Graco Inc.

Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer

Employment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Function: Engineering
Location: United Kingdom-Coventry



About the role:

The main function of the role will be responsible to support the mechanical design and CAD/drawing aspects of QED’s New Product Introduction (NPI) activity by working closely with the Mechanical Design Engineer, ensuring that our products continue to be innovative, sleek, cost-effective, and of the highest quality.

Keen to develop and contribute to a vibrant, technology-focused business, the successful applicant will be creative, analytical, and quick to learn new skills and technology with a “can-do” attitude.

QED Environmental Systems Ltd.-UK, a Graco Inc. company, is located in Coventry, UK.  QED is the leading manufacturer of innovative environmental products. For over 30 years their expertise has included Pumping Systems, Landfill Products, and Air Strippers. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2018.

The role is office based at our UK facility in Coventry and some travel may be required from time to time.



  • Support the Mechanical Design Engineer in component and sub-assembly design for new and existing products.

  • Help QED realise our development projects to produce world-class products.

  • Process engineering changes in a timely manner.

  • To ensure compliance with QED’s Quality Management System.

  • Provide innovative solutions to design problems.

  • Use DFA/DFM to ensure efficient design solutions and work to agreed timescales and high standards.

  • Undertake testing on designs.


Essential skills / experiences:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Excellent eye for detail and a strong ability to innovate through their designs.

  • High level of self-motivation and capable of working in a small, dynamic, multi-disciplined team.

  • Ability to work effectively and unsupervised with minimal support.

  • Ability to learn new tools and techniques quickly, applying to NPI activity accordingly.

  • Strong teamwork capability, supporting others when required.

  • Ability to embrace and encourage change, including cross-departmental working.

  • Comfortable with complex mathematics.

  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both written and orally.


Desirable skills / experiences:

  • Working knowledge of Lean (or other improvement methodologies).

  • Experience in FMEA studies.

  • Understanding of injection mould processes and capabilities.


Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. QED-UK has excellent Holiday Entitlement, Contributory Pension, Employee Share Purchase Programme, Health Insurance Scheme, Private Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance, Employee Benefits/Saving Scheme, Subsidised Lunches, Free Breakfasts, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle To Work Scheme, Training & Career Development.

Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!


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