Are you a Product Design Engineer looking for a new challenge?

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer to join our forward-thinking product development team based in Hixon, Staffordshire.

The Company

Alpha Manufacturing, a member of the Bri-Stor Group, is a privately-owned sheetmetal fabrication business based in Hixon, Stafford. Established in 1989, the company now employs over 150 people.

Utilising industry leading technology, Alpha Manufacturing have facilities to design, prototype and manufacture a diverse range of products all in their purpose-built sheet metal fabrication factory in the heart of Staffordshire.

The Role

Reporting to the NPD Manager the successful individual will be responsible for the design, development and project management of products in line with the requirements of the new projects plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake market research investigations.
  • Production of estimated project costs.
  • Produce and develop designs from concept to prototype and into production, ensuring all design modifications/improvements are captured and implemented.
  • Monitor, track and report on actual project costs.
  • Co-ordinate project meetings as required.
  • Develop and run suitable testing programmes tailored to the product.
  • Produce a full set of manufacturing and assembly drawing to enable full production of products.
  • Production of accurate Bill of Materials

The Person

  • Be able to demonstrate previous experience working in Product Design Engineer role
  • Able to manage long running projects
  • Able to monitor and report on project costs
  • Proficient in the use of 3D CAD software, ideally Solidworks
  • Comfortable working and communicating with numerous internal departments along with customers and suppliers


The successful candidate will be entitled to:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Various training opportunities

Alpha Manufacturing are an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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