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Cabinet Maker

Southbourne

This is an opportunity where you can learn and develop in a highly skilled British manufacturing environment.

We design and manufacture timber seating for the Hospitality, Cruise and Workplace markets and are looking for a Prototyping Technician to join our team. This is an opportunity where you can learn and develop in a highly skilled British manufacturing environment.

 

The Role:

The Prototyping Technician will provide a vital link between Design and Production and they will work alongside the Design and Engineering teams. Following a weekly prototyping schedule, the Prototyping Technician will develop new and bespoke products and work closely with the development upholsterer to achieve a final product that can be issued to production.

 

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have furniture making experience and will be a confident wood working machinist. They will be self-motivated and have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and enjoy the design development process. They will be confident in their approach and be able to work both individually and as a team. Alignment with our company values of Design-Led, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity will also be key.

 

Key Skills and responsibilities:

  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Offering new solutions to processes and structural considerations.
  • Ability to problem solve and find both short term and long-term solutions.
  • Confident operating wood machinery such as spindles, thicknessers, boring machines, dimension saw, lathes and sanding equipment.
  • Providing detailed frame specifications to Design and Production and management of First Batch Run process (controlling the product in production)
  • Recording all frame sundries
  • Providing and understanding accurate costing information
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Timing new and standard products in order to determine best practice and best flow.
  • Complete cost benefit analysis to prove the best method or machine to get the best result.
  • Using Lean Principles to challenge the current status quo of how items are produced and delivering continuous improvement processes and implementing change.
  • To recruit an apprentice in to prototyping after 6 months and provide and training and induction plan.
  • To train and mentor new and current employees

Please apply by email with CV to the Design Manager, Erin Johnson, ejohnson@morganfurniture.co.uk

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