CAD Technician

England, London
£23000 - £25000 per annum
29 March 2019
29 March 2019
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
Often featured in the design press, this company designs and makes exceptionally well-made furniture, upholstery, lighting, fabrics and wallpapers and every design is made in Britain in small workshops that excel in traditional crafts.

Their client list includes international interior designers, decorators and architects with the Companys designs found in many important private houses, chalets and yachts around the world as well as hotels, restaurants, members clubs, boardrooms and retail spaces.

Purpose of the Position: Their unique selling point is that they have the ability to custom or bespoke products to clients' needs, because they work closely with their British workshops, using traditional skills. They would like you to build relationships with these workshops and the role will involve travel to meet and work with them. Ensuring drawings are accurate to manufacture against will be an important part of your role.

You will need to have a passion for traditional design and support the team with your technical knowledge, assisting in the production of working drawings for in-house manufacturing purposes and contributing to the development of the expanding Creative office.

The day-to-day responsibilities for this role will be to work on drawing up all their current designs onto SolidWorks which must be accurate first time and ensuring documents are maintained and kept up to date. Further duties and responsibilities include:
  • Checking approved prototypes against technical manufacturing drawings in SolidWorks of all their furniture and lighting, along with installation guides and BOMs
  • Assisting the Design Engineer and Design Manager in coordinating the full design, manufacture and installation of products
  • Working with the Design Engineer to create custom drawings from standard designs
  • Translating specifications into detailed manufacture drawings
Person / Experience Required:
  • Must have at least 1 year of professional experience working in a furniture manufacturing environment
  • An understanding of a wide variety of manufacturing methods and processes
  • Must demonstrate familiarity with the complete design process including scale, proportion, and ergonomics
  • Must be proficient in SolidWorks
  • A passion and desire for furniture design and development (rather than creative product design)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal to communicate clearly and warmly with colleagues and workshops
  • Good personal organisational skills and able to work to tight deadlines

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