Senior Designer

at PCS
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Oct 21, 2020
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time


  • 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 RCA’s and customer feedback
    • Ensure that plant layouts are in place, up to date and stored in the document library




    • BSc/BTech/ND Mechanical Engineering




    • 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
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