• Posted on Aug 23, 2021
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Job Title: Product Designer

Reference: AJ0771

Company: Massey & Harris (Engineering) Ltd

Based in: Cheshire

Contact name: Matt Richardson

Contact email: [email protected]

Salary: Dependent on Experience
Postition Type: Full time, permanent
Benefits: 20 days holiday + statutory. Pension. Healthcare
Hours of work: Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 17:00 (30 min lunch break) Friday 08:00-12:30 (38.5 hrs per week)

Company Overview:
Massey and Harris have been manufacturing play equipment in the UK since the 1930s and for 25 years under our current ownership. We design and manufacture in-house supplying a broad spectrum of clients including landscape architects, play companies and Councils.  You will find our products in public parks, offices, private houses and destination locations all around the world.

Our vision is to provide high quality innovative design, production, installation and maintenance of playground solutions that will provide the creative stimulus for active play across all age ranges and environments.

We are looking for a creative Designer with technical ability & good working knowledge of Solidworks to join our team and contribute high quality, innovative design.
We need a versatile candidate who can work on their own initiative and develop in this role.
As a key member of our small team we expect you to contribute to the Company’s reputation and growth and adopt and improve process and best practice.
We expect you to be professional and approachable and able to adapt in a fast-moving environment with a wide range of audiences.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Project management: work with the support of the team to ensure an efficient workflow from concept generation through to manufacture.
  • Employ strong modelling skills (Solidworks) including sheet metal, weldments and production of technical drawings for manufacture and renders for presentations (Adobe 2D layout).
  • Develop bespoke product
  • Produce designs that can be manufactured efficiently and cost effectively
  • Communicate and work with a wide range of audiences from the Company Director to the Workshop.
  • Work to Company design protocols.
  • Ensure efficient and timely completion of projects anticipating issues and proactively working to resolve
  • Liaise with customers and suppliers on a daily basis both in person and by telephone / email
  • Drive improvement / best practice

Person Specification – Essential


  • Solidworks educated
  • Aptitude and ability to learn
  • Professional design experience
  • Desirable


  • Professional design experience

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Solidworks
  • Strong modelling skills
  • Technical understanding
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral and to a wide range of audiences

Personal Qualities:

  • Detail orientated
  • Creative / original thinking
  • Proactive and able to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Honesty, reliability, integrity and commitment with a desire to contribute to the growth of the business
  • Organised with ability to meet deadlines
  • A friendly and welcoming manner, both in person and on the phone
  • Ability to maintain a calm and professional manner when faced with challenging situations

Personal Specification – Desirable


  • Professional Solidworks experience
  • Over 2 years professional design experience


  • Solidworks certification

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Adobe 2D layout and experience of generating presentations

To apply please forward your details and CV to Matt Richardson via email: [email protected]