Design Engineer - CAD / CAM Programmer - Blackburn

Job Title: Design Engineer - CAD / CAM Programmer - Blackburn
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackburn
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits: Dependent on experience
Start Date: 2019-04-03 00:00:00
Reference: 0026
Contact Name: Stephen Windle
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Job Published: April 03, 2019 14:42

Job Description

Our client, a long established engineering company, is looking for a Design Engineer to join their team at their production factory in Blackburn. 

The role will require you to design metal products, working to customer drawings/samples and program for punching/laser and bending machines to produce same.  To aid customers in design choices reflecting value engineering, lean production and suitable tolerances.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Take products from design to manufacture using 2D/3D CAD/CAM software.
  • Create programs for machines from drawings and samples utilising programs including Radan, Solidworks and Bysoft.
  • Complete projects within deadlines as agreed with your Manager/Customer.
  • Follow projects from concept to completion and liaise with colleagues to ensure prototypes/samples are despatched on time and to specification.
  • Maintain filing systems containing drawings in accordance with ISO9002 and departmental/company procedures.
  • Ensure the most efficient sheet sizes and designs are implemented to ensure lean processing.
  • Ensure all production drawings are clear and concise containing all relevant detail to enable manufacture.
  • Assist sales with quotes and estimates.
  • Design of speciality parts/jigs/fixtures for customers or in-house use.
  • Other duties as assigned by Managers.

Key skills:
  • Ability to read, create to BS EN 8888 standards and interpret technical engineering drawings.
  • A good understanding of value engineering.
  • Good time management and flexibility.
  • Ability to give clear visual, written, and oral instruction.
  • Knowledge of project management methodology.
  • Ability to focus on multiple tasks and be able to manage time accordingly.

  • Excellent I.T. skills.
  • Minimum three years formal CAD/CAM training or minimum five years relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Previous exposure and/or understanding of sheet metal processes/machinery such as punch press, laser and press brake folding machines is advantageous.
  • HNC/HND in relevant discipline also advantageous.

Salary is dependent on experience £25'000 +