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We're hiring: Product Development Engineer

We're hiring: Product Development Engineer

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A new hands-on role has been created at skinflint as we continue our exciting period of expansion. As part of the growing product development and refurbishment department, you'll be working on practical projects, refurbishing lights, and helping out with orders and returns in and around the workshop.

Our ideal person:

You'll be self-motivated, organised, methodical and have the ability to work under your own initiative as well as being able to operate as part of a small team. Good interpersonal skills are therefore essential, as will being a clear and confident communicator.

You'll be an enthusiastic learner, retaining the confidence and desire to develop your own learning and the approach and ethos of the business as a whole.

The role may require working away from Cornwall within other parts of the UK as and when required, so candidates will need to be able to travel.

As part of the induction to the company, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an extensive journey of learning through all areas of the business in order to fully understand the niche position of the company, the diverse range of lighting products we retail and the team we work with.

Key Responsibilities:

Be directly involved with the daily operations of the workshop including the cleaning, washing and assembly of the refurbished products for photography and sale through the online retail store

Liaise with the Product Development Manager to ascertain the weekly production schedule and associated tasks

As and when required undertake the collection of all composite product elements from local suppliers and the external warehousing facility along with the collection of any newly procured product or product components from various locations around the UK

Undertake the picking, preparation, packing and labelling of products for dispatch
Oversee the delivery of any component orders and undertake their associated storage to the relevant location

Oversee the delivery of any Product Returns and prepare the items for stock repatriation
Ensure all Product Returns and Stock Component deliveries have been checked in accordance with the internal procedures

To undertake the fortnightly production and packaging of Installation kits and component stock check

Assemble installation kits and maintain associated stock levels

Undertake the painting and decoration of the company’s photography sets and associated preparatory tasks ahead of product photo-shoots.

About you:

Essential:
Computer literate (to include Microsoft office applications Word, Excel)
Experience of working in a team
Good time management skills
Ability to work independently
Great communication skills (written and verbal)
Experience within a design environment or appreciation of design
Experience in physical work/manual handling
Driving licence (to enable you to collect components and products off site)

Desirable:
Electrical knowledge A background in lighting
Previous employment within a design environment
Passion for interiors and great design
Degree level education

To apply, please attach your CV and a cover letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role to chris@skinflintdesign.com

Application deadline 06/04/2017

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