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Technical Draughts person

Ref: CC007
Type: Permanent
Location: Custom Covers Southampton
Salary: £22000 to £25000

Company Profile

Custom Covers was established in 1984 as a cover maker to the marine trade. The company has since diversified into the events industry and other complementary areas where it currently derives the majority of its revenue. The Company’s primary goal is to be recognised as the supplier of choice in the covers, marquees and decorative linings market.

The firm is a medium sized organisation currently employing 75 people from its base in Southampton. The staff are drawn from the local cover, sail making and upholstery industries with a high technical skill level and the ability to bespoke equipment to customers’ requirements. Custom Covers received recognition for its commitment to quality when the ISO 9001 2015 certificate was awarded to the company following a recommendation from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

The company’s core manufacturing competence is the conversion of roll materials into finished product.  As noted the main areas of specialisation are in the Marquee Trade yet increasingly the company’s skills are being sought by industry.

Job Description

The Draughtsperson has the responsibility to provide accurate technical information for the Production and Sales Departments. The Draughtsperson is responsible for the accurate description of items sold, accurate preparation of CAD drawings and computer cutting files and working within the company administrative procedures. They will be responsible for working with the Company drawing office procedures. The role also encompasses the development of 3D shaped surfaces and reducing these to 2D cutting files.

  • To provide a technical drawing service using CAD and free drawn tools
  • To collect accurate dimensions from samples and site visits.
  • To provide a customer support service for the company’s customers
  • To ensure information on the company database is accurate and up-to date.
  • To identify customer specifications
  • To develop 3D fabric shapes and pattern these to 2D.
  • To use the CAD tools, including AutoCAD and Solidworks to prepare drawings and cut files for production and sub-contract manufacture
  • To assist Drawing Office Manager



  • Has necessary skills produce high quality and timely drawings for Production and sub-contracting using AutoCAD
  • Has the ability to learn new software such as Surface
  • Has ability to work in a team
  • Has ability to visit customers and measure accurately
  • Has experience in working with textiles (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of Solidworks (Desirable)



  • Pay dependent on experience.
  • Annual bonus scheme based on company’s performance.
  • A Company contributed pension scheme after 3 months service.
  • 20 days holiday per annum + bank holidays (from 1st January until December 31st).
  • Free parking.


Organisation Structure

Reports to Drawing Office Manager

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