Designer Engineer / Mechanical Engineering / Industrial Manufacturing

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12032
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £36,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Generous Benefits (see below)
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Design Engineer who has a qualification in Mechanical Engineering (or similar), related production/manufacturing industry experience and a keen understanding of lean principles and tools, root cause analysis and Six Sigma methodologies, is required for a well-established company based in Hinckley, Leicestershire.


SALARY: Up to £36,000 per annum (DOE) + Generous Benefits (see below)  

LOCATION: Hinckley, Leicestershire (LE10)

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Design Engineer who has a qualification in Mechanical Engineering (or similar), related production/manufacturing industry experience and a keen understanding of lean principles and tools, root cause analysis and Six Sigma methodologies.

Working as the Design Engineer you will play a pivotal role in the Production Engineering department and be an integral part of a dynamic team that value teamwork and supports each other towards a common goal.

As the Design Engineer you will be the ‘go to’ person for focusing on enhancing existing products and creating/optimising production tooling designs.  Utilising Engineering Software such as Solidworks, ePDM and Epicor ERP System, you will contribute to continuous improvement initiatives and implementation sales requests for customer specific customisation.



If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your duties as the Design Engineer will include:

  • Stay up to date and collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for product enhancements, cost reductions, and quality improvements
  • Design components suitable for manufacture while optimising for assembly into the product
  • Create and maintain comprehensive design documentation, including CAD drawings, bills of materials, and engineering change orders
  • Design and optimise new solutions for existing products
  • Design and optimise tooling, jigs, fixtures, and equipment to improve manufacturing processes and product quality
  • Participate in DFMEA & PFMEA activities to proactively identify and mitigate potential design failures and their effects
  • Maintain/create components and assemblies using standard software packages such as Epicor ERP System, SolidWorks, and ePDM
  • Analyse data and performance metrics to drive decision-making and prioritise improvement initiatives
  • Apply Lean methodologies to the design and quality issue processes to eliminate waste, improve efficiency, and enhance product and process quality
  • Investigate and identify root causes of product and process issues, implementing corrective actions within the design to prevent recurrence
  • Collaborate closely with Production Engineering colleagues to ensure designs/solutions are production ready
  • Create and deliver clear and concise presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint to communicate design proposals and project updates

This list only scratches the surface of what this role entails. Get ready for endless opportunities to make an impact!



  • BSc/BEng (hons) in Mechanical Engineering (or similar) with previous related industrial experience
  • HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering (or similar) plus previous related industrial experience
  • Level 4 or higher engineering apprenticeship plus relevant Industrial experience
  • A strong methodical virtual/hands-on PDCA mindset
  • A keen understanding of lean principles & tools (8 wastes, kaizen, kanban, FMEA, Poka-Yoke etc.) and root cause analysis (A3, 5 Why’s, Fishbone, Fault Tree Analysis etc.) and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Proficiency in using Epicor ERP System, SolidWorks, and ePDM for design and data management
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of Lean principles and experience applying them in a manufacturing environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to perform root cause analysis and implement effective solutions
  • Data-driven mindset with the ability to interpret and analyse technical data
  • Experience in tolerance analysis and DFMEA/PFMEA
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and collaborate effectively in a cross functional team
  • Knowledge of food equipment industry-specific regulations and standards (ETL/UL/NSF etc.)
  • Knowledge of sheet metalwork, welding etc.



  • 25 Days Annual Leave in addition to public holidays
  • Continuous Service Annual Leave increases
  • Life Assurance (after a qualifying period)
  • 8% Employer Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Participation in tax-free Partnership Dividend Scheme
  • Real living wage employer
  • Enhanced Illness, Maternity, Paternity, and Bereavement leave
  • Referral Incentives
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (mental health, professional financial advice)
  • Great scope for progression and continued learning/development
  • Partner Voice Groups



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


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