Mechanical / Automation Design Engineer

  • Automotive
  • Saltash

Job Information

Salary :

£35,000 / DOE

No. of Openings :

1 opening

Job Type :


Job Description

Due to continuing growth, a local manufacturing firm are seeking a Design Engineer, ideally with Automation qualifications or experience. Programmable logic controller (plc) experience would be desirable.

The role will be instrumental in designing automated machinery, equipment and processes for the closed moulding composite process. The role will also provide technical assistance to other projects and clients globally.



  • Research and create initial design concepts
  • Draft 2D manufacturing drawings, technical / design specifications and detailed 3D design and equipment GA
  • Research, investigate and identify engineering solutions for equipment design problems.
  • Make recommendations regarding design specifications to ensure equipment matches requirements
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Health and Safety standards, polices and procedures. (CI, UK or International)
  • Ensure compliance with relevant engineering and manufacturing procedures
  • Produce all supporting documentation including build drawings and technical documentation manuals (including installation, operation and maintenance manuals)
  • Accurate completion of BOM’s, Time sheets and all associated documentation


Technical Support

  • Provide in-house and hands-on support with; build, commissioning and testing of equipment
  • On-site building, commissioning and testing of equipment
  • Provide training to clients Engineers and Operators
  • Provide clear, professional and competent support to clients via telephone and email correspondence


Sales Technical Support

  • Collaborative support with other colleagues and departments to assist with Sales generation and marketing
  • Technical support to assist in quoting the right equipment for a customers needs
  • Creation of CAD drawings to assist with feasibility / ROM cost quoting for clients
  • Provide on-going client support with technical equipment enquires and product development discussions
  • Maintain sector technical expertise and knowledge of innovative and emerging technology
  • Report to / update (weekly/ monthly) Director / Engineering Manager on current projects





  • Engineering Degree or equivalent experience
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office and general database usage



  • Programmable logic controller (plc) experience
  • Experience in 3D parametric modelling (Autodesk Inventor)


Knowledge and Expertise



  • Theoretical knowledge of Mechanical Engineering principles
  • Ability to apply engineering knowledge both practically and theoretically
  • Ability to understand and interpret information and data for the proper performance of design engineering projects
  • Demonstrable understanding of the importance of using document management systems



  • Knowledge and practical hands on experience of closed mould composite processing
  • Understanding of manufacturing, building, commissioning and testing of new equipment
  • Exposure to a diverse range of complex design projects from concept to production
  • Awareness of relevant design tools, techniques and methods for the closed mould composite sector
  • Up to date knowledge of current CE legislation and standards
  • Experienced in using Project Management tools and techniques
  • Fully conversant with relevant regulatory and safety standards


Personal Qualities

  • Ability to prioritise tasks and processes
  • Ability to use ones owns initiative, self-motivated and a confident decision maker
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to listen and clearly articulate and present technical information to clients and other stakeholders over the phone and in person
  • Strong but calm independent analytical and problem solving abilities in challenging, stressful situations (including working across different time zones)
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to work in small teams on multiple consecutive protects
  • A strong desire for life long learning to continually broaden and improve personal capability including maintaining sector technical knowledge and seeking out emerging engineering trends and innovations
  • Willingness to travel/work independently world-wide
  • Full Driving License
  • In date Passport