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Design Draughtsperson - 12 month FTC

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We are currently looking for a Design Draughtsperson

A little about us:

With over a century of engineering expertise and innovation, KNDS UK is a renowned world leader in rapidly deployable military bridging systems and a key partner in the UK MoD’s Boxer armoured vehicle programme.

We are proud of our heritage and our reputation of providing the highest quality engineering solutions for over 100 years. As a trusted partner to military customers around the world, our employees are the very heart of our company. We have a skilled and experienced workforce dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of the business from Engineering to Project Management, Business Support to Operations.

As our business evolves, we are looking to strengthen our workforce with talented and motivated individuals across a range of disciplines to work from our Northwest Engineering Centre of Excellence and currently have this opportunity available:

About the role:

With responsibility for producing and maintaining technical drawings and Engineering department documentation, the role requires extensive use of CAD (Computer Aided Design) and PDM (Product Data Management) software to produce 3D models and assemblies, 2D technical drawings and also 3D animations and simulations for Virtual Reality Software. You will be integral to the delivery of Engineering designs for existing products, new product development and maintaining legacy design data. The role also focuses on detailed definition of designs for manufacturing and supporting other business functions with technical information.

Key duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Producing detailed, technical drawings for design solutions within the Engineering Design team.
  • Checking, editing and maintaining drawings and other technical documentation.
  • Preparing technical documents such as specifications, reports, manuals and procedures.
  • Supporting hardware development and testing.
  • Compiling technical documents and test specifications.
  • Interpreting technical specifications.
  • Liaising with suppliers and purchasing functions to provide the most up to date and accurate design information and technical details.
  • Providing support for the production, test and field engineering teams.
  • Supporting the sales team with bids and quotations.

Who we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate will have studied a relevant Engineering subject, or have proven experience working within an Engineering or Design Team, and be trained in using CAD, PDM or Virtual Reality software packages including Solid Edge, AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works, Siemens NX, Pro Engineer or similar. Being qualified to HND level or higher in a relevant Engineering subject would be advantageous.

What you can expect from us:

As a Forces friendly company, we signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018 and achieved their Silver Award in 2020 which means that we actively support and encourage service leavers, reservists and cadets to join our team, recognising military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process. When you become part of the KNDS UK team, you will enjoy employee benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • Attractive pension (4% employee contribution, 7% employer contribution)
  • Flexible working
  • Half day Friday
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme which increases with service
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Free unreserved car parking

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply by clicking the link at the top of the page or email your CV with a cover letter to careers@knds.co.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note that we have a Preferred Supplier List in place and we will contact agencies directly should the need arise, however any unsolicited CVs received via an agency will be accepted with thanks but without fee.

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