Sheet Metal Design Engineer


Smethwick, Birmingham, West Midlands

Job Description:

The Hadley Group requires a Sheet Metal Design Engineer to produce the highest quality designs and developments to meet customer specifications whilst optimizing the method of manufacture, using development techniques, complete with product and manufacturing drawings to a high standard with all relevant tolerances and identifications.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To be directly involved and lead projects that require design assistance or improving.
  • Design prototypes and develop products as required across a range of machines.
  • Design to meet costs, timing, safety, environmental and quality requirements.
  • Facilitate Hadley Allied Products  with drawings in a multitude of formats; Flat pattern DXF's for punching, bending and folded drawings, laser step files, full assembly and packing specification drawings.
  • Use of CAD & CAM systems appropriate to area of work.
  • Develop the management of design controls and system to increase revenue and efficiency.
  • Conduct research and make recommendations based on evolving trends, programs and processes.
  • Inspect products with correct measurement equipment appropriate to the task and to drawings issued.
  • To produce models, designs and drawings that will be for use on a multitude of sheet metal machines. These include flat patterns for punching, bending drawings for press brakes, 2d and 3d drawings for laser. Assembly drawings and packing specifications on assembly & finishing.


  • A minimum experience of 2 years in sheet metal design
  • >2 years plus in a design role
  • Engineering experience, ideally in previous Sheet Metal or similar design role.
  • Experience in Autodesk Inventor both 2D, 3D and modelling with assemblies, rendering and environments
  • Experience in AutoCAD

Qualifications Required:

  • Engineering qualifications up to HNC level

Date Posted:

12/05/2017 15:52:30

Additional Information:


  • Research skills
  • Able to capture and specify design requirements
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of CNC machines, programming, Fixtures, methods of manufacture


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