SolidWorks Design Engineer (Food Industry)

A4 Plus Limited

Up to £50,000 per annum, depending on experienceMonday – Thursday: 07:30am – 16:00pm, Friday: 07:30am – 15:00pm (30 mins lunch) 39 hours per weekFull Time / PermanentAn 8% non-contributory pension scheme is available after a probationary period.Overtime availableOpportunities for development as the business grows

Closing: 31/12/2020

Based in King’s Lynn, our Client has been trading for nearly 30 years and their continued mission is to provide engineering excellence and innovation for all sectors of the food and pharmaceutical industries. They’ve developed a strong reputation for the design, manufacture and installation of high-quality food handling, preparation, processing and packaging equipment and systems.


A position has opened up for an experienced SolidWorks Design Engineer to join their successful team. The purpose of this role is to produce 3D detailed designs of process machinery such as conveyor systems and materials handling systems used within the food and pharmaceutical industries. This position will also allow our Client time to focus on R&D.

Key Responsibilities:

Support the Sales Team with enquiries by creating 3D layout drawings and assisting with costing of machinery, estimates and proposals (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Design of machinery including, but not limited to, Conveyors, Vibratory equipment, Elevators and Lift & Tip units
Site surveying with visits to Customer sites inside and (infrequently) outside of the UK
Steelwork design
Risk assessment awareness / exposure
Material strength awareness / exposure
Prepare detailed 3D and 2D models, layouts, assemblies, and detailed drawings (SolidWorks)
Design and detail for manufacture (SolidWorks)
Some commissioning of equipment after installation
Overtime will be necessary at times due to timescales and workshop loading.

The Candidate:

The successful Candidate will have the following attributes:

Proficient with SolidWorks 2D & 3D
Previous experience in the design of food systems / equipment or pharmaceutical equipment
Ideally, you will have a background in stainless steel fabrication techniques and
Awareness of hygienic standards and design of equipment
Knowledge of electrical, Numatics and hydraulics to instruct Contractors (not done in-house)
Project Management experience
Site surveying experience
Awareness of BS EN1090 standards
Must hold a valid UK passport
Must be willing and able to travel
Flexible with working hours