Chapman Machinery Ltd.
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Salary Details
Skills dependant up to £35,000
Hours of work
Full time
Job Type
Closing Date
Chapman Machinery Ltd are looking for a Design & Development Engineer to join their progressive manufacturing team at their factory in the South West.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a company expanding rapidly and bringing new products to market within the UK, Europe and North America.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated with a methodical approach to problem solving, and enjoy the challenge of working on new designs in conjunction with the Production team. They will have responsibility for the provision of design and development support to the Company, from design conception through to testing and final production. With design and manufacturing all on one site the successful candidate will be able to oversee their ideas evolve through the design process, resulting in finished machines leaving the factory for sale to customers.

In return, Chapman can offer an excellent salary with regular appraisal reviews to reward performance and training. As a small but rapidly growing private Company, we value all of our staff as key players in our business, and hope to grow and progress our staff with the business.


  • Using CAD software to produce designs on a daily basis.
  • Development of conceptual ideas to working models.
  • Test and development of prototype assemblies.
  • Build and develop BOM’s to allow accurate costing and effective production planning
  • Production of documentation & drawings for production and sales
  • Design of jigs / tooling to accompany new product development and manufacturing process improvement
  • Liaise with Sales, Planning and Production to ensure new projects are delivered on time and on budget whilst maintaining the company’s high standards for quality


  • Degree level qualification in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent design field
  • Strong working knowledge of Solidworks
  • Experience of Agricultural Engineering and general practices is advantageous but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of excel or equivalent spreadsheet
  • Effective time management and communication skills.
  • Access to own transport and valid driver’s license
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment advantageous

Company Description


Chapman Machinery Ltd was founded in 2010 as Company No. 07317739. We are a small but rapidly growing company manufacturing quality equipment for the agricultural, equestrian and horticultural sectors, designed for ease of use, simplicity and robustness, to ensure a long service life and reliability.

As a dedicated design and manufacturing company, we know our products inside-out and hold a huge amount of spares and components to ensure the continued serviceability of any of our machines.

Other Application Details

If you would like to find out more, send us your CV & covering letter by clicking REGISTER AND APPLY or LOGIN AND APPLY.

Alternatively please write to Chapman Machinery Ltd, Hele Barton, Week St Mary, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6XR.

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