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Unit 19 Small Industries Estate, River Lane,
Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 0AA.
Tel: 01278 445164

CAD Vacancy


Dans Engineering Ltd are looking for a 3D Design Engineer working with SOLIDWORKS software.


Dan’s Engineering is a successful metal fabricator based in Bridgwater, Somerset.


Due to the company’s growth we now require an Design Engineer to join their team.


The role holder will be responsible for the design, drawing and development of new projects as well as maintenance of existing projects. They will contribute to the Company’s success by assisting the Managing Director in matters relating to design. Furthermore, they will be proactive and efficient whilst keeping a close eye on costs. This is a permanent opportunity based in Bridgwater. We are offering a competitive salary and continued training/updates in the software.


Duties will include:

•Carrying out design processes and development.

•To supervise and oversee the designs through the factory, ensuring accuracy and quality

•To liaise with shop floor supervisors to point out potential quality issues through production

•Interpreting customer ideas and preparing drawings and 3D models for manufacture, including all dimensions, tolerances, finishes and notes

•Assisting Senior Management with matters relating to product development

•To identify opportunities to reduce costs in the design, materials used and manufacturing techniques

•To provide feedback for continuous improvement of products and services


What are we looking for?

As this is a specialised design role, it is ideally suited for an experienced Design Engineer from a manufacturing background. Furthermore, it is required that the ideal candidate is fully conversant with SOLIDWORKS and has proven experience of using this within a manufacturing environment. The chosen candidate must be able to practice good interpersonal skills to successfully liaise with shop floor employees. They must be able to recognise potential quality issues through production and indicate these to employees. Finally, the ideal candidate will be IT literate and proficient in all standard Microsoft programs.


What is on offer?

This is an excellent opportunity for a well-driven, self-motivated design professional to take on an integral role within an established Company.

Location – Bridgwater, Somerset

Status – Full Time, Permanent

Salary – To be discussed on application depending on experience.

Additional benefits – Company contributory pension scheme


Apply to: or feel free to call us on (01278) 445164 if you require further information.


Did you know that we are the proud sponsors of many local clubs including North Petherton Rugby Club, North Petherton Cricket Club, Bridgwater Town Football and West bower Football Club! Check out the gallery photos under 'Projects' to see the local teams. 

Apprenticeships - Recruiting now!


Apprenticeships starting September 2017


Have you got a passion for welding and fabrication? If so, we have an opportunity for an apprenticeship based at our workshop in Bridgwater.


Your apprenticeship will run alongside Bridgwater & Taunton College.  We will be there to assist and guide you through your apprenticeship.  Your role will involve:

- Understanding drawings and specifications to determine the required materials and equipment for the job,

- Cutting, rolling, shaping and heating metal products to produce parts,

- Utilising various equipment and techniques for assembling fabrication parts and structures,

- Aligning and fixing pieces together through welding and bolting,

- Adding finishing touches to products through cleaning, polishing, filing and/or applying protective finishes.


To apply for this role, you will have:

- Good communication skills,

- The ability to work in a pro-active and efficient manner,

- Have a strong attention to detail,

- Have a willingness to learn,

- Good organisation, planning and prioritising skills,

- Predicted grades or actual GCSE grades in English, Math and ICT C and above.


If this sounds like the ideal role for you please apply to:

Please Note: If you do not have a CV to send, please provide your education details, list any work experience you have gained and let us know why you are interested in the role of an apprentice with Dan’s Engineering.


Closing date:  7th July 2017.


Recruiting now!


Experienced welder fabricators required due to our expansion.


Immediate start available.

Overtime hours at an advanced rate.

Full time position.

Salary dependent on experience.

Contact us by emailing:



We are have two potential vacancies for the right candidates.

We are looking for an experienced Mild Steel Fabricator Welder and a Stainless Steel Fabricator Welder for our workshops due to our business growth. 

The successful applicants will be required to work from drawings, work on their own initiative and work as part of a team. Welding qualifications would be an advantage but not essential as this is something we can offer. Please use the contact page to request further information.

Workshop Extension


After much planning we are starting the extension to our workshops. Ground work is well under way and the steel frame work is going up. Check out the pics in our projects gallery to see how we are progressing. 

This extension will increase our production area by a third which will help us to meet the continually increasing demand for our services. It has also given us the opportunity to work with SWMAS to create a more efficient and effective workflow.

Fit for nuclear status (F4N)


Fit For Nuclear – Dan’s Achieve F4N Status.

We are proud to announce that we have recently achieved Fit for Nuclear (F4N) status. This allows us to provide products and services to another specialist sector.

It was a vigorous process in which our methods of working, our facilities and factory control procedures had to be monitored and checked then verified via internal and external auditors. Our staff have been key to maintaining our high standards which also includes accreditation to ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001.

The Fit for Nuclear status allows us to extend our services in to the nuclear sector, offering mild and stainless steel fabrication services from design through to installation.

All our dedicated site workforce and office staff have completed the training set by F4N. The training sessions where very useful and have contributed new ideas to our current state as well as our future development plan.

New Design Engineer

We have spent the last 3 months looking to fill a vacancy for a design engineer and after lots of great candidates, we are pleased to announce that we filled the role and welcome Wayne to the company. Wayne worked his way up through the ranks of his previous employers to production management and was looking for his next challenge to take on. Wayne has a mechanical engineering back ground with NVQ's, Solid Works CAD and IOSH qualifications. We look forward to seeing how he strengthens our design team and his strategies for continually improving what we can offer our customers.

New Fabricator

We have recruited yet another quality steel fabricator and welcome Lee to the company. Lee has over 15 years experience in steel fabrication and has many welding and fabrication qualifications. We look forward to seeing the contributions Lee brings to our fabrication shop!

Water Aid - Charity Ride


Congratulations to the team that undertook the ' Coast to Coast ' bike ride on the 27th September. They completed the challenge of the gruelling coast to coast cycle ride. The ride started at Watchet Harbour on the beautiful North Somerset coast and finished 54 miles later in the village of West Bay, Dorset. A huge thank you to everyone involved, photos in the gallery section!