Design Engineer

Contact Paul Cullen
  • Salary: €50,000 - €60,000
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterKilkenny
  • Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Sonas Technical are currently seeking a senior, experienced Design Engineer for our client, a leader in the design, manufacture and complete integration of process equipment into various industries: pharmafood & bev, etc. 

The design engineer will be responsible for the day to day running of the design office, producing designs for a range of projects across different industries while overseeing a 3 person design team. The design engineer will produce fabrication drawings and designs for a range of projects including stainless steel equipment, working within a vibrant team in a cross functional setting.

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Responsibilities and Requirements:

The ideal candidate would have strong knowledge in Solidworks and at least 3 years of experience in industrial design and detailing of material handling equipment / platforms / pipe bridges / conveyors

  • Carrying out 3D design activities on customer projects from ‘proof of concept work’ to ‘final design’ review and manufacture.
  • Supports the sales department during tender phases to prepare design concepts.
  • Production of High-quality fabrication drawings for issuance to the production department, including any BOM’s / lists that maybe required.
  • Review and analyze client specifications at the tender stage and project delivery stage.
  • Performing Design Reviews with client/production/project managers as required.
  • Development / maintain drawing templates and standards for the company.
  • Work with other internal departments to ensure project objectives are met.
  • Resolve as required any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise on projects.
  • Assisting Project Managers as required with regard to design and any other functions deemed relevant by your line manager

Qualifications / Competencies required:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent technical qualification.
  • 3 or more years relevant experience in the sector in regard of design & producing detailed fabrication drawings for production.
  • Experience in machinery design, sheet metal design would be seen as an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of EU standards and machinery directives. Knowledge of ISO14112 & ISO 128 would be seen as an advantage.
  • Based at the factory in Kilkenny with some travel to client location/sites.
  • Strong ability to use various CAD / modeling packages such as Autocad / Solid Works including FEA software etc.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office products: Excel / Powerpoint etc.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and Self motivated enough to carry a project on one’s own.
  • Good analysis, judgment, and problem-solving skills along with an ability to input effectively into decision making, within the team.

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