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Preston, Lancashire Engineering Posted 12.06.19 £30000 - £35000 per annum + Private Healthcare Private Healthcare

I’m currently recruiting for a Senior Product Designer to join a manufacturer in Preston who are market leaders of moulded plastic products.

My client is a market leader in several European countries as well as shipping to over 60 other countries worldwide.

Based in Preston my client has a turnover of around £20m and employs around 185 employees, operating from a 4 acre manufacturing site and a 3.7 acre distribution site nearby.

The Job

The Senior Product Designer will be working with the R&D Manager to support the R&D team undertaking all aspects of the Design and Manufacturing process to the required specification, in line with quality standards and new product developments. This is a senior role with an element of responsibility and support for the product designers remit.

The Candidate

  • The Senior Product Designer must meet the demands of supporting new product launches and entry into new industries.
  • Excellent English language skills, desirable in French.
  • Must be able to maintain an effective structured and organised environment for self and working with the R&D team.
  • Able to balance priorities when several projects may be ongoing at any time. Able to multitask and be flexible in approach to workload, utilising time management tools.
  • A dependable dynamic team manager
  • A people manager – there is an element of people management in the role
  • Degree in Product design or similar is favourable
  • Background in Manufacturing is favourable

Key Responsibilities

  • Product design, which involve complex assemblies.
  • Project coordination involving stakeholder management. Responsible for ensuring schedules are completed to deadlines aligned to the company strategy.
  • CAD to support the design process.
  • Tool design and manufacture reliant on new product developments, modifications and change.
  • Design specifications in line with the company strategy and R&D key objectives.
  • FEA Analysis. Involves the stress analysis of plastic parts aligned to the test specification.
  • Product testing to current regulations including European legislation.
  • Responsible for new product release documentation and coordination of the release procedure.
  • Provision of technical support, drawings and other R&D related activities to support other function areas within the business.

There are a host of benefits for a Senior Product Designer on offer:

  • A competitive salary of £30,000 – £35,000
  • 25 days holiday entitlement (inclusive of Bank Holidays and includes 4 day Christmas shutdown)
  • Government Pension Scheme
  • Private Health care

If you have not received a response within one week, then please assume that on this occasion, you have not been shortlisted.

We will consider your application for other potential roles.

Thank you

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