Design Engineer (CAD / CAITA)

Crosby Composites
£20 to 30k per annum
05 Oct 2018
04 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Design Engineer (CAD / CAITA)

Crosby Composites is a leading carbon fibre engineering company supplying components worldwide directly into; Formula One, Motorsport, Aerospace and Automotive sectors.

Position: Composite Design Engineer
Location: Brackley, Northamptonshire (Commutable from Buckingham, Banbury, Bicester, Towcester, Milton Keynes and surrounding areas)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week, 08.00 to 16.30, overtime dependant on work schedule
Salary: £20 to 30k per annum Dependent on experience
Benefits: 23 days' annual leave plus bank holidays, Pension Scheme, Private Health Cover, Health Cash Plan, Childcare Vouchers, Employee access to 100's of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers, opportunity to be part of a growing company.

About the role:

The business is in the process of introducing CATIA as its main CAD programme and requires a committed Design Engineer with a good working knowledge of CATIA to help this growing department move forward.

Principally the Design Engineers are responsible for designing tooling that is sympathetic to the manufacture of composite components. The Design staff are required to manage all CAD data in and out of the company and ensure files are up to date and stored correctly. They will be in direct communication with departments to discuss ideas and resolve tooling issues


- Surface modelling of patterns, moulds and fixtures in line with departmental needs
- Produce technical tooling drawings to ensure designs can be manufactured and assembled.
- Compare two or more data files to understand differences in models Interrogate tree / 3D notes to understand customer needs
- Model components in line with customer specifications Communication
- Work closely with the Projects department and within Design to ensure projects are on target
- Specify all BoM items required to assembly tooling
- Develop departmental drawings / manuals to explain tooling methodology
- Liaise with suppliers to obtain quotes for outsourcing
- Communicate with Projects when up-issues are received
- Define process change / additional tooling required to implement a change

About you:

- Good working knowledge of CATIA
- Experience in component or tooling design
- Understand technical drawings, ideally laminate drawings too
- Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
- Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
- Good understanding of composite manufacture
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

You may have experience of the following: Composite Design Engineer, Design Engineer, CAD Engineer, CAD, CAITA, Composite Manufacturing, CAD Technician, Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, etc.

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