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Riverside Medical Packaging (Derby) is primarily involved in sub-contract packaging in the medical industry but has always had a strong engineering theme and, unusually for a small company, has built its own machinery. With an in-house team of five designers using SolidWorks, supported by a mechanical and electrical built team, a fully equipped CNC machine shop with 5-axis machining and dedicated process control engineers fitting the latest technology PLC networks, Riverside has all of the necessary skills to rapidly design and build innovative machinery.


The company has recently started producing a novel rotary thermo-forming packaging machine and has won significant grant from InnovateUK to help develop the Shawpak –



Riverside is now recruiting a Design Engineer to work in the Technical Department help accelerate the pace of design and development of the Shawpak through to manufacture. 

A unique machine - amazingly compact, portable, flexible, energy efficient and above all, very competitively priced. The core machine is proven, but there are many features to be developed, refined and added to create a market-disrupting thermo-forming product. A chance to join a growing company overcoming the disadvantages and limitations of the generic thermo-forming machines currently available.



Salary: £28,000-35,000


Job Specification: Design Engineer

Working within a small and enthusiastic team of engineers, you will support the development of the Shawpak through mechanical design incorporating both pneumatic actuators and electric drives with sensory and encoder feedback to PLC control system. Your work will develop and enhance the performance of the base machine as well as provide customer-specific integration solutions and features.


The Role will appeal to candidates who can: Design Engineer

Design components and mechanisms using 3D CAD technology:  SolidWorks

Maintain awareness of manufacturing processes, techniques and solutions appropriate to the system design



Personal Requirements: Design Engineer

Degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent qualification

Experience in SolidWorks 3D design and modelling

Experience working with special purpose machinery  or packaging machinery  is desirable

Able to organise time and work efficiently

Self-motivated and with the drive and desire to create excellent products

Great communication and interpersonal skills as this role is to work closely across cross functional internal teams and with customers

Strong administration skills specifically those pertaining to the maintenance of design documentation


Interested? Please apply to HR at Riverside Medical Packaging quoting “Design Engineer”. [email protected] Newmarket Drive, Derby, DE24 8SW. 01332 755622.