Product Design Engineer

Ref: 403| Posted: 13th Jan 2022

Product Design Engineer 

Full Time, Preston 

Are you looking for your next challenge? Baxi Heating is a leading provider of environmentally friendly and efficient heating solutions across a range of leading domestic and commercial brands. We have over 150 years of experience, pride ourselves on our values and strive for earning lifetime loyalty with our customers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated individual to join our R&D Team as a Product Design Engineer. The main purpose for this role is to design, develop and test the company’s new products, ensuring they are aligned to the Product and technical Roadmaps for the Hot Water & Solutions Business Development Unit.

As a Product Design Engineer, you will: 

  • Assist in the generation and translation of the Detailed Product Request (DPR) for new products into an agreed Technical Response and Product Design Approval which satisfies the product design requirements of all other departments within the business.
  • Ensure robust engineering design solutions are achieved.  Use of FEA, DFMEA and design analysis techniques to comply with performance, safety, installation, service, cost, quality and manufacturing requirements for the product.
  • Ensure product and component detail specifications / design documentation are generated and structured via CAD (as appropriate) systems to approved company procedures.
  • Ensure products are designed to the latest electrical, gas, and water regulations and standards,
  • Conform to departmental ISO 9001 procedures and CAD best practices manuals and ensure housekeeping, safety and environmental standards are maintained.
  • Plan and prioritise own workload to achieve product introductions within agreed timescales, meeting all the design requirements of the agreed departmental product plans.
  • Work within a multi-disciplined team environment providing guidance and assistance on engineering design issues.  Carrying out formal and informal company design reviews and contributing fully towards expanding the benefits of team working and achievement of the project team’s objectives.
  • Carry out Product Development activities upon request to enable departmental priorities to be met.

Knowledge, Education and Experience Required: 

  • Engineering qualification to degree/HND/HNC level or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive Mechanical Design experience with sheet metal, plastics, and general manufacturing materials and processes.
  • Must be fully conversant with product standards and regulations as well as having knowledge of the appropriate procedures for the design, development, installation and safe use of domestic appliances.
  • Highly proficient solid modelling Computer Aided Designer user with experience of FEA and DFMEA techniques
  • Proven experience in an associated industry or similar role.
  • Experience of designing products for a volume manufacturing process would be an advantage.

We offer a competitive salary alongside 25 days holiday per annum not including UK bank holidays. We also offer a contributory pension and sick pay schemes, staff discounts and more.

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you!

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, or disability status.

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