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Furniture Maker & Technician - Wiltshire - up to £36,000 (V04060)

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Our client is a well-established bespoke furniture maker based on the edge of the Cotswolds with excellent train links to London, Bristol and the West Country. They have established a world-wide reputation as makers of high-quality bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery and work closely with world renowned designers and architects as well as directly with private clients.
 
They are currently looking for an experienced furniture maker who is also proficient in 2D and 3D CAD Design. As Furniture Production Controller you will be coordinating and controlling the flow of work and information from design through manufacturing to completion and final delivery. You will be responsible for the quality and timeliness of the CAD Design and production drawings.
 
Duties of this role include:
  • Receiving the initial design brief to create the job specification and producing any drawings required at quotation stage
  • Managing the CAD team
  • Responsible for the production of drawings, samples, BOMs and cutting lists
  • Working closely with the whole team to ensure a seamless fulfilment of client orders
  • Preparing an accurate onsite installation pack for the installation team
  • Fully understanding the objectives and scope of each project, including timescales, verification of design and budget control
  
Skills and experience for the Furniture Production Controller:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a high-end cabinet making or specialist joinery role 
  • Understanding of a variety of manufacturing methods and the use of timber products, glass, metal, stone and fabrics
  • Experience of and familiarity with SolidWorks or AutoCAD draughting and 3D modelling tools
  • Able to interpret technical drawings and specifications and to effectively communicate the requirements to the production team
  • Strong problem-solving skills and solution focused
  • Pro-active and self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong planning, organisational and IT skills
Salary:
In return the salary range is likely to be c£35k plus pension. They have a free car park although they are also reachable by public transport. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Architectural Technician - Essex - negotiable (V04051)

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As a multi-disciplinary design-led practice our client boasts an impressive portfolio including blue-chip national and international clients specialising in all areas of the hospitality sector delivering projects throughout the UK and into Europe. Projects include bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos and cafes and they are based within easy commuting distance to London.
 
They currently have an opening for an Architectural Technician to join the team. This is a creative problem-solving, architectural design role for someone who has a good knowledge of building regulations and planning law to oversee compliance of the interior design team’s work undertaken. You will be detailing and lodging all local authority submissions from building regulations, planning and listed buildings to ensure all the work undertaken by the creative team is fully compliant. Knowledge gained through working on hotel and/or hospitality projects would be an advantage but not essential, more importantly is the ability to adapt to fast-track project delivery which can be varied from small scope to new builds.
 
They operate a development programme of review with a projection to an individual’s three-year target. Salary on offer is c£30k plus pension and use of a pool car for site visits.
Hours are 9am - 5.30pm, Mon- Fri.
 
Skills and Experience needed by the Architectural Technician: 
  • Experienced in a similar role with a good understanding of logistics for project delivery
  • Understanding of the RIBA work stages
  • An understanding of Health & Safety management in Construction
  • Clean Driving Licence
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or similar
  • Excel and Microsoft literate

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - Dorset - up to £37,000 (V04046)

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Our client designs, manufactures and installs bespoke fitted interiors for the high-end residential market. With the benefits of being part of a larger group of companies, they work internationally and can offer new modern facilities through continual investment back into the business.
 
They are currently recruiting for a Technical Furniture Designer who is able to work within the high-end residential market as their clients demand the highest quality and specification. You will be preparing each element of the project for manufacture, producing layouts, technical and production drawings and 3D renders.
 
In return they can offer professional career development throughout the business with a strong track record of staff retention.
 
Skills and experience needed from the Technical Furniture Designer:
  • Ability to read and work from technical drawings
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing processes & materials
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • 3D CAD experience in Inventor, SolidWorks and/or SketchUp
  • Excellent communication skills and professionalism working within a team
  • Enthusiastic and hard working
Salary package and benefits:
  • £30k to £37k
  • Overtime paid at time and a half
  • Incremental holiday period increases based upon time served
  • Free catered Friday lunches
To find out more and apply please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Dorset
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £37,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, bonus
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

CAD Design Draughtsperson - Hybrid - South Yorkshire - up to £32,000 (V04023)

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Our client is a designer and manufacturer of office furniture with a wide variety of product ranges including desks, storage units, lockers, tables, upholstered privacy screens and acoustic breakout furniture. They have a showroom in London, but it is for their Head Office and Factory in South Yorkshire that they are seeking a CAD Design Draughtsperson to assist with the production and development of products.
 
You will be working within the design team using SolidWorks to develop products and generate 3D CAD files, technical drawings, assembly visuals and bills of materials for products and parts from across the breadth of their product ranges. You will see products through from drawing to manufacture, liaising with on-site manufacturing, production and administrative teams. 
 
Prototyping new products and product testing will also be part of the role as will the creation of product costings for product launches and special enquiries. They are open to a hybrid working model with 3 days in the office and 2 days at home.
 
Skills and Experience sought for the CAD Design Draughtsperson:
  • SolidWorks fluency, with a 2D CAD package such as AutoCAD or DraftSight an advantage
  • IT literate with knowledge of MS Excel
  • A technical and enquiring mind with good problem-solving abilities
  • At least 3 years' working professionally in a design or draughting based role
  • An understanding of design for manufacture using woodworking CNCs and machinery advantageous, as would designing fabricated sheet metal components
Salary and Benefits:
A salary of between £27k and £32k is on offer along with a company contributory pension scheme and 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays).
Hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8.30am to 3pm (Fridays).
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Location:
South Yorkshire
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£27,000 - £32,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Technician / Draughtsperson - Norfolk - up to £40,000 (V04020)

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This British Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques.
 
Projects include dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms and they are currently looking for an experienced Furniture Technician to join this team. Depending on level of experience they are also open to remote working with occasional visits to the office.
 
The main responsibilities for the Furniture Technician will include to:
  • Develop the client brief into technical and production drawings and renders
  • Ensure the product is engineered and designed for manufacture and assembly
  • Ensure drawing accuracy and presentation meets the required standard
  • Ensure drawings are published on time and drawing approvals are pursued to program
  • Survey and template site work as required and undertake pre installation checks
  • Review works in progress and prior to delivery for quality and conformance to drawings
 
Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Technician role:
  • Skilled in 3D CAD using SolidWorks
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a wood based environment - Joinery, shop fitting or cabinet making
  • CNC and or cabinet making experience would be beneficial
  • Good interpersonal skills to create effective working relationships
  • Strong technical skills and attention to detail
 
Salary and Benefits:
In return the salary will be £30k to £40k plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension and long service additional holiday.
To find out more and apply please send in your CV and some examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
profit share, pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - London - up to £38,000 (V03991)

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This creative design studio work with high net worth clients on both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture and uniquely designed fabrics.
 
Rapidly growing with an extensive waiting list of clients this vibrant studio are currently seeking a Furniture Designer to join their team. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced designer to demonstrate their knowledge and passion for design, their innovative thinking, ready to take their career to the next level.
 
Furniture Designer position overview:
  • Developing a piece of furniture from the creative directors’ water colours/sketches through 2D, 3D and rendering process 
  • To take responsibility for manufacturing procedures and specifications 
  • Problem solving to prevent issues arising with manufacturing procedures and specifications 
  • Producing technical drawings for all hand drawn sketches 
  • Understand and able to read space planning, floor finish plans, ceiling plans, elevations and details
  • Research specific materials and finishes appropriate to the design and research of specific proportions
Skills and Experience Required for the Furniture Designer:
  • Degree or equivalent in Furniture Design 
  • 3+ years of experience working as a furniture designer or furniture technician
  • Experience working on all stages of a project from conception to completion
  • Experience working with various suppliers throughout the design process
  • Experienced with 3D CAD packages
  • Strong concept skills
  • Administration and time management skills
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written 
  • Excellent hand drawings skills is a plus
If this vacancy is of interest then please send across your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £38,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Technical Draftsperson - Middlesex - negotiable (V03984)

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This company designs and installs luxury interiors for the retail, hospitality, residential and commercial sectors and have a live vacancy for a technical draftsperson to produce shop drawings for their joinery & fit-out projects.
 
You will need to have several years of experience in creating manufacturing level drawings and cutting lists for complete bespoke items ranging from kitchens to jewellery showcases to staircases to reception desks to bathroom cabinets. You will need to understand how a whole array of materials can work together including timber, glass, metal, stone and plastic.
 
The main responsibility will be the setting out of fit-out projects, coordinating other trades into the master drawings. For example, does the air conditioning clash with the lighting? does the sprinkler clash with the joinery? Their clients provide the initial design drawings and the Technical Draftsperson will then redraw them to a fully detailed level for manufacture.
 
Experience and skillset needed for the Technical Draftsperson:
  • Experience on luxury fit-outs
  • Strong ability to produce detailed manufacturing drawings
  • Understanding of manufacturing and construction
  • Fluent on AutoCAD
  • Practical with good problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, able to liaise with individuals within the company and external to the company
  • Enthusiastic / Flexible / Dynamic
The salary on offer can be discussed on application and the role will be office based.
To apply and find out more please send in your CV and examples of technical work to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Middlesex
Design Field:
Furniture and Joinery
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Contract Kitchen Designer - South Yorkshire - up to £28,000 (V03948)

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This brand leader in the manufacture of high-quality beautifully designed fitted kitchens and furniture supply British-made kitchens through specialist retailers across the UK and direct to Housing Developers. Their purpose-built manufacturing complex uses the latest technology and computer-controlled facilities to create an exciting range of modern and classic kitchens that feature the very latest innovations and design features.
 
They currently have an opening for a Contract Kitchen Designer to work with their Housing Developer clients. You will be responsible for producing designs and estimates for developers from a client's own brief and architects' drawings.
Main duties of the Contract Kitchen Designer:
  • Liaising with Developers and the Sales Team
  • Producing accurate designs and estimates for kitchen layouts 
  • Preparing completed designs / estimates into a tender presentation
  • Scaling from Architects' drawings supplied by the Developer
  • Establishing an installation budget and plan within contract guidelines 
  • Undertaking showroom tours as and when required
Skills and experience for the Contract Kitchen Designer:
  • Familiar with scaling from plans and designing kitchens
  • Fully proficient using a CAD system (they use ArtiCAD)
  • Possessing creativity and design flair to create a functional, attractive kitchen from scratch
  • Understanding of kitchen component parts would be advantageous
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, etc.) or similar
  • Working knowledge of SAP and Photoshop desirable but not essential
This role will be based in their Head-Office and they are looking for a Contract Kitchen Designer with a “can do” attitude and a friendly, sociable personality. In return you will be working Monday to Friday with no weekends as this is not a retail role and on top of your salary they have an employee benefits system and company pension contributions.
If you think you might fit the bill then please do contact us with your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
South Yorkshire
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £28,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - Shropshire - up to £35,000 (V03915)

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Our client has been designing and making bespoke furniture, antiqued mirror and specialist finishes for more than twenty years for the high-end London and international markets. They work for leading interior designers, architects and private clients all over the world.

They currently have an opening for a Furniture Designer with excellent technical knowledge of furniture construction to join their design team.

They are seeking an individual who is a strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude. Knowledge and experience of VectorWorks is preferable but they will consider other similar CAD programmes. They are open to the level of experience and salary will therefore vary accordingly.

Main duties for the Furniture Designer include:

  • Supervising the design team to produce working drawings
  • Production of accurate working drawings
  • Production of design concept drawings to be used in the sales process
  • Managing and co-ordinating makers and subcontractors
  • Occasional working on-site, site surveying, fitting and construction

Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer role:

  • Strong knowledge of both furniture manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Site installation experience is desirable, as well as practical cabinet-making or bench skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience within furniture or woodwork manufacturing
  • Good hand-sketching ability would be helpful
  • Strong analytically regarding budget awareness
  • Good problem-solving skills

In return you will be working with a very friendly bunch of people who love creating beautiful projects for their clients so if this is still of interest please email us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Shropshire
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

CAD designer jobs (indeed, any 3D designer jobs) are highly sought-after in today’s job market and companies have the pick of some of the best CAD technicians in the business. With such high levels of competition, you need to make sure you stand out.

At Careers in Design, we can help to sculpt your CV into a winning proposal for the CAD designer job you’ve always wanted, and to match you up with a position that matches your experience and your ambitions.

As a 3D designer, there are many posts available across all sectors of the design industry, and an aptitude for one can often cross over successfully to another. We have clients from all over the world, covering every design niche you can think of - from product design to space planning.

Aside from your career experience and technical qualifications, what else is a prospective employer likely to look for in you? There are the standard expectations of being able to work well in a team and to have good communication skills. If you’re applying for a team leader or senior CAD technician role, then presentation skills are also essential, as it’s likely that you will be delivering presentations in one form or another. You will be expected to demonstrate good numeracy skills and proficiency with computers – obviously – but you need to show that you can apply that to the real world, with a solid foundation in the properties of materials, construction methods, and manufacturing processes.

What is most likely to impress, however, is a flair for the creative, an ability to show that CAD is as much art as it is engineering.

Finding CAD designer jobs through Careers in Design is simple; use the filter menus at the top of the page to search for the job you want in your location.

Are you a CAD designer currently seeking work? Register your CV with us today, and take the first steps towards finding your ideal job.

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