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Product Designer/Design Engineer/CAD Technician – Hexatronic UK

Hexatronic UK is recruiting for a product designer to join our innovative and industry-leading team in Gosport, UK. Join us to help design and develop the next generation of FTTX network connectivity components.

This position is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and responsive team of designers and engineers with a reputation for innovation within the telecoms sector. This role would be ideally suited to someone with previous experience in a product design or engineering development role who could hit the ground running, however someone with CAD experience and a passion for design looking to transition into a more product-focused role would be considered.

About Hexatronic

Hexatronic UK develops, manufactures, and delivers industry leading passive optical solutions for Telecoms networks. Steeped in product innovation within the FTTx market, Hexatronic UK generates connectivity solutions for all market sectors and supports the Hexatronic Group globally. The headquarters in Gosport, UK has a workforce of 74 employees, including personnel focused on Product Design, Manufacturing, Logistics and Sales.

Hexatronic UK is a part of Hexatronic Group, a Group that enables non-stop connectivity for communities worldwide by offering leading-edge fiber technology and solutions for any and all conditions. Hexatronic Group consists of 49 operational entities with a total of +1300 employees and is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.

Job description

  • Working with Design, Engineering, and Product management teams from across the global group to produce detailed 3D part models and assemblies.
  • Creation of detailed technical drawings to industry standards.
  • Assisting product managers by producing photo-realistic renders, and technical documentation such as bill of materials.
  • Responding to engineering change requests and quality.
  • Ensure all design documentation and associated data are maintained correctly with the company PDM system, maintaining compliance to the companies revision control processes.
  • Assisting in the prototyping assembly and evaluation of new products to ensure they meet project briefs.
  • Manufacture 3D prints, and use of on-site mechanical testing facilities to validate design performance.
  • Attending regular NPI project meeting and design reviews with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Correctly adding parts to the company MRP system.
  • Defining correct manufacturing methods and material choice for specific applications, and designing with these factors in mind.
  • Communication with external suppliers to seek RFQ’s and respond to DFM/DFA feedback.

Your profile

  • Qualified in a relevant engineering/Product design discipline, or equivalent experience within a design / engineering / or manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum three years experience working with 3D CAD Software (Solidworks preferred).
  • Knowledge of other design software packages would be advantageous.
  • Experience of consumer electronics / closures would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Well organized, with a structured and methodical approach to work, able to work independently and coordinate your workload effectively to meet project demands.
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills, with the ability to articulate ideas clearly.
  • A firm understanding of various manufacturing processes such as:
    • Injection molding
    • Sheet metal folding/stamping
    • CNC Machining
    • Additive manufacturing
  • Previous use of product data management systems such as PDM would be an advantage.
  • Competence in MS Office.
  • Organisational skills with a commitment to the role and a keen eye for detail.
  • An understanding of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures within an engineering technical discipline. GD&T, DFMEA, FEA, DFM/DFA.
  • Appreciation of drawing standards and CAD software.
  • Ability to produce accurate 3D models and drawings based on project briefs.
  • Observation and understanding of basic engineering practices and procedures.
  • A capacity to adhere to advice from more senior design engineers.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for events, training, etc. if requested to do so.

To be a part of Hexatronic

At Hexatronic, we believe that the more people who can access what the future has to offer, the better all our tomorrows will be. We want to contribute to that future, and it requires robust and reliable fiber networks.
With great engagement and sustainability in mind we work close to our customers and have a deep understanding for their business. At our workplace we are supportive and care about each other. Together we build the foundation for a strong and lively community. At Hexatronic we are responsive and proactive. That’s how we gain and keep our customers and each other’s trust.

With a holistic approach to sustainable development, we want to contribute to a more sustainable society – together with our employees, customers, and suppliers. As a global player in fiber expansion, we play an important part in helping to realize Agenda 2030. Read more about us at

How to apply

Welcome to apply and submit your CV and cover letter below. Last day to submit application is September 30, 2023.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Heidi Young, HR Manager,


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