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Barnstaple, Devon

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Job Title: Design Engineer
Location: Barnstaple
Hours: Full-time; Monday - Thursday 8am-4.30pm and Friday 8am - 2pm
Contract: Perman...

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Job Title: Design Engineer
Location: Barnstaple
Hours: Full-time; Monday - Thursday 8am-4.30pm and Friday 8am - 2pm
Contract: Permanent
Salary: up to £40,000 (negotiable) + discretionary 10% bonScope of the role

An exciting opportunity to 'bring into life' new product concepts, prototypes and pre-production products.

The successful candidate will provide high level technical advice and support both internally and externally on any material related product applications or issues.

Main responsibilities include:

* To provide ideas and information to support the company's innovation processes and provide resource to project teams as required.
* To research and maintain to a current status, all relevant knowledge with respect to product design codes, standards, trends, legislation and technology that could have positive benefit to our products and business.
* To include a 'technology watch' on new materials, processes and relevant industrial trends for the same
* To develop specifications such that they can be introduced into the manufacture of products, new or existing and into appropriate processes.
* To undertake R&D and design of products from concept brief to practical solution, including undertaking all calculations to determine product performance criteria.
* To provide general technical support on new products and materials both internally and externally.
* To select appropriate materials for product specification and assist in vendor selection and evaluation.
* To coordinate prototype production and evaluation.
* To be responsible for product performance testing, evaluation and reporting.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:


* Degree or minimum HND qualification in mechanical engineering or design.
* Design engineering experience and understanding of engineering calculations.
* Proficiency in 3D CAD (Inventor or SolidWorks).
* Knowledge of product testing and validation.


* Project Management experience would be welcome.
* Previous industry experience within valve manufacturing/ oil & gas/ chemical process/fluid technology would be welcome.


  • Quarterly bonus potential (minimum pay out of 2.5% and max 10%, this is on full compensation i.e. basic, shift, overtime).
  • 25 days holiday, rising to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays.
  • Free parking onsite.
  • Free gym onsite.
  • Health Cash Plan (Reclaim the cost on a wide range of benefits)
  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days of holiday per year.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Generous employer pension contribution up to 9%.
  • Paid time off for volunteering in the local community.
  • Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing initiatives.
  • Additionally, we offer a wide selection of voluntary benefits and generous discounts aimed at making your money go further including a cycle to work scheme, technology purchase scheme, dental insurance, travel insurance, critical illness cover plus many others

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to [email protected] or call 01271 343222 and ask for Jemma.

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