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Design Engineer

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Paragon Rapid Technologies is a market leading innovation services company providing state-state-of-the-art prototyping and LVM solutions to OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers, design and engineering teams, modelling and precision engineering firms. We work across a broad range of sectors, including automotive and transport, aerospace and defence, architecture, energy and exploration, medical, consumer products and entertainment.

Due to an extremely successful 2018 where we have seen significant growth in requirements from our engineering capability. We are now looking for a design engineer to join our team.


  • Creating tool designs, jigs and fixtures in 3D and detailed 2D drawings

  • Working closely with multi-disciplined teams to ensure customer requirements are achieved and projects are delivered on time and to the required quality standards

  • Participating in design reviews with customers in accordance with their project requirements

  • Developing design concepts to customer specifications

  • Involvement in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives

  • Any other reasonable duties as requested


  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. Long term experience may also be considered 

  • Full UK driving licence

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in the use of CATIA V5/V6 (training may be given to the right candidate)

  • Experience of Solid Works also preferable

  • Understanding of GD&T

  • Experience of handling multiple tasks/projects

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials as they relate to design and manufacturing

  • Self-motivated with a high degree of creativity and initiative

  • Lateral thinking, with the ability to provide realistic, innovative design solutions

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Computer literate

  • Highly confident working in a fast-paced engineering environment

  • Good time management

  • A proactive approach to continuous improvement and 5S

A Career at Paragon Rapid Technologies

This is a significant opportunity to build your career and work within one of the most exciting industry sectors in the North East. Our engineering facility has demonstrated significant growth over the last year and it’s a trend that’s set to continue.

As part of the Northern Powerhouse, we believe we are uniquely placed to help deliver innovative customer solutions across all the industry sectors we work in. We’re self-sufficient in terms of exceptional talent and manufacturing expertise which ensures our stability. Our strategy for growth and maintaining a market-leading position includes encouraging our people to be innovative, collaborative and ambitious.  Quality is at the heart of everything we do at Paragon Rapid Technologies. We help our people achieve their ambitions within the company with access to first-rate training and development programmes, enabling you to grow your knowledge, skills and capabilities, and even expand your interests and take your career in new directions.  

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