Mechanical Design Manager

Location: Manchester

Salary: £Excellent + Car/Allowance, Pension, Health Care, Bonus, Life Assurance.

Mettler Toledo Safeline are the global market leader in the development and production of premium, world class material handling end-of-line inspection solutions. As a partner to the business, Marwood Resourcing are currently seeking to recruit a high-calibre and ambitious Mechanical Design Manager to provide excellent leadership and compliance.

This is an extremely pivotal and senior level role in Mettler Toledo, and is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a global, robust and growing Fortune 500 company, recognised by industry and enterprise awards and boasting a diverse customer base.

With fascinating heritage and roots that go back to around the early 1900s, Mettler Toledo is an award-winning, diverse, innovative, thriving and continually evolving global manufacturer of precision instruments and services for use in laboratories and manufacturing.

In 2016, despite a global economy which lacked significant growth drivers, Mettler Toledo’s global annual sales totalled over $2.4bn with an operating profit of $583m; yet another year of growth. Aspects of this included new factory builds, innovation centres, company acquisitions, facility relocation and growth in emerging markets – all examples of how the business is constantly shaping to strengthen, enhance and grow, and how the operation has developed since its $938m sales figure in 1998.

Mettler Toledo’s current workforce is over 14000 people with subsidiaries and sales and service operations in 39 countries with principal manufacturing sites located in Switzerland, the United States, China, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The business continues to lead the market in technologically advanced solutions. With extremely robust marketing, growth, and culture strategies, the business also has one of the most extensive global sales and service networks in the industry. The global service force is larger than that of any direct competitor.

Founded in 1988, Safeline Metal Detection became part of METTER TOLEDO in 1997. Mettler Toledo Safeline is one of four operating companies within the product inspection division of Mettler Toledo and specialises in metal detection technologies, while the other three businesses within the division provide other speciality inspection solutions, such as check weighing, x-ray inspection and vision inspection systems. Safeline produces a premium range of Production Line Quality Control and Contamination Detection Equipment for the likes of Chemical, Pharma, Food, Electronics, Engineering, Retail and Transportation.

As our new Mechanical Design Manager, you will join their R&D, Design and Manufacturing operation in Manchester at an extremely exciting time in the business’s evolution.

Reporting to the Head of Products, you will have overall responsibility for managing and providing technical leadership to an established Engineering Design Team. You will ensure that all standard and nonstandard made to order system solutions designs are delivered to meet the highest level of customer service.

We are looking for someone with real passion, expert level technical knowledge, substantial and demonstrable experience and achievements within a fast-paced Mechanical Systems Design Environment. You may have experience producing high value, complex special purpose machinery manufacturing within industries such as food, material handling, packaging, automation, automotive or printing.

Your experience and knowledge may include the following:

  • Degree Qualified in Mechanical Design or related discipline
  • Possess strong Mechanical Technical leadership
  • Proven Management Experience
  • Electrical and Control Systems awareness
  • IMechE status or Chartered
  • Design flair
  • R&D experience in light industrial SPM
  • Inventor/SolidWorks or Similar 3D Skills
  • Conceptual design ability
  • Experience of Machine Directives and Industry regulations
  • Project Management, Product Lifecycle Management
  • Experience of Control Plan methodologies
  • Knowledge of 8D, PPAP, FMEA

Ideally you will be or become a credible driving force in design, a leader, mentor, manager and innovator, someone who can collaborate, harmonise and build relationships cross division, and who is involved in the actual build. We are also looking for a brand ambassador with high level of professionalism, integrity and commitment to your career, company and team.

All applications will be handled with complete discretion and confidence.

If you wish to discuss your potential application prior to actually sending your CV, and to request an information pack on the role, please get in touch directly at

All applications and queries regarding the role will be managed by Martin Bova, our retained consultant. All direct applications will be forwarded to Marwood Resourcing Ltd.