Intermediate/Senior Design Engineer


As a growing British manufacturer within the food service industry we at Target Catering Equipment are looking for a confident Design Engineer to join our expanding team. If you have recent experience designing products, specifically using thin sheet metal and elctro-mechanical components and would like to have a critical role in the development of existing and new products within the food service equipment industry, then we want to hear from you!

Permanent, Full Time

Salary - £28,000 - £32,000 per annum


  • Customer liaison - Understand customer requirements and specifications to then prepare detailed design briefs
  • Generation of product models to suit customer design briefs using 2D & 3D CAD software
  • New and existing product research and development
  • Production of product design and development drawings/sketches
  • Transformation of product design sketches into 2D/3D models, working part, manufacture and assembly drawings
  • Reverse engineer existing components to produce accurate reproduction in 2D/3D CAD
  • Document and drawing ammendment control & product improvement implementation
  • Preparation of product specification sheets, bills of materials/components and all associated technical documentation/manuals
  • Procurement of materials and components
  • To detail and maintain manufacturing sequences, documenting times and standardizing manufacturing processes
  • Liaising with engineering & production teams to ensure timely execution of all tasks, both those of new and existing products and components
  • Liaising with Management teams to prepare and maintain detailed costings of fabrication and standard end user product price lists
  • Collaboration with both internal staff, external associates and customers over best practices
  • Internal and external technical support
  • Preparation and Implementation of out quality control and inspection documents and procedures


  • Qualified to degree level in either Product Design, Design Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or similar field
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in a relative field
  • A competent user of AutoCAD & SolidWorks - Minimum 3 years is essential
  • Proficient with MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Ability to visualise products and components from flat form to finish
  • Practical understanding of solid and surfacing techniques to create robust models
  • Knowledge of design to manufacture, forming processes, manufacturing techniques, complex mechanisms and material properties, capabilities and limitations, particularly using thin sheet metal and electro-mechanical systems
  • Ability to generate 2D manufacturing drawings with practical working tolerances and key inspection dimensions
  • Ability to delegate and communicate well with management and staff
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Systematic/methodical approach to work, along with the ability to balance workloads for each area
  • Good team player with the ability to work under your own initiative


  • Customer handling and sales experience
  • Understanding and knowledge of commercial kitchens and food service equipment
  • CFSP qualified
  • Ability to attend and carry out site visits/surveys
  • Ability to prepare complete commercial kitchen layouts
  • Knowledge and experience as Health and Safety Officer
  • Knowledge and experience in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator