Im currently seeking a Product Design Engineer to join a wellestablished hardware manufacturer based in the West Midlands. If youre looking for a varied role where your designs have a direct and immediate impact on business, this could be a genuine option for you. With 5 sites across the UK and looking to develop, this company are at the forefront of their respective field. Theyre looking for someone with proven mechanical design skills, and experience in metals, plastics and new product development. Ideal candidates would have previous experience working in a medium to high volume component product manufacturing environment. Job Role: To maintain the Companys competitive and innovative edge, using your indepth engineering knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, market research and commercial awareness to design, model, test and produce prototypes of new products, or make improvements to existing products. Main Tasks & Responsibilities: Working closely with the Group Design Director to assist with effective new product design and development. Liaise regularly with our main suppliers via TSA in China throughout the design and production stages of development, to ensure products are made to the required specification and assist problem resolution. Develop ideas for new products using design briefs or from research to ensure competitive innovation. Sketch initial design ideas, produce design specifications, including parts listings, costings, and production drawings Modify designs to improve the performance and efficiency of existing products. Brainstorm as part of the Technical team and develop design concepts. Liaise with the Test House Team Leader and Technical Services Manager to collect and analyse data from tests on prototypes to assist with finding solutions and ensure quality and performance of products. Collaborate with Product Managers to progress new product development and research similar products and materials, processes and market requirements to assist with design ideas. Occasionally travel overseas in China and Europe to supplier and customer production facilities. Key Skills: High degree of technical knowledge (Engineering degree desirable) balanced with creative ability. Highly selfmotivated dynamic innovative blank screen designer Hands on practical mechanical engineer Strong problemsolving skills Knowledge of Electro mechanical an advantage Knowledge of manufacturing processes to include pressure die casting, metal pressing, fabrication, and extrusion. Knowledge of injection moulding Knowledge of plastics, electro plating and finishing Commercial awareness Sound knowledge of CAD software preferably Solid Works Strong interpersonal skills Listening and questioning skills for discussing design briefs and understanding feedback from colleagues to modify ideas Good planning and organisation skills Ability to work to deadlines and within budgets Optimism and enthusiastic with a determination to achieve results If you are interested in this role, please reply with an updated copy of your CV. If the position is unsuitable to your professional experience, location or salary expectations, please disregard this email. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Cubiq Recruitment regrets to inform that our client can only accept applications from candidates who have a valid legal permit or right to work in the United Kingdom. Potential candidates who do not have this right or permit or are pending an application to obtain this right or permit should not apply as your details will not be processed.