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Head of Drafting

Location: South East
Industry: Product Design
Discipline: Design Manager
System: SolidWorks
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Job Title: Head of Draughting

Location: Surrey

Role: Permanent

Annual Salary: Negotiable

Our client provides a variety of services which includes: set and stage builds, bespoke furniture, retail window displays, conference and exhibition services, model making, lighting and automation, test & pre-build amongst others. Their extensive workshop facilities include the latest design in construction and finishing technologies.

This role manages their CNC CAD/CAM operation and Technical Project Design team to ensure that their technical drawings are workshop fit. This role ensures the correct approach has been selected and that jobs are carried out to the highest standard. The Preparation team are the first stage in the production process and therefore the ability to be able to work to tight deadlines and navigate jobs through the systems is a key deliverable.

Primary Duties:

  • Ensure that all the team are clear on instructions and deadlines from the Head of Build and Senior Workshop Manager
  • Researching Design and Drafting tools/applications and developing processes to ensure high efficiency in the drafting department
  • Input and advice on value engineering, construction drawings for quality control, build advice to estimating department, as well as supplement the Project Design/CNC capability when needed
  • Plan staff levels which will include holiday, shift pattern arrangements and cover for absence as well as for the workflow of jobs
  • Quality control of finished jobs
  • Develop team members through sharing best practice and demonstrating quality in jobs
  • Assisting with on-boarding new members of the Preparation team in line with company process
  • Report any Health & Safety concerns to the Senior Workshop Manager
  • Attend any company meetings or HOD team meetings as required

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • AutoCAD experience in creating technical drawings for joinery, metal shop, electric and electronics, mechanics, modelling and understanding manufacturing methods
  • Creating solid models and presentation drawings
  • Working with CNC Programmers
  • Industrial engineering background

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