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Design Engineer

As engineers, inventors and human beings, we believe in using ingenuity to enhance the lives of others.  Equipped with fresh eyes, curious minds and an enthusiasm for possibility, we follow a different path to arrive at better answers.  The sort that make the world a happier, safer place to be.


As the Design engineering lead on projects, you will be responsible for developing creative solutions to the challenges associated with the design, development of Bloc products. 

Important Information
Date Posted: 1st October 2021
Closing Date: 29th October 2021
Industry: Manufacturing and Engineering
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Starting from £27,000.00

About the role

·         You are responsible and accountable for leading and managing the NPI process to deliver Bloc products. Using and applying your own flair and imagination to generate, develop and refine concepts ideas from qualified design briefs. Liaise with the relevant stakeholders to ensure the brief is followed as closely as possible and that project milestones are met.  You will lead the project through from Qualification to Launch ensuring that by this stage the design is as close to the approved product as possible, and always aligning with the qualifying information and rationale.  

 

What we are looking for:

 

·         Assisting in the development of new product concepts from the initial design stage through to finished products

·         Experience of contributing overall to the development of new and existing products, exuding passion, energy, and drive, and encouraging and enthusing in your position as a member of the team.  

·         Practice effective project management, multitasking and adhering to deadlines and budgets, and always applying the ‘best quality for the lowest price’ principle to your work.  

·         Source components as necessary, building relationships with suppliers and developing a reliable and trusted network who can supply for custom requirements

·         Good commercial awareness of the markets and industries, including outside of blinds, to ensure that we are keeping abreast of market demands and opportunities, and working to align to our internal design guidelines and customer profiles.  

Aid the wider teams, including manufacturing and production, and being an active presence within the factory.  Willing to carrying out inevitable ad hoc tasks to assist your manager or team, and those outside of your team as appropriate.

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • 3-5 years Experience Developing Products
  • Product Design or Mechanical Engineering Degree or related.
  • Ability to Create detailed 3D CAD models and 2D drawings using SolidWorks or equivalent (Some 2D Autocad / Draftsight also beneficial)
  • Have a full driving license with own transport

Desired criteria

  • Experience of designing parts / assemblies suitable for manufacture by the injection moulding process; candidates should be able to demonstrate their knowledge by way of examples
  • Strong working knowledge of other manufacturing processes including extrusion moulding, CNC, Sheet Metal Fabrication, and cosmetic part finishing.
  • Hands on’ engineering and prototyping skills will be particularly attractive
  • Be knowledgeable and experienced in test method development and validation.

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Applying Data to Decisions

Applying Data to Decisions

Developing Proposals

Developing Proposals

Developing Requirements

Developing Requirements

Planning & Scheduling

Planning & Scheduling

Project Management

Project Management

Design Engineering

Design Engineering

Bloc Blinds & PPE

Bloc Group is a global manufacturing and design company based in Magherafelt with divisions in Belfast and The Netherlands. Employing over 250 staff and established in 2009. The group consist of: Bloc Blinds -one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative blinds systems, supplying blinds to customers all over the world both in the commercial and residential markets. Bloc Healthcare Solutions -an expert designer and volume manufacturer & the first indigenous PPE and medical device manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. Bloc Labs -designs, tests, and develops the next generation of consumer technology products and experiences for global markets.

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At Bloc we've always had a straightforward approach. Equipped with fresh eyes and curious minds we realised that there was immense potential for improvement in the solar shade sector. It’s what prompted our invention of revolutionary, patented bloc-out blind technology. It was the impetus for our Safe-by-Design adjustment wand that empowers elderly people with the ability to easily control light levels, while protecting the young and vulnerable by eradicating the risk posed by dangling cord adjusters. We launched a PPE strategy, transitioning to manufacture face shields within days of the first signs of Covid-19, since evolving to become expert designers and volume manufacturers of healthcare solutions. And this is just one more way we’ve turned our engineering and design experience into a meaningful, positive outcome

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Maximise your potential But we realise that innovation, design and creation need nurturing. That's why at Bloc we're putting people at the centre. To enable innovation, we need to enable our people, allowing them to work with both collaboration and autonomy, and giving them opportunity, encouragement and support to maximise their potential. We actively assist employees in developing themselves, both through training and providing opportunities. Currently we have employees from the North and North West Regional Colleges and R&D and Mechatronics interns from QUB and UUJ. We are a global company, providing employees with the opportunity to travel to USA, Europe and China, and training that enhances their practical skills and knowledge.

Our benefits

We also take pride in being able to step aside from the traditional rigidity of working terms, by offering flexible working hours, bonus schemes, and an organisational chart not built on hierarchy, with a commitment to continually develop and improve our side of the employment relationship, ultimately with the aim of attracting and retaining excellent innovation enablers.

Vacation/Paid Time Off

Performance Bonuses

Paid Sick Days

Retirement Plan and/or Pension

Flexible Schedule

Office Perks

Employee Development Programs

Employee Discounts

Opportunity to Travel

Remote working

Free Parking

Referral bonus

Open office

Company retreats

Competitive Salary

Design Engineer

Bloc Group is a global manufacturing and design company based in Magherafelt with divisions in Belfast and The Netherlands. Employing over 250 staff and established in 2009. The group consist of: Bloc Blinds -one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative blinds systems, supplying blinds to customers all over the world both in the commercial and residential markets. Bloc Healthcare Solutions -an expert designer and volume manufacturer & the first indigenous PPE and medical device manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. Bloc Labs -designs, tests, and develops the next generation of consumer technology products and experiences for global markets.