Senior Design Engineer - Prodieco

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Senior Design Engineer

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About Prodieco

At Prodieco we are dedicated to designing & manufacturing high performance Blister Tooling and advanced engineering solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.

Quality, precision and a passion to exceed our customers’ expectations, drives everything we do.

Our ethos is simple: there is always a better way. You will see this in our continuous drive for internal process improvement but more importantly in the dedication to enhance every tool design to produce the perfect blister pack.

Pride, dedication and an unwavering commitment to perfection are at the heart of what we do.

When you join us at our home in Cookstown, you are joining some of the most talented craftspeople and engineers in the world. We are looking for people who will help shape the next chapter of the Prodieco story. From the engineering design office to the workshop floor and support functions, we are a close team united by one desire: working to provide a service that is second to none. Our passion inspires people to join, and makes them want to stay.

We look for hard-working team players who are responsible, honest and able to be creative when faced with challenge. Crafting our world renowned tooling requires flawless attention to detail, which should follow through in everything that you do. To help you achieve your best, we provide many ways for you to develop and grow, supported by an attractive benefits package and a great working environment.

Our state of the art production facility operates as an exemplar of LEAN manufacturing in operation. From material sourcing and selection to high speed engineering equipment, the pursuit excellence run through our operations.

job description

Role Overview:

The overall purpose of this role is to ensure “right first time” tooling design is delivered efficiently and effectively to both internal and external customers. Reporting to a Design Supervisor, you will be part of a large team of designers responsible for designing complete designs for precision pharmaceutical tooling based on a list of defined inputs.


  • Study and follow a complete design brief
  • Design of Blister packaging tooling using computer aided design (CAD) carried out exclusively in SolidWorks.
  • Control of Bill of Materials (BoM), CAD Models and Engineering Drawings.
  • Adhere to project deadlines and schedules
  • Contribute to departmental monetary targets
  • Make design changes on existing products
  • Follow defined procedures and internal standards
  • Detailed review and check of designs and changes for compliance to internal standards and procedures
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Support process improvement activities
  • Assess and implement improvements proposed by manufacturing, assembly and other key departments within the company
  • Undertake special projects as required
  • Reverse engineer tooling
  • Support the review of customer issues when required and propose solutions
  • Provide the Sales and Customer Services Team with technical support as required

Relationship Management

  • Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers.
  • Be an effective team member, working with supervisors and colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output

Person Specification

Technical Skills

  • Third level qualification in BEng in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 4 – 6 years in a Mechanical Design Engineer role designing bespoke products
  • A sound knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks, technical drawings and 3D modelling essential
  • Experience of producing detailed drawing for manufacture with knowledge of geometrical tolerances
  • An excellent grasp of engineering and design principles
  • Strong and proven problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Experience designing blister tooling or equipment for the pharmaceutical sector a distinct advantage


  • Ability to work in a structured, systematic and organised manner, with high level of concentration.
  • Self-disciplined, thorough, methodical and predictable in approach to completing tasks. Highly organised with excellent planning skills
  • Team player, with the ability to build relationship within and external to the design team.
  • Enjoy the challenge of problem solving and identifying well thought through practical solutions.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, proactive and committed
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced, results driven and ever changing environment
  • Strong attention to detail and quality
  • Excellent ability to express ideas and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Innovative thinker that can envision new and better ways of doing things
  • Proven analytical aptitude and problem solving capability
  • Analytical thinking and ability to make calculated decisions based on facts and information.
  • Desire to continuously improve, raise standards, reduce errors and perfect processes.
  • Ability to remain calm and objective under pressure
We manage our recruitment process in line with General Data Protection Regulations. For more information on your data protection rights please view our privacy statement on our Terms & Conditions page. Prodieco is an equal opportunities employer

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