CAD Designer

Vohs and Co
From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
28 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Vohs&Co Fashion Retail Recruitment have an exciting opportunity for a full-time CAD Designer to work within the Technical department for one of the UK most progressive retail design studios. The technical department is responsible for drafting the drawings and helping to collate the information required to get products priced and manufactured. The Candidate: • A technical background within furniture, exhibition design or shop fitting may be adequate. • They will have experience of drafting drawings for components constructed from MDF, tubular steel and sheet steel. • They will be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of both fixed and KD construction and fabrication techniques. • They will be familiar with commonly used metal and wood finishes. • An excellent working knowledge of SolidWorks CAD software is essential, key features being; Assemblies, BOM’s, component libraries, generating drawings, multi-body parts, sheet metal elements, and welments. • Good organisational skills with a good eye for detail and a methodical approach to design is critical. • They will have outstanding communication skills and be able to work constructively with all departments The Role: • The candidate will be required to visit client sites to conduct detailed surveys of existing shop fitting equipment prototypes • Work from existing product samples, create comprehensive CAD Models • Generate detailed component, sub-assemblies and general assembly drawings • Create simple renderings to accompany drawing packs and create assembly instructions to assist on site contractors • 3 years experience of working in POP and Retail design industry • An understanding and ideally experience with designing for manufacturing processes; ? Steel fabrication o Sheet metal o Wire o Tube o Finishing ? Plastic o Injection moulding o Sheet fabrication o Vacuum forming o Extrusion ? Wood fabrication o Sheet (MDF/Chipboard) o Timber o Wood by-products • Self motivated • A good communicator, able to get ideas across and manage expectations in an non-confrontational manner • User of Inventor(or similar 3D modeller) • Positive approach to problem solving / lateral thinking • Process discipline – good attention to detail, ensuring compliance and correct completion of all processes • Good time management, working in an organised fashion • Good interpersonal skills – working well in a team environment • Ability to work flexible hours when necessary • Available to travel. • Sketching ability is an advantage You will be working as part of a team and closely with creative designers and account managers to ensure products are developed to best meet the client’s requirements For further information, please contact Lee Talson on 44 (0) 203 034 2810 This job was originally posted as