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Design Engineer

Location : Grange, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

About SF

If you are interested in joining a growing company within Europe’s largest industry, then SF Engineering may be right for you. As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of products and solutions for the global food industry, a career at SF is beyond what you would expect.

At SF we realise that our employees are one of the keys to our success. We look for individuals who share our passion to succeed. As a leader in our field, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available at our Sligo site in the West of Ireland, including that of a Design Engineer.

The Role:

To play a key role in the Projects/Design Department in ensuring that SF has a range of high quality, technically innovative and commercially competitive products suitable for the food industry as a stand-alone or full line solution. Producing high quality drawing packs for the purpose of manufacture. In addition, the role requires that the candidate will be responsible for technical support to other functions within the business.

Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Produce SolidWorks models/drawings working from concepts/layout drawings
  • Assist Project Engineers in taking live projects from inception to completion
  • To design and develop new products for the food processing industry
  • To design and develop enhancements to SF’s existing product range
  • To support other departments where required on issues of a technical nature
  • The production and maintenance of technical documentation as required
  • To ensure that products meet all mandatory legislation (Design RA, CE Manuals)
  • Constant interrogation of product design to identify and implement cost savings
  • and manufacturing/process improvements
  • Specification of mechanical components such as belts, motors and pneumatics

Qualifications & experience:

  • Minimum 3rd level qualification in mechanical engineering
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in sheet metal & fabrication a distinct advantage
  • Experience in the food industry a distinct advantage
  • Fully conversant with SolidWorks

Requirements :

  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and multi task to meet tight deadlines
  • PC literate
  • A good eye with high attention to detail
  • An enthusiastic and can do attitude
  • Must be willing to travel and work weekends where required

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please complete the form below or alternatively you can email

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