Design Engineers are highly-skilled, creative individuals with a deep understanding of how to research and design a new product. They’ll have a deep understanding of your client or customer’s needs, and use this to help propose, pitch and produce products that will make your customer’s life easier.
These are the skills a Design Engineer should have:
• Strong research ability.
• Skilled with computer-aided design software.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to manage a project from start to finish.
• Attention to detail.
Interviewing a Design Engineer
A Design Engineer will be responsible for answering a customer’s needs and bringing them the products they want. Along with this, their designs will directly impact what the rest of your team will be working on.
So, hiring a great candidate is essential! There’s no better way to ensure you’re doing this, than nailing the interview process. To help you achieve this, we’ve put together a Design Engineer interview guide.
These interview questions should be used at the beginning of the interview process, so they may be a little more general. Once you’ve decided whether to move on to the next stage with a potential hire, the questions will need to be a bit more specific to your business.
How to open the job interview
Whether your candidate has been in the business for five years or fifteen years, they probably still get nervous during an interview. However, too many nervous jitters can impact their performance and make your hiring decision harder.
Therefore, it is a good idea to ask a few upbeat opening questions to help calm the candidate and make sure you’re getting an accurate depiction of the candidate’s skills and personality.