• Rail Designer

    Job Locations UK-Andover
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/03/2019 10:57)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Rail Design
    Closing Date
  • Overview

    We are recruiting for a Rail Designer to join our Stairlifts Team based in Andover, to work within a team of designers designing bespoke stair lift rails from surveys obtained by sales advisers and distributors.


    The role includes providing production drawings to tight deadlines, for rail fabrication across three different sites, who manufacture rails for curved Stairlifts.   The role requires a high level of concentration, speed, accuracy and problem solving skills to take a customer order from survey to manufacture and installation.


    Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate effectively working within tight time constraints and experience of 3D CAD systems; ideally, in SolidWorks, some experience of AutoCAD is desirable.  Consideration will also be given, to individuals who have recently qualified from further education.


    The role offers a 37hr working week, 1.15 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Monday to Thursday (1/2 hour unpaid lunch) plus 15% shift allowance


    • Correctly interpret customer surveys, documents and drawings
    • Accurately convert digital and manual surveys into 3D staircases
    • Identify missing/conflicting information with customer surveys and/or documents
    • Initiate approval process, supplying customer and order entry with completed drawings and appropriate communication.
    • Ensuring compliance of all curved stair lift in terms of product, manufacturing and regulatory limitations
    • Interpret customer requirements and resolve all queries to ensure timely completion
    • Indentify improvements in digital surveys and drawings
    • Ensuring customers, distributors and visitors have the appropriate level of understanding of rail design
    • Supporting development of the team by sharing knowledge and skills



    Person Specification

    • Capable of interpreting customer surveys
    • Ability to prioritise and organise workloads in a pressurised environment
    • Knowledge of KBM systems and eDrawing is desirable
    • Excellent computer skills for MS Word, Excel and Lotus notes
    • Ability to work unsupervised
    • Excellent attention to detail with a capability to produce accurate work
    • Ability to learn, understand and apply new information
    • Ability to solve problems


    • No formal qualifications required, with previous work experience
    • Relevant further education qualification (BTEC/City and Guides level 2), without previous work experience


    We are a company who are pioneers of forward thinking, we never forget that vital to our success is the amazing people who work for us and the commitment we have to our customers. We have carefully selected following benefits, which complement our employees lifestyles


    Benefits Include


    • 25 days holiday + the option to purchase another 5 days + additional long service holiday
    • Company Benefits Discount/ Rewards Scheme- including cinema discounts, annual free flu jab, discounted hotel and theme park stays and discounts off many high street shops.
    • Quarterly Bonus
    • Subsidised Pension
    • Health Cash Plan covering routine treatment and prescriptions
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Free onsite parking
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Onsite Canteen
    • 4 day week


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