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CAD Designer (Packaging)

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CAD Designer (Packaging) – Permanent Contract

Location: Marston Green, Birmingham (onsite)
Hours of Work: 8.30am – 5.00pm – Mon – Fri
Salary: £30,000pa - £40,000pa (D.O.E.)


Person Spec:
• Previous structural 2D CAD design within the Packaging industry
• Knowledge of Packaging Materials
• Willingness to travel approximately once a month for customer visits and group meetings nationally and internationally.
• Knowledge of technical fundamentals within corrugated packaging
• Ability to plan and prioritise.
• High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
• Resilience and ability to challenge appropriately.
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages
• Ability to work under own initiative.
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
• Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & 2D Packaging Design CAD software.
• Previous customer facing experience or customer service experience (Preferred)

Responsibilities:
• Produce basic Artwork Proofs from a Design Brief
• Help train junior members of the department in the fundamentals of packaging design.
• Proof Checking
• High levels of knowledge of using 2D CAD Programmes (e.g. KASEMAKE / Artios / Vpack)
• Design & cut out CAD samples (both parametric and bespoke designs) - package and send out to Customers where appropriate.
• Order Printing Plates & Die cut Formes.
• Prepare Tooling Costs for customers.
• Raise Work Specs & Print Drawings
• Liaising with Customers & Suppliers (Formes/Stereos/Inks)
• May entail customer meetings / visits where appropriate.
• Perform General Office Duties
• Staying up to date with the latest trends in the packaging industry
• Work closely with other departments and fellow design team to develop and produce innovative packaging designs.
• Other ad-hoc duties as requested/delegated.
• Travel will be required on occasions in and outside the UK.
• The ability to calculate board grades from customer samples.
• Specific customer / project design lead when tasked by Design and Innovation manager to manage.
• Appropriate levels of understanding of bespoke programmes in KAMA production software.
• Dealing with urgent production queries (Replacement Tooling – stereos / formes)


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