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Job opportunity – CAD operator/programmer

Posted on: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

We’ve got an exciting job opportunity available to join the Arden Team.

About Arden

Founded in 1964, Arden Dies is the UK’s leading die-maker. A family-owned provider of cutting and engraving tools, and software for the packaging industry. 

Our greatest strength is our global team, with manufacturing sites in Germany and the USA and software offices globally. Our team is energetic, innovative, and experienced with a forward-thinking approach to adopting new technologies and ways of working making Arden a great place to work. 

Job Opportunity

We are currently looking for an experienced CAD Operator to join our team within our cutting dies division, based at our headquarters in Marple, Stockport, Greater Manchester. The main objective of the role is to produce CAD/CAM files to feed into the production of our tooling and to provide technical support to customers as required.

Core Competencies

  • Prepare CAD files for the manufacture of cutting and creasing dies and associated tooling
  • Be able to appreciate how the design relates to the customers’ machine and end product.
  • Be able to interpret the customers’ requirements on any given order and, in the event that of missing or unclear information, be able to communicate clearly with the customer to get the correct outcome
  • Utilise Impact CAD software, and other software where needed, to deliver a ‘right first time’ production file
  • Operate within the company procedures and checks to produce a high level of product
  • Interact and liaise with shop-floor staff to ensure designs are suitable, and are best practice for manufacture.
  • To ensure safe working practices are operated and maintained in-line with Health and Safety regulations and policies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience within the packaging industry
  • Experience in CAD software (ideally Impact CAD, although in-house training will be given)

Please Note: There is also a role available at a junior level for the right candidate with no experience. Full training will be given.

Salary and Benefits

Flexible Depending on Experience + 26 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays + Pension + onsite parking. 

We offer a competitive salary, as well as a cycle to work scheme, enhanced sick pay scheme and many other small perks.

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