Product Designer

Job Title: Product Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: January 2019
Reference: BBBH5995_1546504928
Contact Name: Kristy Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 03, 2019 08:42

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Swindon area for a Technical Product Designer to join a prestigious growing company.

Purpose of role:

* To produce technical drawings and designs in line with the company philosophy of practicality and cost effectiveness.

* To produce manufacturing drawings to a standard acceptable to contractors and suppliers within agreed time programme.

Key activities:

* Report at least weekly to the Design Studio Manager during the design studio meeting to plan workload.

* To effectively design and produce accurate and detailed drawings with clear information at all times to agreed programme with Design Studio Manager and in accordance with design studio procedure handbook.

* To develop a brief with the client where applicable, and confirm this brief in writing and forward to the client. The account holder may carry this out also.

* Where necessary, make site visit as a pre-requisite to the design and carry out detailed measurement / equipment survey works.

* To be aware of design issues through manufacturing and to be responsible for developing and delivering prototypes to a high standard to meet with a specified design brief.

* To liaise with the buying department during process, but manage prototype process.

* With multiple customers, absorb feedback and implement required changes on future projects. These changes should be reflected in the revised brief and issued.

* To liaise with project management / buying in order to maintain a practical and cost effective equipment design.

* To produce technical drawing packages up to the standard of the company and of sufficient detail to convey all points of the design to the client, supplier and / or manufacturer. This should also include presentation to the client.

* To utilise the company's 2D and 3D CAD software, to the best of its capabilities.

* To maintain CAD and associated files on the internal systems and carry out housekeeping on a weekly basis. To adhere to company procedure for creating, superseding and maintaining digital files.

* To make and keep commitments when asked to do so and work with other members of staff in a positive and progressive way.

* To meet with suppliers, maintain their information in the design studio library, and ensure that all relevant information is retained for access for all members of the studio.

* To ensure that the drawing register and issue sheets are maintained at all times.

* To be responsible for the upkeep of design office consumables.

* To be aware of and ensure that equipment designs produced satisfy the Health and Safety and CDM 2007 regulations / British Standards and their effect on the designed environment.

* To assist / support other designers on all projects.

* To save down and print as required by the internal teams the drawings sent through to the design studio.


* Design qualification and / or experience.

* Minimum 3 years including manufacturing techniques, products and technical drawing experience.

* 5 GCSE grades C / 4 O Levels equivalent, including English.

* 3 years familiarity with Microsoft packages also CAD packages inc. AutoCAD 2D and 3D.

* Ability to read, critique and produce technical manufacturing drawings.

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