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  • Owen Jackson

    Design Engineer at Optima Design Services Ltd

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

A hard working and highly motivated individual looking to establish myself within a leading company where my skills will be developed and challenged. My ability to work alone and within a team is effectively seen throughout my employment and work experience. I am a diligent worker, welcoming new challenges and building good working relationships.

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Work History

  • Design Engineer

    • Optima Design Services Ltd
    • Apr 2011 - Present (6 years 6 months)

    •Flexibility - Full product development and additional expertise during the customer’s design cycle.
    •Styling - Updating a best-seller for an educational toy manufacturer, balancing form and function.
    •Engineering Analysis - Thorough processing of parts, subsequent modelling and eng. drawings.
    •Sub-contracting - Working with a German engineering company for an extended time-period.
    •Project Management - Communicating with manufacturers in China to apply strict quality control.
    •Graphic design and Illustration - Creating technical assembly manuals and leaflets.

  • Technical Advisor

    • Decathlon
    • Aug 2008 - Apr 2011 (2 years 8 months)

    •Technical Trainer - Detailed tuition to colleagues on aspects of skis and associated products.
    •Delivery Manager - Coordinating ten members of staff; accurate logging and processing of products.
    •Prize Winner - Turnover growth increased by 146% due to a revised creative layout.
    •Team Leader - Organising up to eight staff, implementing seasonal display changes within tight time constraints often working through the night.

  • Research and Development Project Engineer

    • Gunnebo Troax AB
    • Jun 2006 - Jul 2007 (1 year 1 month)

    •Development - New and experimental approaches to traditional product solutions.
    •Liaison - With suppliers on sourcing components, specifications of products and price negotiations.
    •Cost saving - Accurate time calculations regarding processes and labour elements.
    •Corporate Image - Detailed involvement in marketing, product leaflets and installation instructions.


  • Loughborough University

    • Bachelor's degree Industrial Design and Technology
    • 2004 - 2008
  • Trinity School and 6th Form

    • 1998 - 2004



Diploma of Professional Study