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Stockport, England, North West

LEAD Solidworks CAD Technician


I am looking for a Lead CAD Technician who is experienced in SolidWorks to manage a small design team. As a Company Associate, you will be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, who are willing to reward those who are driven to providing exceptional service to both internal and external customers. As well as being a key member of the team that further strengthens the foundation of our business, you will have the opportunity to add value that is felt throughout our customer base. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to immediately impact on the performance of the business and will be given exposure to the wider executive team. The ideal candidate will be humble, honest and hungry; striving to ensure team and business success, outwardly praising and inwardly reflective. This person will be results driven and willing to openly challenge incumbent processes and procedures. This is a customer centric position with the ideal candidate understanding the need to serve both internal and external customers. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the key deliverables of this position will be to: *Support the Sales Team in the creation of General Arrangement (GA) drawings required during the quotation and order validation process. *Support the Sales Team in the development of a controlled, centralised repository of standard drawings to aid in an efficient quotation process. *Support the Production Team in the creation of detailed manufacturing drawings to support the available GA drawings. *To create bills of materials (BOM) for assemblies based upon approved GA and manufacturing drawings. *Support the Product Management team in the realisation of Value Engineering activities. *To review returned customer comments on submitted drawings and to review the impact on cost and capability. *To review Engineering Change Notes (ECNs), modifying standard drawings in line with recognised requirements. *Take responsibility for the upkeep and improve robustness of the companies SolidWorks content utilising EPDM and establishing best operating practices. *To assist in the creation of marketing material which may include, but not be limited to, rendered assemblies and exploded drawings. Lead the CAD team through: oPassing on knowledge and experience to team members. oProcess efficiency oFirst time drawing accuracy oPriority scheduling oBest practice development and continuous improvement - 15% Annual Bonus Scheme, subject to business performance for the previous year - 4.5% employer pension contribution - Healthcare cash plan - Subsidised gym membership - Cycle to work - Tech benefits Kinetic plc is a Recruitment Consultancy with over 35 years of experience of delivering staffing solutions to the engineering, manufacturing and technical industries. Kinetic plc treats all applications with a high degree of care, we review all submissions and will attempt to contact applicants who match the job profile. Those that do not meet the specification may not be contacted but their CV retained to be considered against future opportunities.