Production Design Engineer


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Bluetownonline Ltd
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Systems Design
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Production Design Engineer

Location: Plymouth (PL6 7LH), onsite role

Starting Salary: Competitive

Work Pattern: 08:15-16:16 with flexible working

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

HQW Aerospace is a world-renowned manufacturer of super precision bearings, pushing the boundaries of innovation and precision engineering for over 75 years. We're committed to nurturing talent. Situated in the vibrant city of Plymouth, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Cornwall, we offer not only a stimulating work environment but also a lifestyle that blends work with leisure seamlessly. With stunning beaches, vibrant culinary scenes, and a plethora of social and sporting activities, Plymouth and its surroundings provide an exceptional backdrop for both personal and professional growth.

We foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. If you're an Engineering Graduate ready to embark on an exciting career journey in precision engineering, we want to hear from you!

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days of paid holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Professional Development Investment from Day 1.
  • Subsidised Canteen.
  • Engagement and Rewards platform, with access to discounts at over 100 retailers.
  • Free Parking, with electric charging points available.

Please Note:

  • HQW Aerospace currently does not hold a sponsorship license. Therefore, all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
  • Due to the nature of our business, security clearance may be required.

Job Description:

We are currently looking for a dynamic individual to join our team at HQW Aerospace UK.
HQW Aerospace UK is seeking a production design engineer to play a vital role in bringing new bearing products to market. The role will focus on design and manufacturing documentation surrounding new product introduction and the development of both the product and process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with design and engineering teams to ensure new bearings are manufacturable.
  • Develop and implement efficient production processes for new bearings.
  • Create manufacturing plans, including bills of materials and production schedules.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate potential manufacturing risks.
  • Design and implement robust gauging solutions.
  • Support production launch and ramp-up of new bearings.
  • Continuously improve manufacturing processes to optimize quality and efficiency.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably bearings or precision components.
  • Experience with new product introduction (NPI) processes.


  • Strong understanding of manufacturing principles and processes.
  • Experience with soft machining and hard machining processes would be beneficial.
  • Strong mathematical abilities, experience with MathCAD would be beneficial.
  • CAD experience would be beneficial, SolidWorks preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Join Our Team:

Join us today and become a part of our mission to redefine the future of high-precision aerospace engineering. Apply now to embark on an extraordinary career journey with HQW Aerospace.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

At HQW Aerospace UK, we are committed to fostering a workplace that values and respects the diversity of all individuals. We believe that embracing equality, diversity, and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but also essential for driving innovation, creativity, and success in our future endeavours.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Project Mechanical Design Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, SolidWorks Engineer, Tooling Engineer, Tooling Operative, Manufacturing Design Engineer, Moulding Engineer may also be considered for this role.

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