Ellison is widely recognized as a global market leader in the DIY arts and crafts marketplace, with the company designing, manufacturing, and distributing the finest quality die-cutting machines and products to the creative industry. Ellison’s innovative designs empower users to cut, embellish and create extraordinary projects from a variety of materials, which can be used in the home, the classroom or for gifts and self-expression of any kind. Since 1977, Ellison has been a hallmark product in the classroom and continues to be a trusted favourite with teachers and educators. In 2001, Ellison launched Sizzix, a global brand focused on providing inspirational products for the creative community, whether they enjoy upcycling, home décor, sewing or paper crafting. In addition to their die-cutting equipment, Sizzix also offers a wide variety of making essentials and tools which complement any creative pursuits. These include cardstock, fabric, felt, a glue gun and a paper sculpting kit. The extensive Sizzix product collections provide their community with everything needed to build their creative lifestyles. Ellison itself is a global company with its America and Canada office located in Lake Forest, California and its European and Rest of World (ROW) office located in Wrexham, UK. Ellison also has manufacturing facilities and operations in China. The majority of Ellison’s customers are Business-to-Business (B2B) retailers and distributors who purchase, stock, and resell their products to end-users. In addition, Ellison also sell Business-to-Consumer (B2C) direct to schools and consumers via their branded websites and catalogues, or at select creative tradeshows and events. Ellison’s mission is to continue to grow its market leadership position with uncompromising quality, innovative design and inspiring, award-winning products that continue to inspire the creative community.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Product Design Engineer to join our Product Development Team at our Wrexham offices. This pivotal role involves working Engineering Team & Product Managers, to ensure that commercially viable products are developed that can be manufactured within cost, to specification, and on time, in line with the product pipeline. The Junior Product Design Engineer will operate within the UK Engineering team on all aspects of engineering design, IP, testing, functionality, and material selection. The role involves working with the Senior Product Design Engineer to create detailed 3D models & 2D drawings of new product concepts. Supporting and making recommendations for adjustments to existing products for cost and production timeline improvements. They will have an excellent understanding of the technical feasibility of the product, including Plastics, Metals & Electronics, and will use their knowledge to recommend the most efficient and cost saving solutions to achieve the brief and deadline set.
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