3D SolidWorks Technician

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About the Company:

Our Cambridgeshire based Client provides a complete range of food processing equipment and products and they’re looking to grow their design team. They solutions include; snack food high volume production lines, root crop processing, canning, coffee processing and offer the complete turn-key solution.


The Role:

Working under their own initiative, with support from the close-knit Project Engineering team, fulfilling “inception to completion” design and draughting requirements for food processing lines (cradle to grave). Developing models and fabrication drawings. Sheet-metal formations and structural steelwork. Working to and delivering highly hygienic (food safe) design standards.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Conversant with 2D & 3D CAD
  • 3D SolidWorks trained and competent – industrial fabrication drawings
  • Site survey of operating areas
  • Steelwork design, load bearing calculations, fabrication drawings.
  • Access walkways and staircase design and fabrication drawings.
  • Risk assessments for the specific solutions and the interacting layout.
  • Process layout refinement and design of interconnecting transfer chutes etc.
  • Identify foot-loadings for interaction with construction companies.
  • Identify utility connection points for the process layout.
  • Amend layouts with “as installed” updates


The Candidate:

  • Experience within a similar role is essential and preferably:
    • Food machinery design
    • Hygienic food-safe solutions
    • Fabrication processes
    • CE marking, machinery directive and guarding requirements
  • Experience in equipment & steelwork design and fabrication techniques
  • Minimum 3 years industrial experience
  • HNC / HND qualification in engineering
  • Dynamic, enthusiastic and flexible approach
  • Willing to travel (occasional need for UK and foreign site surveys)
  • Commercial awareness applied to designing - value engineering approach
  • Excellent people skills, clear communicator, team player
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of:
    • SolidWorks (parts, weldments, sheet-metal, piping, stress analysis)
    • AutoCAD
  • An innovative and forward thinking individual
  • Highly organised with attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Self-motivated and solution focused


The Package:

  • Private healthcare after qualifying period.
  • Additional holiday plan based on years of service.
  • 20 days holiday (plus bank and public holidays)
  • Company contributory pension scheme
26 April 2021
Food Industry
CAD - Technician