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Job Ref:  204683750
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Suffolk
City:  Lowestoft
Post Code:  NR32
Salary:  £28000 - £35000/annum
16/10/2016 02:20
Plastics Design Engineer

We are looking for a Concept Design Engineer with a background in Plastics, Thermoforming, Vacuum Forming and Extrusion/ Injection Moulding.

Working with Solidworks, this exciting role will involve the designing, prototyping, 3d modelling and testing of product, seeing production through to completion.

The job will involve:

Out of the box' concept design development with very early stage tape and cardboard prototyping

Production of concept sketches to convey ideas to stakeholders and customers.
Identification and development of commercial patent opportunities
An enthusiastic approach to design & product development to ensure on-time delivery of each project phase
Creation and validation of theoretical designs in test environment and trial site locations
Use of 3D printing / rapid prototyping to enable physical evaluation of designs & concepts
Bring in the diligence and design discipline required for high volume manufacturing and embed that with the team. This should reduce the risk of mistakes which may prove difficult to remedy later.
Identify and embrace opportunities for the adoption of new plastic materials, processes and technologies
Component optimisation for high volume manufacturing efficiency and cost reduction
Continuous product and process development to meet customer needs and next generation products
Validation of manufactured components and systems in test assemblies and scale field trials

Candidates must have plastic design experience, (materials, processes and manufacturing)
Must have a desire for understanding and solving mechanical challenges
Must have initiative and an innovative flair for concept design and product development
Practical and capable of working with hand tools for prototyping.
Self-starter who has a focus on quality and customer experience

We are looking for candidates to have an Engineering Qualification and at least 3 years of experience within a Concept /Prototype Volume Design environment, (in particular Injection Moulding & Vacuum Forming). Experience of the application of 3D printing to concept and prototype development.
Must be competent in 3D CAD SOLIDWORKS is a MUST.

If this role is of interest then I want to hear from you. Please send your CV to include a covering letter to Claire Turner
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