Design Engineer


Who we are

Working with Advanex Europe offers you the opportunity to join a dynamic, growing business where you can make a difference. Part of a global network spanning from North America to Japan, Advanex is a collaborative company which affords its employees opportunities to develop and flourish. We are an established manufacturing business specialising in precision engineering solutions, dedicated to being a leader in our field. We work across a diverse range of markets including the medical, automotive and aerospace sectors.

We pride ourselves on offering employees the potential to create change, supported by training and qualification opportunities. Your wellbeing is important to us and we support this through friendly colleagues, an excellent, safe work environment (we follow the 5S principles) and offer an employee assistance programme.

Being passionate about springs and metal pressings is not something we expect from everyone, but if you are passionate about putting your heart into making a difference, working with others to achieve outstanding results and acting with initiative to grow and learn, we would love to hear from you.


The opportunity

We are looking for a talented design engineer for project work to support Company objectives.


The Role
The responsibilities of this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop equipment and tooling for new products and manufacturing processes
  • Manage the development and improvement of existing tooling and manufacturing equipment
  • Review overall manufacturing processes to reduce cost, optimise efficiency and reduce waste
  • Produce drawings and technical data in support of product development:
    • Concept generation of machinery, jigs, assemblies, and tooling
    • Top level GA (general arrangement) design
    • Detailing engineering drawings
    • Creating engineering bills of materials
    • Engineering data entry to ERP system
  • Manage engineering change control to ensure internal process changes have traceability and completion in line with timing plans
  • Create documents for specifications, capital requests, technical reports etc
  • Ensure the requirements of any design qualification
  • Assist and make recommendations regarding departmental progression and improvement
  • Instruct and advise for training on your department where appropriate and when nominated as an in-house trainer and/or mentor
  • Attend/present at section and company meetings as required
  • Develop and build relationships with customers, suppliers or contractors
  • Suggest and assist with improvement recommendations for the department or Company.


The person

For this role, it is essential that you have the following:

  • HNC (minimum) in mechanical engineering or mechanical design
  • Experience of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Solidworks 3D experience
  • AutoCAD 2D experience
  • Drafting to the standard BS8888
  • Ability to produce clearly defined and accurate 3D assemblies
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good IT and literacy skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to follow instructions and processes
  • Strong work ethic, good timekeeping/attendance and a ‘will do’ attitude
  • Enthusiastic with a desire to learn
  • Motivated working alone and as part of a busy team
  • Able to work with stakeholders/customers as appropriate to the role.



  • Technical authoring
  • Experience of working within a machinery and manufacturing environment
  • Experience using EFACS or similar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).


What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • A growing company
  • Opportunities to develop and learn
  • Excellent, safe work environment
  • Supportive, skilled colleagues



  • 25 holiday days plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary annual bonus (based on company performance)
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Pension scheme (5% employer contribution)
  • Death-in-service payment (4x salary)
  • Employee assistance programme (including free counselling, GP appointments, cost reimbursement for dental, optical, physio etc.)
  • On-site canteen


How to apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV and Cover Letter to Cathy Munro at We look forward to hearing from you.

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