Vacancies – External

Our clients have the following mechanical design and CAD vacancies. If you are interested in any of these positions, in the first instance, please forward a copy of your CV to personnel@nova-design.co.uk or call our recruitment team on 01384 405975 for an informal chat – Please quote our Job Ref number on all correspondence.

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Job Ref 8009 – Mechanical Design Engineer – Structural Steelwork / Balustrading

Working on behalf on a client who is looking for experienced mechanical CAD design engineer to supplement their own in house design team.

Candidates will have experience working in a design office environment with a general mechanical and ideally a  structural steelwork / balustrading  design and detailing background.

Experience of site visits and undertaking site surveys essential.

Must be proficient in AutoCAD for the production of 2D manufacture drawings

Salary – Around £35,000 per annum

Ideally have a CSCS card

Must be over 25 for car insurance purposes and have a full UK driving licence

Hours of work – Monday to Friday 08.00 – 16.30

Free on site car parking

Permanent Full Time Position

Location – Dudley area / West Midlands

Send CV to Nova Design


Job Ref 8007 – Mechanical Design Engineer – Metallised and Brazed Products

Our client is a world leader in advanced materials development and production.

Despite the complexity of technologies, their focus is simple – Supplying innovative, differentiated products made from advanced materials which enable their customers’ products to perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer.

Overview and Scope of role

Reporting to Engineering Manager.

To support the design and development of ceramic products and assemblies to meet customer expectations. To provide engineering support to the Sales and Operations Teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • To design and develop ceramic and brazed assembly products to meet our client expectation
  • To generate 3D solid models and relevant detail drawings of product and assemblies
  • To maintain accurate design records, including BOM, change control and design files
  • To carry out product realisation activities in compliance with company procedures inc ISO 9001
  • To conduct engineering and manufacturing feasibility reviews and provide accurate estimated costs for new and modified product enquiries
  • To provide the sales and operation teams with technical support
  • To engage and meet with clients and build strong relationships as required
  • To manage new business development pipeline allocated projects
  • To manage the new product introduction allocated products
  • To design and detail production tooling to support cost effective right first time manufacture
  • To provide accurate tool estimates for quotation purposes
  • To liaise with sub-contractors, tool makers and suppliers to ensure cost effective product manufacture
  • To support operations / customer feedback processes with root cause analysis and problem solving
  • To manage day to day workload and maintain prompt efficient turn round of orders and work requests
  • To work as a proactive member of the engineering team
  • To perform any other reasonable duties that may be required from time to time

Experience and Background

  • Qualified to HNC level or above in an engineering discipline
  • Experience in design and detailing of precision components, assemblies and production tooling
  • Good know how of manufacturing processes preferably in precision engineering
  • Competent in solid modelling and CAD detailing, ideally using Autodesk Inventor
  • Experience of DFMEA or PFMEA advantageous
  • Experience of FEA advantageous
  • Ability to learn and understand complex technical products and convert this into manufactured products
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to work with people at all levels
  • Enthusiastic and self motivated

Salary – Around £35,000 per annum

Holiday – 25 days holiday and 8 bank / public holidays

Hours of work – Monday to Thursday 08.00 – 16.30 Friday 08.00 – 13.00

Personal pension plan with life assurance on completion of qualifying period

Company sick pay scheme on completion of qualifying period

Free on site parking

Permanent / Full Time Position

Location – Rugby area / Warwickshire with occasional overseas travel

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Job Ref 8000 – Mechanical Design Engineers

Working on behalf on a client who having won new projects within the furnace / incinerator / general process industry and is now looking for experienced mechanical design engineers and detail draughtspersons to supplement their own in house design team.

Candidates will have experience working in a design office environment with a general mechanical and ideally a furnace / incinerator / structural steelwork / ductwork /  design and detailing background.

Must be proficient in 3D modelling ideally using SolidWorks CAD package together with Autodesk AutoCAD for the production of 2D drawings

Contract Position – Estimated at 6 – 8 months

Location – Cannock area / Staffordshire

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Job Ref 7996 – Amada Laser Cutter Programmer / CAD Engineer

We have a client who now has a requirement for an additional CAD engineer who would like to gain additional experience by training as an Amada laser cutter programmer to supplement their existing internal team.

Full training will be provided.

The laser cutter programming will become your main function with other CAD work being completed as required.

Relevant experience of laser programming would be an advantage.

Salary – Between £20000 – 25000 during training with an increase of around 20% following successful training and probation period.

Other company benefits include free parking, 34 days holiday (inc bank holidays), auto enrolment pension with additional benefits following 2 years employment.

Permanent Staff Position

Location – Kidderminster area / Worcestershire

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Job Ref 7953 – Mechanical Design Engineers

One of our clients has a requirement for an additional mechanical design engineer / detail draughtsperson to supplement their internal design team for a contract period.

Candidates will have experience working in a design office environment with a general mechanical design / detailing background ideally working on projects within the mechanical handling industry.

Must be proficient in 3D modelling and 2D detailing ideally using Inventor CAD package.

Contract Position – Estimated at 6 – 8 months

Location – Dudley area / West Midlands

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Job Ref 7861 – Mechanical Design Engineers

We have a client with an urgent requirement for a number of experienced mechanical design engineers and detail draughtspersons to join their internal design team on a rolling contract basis.

Candidates will have experience working in a design office environment with a mechanical handling background and ideally with experience of the automotive industry.

Must be proficient in 3D modelling ideally using Autodesk Inventor CAD package.

Contract Position – Estimated at 4 – 5 months initially with potential to roll on as expected orders drop with client

Location – North Worcestershire

Send CV to Nova Design


Job Ref 7861 – Mechanical Design Engineers

We have a client with an urgent requirement for a number of experienced mechanical design engineers and detail draughtspersons to join their internal design team on a rolling contract basis.

Candidates will have experience working in a design office environment with a mechanical handling background and ideally with experience of the automotive industry.

Must be proficient in 3D modelling ideally using Autodesk Inventor CAD package.

Contract Position – Estimated at 2 – 3 months initially with potential to roll on as expected orders drop with client

Location – North Worcestershire

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Job Ref 7780 – Mechanical Design Engineers

Working on behalf on a client who having won new projects within the water treatment industry and is now looking for experienced mechanical design engineers and detail draughtspersons to supplement their own in house design team.

Candidates will have experience working in a design office environment with a general mechanical and ideally a water treatment design / detailing background.

Must be proficient in 3D modelling ideally using Inventor CAD package together with Autodesk Vault PLM system and iLogic.

Contract Position – Estimated at 6 – 8 months

Location – Dudley area / West Midlands

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Job Ref 7947 – Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer

We are currently working with a client who has has a contract requirement for a graduate level mechanical design engineer to work on their premises.

Candidates will be reproducing 3D CAD models and associated parametrically linked 2D drawings in Catia V6 software using current models and drawings produced in SolidWorks as a reference.

Candidates must be proficient in 3D modelling ideally using Catia V5 or V6 software package together with SolidWorks system experience.

Contract Position – Estimated at 3 – 4 months with potential for ongoing projects or a staff position.

Location – Worcester – close to M5 and rail network.

Send CV to Nova Design


If you are interested in any of these mechanical design and cad vacancy positions, in the first instance, please forward a copy of your CV to personnel@nova-design.co.uk or call our recruitment team on 01384 405 975 for an informal chat – Please quote our Job Ref number on all correspondence.

Strictly NO AGENCIES please

Please note, the “Apply Now” button will only open your system e-mail client if one is set as default on your computer / tablet. Webmail based systems including Gmail will need to be opened separately and a separate email typed.

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