RB 43587 - Senior Designer (Plastics) – Cape Town
Professional Career Services
Johannesburg, South Africa
1h ago
source : Job Placements

Employer Description

Our client is a reputable manufacturer of plastic closures and bottles.

Job Description

Reporting to the Technical Development Manager, You will be responsible for :

  • Ensuring timeous output of analysis results and rapid prototype samples
  • Develop and optimize packaging designs to enable high functionality and performance with the efficient use of material and technologies
  • Develop and validate material models for use in simulation models, based on material test data
  • Initiate and lead projects that explore innovative packaging design for both internal and external customers
  • Give technical guidance to FEA engineer on producing simulation results that are reliable and accurate, and assist product designers in understanding how to improve the functional performance of their designs
  • Review product designers work to ensure high quality and accuracy
  • Collaborate with toolroom on design and manufacturing of blow moulds and tooling parts
  • Register and maintain intellectual property protection registers of all designs
  • Interpret design parameters successfully converted into a product offering
  • Provide the relevant information to the standards department to enable efficient transfer to operations
  • Effectively utilize design information to assist with RCAs and customer feedback
  • Ensure that plant layouts are in place, up to date and stored in the document library
  • Qualifications

  • BSc / BTech / ND Mechanical Engineering
  • Skills

  • Experience in design of plastic bottles / lids, and other packaging products
  • 3D CAD and simulation software including the application thereof plus Solid Edge and NX experience
  • 4 years practical experience in a product development environment, which should include experience in engineering simulation and product optimisation within a manufacturing environment
  • Good mathematical and engineering design background
  • Experience in non-linear analysis of plastic parts will be advantageous
  • Proven experience in rapid prototyping
  • Medical Aid
  • Pension Fund
  • Management incentive bonus
  • Laptop / computer
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