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Polytec Personnel Ltd was established in 1984 and are a specialist engineering & scientific agency handling both permanent & temporary vacancies in the Cambs/Herts area. Please log onto our website which gets updated hourly for all the roles we currently have available.

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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Hertfordshire 
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A new opportunity has become available for a Production Planner / Scheduler. The position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and the post holder will have responsibility for ensuring every system has full specification prior to commencing build and also schedule systems into build, based on available capacity. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years Manufacturing / Engineering experience, gained within an assembly and manufacturing environment and also somebody with excellent understanding, interpretation and communication of mechanical and electrical systems drawings. Problem solving and fault diagnosis skills are also essential. This is an excellent opportunity for a self motivated individual who is capable of working on their own initiative. Main Responsibilities: * Responsibility for ensuring every system has full specification prior to commencing build * Schedule systems into build - based on available capacity * Maintenance of metrics for all system throughput * Manage build schedule for all machines / systems * Create and maintain LV phantoms, structures and machine BOM's * Schedule all machine works Orders * Participate in daily production walk-round (machine status update) * Lead weekly production meeting (Production / Sales / Engineering / Purchasing / Quality) * Guide Engineering and Sales to achieve complete specification sign off prior to Materials kitting * Provide costing details for Sales quotations * Develop and implement KPI's to manage department objectives, in agreement with Production Leader (Standard Products) * Maintenance of standard cost modules (within Lakeview) * Assist with Introduction of SOPs where gaps in defined procedures exist * To be fully conversant with all Health and Safety procedures and report any non-conformance through the agreed procedure. To assist the company in meeting its HandS safety objectives * Be aware of, and comply with, all Quality Assurance procedures at all times Department objective of production being right first time * Initiate department improvement projects * Liaise as necessary with other departments on site with regard to product routing and quality * To deputise for other colleagues within Operations where necessary Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * A minimum of 5 years Manufacturing / Engineering experience, gained within an assembly and manufacturing environment * Computer literate * Problem solving and fault diagnosis * Excellent understanding, interpretation and communication of mechanical and electrical systems drawings * Self motivated and capable of working on own initiative * A good flexible team player * Effective communicator at all levels * Well-organised individual with the ability to plan ahead * Demonstrates sound judgement and fact-based decision-making * Attributes should be demonstrable with examples of previous work experience * Awareness of commercial and cost control issues Desired: * Educated to ONC level or equivalent. * Knowledge of 5S and Visual Factory techniques. * Mechanical and Electrical Assembly experience in a fast changing process environment * Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of processes * Must be able to respond to the demand of operational requirements * Have the desire and ability to cover for other Operational positions

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26944 
Job ID
200918253 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are seeking to recruit a SAP Variant Configuration Specialist on behalf of our client who is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border. The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the successful development of SAP Variant Configuration (VC) models as part of the company's SAP implementation team. The individual will work closely with Product Engineering, Sales and Operations to gather requirements necessary to build rules-based bills of materials and routings for highly configurable product. This role is heavily involved in SAP - you will need to know product structure down to the nuts and bolts level. Candidates should be willing to travel occasionally, potentially worldwide. Main Responsibilities: * Proactively initiate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with cross functional team members * Create configurable bills of materials and routings using selection rules/decision tables * Continually improve the BOM Table and configuration workbook templates to assist with loading new products * Develop and maintain product definitions, product rule matrices and Super BOMs in accordance with best practices. Maintain awareness of new features and enhancements to improve efficiency, speed and user experience. * Plan and coordinate Engineering Change Requests between Inventor/Teamcenter and SAP required to maintain configurations. Manage the process moving from development to test to production. * Proactively support the SAP implementation and aid the business in creating and revising processes Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * Degree * At least a year's SAP experience with bills of materials and routings * Proven Self Starter able to counter resistance and deliver * Advanced IT skills especially in Excel and Access * Experience of writing queries using operators such as AND/OR/NOT * Strong attention to detail - getting the structures right is fundamental * Strong communication and influencing skills and ability to interact with suppliers, peers, employees, and external agencies * Flexible approach to recognise need for pragmatism in relevant context * Demonstrate a high degree of integrity and commitment * Willing to travel occasionally, potentially worldwide * Demonstrates sound judgement and fact-based decision-making * Attributes should be demonstrable with examples of previous work experience Desired: * Degree in Engineering or Information Technology * Manufacturing experience * At least a year's SAP experience with bills of materials and routings * Previous experience of Variant Configuration * Previous experience as part of a SAP preparation team * Awareness of commercial and cost control issues

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26945 
Job ID
200918252 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridgeshire 
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We are now recruiting for a Marketing Coordinator for our client based on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border. This is an exciting role where the successful candidate will cover all areas of marketing within the organisation. The client is looking for an individual with skills gained in a similar role, with excellent organisational skills and superb communication and interpersonal skills. A good working knowledge of MS Excel and Word is essential and you should be numerate and articulate with excellent attention to detail. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Manage all the Company's exhibition activities including: researching new events, booking events, organising staffing accommodation and travel, products, and attending key events * Organise design, literature and promotions with the Creative Coordinator * Be the key contact for advertising and PR globally * Plan the advertising activity with the Marketing Manager in line with the budget * Keep adverts fresh * Book advertising, send ad copy and monitor response * Research new publications for new and existing products * Manage the PR process from organising translations, distributing the releases and maintaining the database * Carry out market research on competitor products for product launches * Carry out competitor analysis via PR, websites, magazines, exhibitions and communicate information back to the team to develop new ideas * Manage the asset register * Apply appropriate marketing support to distributors when needed * General telephone answering Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Experience in a similar marketing role * Excellent organisational skills * Good communication and interpersonal skills * Good attention to detail * Numerate and articulate * Ability to work on own initiative as well as being a team player * Ability to manage multiple tasks * Good working knowledge of MS Excel and Word

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26946 
Job ID
200918251 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are seeking to recruit a Production Engineer (Consumables) to join a team, based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border. The purpose of the role is to work with the Consumables Manager to improve the throughput and yield from the current production manufacturing machines for in-house consumables production. The successful candidate will be qualified to Degree level or HNC/HND in engineering with excellent analytical & problem solving skills. You will also have a proven track record of design, prototype and test of electro/mechanical/pneumatic machines. Previous design experience of high throughput materials handling machinery would be an advantage. You must be able to design and detail using SolidWorks (ideally 3 years minimum experience) and have good general PC experience, including good Excel skills. The Client is looking for somebody who is willing to be involved and 'hands on' and able to demonstrate a 'can do' attitude. You'll need good communication skills and will be methodical and thorough with excellent attention to detail. Main Responsibilities: * Provide engineering analysis of operation and performance of the production machines * Design, prototype and implement modifications to improve production performance * Design, prototype and implement test fixtures and jigs to support production and test * Contribute to design, prototyping and implementation of next generation machines * Provide 'hands on' contribution to production when required * Provide engineering support to the Consumables manager to help resolve any problems with consumables Qualifications, Skills & Experience: * Qualified to Degree level or HNC/HND in engineering * Excellent analytical & problem solving skills * Proven track record of design, prototype and test of electro/mechanical/pneumatic machines. (previous design experience of high throughput materials handling machinery an advantage) * Able to design and detail using SolidWorks (ideally 3 years minimum experience) * Computer literate with good spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) skills * Good communication skills * Self managing & motivating * Willing to be involved and 'hands on' and able to demonstrate a 'can do' attitude * Methodical & thorough with good attention to detail

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26126 
Job ID
200710504 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridgeshire 
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We have a new vacancy for an Industrial Post-Doctoral Researcher. This is a 2 year contract based in Cambridgeshire and the Post-Doc will work with materials research with the aim to gain a deeper understanding of the structural features required for realising solvent-orthogonal functional materials for the solution processing of multi-layered organic electronic devices, identify novel structural features that result in improved solvent-orthogonality, and also to investigate the impact of the presence of these structural features in electronically functional materials on device performance and lifetime. Working closely with the synthetic chemists and device scientists in the team, the purpose of the role includes the development of materials that show negligible swelling and intermixing upon deposition of the successive layers during the solution-processing of OLEDs. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Polymer Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science and have first-class academic credentials and excellent knowledge in the fields of Polymer Physics, Thermodynamics, and Organic Chemistry. You'll have creativity, inventiveness, and an aptitude for experimental work and be self motivated and have the ability to operate independently in a laboratory environment. Strong team-playing skills are essential and you will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to operate in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams. Main Responsibilities: * Creation of a detailed understanding of the factors that determine the solubility and phase behaviour (miscibility) of electronically functional organic materials and blends * Realisation of electronically functional materials that show improved solution-processability, including solvent-orthogonality to prevent intermixing and diffusion at interfaces * Contribution to expanding company portfolio * Development of novel strategies with the aim to realise combinations of electronically functional materials that show near-complete solvent-orthogonality in multilayer stacks * Synthesis of solvent-orthogonal functional materials * Using a wide range of characterisation techniques accessible and via collaborations with third parties, characterisation of solvent-orthogonal materials in solution, in bulk, and as multi-layer stacks (including interfaces between adjacent layers) * Testing of novel solvent-orthogonal materials in devices, including device fabrication in company Cleanroom facilities and characterisation of these devices in collaboration with the device scientists * Liaise with other technical teams to maintain awareness of developments that require the development of functional materials with improved solution properties, and contribute as appropriate Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * PhD-degree in Polymer Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science * First-class academic credentials and excellent knowledge in the fields of Polymer Physics, Thermodynamics, and Organic Chemistry * Creativity, inventiveness, and an aptitude for experimental work * Self-motivation and ability to operate independently in a laboratory environment * Strong team-playing skills and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to operate in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams * An understanding of the particular demands of target-driven industrial research, and ability and willingness to work towards critical deadlines

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Job Type
Contract 
Job Reference
26437 
Job ID
200378249 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are recruiting for a Technical Services Manager to lead a team that delivers Service and Support to all customers in the European and Rest of World region. The position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and involves providing installation, preventative maintenance, remote and on-site assistance to all customers within the region. This is a technically skilled and growing team who travel for a very high percentage of their working time (70% is not unusual). To maintain their effectiveness, the group need a well structured management style, focussed on training, to ensure their skills are able to grow with the demands of the business. This role is an ideal opportunity for someone who has gained proven management experience and is now looking for their next challenge. It will require a candidate who can not only perform the tasks required, but effectively lead and coach others in performing those tasks. Someone who can demonstrate experience of working with global customers and highly technical products would be ideal. Main Responsibilities: * Effectively lead and coach the team in delivering services to customers, whilst maintaining a hands-on approach * Deliver and exceed the service levels required for all Installation and Service and Support work in the region * Publish weekly/monthly metrics/reports * Manage the workload and resources (people, tools, test equipment, etc.) of the department * Ensure that the Health and Safety of the team and any local legislative safety standards are maintained at all times * Conduct monthly team meetings/training sessions * Conduct all team appraisals and establish personal development plans, identifying individual and team training requirements and dealing with any performance issues efficiently and effectively as required * Co-ordinate interaction with the Engineering and Product Management teams in relation to problem solving and long term product improvement * Ensure that all documentation relevant to the company's Services activity is completed and logged * Maintain the accuracy of the Service Management database for all recorded activity. Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential * HND or Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering/Computer Sciences * Commercial awareness * Customer first approach * Problem Solver * Service Management system and MS Office skills * Ability to prioritise and organise * Team Builder and coach * Effective communication and listening skills * Able to motivate the team and gain their respect Desirable * At ease in a Technical Environment * Second language (Spanish/French/German)

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26936 
Job ID
200908288 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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We are recruiting for a highly motivated Logistics Technician to receive stock and process orders to ensure that customer orders are fulfilled accurately, efficiently and punctually. This position is based in Cambridge and the successful candidate will work individually, and as a team member across the Logistics Department, to continually improve processes. Technicians troubleshoot cross-departmental issues, transport issues, and vendor problems that could impact customer delivery. We are looking for someone who is a confident and effective inter-departmental communicator at all levels. The candidate will be proactive and willing to learn new skills, and will be adaptable, motivated and enthusiastic. You will be expected to work equally as part of a team or on an individual basis, display solid organisational and problem-solving skills to meet tight deadlines. The successful candidate will be a recent Biology (or other science) graduate (HNC may be considered) and have prior experience working in a team-oriented environment. Ideally you will have some experience of aliquoting and receiving or fulfilling orders, picking and packing against pick lists. Good MS Office skills are essential - especially Excel, and you will have the ability to pick up new software packages quickly and follow processes accurately. Main Responsibilities: * Receive stock and process orders to ensure that customer orders are fulfilled accurately, efficiently and punctually * Work individually, and as a team member across the Logistics Department, to continually improve process * Troubleshoot cross-departmental issues, transport issues, and vendor problems that could impact customer delivery Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * Recent Biology (or other science) graduate - HNC may be considered * Prior experience working in a team-oriented environment * Proficient with MS Office, esp. Excel * Demonstrated ability to prioritise and multi-task in a fast-paced environment and ability to manage time effectively and organise effectively * Ability to pick up new software packages quickly and follow processes accurately * Strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively * Demonstrated experience solving problems both individually and by recruiting help from others Desirable: * Good Laboratory Practice * Experience of receiving or fulfilling orders, picking and packing against pick lists * Experience of working in a warehouse, store, distribution, laboratory environment * Experience of aliquoting and the use of flow hoods * Experience of receiving and booking in stock

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26703 
Job ID
200906274 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are recruiting for a Head of Purchasing and Logistics. This position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and will involve driving and coordinating all activities necessary to manage and develop the supply base. You will also drive improvement initiatives covering all aspects of supplier performance and relationship in terms of cost, quality and delivery. You will improve and maintain quality of service delivery and strategic management of all material movement related to Operations and also control and manage the Purchasing and Logistics team and all related processes. The successful candidate will have an HND or equivalent in technical discipline with a minimum of 5 years demonstrable experience in functional sourcing with extensive supplier management in a technical production environment and logistics management and control over a variety of ERP systems. You'll have a track record of driving change management initiatives and driving quality culture creation and be able to work independently, with your own team and as a member of business management team. Strong communication and influencing skills are, of course essential, along with the ability to interact with suppliers, peers, employees, and external agencies. Candidates should be willing to travel occasionally, potentially worldwide. Main Responsibilities: * Delivering maximum product availability and cost efficiency * Take the lead in negotiation of new contracts, driving selection of new sourcing partners, and obtaining best pricing for new services * Develop a process between Operations, Engineering and external manufacture to expedite price and order appropriate materials * Develop and implement vendor rating system, including data collection, analysis, reporting and subsequent follow-up action to improve poor performing suppliers and ensuring execution of corrective actions through CA/PA approach * Assisting preparation of organisation for external accreditations * Ensuring supplier compliance with regulatory requirements and those of the organisation * Leading the implementation of industry standard supply methods and procedures, both internally and externally * Identifying opportunities for value enhancement in supply base * Monitor supply base performance by gathering relevant data and producing qualitative and quantitative reports (Currently using Lakeview, however in the future SAP) * Direct management and development of small team * Working knowledge of MRP and Demand Planning Systems * Contractual governance and commercial management of key contracts and outsourced services * Management and control of the company stock takes * Ensure Lakeview stock accuracy is maintained * Production of export documentation for machines being despatched * Assist with the induction of new staff * Deputise for other colleagues within Operations * Control, registration and monitoring of COSHH material * Ensure department is aware of, and complying with, all Quality Assurance procedures Qualifications Skills and Experience: Essential: * HND or equivalent in technical discipline * A minimum of 5 years demonstrable: * Functional sourcing experience with extensive supplier management in a technical production environment * Logistics management and control over a variety of ERP systems * Track record of driving change management initiatives and driving quality culture creation * Proven Self Starter able to counter resistance and deliver * Able to work independently, with own team and as a member of business management team * MS Office skills * Strong communication and influencing skills and ability to interact with suppliers, peers, employees, and external agencies * Ambitious, focused, authoritative * Flexible approach to recognise need for pragmatism in relevant context * Demonstrate a high degree of integrity and commitment * Willing to travel occasionally, potentially worldwide * Demonstrates sound judgement and fact-based decision-making * Attributes should be demonstrable with examples of previous work experience Desirable: * BSc/ BEng level qualification * Professional qualification, CIPS etc * Experience of integrated systems (mechanical, electrical, electronic) * Food Industry Experience * SAP super user * Experience with inspection systems (X-Ray a bonus) * ISO9002/ISO9001 accreditation delivery * HACCP/GMP/Pharma Industry accreditation experience * Ability to generate excitement and enthusiasm to achieve the visions and company strategy * Awareness of commercial and cost control issues

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26897 
Job ID
200906272 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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A new opportunity has arisen for a Development Process Engineer. Our client, based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border requires an individual to develop and improve current processes within the department. Candidates must have a degree in chemical engineering, or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant experience. Newly qualified Chemical Engineers would be considered for this role. Experience in metal refining, fine chemicals industry, hazard studies and pilot or production plant operations would be a significant advantage. There will be some travel to the company's North London site. Main Responsibilities: * Monitoring and analysis of process and data in conjunction with laboratory, pilot and plant scale development * Process design of new plant from concept to commissioning * Providing technical support to Production and Project teams * Producing written reports of development work completed Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Degree in chemical engineering, or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant experience * Newly qualified Chemical Engineers will be considered * Experience in metal refining, fine chemicals industry, hazard studies and pilot or production plant operations - Significant advantage * Good communication skills to enable effective liaison with staff at all levels as well as customers and external technology suppliers * Able to use initiative, be pro-active and self-motivated * Able to work effectively on your own and as part of a team * A flexible, organised and methodical approach to problem solving * Able to work effectively to tight time deadlines, with minimal supervision

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26909 
Job ID
200906273 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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Our Cambridge based client is now looking for a Senior Buyer. The successful candidate will have solid experience in a similar role and have excellent knowledge of MRP, buffers, Kanban, EDI, SMI and SMI2 and other purchasing methods. Good PC skills are essential and you should be able to influence and communicate at all levels and be able to demonstrate knowledge of market place, measurement of purchasing performance and achievements. You'll be an effective negotiator and be confident and self motivated and able to prioritise multiple demands. Main Responsibilities: * Ensure that material requirements (based on MRP) are communicated to suppliers, in line with procedures * Proactively monitor changes and act on MRP messages * Interact with suppliers to secure deliveries and to improve the overall performance * Escalate issues to global sourcing in accordance with defined processes * Identifying appropriate sources of supply for Goods and Services * Compilation of RFQs on own initiative and negotiation of prices, payment and commercial terms for parts and services * To source and price material/components * Working with commercial dept, to create supplier contracts; agree buffers and negotiate terms. Maintain supplier relationships * Maintain system order modifiers as required (lead times; EOQ; etc) to ensure company stock turn objectives are achieved * Negotiate individual unit prices. Run and operate MRP * Identify and log (through system procedures): PPV; obsolescence; alternatives and problem parts * Ensure purchasing KPIs are maintained and reported * Supply chain management - undertake supplier/customer visits and surveys as required * Review number of vendors as part of reduction programme in conjunction with the Group Sourcing * Purchase office functions including purchase order placing; rescheduling; expediting as required from MRP and other reports Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Experience in a similar role * Knowledge of MRP; buffers; Kanban; EDI, SMI and SMI2 and other purchasing methods * Good PC skills * Able to influence and communicate at all levels and able to demonstrate knowledge of market place, measurement of purchasing performance and achievements * Able to prioritise multiple demands * Effective negotiator * Good Team Player * Confident and self motivated

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26908 
Job ID
200906271 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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Our clients are looking to recruit a Field Service Engineer to install, commission, support, maintain and optimise industrial machine applications in a global arena. You will also be responsible for training the customer to obtain optimum performance from the application using a variety of techniques to enable product differentiation. Where required, you will work with internal design teams to provide support whilst new applications are developed. The extent of travel will be approximately 6 trips a year each trip could last for 2-3 weeks but this largely depends on the customer. The trips are mainly to China, Taiwan, Brazil, India, USA and Europe Main duties/responsibilities: Application - Workflow review and improvement - Whole process improvement to provide enhanced performance - Print quality Optimisation - Application software installation, upgrades and commissioning - Hardware optimisation - Optimisation of operating windows - Matching current processes to digital process Colour Management - Linearisation - ICC Profiling - Image processing and optimisation Installation and Commissioning - Managing the installation, commissioning and optimisation of inks - Motion system, ink system debug and commissioning - Mechanical and software alignment - Software configuration of parameters, systems and controls - Training customer and support teams to configures/processes - Training customer on image processing and profiling - Gathering market intelligence Service and Support - Documenting recommended spares list - Schedule visits in line with pre-agreed service calls - Attending site to provide support - Ongoing training and advising on process and machine operation Reporting - Generate visit reports and upload onto CRM system - Feedback and progress field issues to drive quality, reliability and performance on product Skills and Experience required: - Strong colour management skills - Image processing knowledge and experience - Previous experience in inkjet installations and commissioning - Able to read, follow and fault find electrical circuits - Strong inkjet applications knowledge - Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously - Strong interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to liaise at all levels internally and externally - Ability to work without close supervision and use own initiative to make decisions - Previous experience in working within a multi-faceted fast moving environment - Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook Personal attributes: - Positive, 'can do' attitude - Team player - Good communication skills, verbally and written - Ability to form good relationships at all levels - Challenges the status quo and offers alternative solutions - Willing to travel at short notice - Able to spend a number of weeks overseas - Problem solving skills - Professional - Flexibility - Strong attention to detail - Tenacious, hardworking and at a fast pace - Dynamic and energetic - Multi taker, comfortable working with tight deadlines - Ability to work under pressure - Good sense of humour

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26917 
Job ID
200906269 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Salary/Rate
16000 - 25000/annum 
Location
Cambridge, 
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We are recruiting for a Buyer. The client is based in Cambridge and requires somebody to be responsible for effectively measured procurement in accordance with company procedures. The successful will ideally be CIPS qualified will have solid experience in a similar role and have excellent knowledge of MRP, buffers, Kanban, EDI, SMI and SMI2 and other purchasing methods. Good PC skills are essential and you should be able to influence and communicate at all levels and be able to demonstrate knowledge of market place, measurement of purchasing performance and achievements. You'll be an effective negotiator and be confident and self motivated and able to prioritise multiple demands. Main Responsibilities: * Identifying appropriate sources of supply for Goods and Services * Compilation of RFQs on own initiative and negotiation of prices, payment and commercial terms for parts and services * To source and price material/components * Working with commercial dept, to create supplier contracts; agree buffers and negotiate terms. Maintain supplier relationships * Maintain system order modifiers as required (lead times; EOQ; etc) to ensure company stock turn objectives are achieved * Negotiate medium and higher level contracts and individual unit prices. Run and operate MRP * Identify and log (through system procedures): PPV; obsolescence; alternatives and problem parts * Ensure purchasing KPIs are maintained and reported * Supply chain management - undertake supplier/customer visits and surveys as required * Review number of vendors as part of reduction programme in conjunction with the commercial team * Purchase office functions including purchase order placing; rescheduling; expediting as required from MRP and other reports Qualifications, Skills and experience: * CIPS preferred * Knowledge of MRP; buffers; kanban; EDI, SMI and SMI2 and other purchasing methods * Knowledge of market place, measurement of purchasing performance and achievements * PC literate * Ability to prioritise multiple demands * Effective negotiator * Ability to influence and communicate at all levels * Good Team Player * Confident and self motivated

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26911 
Job ID
200906270 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Kings Lynn, Norfolk 
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We are recruiting for a Mechanical Designer to join our client's product development department. The position is based in Kings Lynn and will be office based. We are looking for somebody who can brainstorm and develop new product design ideas, build 3D models, prototype new designs and source components. There may also be some graphic design involved. The successful candidate will have experience in bringing products to the market and have an in-depth knowledge of software such as Indesign, SolidWorks, AutoCad, etc. You should be prepared to work in a small team and have the ability to action a plan and see it through to completion. Main Responsibilities: * Brainstorming and developing new product design ideas * Building 3D models for new product designs * Checking designs for clashes, functionality and production * Prototyping new product designs * Prototype testing * Component sourcing, supplier liaison and production set up * Graphic design Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Experience of bringing products to market * In depth knowledge of software such as Indesign, SolidWorks, AutoCad etc * Prepared to work in a small team * Ability to action a plan and see it through to completion

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26906 
Job ID
200906268 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Technician. The role is base in Cambridge and is predominantly lab based supporting the evaluation, verification and optimization of new and existing silicon radio blocks initially in a static standalone environment. You will support multiple projects with lab activities including soldering, PCB rework and repair, MATLAB script writing, Test system development, testing and validation work. The successful candidate will also be responsible for day to day lab management activities, including sample component stock management, maintenance of tools and soldering equipment scheduling and support of test equipment calibration events, scheduling equipment repair and maintenance and other related activities. Educated to ONC or OND level or equivalent experience, the successful candidate will have proven experience of MATLAB script development in test equipment and data acquisition environment. Also, proven experience of debugging hardware preferably within the semiconductor industry. Excellent soldering skills are essential, along with familiarity of test equipment including Power supplies, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, spectrum analysers, signal generators, waveform generators. Main Responsibilities * Debug, modification and repair of PCB HW * Generation of MATLAB scripts for automated test systems to control instrument and data acquisition * Generation of test procedures, and test system development * Maintaining MATLAB test scripts and developing new features * Testing and debug of PCB HW * Management of Test equipment calibration and repair schedules * Lab management in coordination with team members and group leader * Responsible for quality and consistency of own work Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * Educated to ONC or OND level or equivalent experience * Proven experience of MATLAB script development in test equipment and data acquisition environment * Proven experience of debugging hardware preferably within the semiconductor industry * An interest in electronic circuits and systems * Ability to follow schematic design to assist with debugging of boards * Excellent soldering skills in particular reflow of BGA and CSPs down to 0.4mm pitch and SMT 0402 and 0201 soldering skills * Familiarity of test equipment including Power supplies, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, spectrum analysers, signal generators, waveform generators * Good team player with the ability to work autonomously * Ability to solve problems using a logical approach * A track record of delivering high quality work in a lab environment * Self motivated Desirable: * A basic understanding of radio communication systems particularly Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and/or NFC * Knowledge of COSHH, ESD and Electrical safety rules and regulations * An understanding of digital interfaces, UART, SPI, I2C, I2S, SDIO, LAN, PCIe * A basic understanding of RF transmission principles * Good documentation skills

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26910 
Job ID
200906267 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
St Ives, Cambridgeshire 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Our client is seeking an experienced surface mount team leader. You will be responsible for the following tasks: * Assembly of product to meet the Production Plan. * Ensure your Team is working effectively to fulfil production targets required to supply our customers and maintain Kanbans by developing and monitoring short term production plans. * Ensure assembly, inspection and test is carried out using the correct tools and current build and test documentation. * Build assemblies to IPC-A-610 Standard or as specifically instructed in the build documentation. * Ensure your general and specialist skills training is approved for the tasks performed and understand your own training and development plans. * Ensure your training matrix is up to date and reflects your own skills and abilities. * Maintain the appropriate production area skills matrix, identify and carry out future training needs in order to provide operational flexibility. * Carry out daily morning briefings communicating production requirements and any other relevant information such as all information regarding general communications. * Feed back to your Team members any problems which you have encountered, with possible ideas for improvement. * Encourage production / process improvements from Production staff under your supervision. * Lead by example and maintain your designated working area in a clean and tidy state in line with housekeeping procedures in accordance with the principles of 5S. * Maintain Team objectives. * Regularly review and co-ordinate with the Production Manager and other Team leaders the resources required to meet the production plan. Any shortfall in resource or problems with priorities to be referred to the Production Manager * Recommend to the Production Manager any small tools required within your specified budget and order where approved. * Carry out regular appraisals in accordance with defined procedures. * To maintain discipline within your Team and to advise the Production Manager of any issues which effect the smooth running of the Team * Manage effectively all clerical duties relating to the SMA department * Readying product for shipping * Facilitating - i.e. ensuring things happen to meet targets in terms of Safety, Cost, Quality and Delivery. * To be aware of all applicable company policies, procedures and work methods which apply within your working area * An awareness of, and ability to work with static sensitive components and assemblies and electro static safety, including relevant ESD checking procedures. * Refine AOI inspection programs as necessary in a timely manner in accordance with documented systems and procedures. * Refine programs as necessary in a timely manner within MyData placement machine in accordance with documented systems and procedures. * Liase with Production Engineering in terms of all changes to programs, processes and procedures. * Analyse reject and attrition data using standard SPC tools in order to reduce identified problem areas. * Develop an on-going maintenance system for MyData magazines * Encourage operator participation in terms of 3C actions in order to improve processes. * Develop further in house operating procedures and work instructions for the SMA team. * Drive Continuous improvement systems within the SMA Team. * Train staff in the correct operation of equipment (including Vision inspection systems, PDR etc..) within the SMA team. * Provide first line technical support within the SMA team. You must have the relevant experience to be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to carry out the able tasks.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26926 
Job ID
200906266 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
Job Title
Salary/Rate
19000 - 24000/annum 
Location
Hertfordshire 
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We have a new opportunity for an Assembly Technician to build coils and armatures to the required specification to the company quality standards. The position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border. The successful candidate will have a minimum C level GCSE Maths and English or equivalent and have an apprenticeship or City and Guilds/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent (essential) or NVQ Level 3 (desired), preferably in mechanical engineering. You will be capable of reading and understanding technical documentation and have a good level of literacy, numeracy and mechanical aptitude. Good team playing skills are essential, together with the ability to work under minimum supervision. Flexibility and reliability is essential. Main Responsibilities: * Prepare, wind, cure, breakdown and terminate Field Coils, Degauss Coils and Armatures in accordance with the design specification * Produce output in line with the standard or allocated times for coil production * Play an active role as team member of the Coil Shop team, including assisting and training colleagues, making suggestions for improvement and contributing to delivering improvements * Operate in a Lean and 5S manner Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * Minimum C level GCSE Maths and English or equivalent * Apprenticeship or City and Guilds/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent (essential) or NVQ Level 3 (desired), preferably in mechanical engineering * Capable of reading and understanding technical documentation * Good level of literacy, numeracy and mechanical aptitude * Ability to work under minimum supervision * Team Player * Energetic * Flexible and willing to accept and help effect change * Reliable and dependable with a good, steady work record Advantageous: * Certified user of mechanical lifting devices (crane) * NVQ Level 2 qualification in Business Improvement Techniques (Lean) * Brazing and soldering skills Desirable: * Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word and Excel) * Skills in mechanical or electromechanical assembly * Qualifications in and proven experience of TIG welding (metals like aluminium, magnesium) * Practical experience of using Lean techniques * Previous experience of working in a factory environment * Experience of implementing Health and Safety improvements * Able to use multi-meters * Proven experience of achieving production delivery deadlines, including standard build times * Working to quality and environmental standards (e.g. 9001, 14001, 18001)

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26896 
Job ID
200868052 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
Job Title
Salary/Rate
25000 - 30000/annum 
Location
Cambridge, 
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We are recruiting for an RandD Technician to test, debug and rectify printed circuit boards for any board the RandD Lab Group designs which will include; Bluetooth, FM, WiFi, GPS, NFC and audio circuits. Joining a Cambridge based team, you will also assist with 'in house' testing and any modifications and programming of daughter boards where necessary. You will also provide some support to internal groups with board modifications, general organisation and stock control of lab components. The successful candidate will be educated to ONC or OND level or have equivalent experience, with proven experience of debugging hardware preferably within the semiconductor industry. You will be able to follow schematic design to assist with debugging of boards and you will have excellent soldering skills; in particular reflow of BGA and CSPs down to 0.4mm pitch and SMT 0402 and 0201. You will be familiar with test equipment including Oscilloscope, multi-meters. The ideal candidate will be an excellent team player with the ability to work autonomously and be able to solve problems logically. Main Responsibilities: * Testing and debug of the engineering boards including Lab and Characterisation and DV (Design Verification) boards * Modification and repair of assembled boards * Follow test procedures and where necessary, write work instructions to help with future board testing * Testing, debug and programming of HTOL (High Temperature Operating Life) boards * Testing, debug and programming of HAST (Highly Accelerated Stress Test) boards * Assist with the loading and unloading of products in and out of the in-house system * Providing support to internal customers e.g. the RIOG and Test Development * Liaise with the Board Manufacturing Group (BMG) regarding DV board stocks and any re-testing Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * Educated to ONC or OND level or equivalent experience * Proven experience of debugging hardware preferably within the semiconductor industry * Ability to follow schematic design to assist with debugging of boards * Excellent soldering skills in particular reflow of BGA and CSPs down to 0.4mm pitch and SMT 0402 and 0201 soldering skills * Familiarity of test equipment including Oscilloscope, multi-meters * Good team player with the ability to work autonomously * Ability to solve problems logically Desirable: * Experience of matching RF circuits in the GHz frequencies * A good basic understanding of radio communication systems particularly Bluetooth * Ability to use/drive Spectrum Analyser * Knowledge of consumer products and what is required to get the product through to completion in the market

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26893 
Job ID
200865336 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
Job Title
Salary/Rate
25000 - 30000/annum 
Location
Cambridgeshire 
Posted
 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Technical Specialist to join an award winning company that offers great benefits. Our Cambridgeshire based client is seeking an individual to be the first point of supporting customers with their varied technical requirements. You will also provide after-sales technical support to existing customers and distributors using telephone, email and forum. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of oscilloscopes, data loggers or other electronic measuring instruments and an in-depth knowledge of PCs and Windows Operating systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential and it would be helpful if you have some front-line support / customer service experience. Previous experience in analogue electronics and using test equipment would be considered an advantage. A small amount of UK and global travel may be required to fulfil certain duties. Main Responsibilities: * Assist customers in selecting the correct product for their application * Record and investigate software and hardware bugs reported by customers * Assist development and marketing with the testing and evaluation of new products, software features * Ensure that ISO9001 procedures are adhered to at all times Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Have a broad understanding of oscilloscopes, data loggers or other electronic measuring instruments * In-depth knowledge of PCs and Windows Operating systems - Vital * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Front-line support / customer service experience - Desirable * Previous experience in analogue electronics and using test equipment - Advantageous

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26891 
Job ID
200864362 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
Job Title
Salary/Rate
15000 - 18000/annum 
Location
Cambridgeshire 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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We are recruiting for a Technical Coordinator on behalf of our Cambridgeshire based client. You will join a team of technical specialists who are at the first point of supporting customers with their varied technical requirements. You will also provide after-sales technical support to existing customers and distributors using telephone, email and forum. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of oscilloscopes, data loggers or other electronic measuring instruments and an in-depth knowledge of PCs and Windows Operating systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential and it would be helpful if you have some front-line support / customer service experience. Previous experience in analogue electronics and using test equipment would be considered an advantage. A small amount of UK and global travel may be required to fulfil certain duties. Main Responsibilities: * Providing existing and potential customers with first-line pre and post-sales technical support to existing customers and distributors * Support requests occur via telephone, website based chat, email and forum for company products * Escalate more complex cases are to a technical specialist * Assist customers in selecting the correct product for their application * Facilitate the product returns process (RMA), raising RMAs and ensure smooth operation of product returns and repairs * Ensure that ISO9001 procedures are adhered to at all times Qualifications, Skills and Experienced: * Have a broad understanding of oscilloscopes, data loggers or other electronic measuring instruments * In-depth knowledge of PCs and Windows Operating systems - Vital * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Front-line support / customer service experience - Desirable * Previous experience in analogue electronics and using test equipment - Advantageous

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26892 
Job ID
200864361 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Essex 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Our client is seeking a highly motivated C# / .Net Developer to join a team of seasoned developers based on the Cambridgeshire/Essex border, to build services on a highly scalable device management and data warehousing platforms. The successful candidate will have a strong background in building network based, database backed systems and be happy working with others to design communication protocols through to developing systems architectures, experience in data processing and data analysis would be a bonus. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Significant C# / .Net, SQL Server * Strong algorithm and numeracy skills * Middle layer or back-end development experience * Network programming knowledge - TCP, UDP, Sockets * System, state machine and protocol design experience * Experience building Client / Server systems in C# * Experience with high transaction rate relational databases * Excellent knowledge of OO and associated Design Patterns

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26889 
Job ID
200863059 
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