Junior Product Design Engineer

My client, a global consumer business based near Wrexham is recruiting an experienced (NPD) Junior Product Design Engineer to join their NPD team.

The Junior Product Design Engineer will work with the Senior Product Design Engineer to create detailed 3D models & 2D drawings of new product concepts. Supporting and making recommendations for adjustments to existing products for cost and production timeline improvements.

They will have an excellent understanding of the technical feasibility of the product, including Plastics, Metals & Electronics, and will use their knowledge to recommend the most efficient and cost saving solutions to achieve the brief and deadline set.

Requires hands-on experience with CAD software (SolidWorks 2019), rendering software (Keyshot) and be familiar with manufacturing processes (Injection Molding, Casting, Fabrication, Turning, CNC Milling, PCB Electronics).

Key Responsibilities:

Create concept design ideas for all business brands based on brief set by NPD team

Create detailed 3D designs with SolidWorks software

Handle complex design assignments under minimal supervision

Complete project responsibilities within scope, budget, and time schedule

Have an excellent understanding of manufacturing processes and their application

Create, examine and check 2D engineering drawings for compliance with cited specifications

Skills Required:

Must have experience working in a Product Design Engineering environment, wanting to tackle more creative consumer goods products

Recent experience of working in a product designer role (aesthetic side)

Excellent CAD skills (Solidworks 2019) including 3D Modelling and 2D Drawings

Must have aesthetic background – essential (no mechanical/technical engineering background)

Flexible on sector background, ie, manufacturing/consumer goods

Ability to create & validate mechanical drawings and specs, GD&T knowledge advantageous

Analytic and synergistic reasoning/ thinking, coupled with good communication skills

Technical knowledge and experience with:


* Plastic Injection Molding, Metal Casting, Extrusion, Sheet Metal Fabrication & PCB Electronics

* Material specs and emerging technologies

Company Benefits:

Salary up to £30k (Depending on experience)

Home based, working hours 8.30am-5pm (flexible)


22 days holiday (increasing to 25)

Training Induction and career development offered

Flexible hours, agile working)