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Graduate Job Design Engineer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Furmanac
Reference: J1016
Salary: £20,000 - 24,000  

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Furmanac are the UK’s leading manufacturer of adjustable beds and for over 40 years the company have been pioneers in the market with their innovation and desire to design great products, which are proudly manufactured in the UK and to the highest quality.

In fact, Furmanac are the only motion bed manufacturer in the UK to build the motion frame. Continued success and with a focus on the future, we are looking for a top graduate to join our growing business and support our design team in assisting the delivery of projects from concept to production.

The success of every company comes down to having excellent products, the desire to solve problems and the right team to make it happen. This is where, as a Design Engineer, you come in.

In a growing economy the success of an organisation comes from their ability to deliver for their customers. Graduates make excellent design engineers and are a much sought after commodity. They can play an integral part in meeting their clients’ requirements by developing new and existing processes, overseeing the delivery of current product lines and generating new conceptual designs. Applying these skills in an exciting design role will quickly lead to business leadership, growth within the organisation and high earning capacity.

If you have a flair for designing new products and delivering conceptual ideas then join Furmanac and we’ll support you with the right training to launch your career.

The Role

The role of the Design Engineer will be to manage projects from ‘cradle to grave’, understand and interpret our customers' requirements and implement processes for the smooth running of the design & production teams. You will also be responsible for developing systems that deliver a clear reporting structure that allow traceability for product related issues.

You will be tasked with managing the complete NPI cycle from concept to completion. You will seek to deliver new and existing products against a clear commercial plan using methods of best practice in programme management and new product development.

You will also lead the product development team, taking responsibility for the delivery of new products through market research, early stage design, prototype & testing into full production, and subsequent product evolution.

Finally, you will be required to liaise and communicate effectively across departments, present information clearly and accurately to key stakeholders and decision makers within the business and will have a clear idea around their own career progression and what steps will be required to reach the next level such as Engineering Designer Designate.


You must come from an engineering or manufacturing background as a Project Design Engineer. You will also have the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • A Design Engineering related qualification.
  • Experience with NPI & NPD models
  • Experience working on projects from ‘cradle to grave’
  • Experience of implementing systems that enhance the running of the design & production teams
  • Experience of using CAD packages such as AutoCad 2d, Solidworks 3d or Inventor.


If your application is successful then you will be contacted to conduct a telephone interview which will lead to a first stage assessment centre.

We will be legally obliged to check your eligibility to work in the UK. Please check your eligibility before applying and ensure that you can provide the appropriate original documents.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: West Midlands

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates

0121 665 4060

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