Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture


Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Sector: Manufacturing (Bespoke Packaging)
Package: Basic Salary up to £33,000 (dependent on experience) plus Bonus
& other excellent PLC Company Benefits

The Company
Macfarlane Design and Manufacture are a division of Macfarlane Group PLC. We are seeking to appoint a Packaging Designer for our Manufacturing site in Grantham Lincolnshire. Our specialist manufacturing division designs and manufactures bespoke protective packaging solutions for customers that require protection for high value products during transit and storage. Our customers are UK wide and span several key markets including Aerospace, Defence, Electronics, Industrial and Medical.
The Designer Role
Reporting to the Design Manager, this role will work with customer product engineers, our external sales team and Manufacturing team to create innovative packaging solutions for high value products requiring protection during shipping and storage.
Designer Key Duties

  • Analyze customer product details and assess product fragility.
  • Gain full understanding of storage & transportation methods
  • Develop concept & and confirm manufacturing methods
  • Cost the new packaging design using in house estimating software
  • Build prototype pack using CAD plotting table
  • Liaise with external sales and operations
  • Produce manufacturing drawings and production instructions
  • Review production batch sizes to maximize efficiency
  • Continually expand knowledge of new materials and design ideas

Do you have the correct profile?
In order to apply you will require the following: –

  • Experienced and proficient in the use of Solidworks design software
  • Have a background in manufacturing
  • Ability to stick to demanding tight customer deadlines
  • Collaborative approach/team player

Our Benefits
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits can include: – 

  • 23 days annual leave (rising with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
  • Tax free childcare (TFC) scheme
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies) 

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
How to apply/next steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting the successful candidate to commence with us ASAP. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.