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Mechanical Design Engineer

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected companies.

About this opportunity

To design tooling and equipment in support of product and process developments, collaborating with CT’s development teams, manufacturing plants and suppliers.
Take projects from brief and specification through to fit-for-purpose design solutions involving all steps through to final validation.
Work alongside the electrical and controls team to deliver electrical/mechanical projects.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Design prototype and production tooling, development equipment and test rigs related to the development of products and manufacturing processes.
  • Meet challenging deadlines and targets within a multi-disciplinary engineering team and project based environment.
  • Plan, lead and deliver design engineering tasks from project definition, through specification, concept and detail design, commissioning and test.
  • Specify and procure commercial components, assemblies and machine solutions as required.
  • Produce technical project documentation including technical drawings and construction files, following required site standards, regulations and European and international standards.
  • Provide engineering expertise and advice to CT staff and businesses when required.
  • Support other designers and users with use of design software and design best practices.
  • Follow and inform on ‘state-of-the-art’ technologies relevant to core activities and Crown Technology.
  • Coach junior engineers to develop their overall capabilities.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within design group.
  • Use project management tools and engineering knowledge to deliver key projects to customers.


Job requirements


  • Degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Relevant experience in a mechanical design role.
  • Delivery of specifications and design of precision tooling, test rigs and special purpose machine assemblies.
  • Experience of applying GD&T, tolerance and tolerance stack-up 
  • Experience of the design process in development environments with emphasis on innovation, quality and teamwork.
  • Delivering engineering documentation in a tooling and machinery environment.
  • Strong mechanical design ability.
  • Competence and experienced in the use of 3-D CAD and data management systems.
  • Competency in the selection of engineering components, materials and service providers
  • Ability to apply analytical calculations to design (stress analysis, kinematics, simulation, etc.). 
  • Experience applying new technologies that enhance and improve designs.
  • Proven competency preparing and meeting agreed specifications, costs and timelines.
  • Effective team member, but self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Experience designing for high-speed machinery or manufacturing equipment.
  • An understanding of mechatronic principles and intelligent automation.
  • Knowledge of CAE tools applied to part and assembly design.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with a design stage gate process.

What Crown can offer you? 

  • the opportunity to build a career in a multi-cultural environment
  • to be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance  
  • professional and personal development through training and work experiences 
  • strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees  

Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging.  

Equal opportunity 

Crown is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 

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Mechanical Design Engineer

Requisition ID:  1403

Wantage, GB, OX12 9BP

Functional Area: 
Experience Level:  Executive
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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