Technical Manager

  • £45000 - £50000 per annum
  • Redditch
  • Posted: 07/05/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 025419554

Job Details

Part of a large privately owned manufacturing group, this precision component manufacturer is seeking a hands on Engineering Manager to oversee the design department and implement new product design & development on time and to the required standards.


to £50000 + Car+ Pension + Healthcare

Location: West Midlands

As the Design Engineering Manager, you will manage a small team of Mechanical Design Engineers involved in a range of product design projects. You will review, assess and monitor engineering and process integrity during NPD development; introduce and encourage product integrity improvements throughout the VA/VE process and the product range.


o Lead the creative innovation of new product designs

o Manage design department to create new products to schedule

o Develop a robust FMEA process to improve the integrity within the design of new and modified products to ensure product designs meet specification requirements and to enable consistency of manufacture

o Use of VAVE and Lean techniques to deliver on the right balance of quality, aesthetics, cost and speed to market on every project

o Ensure the correct processes are followed to support Change Management

o Build a close relationship with the manufacturing teams in the UK and Asia, both internal and external, and collaborate to ensure designs are consistent with process capability


Applications are sought from experienced Design Managers, Technical Managers, Engineering Managers or Senior Design Engineers who would flourish in a small to medium size organisation as part of the senior management team.

o Engineering qualifications related to mechanical design

o Experience developing complex mechanical products such as mechanisms, actuators, locks

o Strong record in successful mechanical design using of products made from pressure diecasting, injection moulding, pressing, assembly and finishing

o Proficient utilising 3D CAD design software ideally Solid Works

o Collaborative approach with good communication, team-working and leadership attributes coupled with coaching, mentoring and training skills

o Ability to find creative solutions to complex engineering problems

o Able to modernise, bring fresh ideas and confidently challenge the status quo in a fast-changing environment

o Understanding of industry standards and regulations

About Our Client:

Our client is a leading manufacturer of high volume precision components used in a variety of automotive and non automotive applications. Located near main motorway junction within commuting distance from Birmingham, Worcester, Redditch, Stratford and Solihull areas. In return our client is offering a salary upto £50000 for the right candidate, plus car allowance, pension contribution, medical insurance, 33 days holiday

Please apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion on 0121 450 5020

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