Design Engineer in Manchester at GPAC

Date Posted: 11/8/2022

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Design Engineer


We are looking for a Design Engineer to join our growing team at our Research & Design engineering firm with the primary focus on serving the firearms and defense industries. Our main goal is to help our customers with product development, evaluation, prototyping, and low-volume manufacturing, while providing first calls customer service.

The Design Engineer works together with all team members and customers to deliver new products and improve legacy designs. The Design Engineer role requires self-motivation, self-reliance, a problem-solving focus, design for manufacturing knowledge, end-user experience, and ownership from start to finish on all projects assigned.

Job Type: Full-time, On-site

Responsibilities for the Design Engineer:

  • Develop new products or improvements to legacy designs, targeting end user experience, cost targets, and appropriate DFMA for production (quality & cost focused), fixtures, gauging materials, and finishing requirements.
  • Using SolidWorks to generate and check drawings, utilizing appropriate GD&T with ANSI/ASME Y14.5M, and a functional dimensions scheme while performing tolerance stack analysis for optimization and ensuring form, fit, and function of assemblies.
  • Independently generate thorough test plans for product performance testing to include function, feel, appeal, FMEA, stress & fatigue analysis, and destruction.
  • Compiling and analyzing testing results to formulate plausible hypotheses and rational conclusions with recommendations for action and execution of refining components/products.
  • Use metrology equipment for evaluation and determination of design intent.
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to meet the project’s needs.
  • Ability to help resolve design/technology/CAD process issues innovatively, always in a proactive, collaborative, but compliant manner.
  • Develop and manage the products bill of materials.
  • Manage Intellectual Property risk through patent searches, applications, and trade studies.
  • Constantly follow and enforce safe firearm handling, range safety, and all Safety policies.
  • Must be able to travel infrequently.

Requirements of the Design Engineer:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • B.S. in Manufacturing Design Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Proficient in GD&T (Certification preferred)
  • Firearms Design/ Manufacturing experience.
  • Spring design experience.
  • LEAN Manufacturing experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Project, Visio and SolidWorks (CSWA, CSWP or CSWE certifications is a plus)
  • Understanding of metallurgy, various manufacturing process such as CNC machining, stamping, sheet metal, injection molding, MIM, DMP, DMLS, extrusions, forging, casting, heat treatment, finishing, and coatings.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.