Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Solidworks Designer

Solidworks Designer
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Package: Basic Salary up to £35,000 (dependent on experience) plus performance related bonus & other excellent PLC Company Benefits
Sector: Manufacturing (Bespoke Packaging)

The Company
Macfarlane Design and Manufacture are a division of Macfarlane Group PLC, the UK’s largest packaging distributor. We are seeking to appoint an experienced Solidworks Designer to support our Manufacturing site in Grantham Lincolnshire. Our specialist manufacturing site at Grantham 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 growing key markets including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Industrial and Medical Equipment. Solutions are manufactured using corrugated board, solid fiberboard, softwood timber/plywood, polyethylene foam, glass re-enforced plastic and a range of complementary products & fittings. Customers’ requirements can be complex and are often for very expensive products with high levels of attention to detail required.
Solidworks Designer Role
Reporting to the Design Manager, this role will support the manufacturing division strategy to grow market share through innovative sustainable solutions, excellent quality, and service within a competitive environment.
Soidworks Designer Key Duties

  • Ensure customers’ requirements and objectives have been fully understood.
  • Manage a range of design projects from concept through to production.
  • Design packaging solutions using SolidWorks 3D CAD (essential)
  • Ensure all technical & legislative requirements have been met.
  • Optimize material utilization within design concepts.
  • Minimize environmental impact of packaging solutions provided.
  • Contribute to the development of new sustainable solutions for the packaging market.

Do you have the correct profile?
To apply you must be a highly skilled designer, proficient with SolidWorks 3D CAD. You must have an engineering background and experience in managing a range of design projects concurrently to successful outcomes. Experience in packaging design would be advantageous but isn’t necessarily essential. It is also important that you have strong interpersonal skills when dealing with internal and external stakeholders. Further career development should be quickly possible for the right candidate.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds irrespective of your age, gender, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation. Should you require any specific support or adjustments during the recruitment process, please email our recruitment team directly. 

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 to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking at most of our sites
  • 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)
  • Annual paid Volunteering Day
  • Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
  • Enhanced HR policies relating to various employee rights & entitlements
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)

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 absolute 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.