Mechanical Design Engineer/Draughtsman

About us

CKF Systems Ltd, with its manufacturing facility based in Gloucester, is an established, leading robotic and automation solutions provider with a reputation for successfully delivering systems to Manufacturing Industries throughout the UK and internationally for over 35 years.

Operating predominately in the Food, Pharmaceutical, Distribution and Automotive Sectors, CKF is now, one of the largest UK based system integrators, designing, and manufacturing robotic systems, automated solutions, and conveyor systems.

The role of Mechanical Design Engineer / Draughtsman is an exciting opportunity to join our highly skilled design team, supporting our business to deliver 1st class automation projects throughout the UK and internationally. 

CKF Systems offices in Quedgeley, Gloucester.

Skills and experience:


  • Minimum HNC qualification in a mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Experienced user of Autodesk Inventor, Vault and AutoCAD software.
  • Knowledge of robotic automation, conveyor systems and general industrial automation desirable.
  • Experienced in pneumatic controls.
  • Related industry experience – food, pharmaceutical, warehousing or automotive preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team (and autonomously) to achieve end goals.
  • Full Driving Licence.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide mechanical design and detailing resource to the projects team and wider business, working within defined project timescales and budgets.
  • Carry out technical surveys at customer sites.
  • Convene and contribute to brainstorming sessions / design reviews when required.
  • Support the preparation of design risk assessments to ensure conformance to the latest standards.
  • Provide technical support to the sales, proposal, projects and manufacturing teams.
  • Communicate directly with our customers and suppliers.
  • Assume limited project engineering responsibilities when necessary.

What we offer:

  • A competitive, attractive salary.
  • Career development and relevant training within a successful and growing business
  • Company pension scheme
  • A genuine opportunity to play a key part in the company’s future growth.

To apply for this role please send your C.V and covering letter to

Our customers


CKF Systems Limited | Pavilion One | Olympus Park | Quedgeley | Gloucester | GL2 4NF
Tel: +44 (0)1452 728753  Email:

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