Design Engineer

Job Reference: WM – 2444

Location: Northamptonshire

Salary: £22,000 - £27,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Design Engineer


Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Surface modelling of patterns, moulds and fixtures in line with departmental needs
  • Produce technical tooling drawings to ensure designs can be manufactured and assembled
  • Compare two or more data files to understand differences in models
  • Interrogate tree / 3D notes to understand customer needs
  • Model components in line with customer specifications


  • Work closely with the Projects department and within Design to ensure projects are on target
  • Use project notes and customer data to fully appreciate requirements
  • Specify all BoM items required to assembly tooling
  • Develop departmental drawings / manuals to explain tooling methodology

Change Management

  • Communicate with Projects when up issues are received
  • Define process change / additional tooling required to implement a change

About You:

  • Good working knowledge of CATIA
  • Experience in component or tooling design
  • Understand technical drawings, ideally laminate drawings too
  • Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good understanding of composite manufacture
  • A flexible approach and strong time management / prioritizing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK