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Design & Development Engineer

Currently Open Job Vacancy

Added: 13/05/2024 Closing: 09/06/2024

Job Description

Easy Composites Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Design and Development Engineer to join our team. The suitable candidate should have a hands-on approach to prototyping, development, and production. The role involves designing, prototyping, and finalising new equipment, tools, and machinery for the composite manufacturing industry, including curing ovens, vacuum chambers, and related equipment.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of in-house manufacturing processes and support our successful YouTube channel's design and engineering workload.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and develop new and existing products.
  • Prototype, test, and evaluate new designs and concepts.
  • Apply value engineering principles to reduce material and assembly costs.
  • Source components and manufacturing partners.
  • Create engineering drawings and documentation.
  • Liaise with engineering and manufacturing partners.
  • Collaborate with the production team to improve manufacturing and assembly processes.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Proficiency in 3D CAD software and engineering drawings.
  • Strong practical skills and problem-solving ability for prototyping and development.
  • Formal engineering qualifications or relevant industry experience.
  • Good understanding of fundamental manufacturing methods, materials, and electrical design.

Preferred Skills/Abilities

  • Experience in sheet metal design.
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks and/or Autodesk Fusion.
  • Embedded electronic design and programming skills.
  • CNC machine programming and operation experience.
  • Understanding of composite design and manufacturing processes.
  • Familiarity with CE and UKCA standards and documentation.

Employment Details

The position is full time (37.5hrs/week) and permanent, based in our modern industrial unit in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (UK). Working hours are Mon-Fri, suggested as 9am to 5pm but could be adjusted to suit.

Starting salary circa £37-50k; negotiable dependent upon skills, qualifications, and experience.

Company pension.

How to Apply

If this sounds like your perfect job, please send your CV with a covering letter including information about your relevant practical skills and experience to

PLEASE NOTE: Applications may close before the deadline if we receive high quality applications from a large number of applicants, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Who We Are

If you work with composite materials then it’s very likely that you’re already aware of Easy Composites. Although only a relatively small company, we have a high profile within the industry and an enviable reputation for outstanding technical support and online educational content.

As well as distributing composite materials, Easy Composites also manufactures products such as carbon fibre sheet as well as a range of composites tools and equipment - in-house - at our Stoke-on-Trent site. The company also has subsidiaries in the Netherlands and China and operates training courses and a hugely popular YouTube channel, all of which make this a wonderfully varied and interesting place to work.

As part of a small but ambitious company, you would be in an environment where your hard work and ability could make a huge difference and would always be recognised and rewarded with opportunities for progression within the business.


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