Jobs at Mathmos

Mathmos is growing and we have exciting plans for the future. We are looking for people to join our friendly, tight knit team based in the lava lamp factory in Poole. We have parking on site and are next to Holton Heath railway station.

Product Development & Operations Assistant (full time)


Product Developer / Designer (3 days a week, inc. some home working)

Salary: approx. £25k - £35k depending on skills and experience (pro rata for part time)

An exciting opportunity to take a pivotal multi faceted role in shaping the future of a well known British Heritage company and an opportunity to see your work right through from concept to shelf.

Product Development / Design

Designing and Developing Mathmos’ lava lamp range. Working closely with external designers and specialists taking products from concept right through to sale. Depending on your skills you will be involved with all aspects of product design and development, research and development, manufacturer sourcing and management, component sourcing, testing, compliance etc.

Operations Assistant (full time position only)

You will also assist the Operations Manager wherever required in purchasing, manufacturing, sub contractor management, transportation management, facilities management, Health and Safety, production planning etc.


Will either be a Design / Design Engineering or Engineering graduate with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. Or you will have 5 years work experience in a related role. You will be hands on and practical, as happy to jump on a fork lift as to read a technical safety manual. You will be systems orientated with good all round IT skills. You must be commercially very pro active. You will be reliable with great attention to detail. A good team player, very reliable, flexible and trustworthy.

You will be interested in developing all round skills in a small growing company and taking on more responsibilities over time and growing your role within the company.

Apply only by email to attaching CV and covering letter.


Mathmos Design Internships - full or part time

Mathmos offer placements providing fantastic hands on experience seeing products through from concept to sale. (NB. Only petrol or train fair and lunch are paid, please ensure you can afford an unpaid role before applying)

You Need;

  • To have finished or be part way through a relevant design degree.
  • To live within a one hour commute of our factory: BH16 6LG. 
  • To be able to commit to a minimum of 4 months either full time or 3 days a week. 
  • A personable and willing attitude.
  • Solid Works and Adobe Suite are an advantage.

You will Receive Hands on Experience in the following areas;

  • Product design and development
  • Packaging Design
  • Product sourcing, supplier management
  • Setting AQLs and managing product quality

Please send a covering letter explaining what you could bring to the role and your CV to

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