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Product Designer

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Michele Talbot 12/08/2021
Location: Harlow Not Disclosed Harlow
Salary: 35000 - 45000 £
Type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Specialisms: Design, CAD design, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
Date: 12/08/2021
Product Designer

A manufacturing company based in Harlow are currently recruiting for a Product Designer, these guys are constantly creating new innovative products and launch approximately 250 per year.

As a Product Designer you will create a range of consumer items in a range of materials and manufacturing methods. You will put together design proposals for projects and follow through from concept to manufacture.

Working in a team of 2 based onsite in a brand-new design room, you will be working on several different projects at any one time so a creative/design background and plenty of imagination and innovative ideas are key to your success.

The company in general are quite a tight knit group, the different departments work extremely well together to ensure they are constantly evolving and moving forward, after a record year last year they plan to continue this success by introducing new ranges continuously, this is where you come in.

Daily Responsibilities will be;

  • Working on ideas as part of the development team or developing design concepts using CAD to establish the design brief, including the concept, performance, and production criteria
  • Taking part in specialist or multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Sketching initial design ideas
  • Using the 3D printer to test ideas
  • Identifying the suitability and availability of materials
  • Producing detailed, final hand drawings and specifications or, more likely, using dedicated computer software to produce design specifications, including parts lists and costings
  • Testing the design concept by computerised modelling or physical hands-on testing of models
  • Researching materials, processes, or market requirements
  • Arranging meetings and liaising with engineers and other departments, including marketing and commercial, to discuss and negotiate appropriate production processes, costs and commercial issues
  • Occasional travel to the offices in China and Japan to assist in the development process as required
  • Making presentations to senior management to present design proposals


  • A Product Design Engineering or Industrial Design Engineering first degree with three years post-graduate experience in product design
  • An impressive portfolio of innovative and creative work must be provided
  • High degree of technical knowledge balanced with creative ability and a hands on approach
  • Visual and spatial awareness
  • Commercial awareness
  • Proficiency in CAD
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Familiarity of CNC machining and injection moulding (capabilities and limitations)
  • Knowledge of industrial processes, techniques, and standards
  • Ability to copy under pressure of deadlines

Benefits include;

Salary £35,000 - £45,000 negotiable for the successful candidate

Holidays, 25 days (3 for Christmas) plus Bank Holidays

Creative working environment

Team events



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