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Mechanical design engineer

Mechanical design engineer

Hernshead Recruitment

We are recruiting for a driven and committed Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to work for our well established and rapidly expanding client based in Newton Abbot, Devon.

They have a highly experienced team who specialise in the design and manufacture of converting automation equipment, which now has a focus on PPE Machines and laser technology. Due to this, the post is an exciting and dynamic position that would suit someone who is flexible and thrives in a busy environment.

The client is a secure and growing company with plenty of opportunity for career growth, given the correct ability.

Job Description

  • Using SolidWorks, take a senior role developing new machine designs, from concept to finished detailed design.
  • Project management – working with established design engineers to develop projects to meet specified technical requirements, budgetary needs and achieving target deadlines.
  • Client facing
  • Support the development of new manufacturing processes required to sustain growth of the company, based on adopting a continuous improvement approach.
  • Contribute to decision making, ultimately becoming a thought leader within the company for mechanical design decisions.
  • Technical Manuals, RAMS, CE Marking


  • Degree educated in relevant subject, preferably mechanical engineering (2:1 minimum)
  • OR HNC/HND educated in relevant subject, preferably mechanical engineering
  • Possess an advanced working knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Automation experience essential
  • Experience within the converting sector advantageous
  • Proven senior level leadership skills
  • Strong IT skills


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Job Overview
Special Purpose Machinery
Offered Salary