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Product Design Engineer

Product Design Engineer

Title: Product Design Engineer

Location: Elland, Halifax

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

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30 June 2019

The Company

We believe in the problem solved. Together, we make it happen.

In 2001 we invented the first industrial strength polymer safety barrier, revolutionising workplace safety. We’ve been improving world standards ever since, introducing further advanced safety solutions. Protection, segregation, detection and prevention, with integrated engineering and technological innovation.

A-SAFE’s products are used by the world’s largest organisations. Airports like Heathrow and Singapore, the production facilities of BMW and Jaguar Land Rover, and warehouses and distribution centres for DHL and Amazon.

The Role

• Generating, researching & developing ideas for new products
• Receiving design briefs from key stakeholders & presenting possible design solutions.
• Designing the aesthetics, materials & functionality of components.
• Feasibility studies & assessing the suitability, environmental impact and safety of a design.
• Modelling prototypes through CAD/CAE, 3D printing.
• Producing technical reports/specifications.
• Delivering viable new product prototypes fully tested & modified to proof of concept stage.
• Modifying existing products to increase efficiency or improve performance.
• Liaising closely with the Engineering & Technology Team to share best practice.
• Investigating & carrying out analysis on how to improve existing product or components.
• Identifying new systems & processes to drive quality, efficiency & save costs.
• Planning effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and cost.


The Candidate

• Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design or equivalent.
• 3+ years experience of developing 2D, 3D CAD solutions within a fast paced production environment – Inventor or Solidworks

Experience in:

• Taking an idea from initial concept through design, testing, modification to prototype
• Generating & proving new product or product development ideas.
• Ability to run DFMEA models to understand the design solution suitability in relation to environment
• Successful on-time delivery on engineering design projects which have been commercialised successfully.
• Liaising with key stakeholders to assess product costings e.g. materials, processing to ensure financial viability
• Technical report writing, specification, presenting data & project updates.
• Taking an idea from initial concept through design, testing, modification to prototype
• Lateral thinker and problem solver
• Enthusiastic team player
• Willingness to try new things, pioneering approaches

This is a great opportunity to join at a time of rapid growth. We have huge global demand for our products due to our leading-edge safety innovation, with subsidiaries in fifteen countries on five continents. We offer a fast-paced, energetic and creative environment, working with the latest technologies. This is a great chance to grow with us as we develop our core products and platform.

We have a great track record of developing talent. Offering training, professional study support and career opportunities.

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