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Product Development Engineer

The Company

George Smith Ltd is a company synonymous with beautiful, traditional crafted, upholstered furniture.  Every Sofa, Chair, Chaise and stool is lovingly made in their factory in the North East of England.  The process of hand-building the furniture uses traditional methods and materials passed on through the generations.  Their commitment to service and quality sets George Smith aside from the competition in this niche market sector.

With sales showrooms in London, New York, Chicago and LA, George Smith is a truly global brand furnishing the residential properties of the rich and famous as well as the iconic commercial establishments operating in the hospitality market.

The Role

This is a key role for an Engineer with an appreciation of design to work within the Product Development Team based at our manufacturing site in Cramlington, reporting to the Product Development Manager.  Utilising 3D CAD to enable our large team of craftsmen to create iconic furniture for prestigious residential and hospitality environments.

The Product Development team is responsible for all NPI on bespoke projects, customisation, range extensions, and standard product improvements, providing a first class service to our sales team, customers, and clients, along with clear, concise and complete work instructions for our highly skilled production team.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be a qualified designer or engineer with an excellent knowledge of Solid Works/3D CAD, and competent in its use.

Highly numerate, with strong IT skills they will need to demonstrate a good standard of communication both written and verbal.

A self motivated and enthusiastic individual, you will be passionate about product and design, process driven and structured in approach, and with the people skills that will allow you to deal directly with both our clients and craftsmen professionally. 

You will strive to uphold the George Smith Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Sustainability and Innovation.

How to apply: 

 Email leela@gsfactory.co.uk with CV and cover letter.