Qualifications/Skills/Attributes:

• Use of a major mechanical package, preferable Solidworks
• A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently.
• Excellent communication, presentation, and inter personal skills. Ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff and partners at all levels.
• Good writing and reporting skills.
• Must be prepared to travel, to attend supplier, subcontractor and partner meetings at their locations.
• Ideal candidate will have a Mechanical Engineering degree.
• Min, 2 years design experience.

key words: mechanical engineer mechanical engineering mechanical design engineer mechanical design engineering imeche graduate engineer graduate design engineer graduate mechanical engineer graduate mechanical design engineer product design engineer product designer manufacturing engineer production engineer cad engineer cad design engineer cad technician cad design technician solidworks engineer solidworks design engineer automotive engineer aerospace engineer

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