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Technical product designer (m/f)
German: Technische/r Produktdesigner/in

Fields of work

Technical product designers specialising in machinery and plant construction work in development and construction departments at industrial companies, construction firms and engineering services providers, particularly in machine and plant construction, apparatus engineering, ship, vehicle and aeroplane construction and the packaging industry.

Technical product designers specialising in product design and construction work in development and construction departments at industrial companies, construction firms and engineering services providers, particularly in automobile, aeroplane and furniture construction and internal finishing, in medical technology and in the consumer goods and packaging industry.


Professional experience

In the subject/discipline of machinery and plant construction

  • Design and construct products and technical goods in accordance with customer specifications
  • Prepare 3D/CAD data records and technical documentation according due consideration to construction, design and customer specifications
  • Sort auxiliary materials and accessories and use branch-specific materials standards
  • Evaluate production, assembly and joining procedures and incorporate results into the forming, design and construction process
  • Produce technical support documentation, manage and administer such documentation and carry out specialist manual and software-aided calculations
  • Accord due consideration to the basic principles of control technology and electrotechnology
  • Select suitable machine elements in the construction process
  • Execute construction details
  • Plan, organise and coordinate work processes within the construction process taking account of commercial and quality assurance aspects
  • Use information and communication technologies according due consideration to data security
  • Work in a team, process and project oriented manner using methods for the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects
  • Use English language documentation, and correspond and communicate with customers including in English

In the subject/discipline of specialising in product design and construction work

  • Design and construct products and technical goods in accordance with design and customer specifications
  • Prepare 3D/CAD data records and technical documentation according due consideration to construction, design and customer specifications
  • Sort auxiliary materials and accessories and use branch-specific materials standards
  • Evaluate production, assembly and joining procedures and incorporate results into the design and construction process
  • Construct objects with free formed surfaces
  • Prepare technical documentation, manage and administer such documentation and carry out specialist calculations
  • Apply company-specific simulation procedures including the investigation of the behaviour of components and subassemblies
  • Present work results
  • Plan and organise work processes within the construction and design process taking account of commercial and quality assurance aspects
  • Use information and communication technologies according due consideration to data security
  • Work in a team, process and project oriented manner using methods for the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects
  • Use English language documentation, and correspond and communicate with customers including in English



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