How to Hire a Design Engineer

Does your growing business need a Design Engineer? A Design Engineer takes care of engineering department duties including design, research, engineering documentation and process improvements.

Here are some tips to help you find great Design Engineer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $38.64 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $11.00$90.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Design Engineer?

A capable Design Engineer is an innovative professional who comes up with new product tips including systems for their operation. They also work on existing products to make them more efficient than before.
Choosing the right person as Design Engineer is essential to create new products thus newer areas for growth and increased revenue for the company.

• Develop new product models and drawing using specialized software
• Perform continuous research and develop new materials
• Coordinate with the design and purchasing team after constructing prototypes

Skills to look for in a great Design Engineer

Review the skills and qualifications of all possible candidates to identify the most suitable candidate for Design Engineer.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design or similar fields
• Proven experience of more than 3+ years’ in mechanical design
• Detailed knowledge of 3D CAD software and other similar software’s
• Good knowledge of metal fabrication and its processes
• Thoroughly understand current cutting tool technology
• Good at scheduling and problem solving

Writing a Design Engineer job description

Write a detailed job description with a list of duties, responsibilities and required skill set to find suitable Design Engineer candidates.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Design Engineer jobs, such as:

• Senior Design Engineer
• Mechanical Design Engineer
• Junior Design Engineer

Interviewing Design Engineer candidates

In the interview process for suitable candidates for Design Engineer, comparing the skills and qualifications of all potential candidates is essential.

• Proficiency in Mechanical design
• Knowledge and experience of CAD software to create prototypes
• How they’ve excelled at creating new products and their systems to enhance product portfolio of the company to increase their growth and revenue.

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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