Design Engineer

Location Merseyside

Salary TBA

Ideal candidate may have approx 2 years experience as a Garment Tech, Product Developer or on Gerber.

Clothing

JOB PURPOSE

Working in a fast moving, high pressure, procedure driven environment, the main focus of a Design Engineer will include the design and development of new products, introducing major changes to existing products and producing technical documentation to support the product through qualification and production. The Design Engineer will be expected to design products in accordance with a customer design brief, which will be subjected to rigorous testing in line with the intended end use, whilst designing a product which is fit for mass production.

KEY TASKS 

Analysis of customer requirements. 
Development of design concepts.  
Detailed pattern design using GERBER.
Participation in design reviews and customer meetings.
Preparation of design documentation.
Create detailed design drawings using AutoCAD and photography.
Support manufacturing sites through New Product Introduction activities.
Support prototype development working closely with machinists.
Participate in Design for Manufacture reviews.
Technical liaison (Internal business meetings, Sales support, Tender support).
Hold technical reviews with suppliers to optimise design for quality and cost. 
Provide customer support as required throughout the development process.
Support testing events, on-site and off-site.

COMPETENCIES

Garment / Product Design
Anthropometric Sizing
Gerber Pattern Design Software
Auto CAD Software
Understanding of Clothing Manufacturing
Understanding of Product Validation, testing and qualification
Technical documentation compilation (report writing, standard operating procedures, qualification documentation)