Design Manager (Cape Town) – Professional Career Services, Cape Town

  • Full Time
  • Cape Town, South Africa

Professional Career Services

Ref: RB 11663 – Design Manager (Cape Town)

Employer Description

Our client is a leading packaging manufacturer with operations in Africa and Europe.

Job Description


Reporting to the Senior Manager: Projects and Technical Liaison, You will be responsible for:

  • Managing the functions of the Design Centre, ensuring timeous output of analysis results and rapid prototype samples
  • Performing engineering simulation work using finite element analysis to optimize and verify packaging design concepts
  • Developing and optimizing packaging designs to enable high functional performance with the efficient use of material
  • Developing and validating material models for use in simulation models, based on material test data
  • Developing and updating simulation processes to maximize new tools in available software
  • Initiating and managing projects that explore innovative packaging design for both internal and external customers
  • Producing prototype samples using 3D printing techniques and maintain the equipment to provide a reliable service bureau to internal customers
  • Giving technical guidance to FEA engineers on producing simulation results that are reliable and accurate, and assisting product designers in understanding how to improve the functional performance of their designs
  • Liaising with internal and external customers to interpret their design requirements and translating these into the required design parameters
  • Ensuring that functions that support design, such as rapid prototyping and engineering simulation, are coordinated to deliver world class designs
  • Assisting the designers in generating new packaging designs in 3D CAD
  • Supporting the Business with broader design and drafting work, including the preparation of plant layouts, reverse engineering of spares or tooling components and the design of inspection gauges to measure components

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