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Design Engineer (Knutsford-based role) Ref. TGJOB011

Posted: 11th October 2021

If you are looking for a new career, family owned lift manufacturer Terry Lifts requires an experienced Design Engineer to join our busy and diverse team.

The role will include responsibility for new projects and the on-going development of current products. The successful candidate will contribute to our success by working not only on their own initiative, but also by working with other departments in the business, our suppliers and customers.

Most important is an open-mindedness and willingness to provide colleagues with the highest levels of support and a genuine desire to assist a successful team in achieving an ever-increasing demand for its products.  You will enjoy working within a challenging environment.

In return you can expect a competitive package including a company pension and death-in-service benefit.  You will be put on a comprehensive in-house training programme to get you fully up-to-speed with the wide range of products manufactured.  On-going support will be provided to ensure you maintain the company’s high standards.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • UK-based degree in Engineering, Physics or Maths
  • Minimum 1 year industrial experience in a Design Engineer role
  • Well-motivated and creative
  • Able to demonstrate lateral thinking
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • IT Literate, including competence with Microsoft Office
  • Proficient at working with spreadsheets

Desirable Experience:

  • Training and/or experience in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Hands-on experience with machining, welding, carpentry or mechanical assembly would be beneficial
  • Working knowledge or interest in electrics would be beneficial

The Role:

  • Using PTC CREO 8 3D CAD package to design new products and mechanisms, and modify existing parts
  • Value engineering projects
  • Contributing to design discussions
  • Performing calculations to verify designs
  • Progressing projects for new parts and assemblies from a conceptual design through into production
  • Carrying out testing and quality checks on both new and existing parts
  • Responsibility for the creation of new bills of materials and the manipulation of existing bills
  • Liaising with suppliers with regards to parts manufacture, delivery and cost
  • Creating technical drawings for both new and existing parts


39-hour working week

We offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support service
  • 22 days holiday per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Two years’ death-in-service benefit from first day of employment to age 65

How to apply

For vacancy TGJOB0011 please complete an application form and an equality and diversity form.

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Application Form

Equality and Diversity Form

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Quoting Job Reference TGJOB0011, please send the completed forms, along with any supporting documentation, to:


Postal Address:

HR Department
Terry Group Ltd
Longridge Trading Estate
WA16 8PR

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