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Design Engineer

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic family-run, international business currently in 50 countries, who designs, manufactures, and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment.  We pride ourselves on creating exciting, innovative, and educational outdoor play equipment that makes children smile all over the world.

Are you someone who enjoys a challenge and thrives on finding solutions?  Do you want to be passionate about designing quality, innovative products in a fast paced but friendly environment?  Then this role could be for you and we want to hear from you!

Our creative Technical Department based at our HQ in Haverthwaite currently has an immediate opening for a degree qualified (or similar) Mechanical Engineer / Product Designer. You will be responsible for carrying out duties including research, analysis, 3D design, costing, prototyping, product testing, engineering documentation, and process improvement, not only for new products but also improving and maintaining our extensive range of existing products.

Duties include:

  • Ensuring all product developments consider, usability, ergonomics, safety, cost, manufacturability, ease of installation and packaging. Ensuring all design proposals meet international, national and organisation safety standards.
  • Guaranteeing customer service in everything you do, providing expert advice to your customers in friendly manner to deliver service, with the desire to exceed customer expectations.
  • Use of 3D CAD software to create detailed models and drawings of products and its components.
  • Updating and maintaining stock records and BOMs.
  • Getting hands on constructing prototypes and performing physical testing.

About you:

You will need to have a get-it-done mindset, who will thrive in the fast pace of a small company where you will be working on multiple projects at the same time, who loves to see their designs become a reality.

Solidworks experience or similar essential.  You must be able to think creatively, innovatively and have impeccable attention to detail.

Knowledge of metal, wood, plastic manufacturing process desirable with the ability to schedule workload and problem solve effectively.

Starting in April/early May, this is a permanent position and the core working hours are 40 hours per week. In return, we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to really make smiles in children’s play!

If you think this is the right opportunity for you and you are excited to take on a new challenge, please send your CV to hr@playdale.co.uk

Logistics Coordinator

Full time 35 hours per week – £18,000 to £22,000

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic family-run, international business currently in 50 countries, who designs, manufactures, and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment.  We pride ourselves on creating exciting, innovative, and educational outdoor play equipment that makes children smile all over the world, which is why we are on the lookout for a Logistics Coordinator to join our fantastic team at our Operations facility in Lindal-in-Furness

Are you someone who enjoys a challenge and thrives on finding solutions?  Do you want to be passionate about quality products and installations?  Does excellent customer service come naturally to you? Then this role could be for you and we want to hear from you!

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, you must have a proven strong administration background, having previous experience in logistics preferred.  You must be able to demonstrate that you can work proactively in a very busy and pressurised role.

The main responsibility will be to oversee multiple deliveries daily ensuring arrival to customer site on date expected.

Duties include:

  • Point of contact for all general freight forwarding administration. Handling imports, exports and cross trade transactions.  Ensuring that all information and technical details are gathered to guarantee that the delivery or the delivery and installation can be handled effectively and efficiently.
  • Liaising with suppliers of air, road, sea and courier services in order to obtain best rates and reporting on OTIF.
  • Ensuring that phone calls, email enquiries are dealt with in a responsive, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional manner always ensuring accurate data is provided.
  • Maintaining CRM, Sage and Preactor, ensuring customer information and records are recorded timely, clearly and are concise.
  • Produce a detailed site brief, method statements and risk assessments for installation teams before commencement of installation as well as issue site plans. Produce construction phase plans as and when required.

About you:

You will need to have a get-it-done mindset, who will thrive in the fast pace of logistics and getting stuck in with multiple projects at the same time.   You will need to have experience within a previous logistics or operations administration role.

You must have excellent IT and communication skills with a particular skill of attention to detail and being customer centric.

Starting in April/early May, this is a permanent position and the core working hours are 35 hours per week. In return, we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to really make smiles in children’s play!

If you think this is the right opportunity for you and you are excited to take on a new challenge, please send your CV to hr@playdale.co.uk

Operations Project Coordinator

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic family-run, international business currently in 50 countries, who designs, manufactures, and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment. We pride ourselves on creating exciting, innovative, and educational outdoor play equipment that makes children smile all over the world, which is why we are on the lookout for an Operations Project Coordinator to join our fantastic team at our Haverthwaite HQ.

Are you someone who wants to be passionate about our quality products and installations, ensuring that the Customers’ expectations are always exceeded? Then this role could be for you!

Starting in April, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, good exposure to administration duties and responsibilities, and can work proactively in a very busy and pressurised role. The main responsibility will be to oversee multiple projects at the same time, making sure all planning, scheduling, and co-ordination is in place.

Duties include:

• Dependant on the project complexity and value, taking full responsibility for every project delegated to you, being the point of contact for the customer post processing of the order.

• Working towards timescales set, managing expectations, dealing with any foreseeable issues or problems throughout the process, ensuring accurate data is provided and updating the forecast weekly.

• Plan and coordinate installers requirements, including agreeing price and producing a detailed site brief before commencement of installation. Accurately scheduling the installers to meet customer requirements and maximise capacity.

• Organise the transport of equipment to site to meet with customer and installers needs. accurate support and information for the customer and suppliers of safety surfaces, fencing, containers, welfare facilities.

• Ensuring communication of the project’s progress to customer, management, and hub team members.

About you:

Having experience within a projects or operations administration role, your get-it-done mindset means you’ll love the pace of getting stuck in with multiple projects at the same time.

You must have excellent IT and communication skills with a particular skill of attention to detail and being customer centric.

This is a permanent position and the core working hours are 35 hours per week. In return, we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to really make smiles in children’s play!

Playdale Playgrounds is an equal opportunities employer.

Application deadline: 09/04/2021

Expected start date: 19/04/2021

If you think this is the right opportunity for you and you are excited to take on a new challenge, please send your CV to hr@playdale.co.uk or via Indeed

 

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