Forbes & Company Limited

JD – Design Engineer/ Senior Design Engineer/ Lead Designer

Job Description for Design Engineer/ Senior Design Engineer/ Lead Designer

Summary/Purpose: The Design Engineer will be responsible to develop designs for Solid Carbide round tools to meet standard, special tools and custom solutions requirements. He/she also will be responsible to get approval for his/her designs with the Head of Engineering/ Product Manager

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Understand the need of the customer from the data sheet & translate the need into a product design which has got a manufacturing feasibility.
  • Execute the design, with guidance from senior engineering resources,
  • Validate the design by Alpha Testing or in house testing,
  • Re-iterate the design based on feedback from Alpha testing and submit a final product to the customer for onsite/ Beta Testing.
  • Develop new lines and designs based on foreseeing customer requirement.
  • Benchmarking of designs of competition for Product Management
  • Use of design tools (like 2D / 3D CAD (SolidWorks / ProE / UG/ Third wave) & Proprietary Design Software’s.
  • Well versed in project management, MS Office.
  • Work with design team to improve the productivity of the design team.
  • Engage with manufacturing, sales and product management to showcase our design core strength.
  • Work seamlessly across other functions to help meeting the organization goals &objectives.
  • Prepare design disclosures to protect the technology that provides a competitive edge to the business and apply for IP/ Patents.

Salary: To be decided based on experience and capability of the individual (Max 6 to 7)

Industry: Manufacturing Industry.

Functional Area: Design, Product Development.

Role Category: Design Engineer.

Key skills: An attitude to continuous learning, good communication and problem solving ability

Desired Candidate Profile:-


  • Masters / Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3 years of experience in an Engineering Design / Analysis / Scientific / Technical Position.
  • Having a sound knowledge of tool design, materials and coating process.

Desired Characteristics:-

  • Exposure to cutting tool design and Engineering related activities
  • Knowledge of cutting tool/ machine tool/ fixtures & vibrations.
  • Experience in cutting tool design
  • Understanding of Technical Regulations & Standards
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Strong problem solving skills.


  • UG: B.Tech /B.E. – Mechanical
  • PG:M.Tech – Mechanical