Product Design Engineer

Role:    Product Design Engineer

Salary:    £20,000 - £22,000 D.O.E p.a. plus bonus, company pension

Hours of work:    9.00 – 5.30, Monday - Friday

Reporting to:    Product Manager

Location:    Head Office - Newbridge, Edinburgh

Origin Fitness is a UK based distributor and manufacturer of commercial fitness equipment. Origin works with both distributors and commercial operators to combine both equipment provision and a range of support services which include gym design, marketing, training and servicing.

The company is currently looking to grow its market share in the UK and internationally, with product design a key part in the company’s strategy towards achieving this.

Job Description

Origin Fitness is seeking a motivated individual to join its product department. The Product Design Engineer will be tasked with delivering project briefs on time and on budget working closely with the marketing team.


  • Work with product, sales and marketing teams to innovate and further develop the product range.
  • Carry out in-depth product & industry research & analysis.
  • Design and develop new equipment adhering to product briefs.
  • Improve the performance and design of existing products and overseeing production and packaging of final products.
  • Take concept drawings and designs & produce concise 3D Models, manufacturing drawings and product specifications.
  • Liaising with relevant teams and suppliers throughout the product development process.
  • Adhering to the product development process and product strategy.
  • Ensure proper reporting and design records are kept.

Essential Skills and Competencies

  • Experience and understanding of mechanical design work, manufacturing processes and materials.
  • Knowledge and experience with utilization of CAD/3D Modelling Software – preferably Autodesk Inventor and 3DS Max.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite – predominantly Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Solid knowledge of Windows & Microsoft Office applications – predominantly Word and Excel.
  • Solid understanding of the design process.
  • Efficient with attention to detail.
  • Teamwork and an enthusiasm for learning and sharing.
  • Strong initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to manage own time and workload.
  • Good communication skills.

Desirable Skills and Competencies

  • Product Photography
  • Liaising with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Product visualisation skills

Why join Origin Fitness?

  • An Investors in People employer
  • Training and support
  • Career development
  • Opportunities to diversify and specialise your skills
  • A lively and open work environment
  • Free staff gym at head office
  • Free staff car park at head office
  • 28 days annual leave
  • A joint contributory pension scheme.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and follow an equal opportunities policy.

How to apply

  • Please send a cover letter and CV to
  • Closing date for applications is Tuesday 30th of April 2019.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. No agencies please.

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