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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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Cambridgeshire 
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Our client, based in Cambridgeshire, are looking for a Service Engineer with an electronics background and preferably working knowledge of vacuum techniques. You should be prepared to travel mainly in UK and Europe - however you may be required to work anywhere throughout the world and you are likely to be away for 2-3 weeks at a time. A company vehicle will be provided. Working on a wide variety of equipment, used mainly within the semiconductor or electronics industries. Applicants with experience in these industries will be beneficial.

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Permanent 
Job Reference
27301 
Job ID
201380864 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Cambridge 
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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Programme Manager - Wireless to join a world class, mixed disciplinary team based in Cambridge. You will enjoy leading teams through the full product development lifecycle, working closely with customers and with full financial accountability. With a good degree in engineering, you will have substantial industrial experience managing wireless product design and development covering the full product development lifecycle. You will also have experience in managing products into manufacture and experience managing multi-disciplinary projects (RF, analogue, digital, software, mechanics). Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential, as is strong financial control - both in estimating costs, and in tracking spend against plan. Main Responsibilities: * Manage wireless development projects, typically consisting of multidisciplinary teams (including RF, hardware, software, digital signal processing, mechanics and production engineering) * Cover the full Product Development Lifecycle from concept to manufacture * Work closely with clients to define a programme of work, after which you will manage that project to conclusion - taking full responsibility for achieving the project objectives within the time and budget for the work * Support the sales process, you will work with a small group of seniors in the Wireless Division to define a programme of work which solves a specific client need, for an agreed budget in an agreed time * Lead a team of talented engineers to deliver that programme through the complete development lifecycle, from requirements definition through to final delivery * Track progress, monitor spend, keep the client informed of progress and ensure that risks and issues are managed along the way Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * A good degree in engineering * Substantial industrial experience managing wireless product design and development covering the full product development lifecycle * Understanding of the wireless product development process * Experience in managing products into manufacture * Experienced in managing multi-disciplinary projects (RF, analogue, digital, software, mechanics) * Excellent communication and presentation skills * Strong financial control - both in estimating costs, and in tracking spend against plan * Direct client facing experience - Advantageous * Working knowledge and experience of the wireless regulatory and type approval environment - Desirable

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
25896 
Job ID
201274222 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Essex 
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We are looking for a motivated Sales Engineer who ideally has an engineering background and a sound technical understanding of highly complex security systems. This must be supplemented with commercial experience and proven sales track record. You will have previous experience of managing and growing/developing sales opportunities to achieve targets. Our client is based on the Cambridgeshire/Essex border. It is likely that you will have a technical degree, but significant experience in the military or security market will also be considered. Experience of radar technology and/or electro-optic systems is highly desirable. You will be working with a close-knit team but also working alone with customers both in the UK and abroad. As such you will be willing to travel and be responsible for representing the client in a professional manner under sometimes difficult and challenging conditions. You must be able to communicate effectively, in particular having good spoken and written English. You will be self motivated, able to take the initiative in customer discussions, be an effective team player and have efficient time management skills enabling you to work well on your own. Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * A technical degree or technical experience in lieu * Able to design and/or critique the design of multi-sensor security systems that include radars, cameras, thermal imagers, communication systems and Command and Control (C2) stations * Able to communicate detailed technical information about the sensor system with the team and customers including System Integrators and end-users * Able to prepare customer facing documents including technical proposals (e.g. response to RFI, RFP and RFQs), compliancy matrices, technical sales publications including white papers and radar propagation analysis * Be organised, allowing you to handle a large number of potential customers * Able to man exhibition stands and meet many new and diverse customers * Strong interpersonal communications skills with the ability to deal at all levels of an organisation, together with drive, energy, ambition and an outgoing personality * Good negotiation skills are essential, together with a good commercial awareness * Able to operate both independently and as part of a team, be resourceful and have good organisational, planning and presentation skills * Equipment is reasonably heavy and generally requires demonstration and installation on elevated platforms, therefore you should be in good health and able to lift equipment, climb ladders etc * Ideally located within commuting distance Cambridge * Willingness and ability to travel overseas * Have a valid UK driving licence with no major endorsements Advantageous: * Experience of working with a CRM system * Provide support on equipment training courses Being willing and able to help other members of the Sales and Marketing team with a diverse range of activities, often within challenging timescales and sometimes outside of normal working hours * Speaking another major foreign language * An understanding of UK and US technology export issues

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27054 
Job ID
201273583 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Essex 
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A new opportunity has arisen for a Senior Operations Engineer with our client, based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border. The job will involve visits to customer sites and also include international travel. The successful degree level candidate must have extensive technical and commercial experience in installation, configuration and support of telecom systems with excellent customer facing and project delivery skills. The role will include some field based system installation, commissioning and customer support and involvement with the commercial and contractual relationship with customers. It will involve some day to day management of more junior members of the team. Once fully trained you will be working in the operations group helping to understand customer requirements, plan, install and commission new systems and assisting customers with the use of the system. The role will be broad and will need someone who is prepared to get involved in a wide range of different engineering disciplines from radio system deployment to database and web software support. There will be opportunities to work at a senior level with customers and to participate in educating them about the benefits and operation of the system. Practical hands on engineering in the field and the preparation of test and deployment documentation will also form part of the role. You will have good team working skills, be proactive and organised. You'll need to have good attention to detail, even under pressure. Have a keen interest in delivering systems, forming customer relationships and providing customer support. Candidates must have a Full UK Driving Licence. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * An engineering degree or similar qualification * Experience of design, management or test of large IT systems * Experience of design or deployment of communication infrastructure * Customer support of IT or communications systems * Good Technical Skills * Team Player * Management of small engineering or field teams * Electrical installation experience * Education in a commercial, financial, marketing or business related field * Excellent computer skills * Negotiation Skills * Experience in the commercial aspects of system support contracts * Full UK Driving Licence Advantageous: * Linux system administration * Database and web based systems (we use Firebird and apache) * Radio systems design, planning or deployment

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Permanent 
Job Reference
27017 
Job ID
201273582 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Cambridgeshire 
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An opportunity has arisen for a Project Engineer to be involved in a variety of projects in both the Engineering and Manufacturing areas of our client's business. Joining a team based in Cambridgeshire, the Project Engineer will report directly to the Engineering Manager, but will also carry out other tasks as defined by members of the senior management team. With a suitable qualification in a relevant subject, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and driven and be able to work individually and as part of team. Excellent communication skills and good attention to detail is essential Main Responsibilities: * Assisting in the development and implementation of new processes * Development of Capital Manufacturing Equipment justifications and proposals * Selection and Implementation of NPI/Manufacturing software systems * Lean and continuous improvement in both Engineering and Manufacturing areas Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * HNC / BEng / MEng / BSc / MSc in Electronic Engineering/Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering/Physics/Other relevant engineering disciplines * Self-motivated and driven - able to work individually and as part of team * Attention to detail * Good communication skills

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27123 
Job ID
201273581 
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Location
Cambridge, 
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Our client is seeking a Controls Engineer to join a team responsible for the development, improvement and maintenance of electrical and control systems. The position is based in Cambridge and the successful candidate ideally will have a degree in Electrical/Control Engineering with previous experience gained in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods manufacturer or Systems Integrator setting. The role requires a flexible approach together with the ability to work under pressure, strong team working skills and the ability to build relationships with other functions. The position would attract engineers who enjoy problem solving and have an interest new technology. Main Responsibilities: * To develop specifications for electrical control systems * To design, develop, upgrade and troubleshoot PLC programs, HMI and electrical control hardware * To prepare and maintain design documentation Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Degree or equivalent (minimum HND) in Electrical/Control Engineering * Proven knowledge of PLC electrical control and multi-axis motion control systems * Previous experience gained within a Fast Moving Consumer Goods manufacture or System Integrator setting in the design and commissioning of electrical control systems * Knowledge of national and international electrical and safety regulations will be advantageous

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27132 
Job ID
201273580 
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Cambridgeshire 
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Our Cambridgeshire based client is a growing security systems installation and maintenance company and is currently looking to appoint a Security Systems Engineer for general installation and servicing of security systems. You will be responsible for a number of significant customers. Candidates must have experience in the security sector (installation and repair of CCTV systems, fire detection systems and access control and intruder alarms). A full UK driving license is essential. Main Responsibilities: * Installation of security systems at various sites, both commercial and domestic, to include fire, CCTV, intruder and access control systems, including all programming and commissioning, adhering to codes, regulations and standards * Ensure installation (and repairs where necessary) of security systems are to a high standard, testing equipment, connections and signals * Identifying and correcting problems * Maintaining on-site history records * Liaise with customers and ensure a first class service delivery when on-site, resolving concerns and answering questions * Work to strict deadlines on the project * Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Previous experience of planning and installation of security systems projects in the UK - to include previous experience of commissioning * Experience of security system servicing and repair * Experience of working closely with customers * Self-motivated and able to work to deadlines * Full UK driving license is a must

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27191 
Job ID
201273579 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Cambridgeshire 
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We have a new opportunity for a Security Systems Service / Maintenance Engineer to join a growing security systems installation and maintenance company specialising in the field of CCTV solutions, access control, fire detection systems and intruder alarms; currently looking to appoint security systems engineers for general installation and servicing of security systems. This is a fantastic opportunity to play an integral part of this growing Cambridgeshire based company. You will be responsible for a number of significant customers. Candidates must have experience in the security sector (installation and repair of security systems). A full UK driving license is a must . Main Responsibilities: * Service and maintenance of security systems at various sites, both commercial and domestic, adhering to codes, regulations and standards * Ensure maintenance and repairs are to a high standard, testing equipment, connections and signals * Identifying and correcting problems * Maintaining on-site history records * Liaise with clients and ensure a first class service delivery when on-site, resolving concerns and answering questions * Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Previous experience of servicing and repair of security systems * Experience of working closely with clients and customers * Self-motivated and able to work to deadlines * Full UK driving license is a must

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27192 
Job ID
201273578 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Salary/Rate
22000 - 30000/annum 
Location
Cambridge 
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A new opportunity has arisen for an Electronics Technician to join a team based just outside Cambridge. The duties will be varied and management of time will be critical. The company's products are very densely populated and as such excellent Fault Finding and soldering skills are required. The ideal candidate will have 5 years fault finding experience within a complex low volume electronic manufacturing environment, good soldering skills, work to IPC-610-C class 3, able to follow detailed build and test assembly notes, use Microsoft products Excel, Word and Outlook, and work closely within a small group to tight schedules. Main Responsibilities: * Fault-finding to component level, test and service of product range, loggers and other products * Servicing the range of products * Building low volume top level assemblies * Prototype builds for engineering * Loom testing * Assist with Apprentice development * Liaising with other members of the team including Service Admin, Purchasing and Stores Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Five years fault-finding in a similar batch build environment * Five years Test experience * Ideally Soldering skills down to 0402 and other fine pitch devices * Understanding of the IPC Standard IPC-610-C * Undertake tasks with little supervision * Ability to discuss issues with Engineering Team * Good level of English and Maths * PC Literate * MRP Experience ideally SAP

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27001 
Job ID
201366347 
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Location
Cambridge, 
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We have a new vacancy for an Assistant Technical Data Controller to maintain our client's Agile PLM database and change control process. Joining a vibrant team based in Cambridge, the successful candidate will have several years' experience of using Agile PLM to manage, create and maintain a variety of data from new part creation to bills of materials and an understanding of multi layered Bills of Material from working with electronics or electromechanical assemblies or similar. Competence in MS Office suite of packages (especially Word and Excel) is essential, along with accuracy and the ability to multitask across multiple workflows. Experience of electronics assembly or mechanical assembly and PCB design packages (Mentor Expedition or similar) would be considered advantageous. Main Responsibilities: * To own the process of maintaining/updating the Agile PLM database and managing the change control process * Ensure that sub-contractors are kept up to date with changes via the engineering change process * Create entire product BOM's with multiple customisations in line with company outlines * Produce metrics of department output for company consumption * Ensure new and legacy parts meet current acceptable approvals (RoHS compliant) Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * Several years' experience of using Agile PLM to manage, create and maintain a variety of data from new part creation to bills of materials * Competence in MS Office suite of packages especially Word and Excel * An understanding of multi layered Bills of Material from working with electronics or electromechanical assemblies or similar * Accuracy and attention to detail * Methodical with good interpersonal skills. * Ability to multitask across multiple workflows * Willingness to work flexibly under pressure in a small team * Someone who always finishes what they start and ensures there are no "loose ends" Desirable: * Experience of electronics assembly or mechanical assembly * Experience of PCB design packages (Mentor Expedition or similar)

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27293 
Job ID
201362667 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridgeshire 
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We are recruiting for a Sales Manager due to the continuous, steady expansion of our Cambridgeshire based client. This new position will help to develop and continue to grow the company, whilst at the same time maintaining its reputation for excellent customer service and strengthening the trust of its large and diverse customer base. To achieve this, we are seeking an individual with integrity and who is a capable, energetic, self-motivated team player. Sales Training will also be given to the right candidate if you have not previously been in a similar role, but have the right personality and confidence to proactively help customers to the right solution for their needs over the telephone. There will eventually be a progression from this being a 100% inside sales role, to one with an inside/outside split, involving travel across the British Isles (vehicle provided). Main Responsibilities: * Responsible for the sales of company products and services * Establish new customers and to create new business with existing customers * Listening to and interpreting needs of customers to identify sales opportunities Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * A versatile, lateral thinker who enjoys multi tasking * Excellent telephone communication skills and personality * Dedicated, with the scope and ambition for future personal development * Works well under own initiative but also a strong team player * Proactive with good inter-personal skills and integrity

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27283 
Job ID
201356151 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Sawston, Cambridgeshire 
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We are recruiting for an Engineering Services Manager due to the continuous, steady expansion of our Cambridgeshire based client. This new position will help to develop and continue to grow the company, whilst at the same time maintaining its reputation for excellent customer service and strengthening the trust of its large and diverse customer base. To achieve this, we are seeking an individual with integrity and who is a capable, energetic, self-motivated team player. Main Responsibilities: * Part of the management team, contributing ideas on how to further develop the business and to ensure the engineering team continues to contribute to the success * Managing a team of 3 qualified service engineers * Primary after sales engineering contact * Primary technical helpdesk contact for customers * Arranging and ensuring that pre-installation requirements on customers' sites are met before engineers go to site * Carrying out some of the repairs/service and calibration Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Practical Electronics Engineer with field experience * An understanding and working knowledge of networking would be an advantage, though all necessary product training will be given * A technical trouble shooter * Good communicator * Flexible - focussed on quality of the job * Able to drive the excellence of the company's technical support * Able to undertake national travel (vehicle provided)

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27284 
Job ID
201355645 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are recruiting for a Development Chemist to join a team based in Royston. The post holder will develop, scale up and optimise processes to manufacture new and existing products for the client's chemicals business. Candidates must have a degree in Chemistry, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience with the ability to demonstrate their capability in inorganic chemistry. Experience in the chemical process industry with experience of scale-up and pilot plant operation would be advantageous. Good communication and presentation skills and the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues at all levels is essential. Main Responsibilities: * Bench and pilot scale experimental work * Chemical commissioning * Providing technical support to Production, Sales and Business Development teams * Ensuring regulatory compliance by conforming and contributing to the Company EHS, Quality and Environmental systems * Producing written reports of development work completed Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Degree in Chemistry, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience * Ability to demonstrate your capability in inorganic chemistry * Experience in the chemical process industry with experience of scale-up and pilot plant operation - advantageous * Good communication and presentation skills * Ability to liaise effectively with colleagues at all levels * Strong interpersonal skills * Pro-active and self-motivated * Able to work effectively on your own and as part of a team * Excellent customer service skills * A flexible, organised and methodical approach, able to plan project work effectively * Able to work effectively within a busy environment to tight time deadlines

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Permanent 
Job Reference
27281 
Job ID
201351656 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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Our client requires a Project Manager require to manage the full lifecycle of specifying, quoting, designing, building, testing and installing specialist inspection equipment used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and although a Project Management role, the project content is technical. Therefore a technical background is essential. The successful candidate will be Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive, Aero, Manufacturing, Design) and have good working experience of a stage/gate project methodology (e.g. APM or Prince2). You'll be experience in delivering successful projects / products to market and coordinating multiple business functions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, with the ability to interface with all parts of the business internally and with customers and suppliers. The role will require occasional travel within the UK and overseas (estimated 20%). Main Responsibilities: * Work closely with the Sales teams to identify prospective orders that will require project management (i.e. customised solution or standard solution being installed in particular territory for the first time) * Identify and document customer requirements and carrying out site surveys * Review customer specification documents and identify deviations in specification * Work with the Product Engineering team to identify suitable solutions to meet the requirements - involving mechanical design, electrical design, software and electronics hardware design * Support the customer quotation process by developing and submitting quotations based on the identified solutions * Own and manage the timing plan through the project * Manage risks and issues through the project * Manage change requests through the project and communicate impact in terms of time, cost and requirements * During the design phase work with Product Engineering and Quality teams to identify additional testing, validation and risk assessment requirements * Identify additional documentation required (user manual, technical documentation) * Coordinate across all departments to ensure the project can be delivered on time, on budget with all requirements met (Product Engineering, Sales, Quality, Manufacturing, Service, and Purchasing) * Identify customer pre-delivery inspection requirements and installation / commissioning schedule * Establish training needs for Installation / Service teams * Act as single point of contact for the customer through the project * Liaise with additional equipment suppliers * Be present during installation phase if required and manage hand-over at the end of the project to the local Service team *Additionally this role will be responsible for developing and documenting a streamlined company specific stage/gate process and checklist for these project types Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * A technical background * Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive, Aero, Manufacturing, Design) * Good working experience of a stage/gate project methodology (e.g. APM or Prince2) * Experience of delivering successful projects / products to market * Experience of coordinating multiple business functions * Focus consistently on delivery * Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with all parts of the business internally and with customers and suppliers * Commercially aware with regards, cost, pricing, margins * Enthusiastic, team motivator with a 'can do' outlook * The ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets under pressure * Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and make confident decisions * Broad awareness and appreciation of differing global business cultures * Experience in the design of industrial machinery would be of benefit * Awareness of Quality systems (e.g. ISO 9001) * Excellent abilities with MS Project, Excel, Word and Powerpoint

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27279 
Job ID
201350054 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are now recruiting for a Mechanical CAD Designer to design and develop engineering systems. You will consult with the Engineering management, fellow designers, Production, Sales, and Marketing to establish design concepts and manage through to production. This position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and the successful candidate will be experienced in 2D Cad, 3D Cad and AutoDesk Inventor with a hands-on approach. Good problem solving and root cause analysis skills are essential and you will be commercially aware. Main Responsibilities: * To produce designs and subsequent manufacturing drawings and related documentation using primarily AutoDesk Inventor CAD software * Design systems based on design-function relationships, serviceability, materials and methods engineering, production costs, and client specifications * Undertake mechanical design calculations * Undertake material and equipment specification * Discuss and interpret requirements and prepare concise engineering specifications as a prerequisite to design * Discuss and resolve design related production problems with in-house manufacturing departments, sub-contractors and suppliers * Review customer provided tender documentation and assess to compliance of company products to customers' requirements * Respond formally to the Sales Dept. providing technical information on the degree of compliance and corresponding non-compliance * Develop own personal technical competence * Keeping up to date with changes to applicable UK and European legislation Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * 2D Cad * 3D Cad * AutoDesk Inventor * Hands-on * Good problem solving skills and root cause analysis * Excellent communication skills; written and verbal at all levels * Commercially aware * Good attention to detail * Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities * Ability to work with minimal supervision (self starter) * Ability to work to and consistently meet deadlines

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27280 
Job ID
201350053 
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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A new opportunity has arisen for an Applications Engineer. The team is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and requires an individual to be responsible for working with Regional Sales Managers, Partners and Engineering and Service teams. The role provides applications engineering and project management support for the design of software and electro/mechanical systems to support product inspection solutions. This includes the system configuration, performance validation, program management and necessary release protocols and training elements, and acts to capture learning from field issues which can be harnessed to improve the product offering. The successful candidate will be degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline and have an excellent knowledge of electrical and electronic systems used in machinery, as well as an excellent mechanical understanding of machinery. Understanding of product testing is essential, as is program management skills and the ability to deliver results against tight deadlines. Meticulous attention to detail is a prerequisite, along with creativity and enthusiasm and strong verbal and written communication skills. The role may require occasional travel within Europe and overseas. Main Responsibilities: * Conduct technical review of customer bid specifications, to include the review and response for application dependent Mechanical, Electrical and IT design requirements * Develop and manage the creation and release of application specific software, electrical and mechanical systems to support specific customer applications * Work closely with engineering to provide custom solutions and quotations for proposals * Provide program management for custom installations and ensure resources are integrated within plans * Support Commercial and Service teams to help address any inquiries concerning the range of Product Inspection technologies * Performance testing and validation control of software / hardware and product handling / reject systems and creation / communication of associated reference materials * Work with the engineering group to ensure application developments are properly captured and understood for future product development programs * Assist in software/hardware issue resolution (root cause analysis) * Provide strong interface between applications team and field service group on application topics Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Automotive, Aero, Manufacturing, Design) * Excellent knowledge of electrical and electronic systems used in machinery * Excellent mechanical understanding of machinery * Understanding of product testing (EMC, software validation, etc) * Strong program management skills and ability to deliver results against tight deadlines * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to interface with all parts of the business internally and with customers and suppliers * Experience in the operation of product inspection systems would be an advantage * Creativity and enthusiasm * Meticulous attention to detail * Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and make confident decisions * Good communicator and keen to work as a member of dynamic team * Awareness of Quality systems (e.g. ISO 9001) * Good abilities with MS Project, Excel, Word and Powerpoint

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27278 
Job ID
201349640 
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Location
Royston, Hertfordshire 
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We have a new opportunity for a Principal Consultant to join our client's Mechanical Engineering team. Based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border, you will input at varying levels within multi-disciplinary teams. You will have the opportunity to formulate business strategies, generate quality in offerings, create new products and markets, make the most of technology, accomplish conspicuous success and maximise your personal impact. Main Responsibilities: * Managing multiple customer relationships and assessing market needs, linking unmet needs to novel technology solutions * Making technical contributions at all stages of product development projects and delivering innovative solutions as well as anticipating project risks * Taking increased responsibility for managing projects whilst maintaining direct contribution to advanced technology and engineering in the development of new products * Providing concept generation and ideas, implementing mechanical solutions and developing medical technologies through to production of products or devices * Providing technical and opinion leadership as you contribute to project teams, organisations and business presentations * Managing key stakeholders and multi-disciplined teams within projects, your approach, reliability and dedication will enable you to effectively integrate with teams of engineers, designers and physicists * Your work will display quality, honesty and integrity at all levels, in particular to address the standards of design rigour that are required to develop successful medical devices Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * A 1st or Upper 2nd class degree from a leading university in mechanical engineering or a related discipline * A passion for and deep understanding of mechanical engineering, gained through development of medical technologies, products or devices * Experience of developing demanding mechanical products, ideally mass-produced precision mechanisms * A track record of successfully leading ambitious RandD projects, including managing all aspects of client (or internal client) communications * Evidence of technical creativity and enterprising spirit, ideally demonstrated by having linked unmet needs to novel technology solutions * Evidence of both client-directed and self-directed innovation

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27037 
Job ID
201045605 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Salary/Rate
25000 - 30000/annum 
Location
Cambridgeshire 
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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
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Location
Essex 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Our client is looking to recruit Software Engineers at various levels to join a team based on the Cambridgeshire/Essex border. You will be working as part of a small close-knit team developing the web based user interface, database back end, and interfaces to other systems. The environment is a Linux operating system running an Apache/PHP web server. The JavaScript / Ext JS user interface connects via PHP to a Firebird database running standard SQL. There are external interfaces to a growing number of Asset Management Systems exchanging data through XML file transfer and SOAP and other interfaces. You will be adding new functionality to the system to help maintain the company's position of technical leadership within a young and growing industry. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * A good relevant degree or equivalent professional qualifications * Experience of database and web based application development * Strong skills in PHP development, or extensive wide-ranging development experience in several other languages * Experience of interfacing to databases (not necessarily Firebird) and writing SQL queries * Enthusiastic team player, but able to work independently * Be prepared to do what is required in a small start up company environment * Happy to learn new skills as necessary * Good communications skills * Good organisation skills Specific technical experience of the following areas will be considered an advantage (although not essential): * Experience of JavaScript development for web browsers, ideally using Ext JS * Experience of the Firebird database * Experience of working with XML, SOAP, and other web service interfaces * Experience of network management and/or OandM and/or alarm handling systems * Working knowledge of a Linux deployment environment * Exposure to other languages including C/C , Perl, Python, shell scripts

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26890 
Job ID
200863058 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Royston, Hertfordshire 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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We are now recruiting for a Quality Manager on behalf of our Royston based client. The Quality Manager is a key member of the management team and therefore will be responsible for building and maintaining the integrated management systems for Quality, Safety, Environmental and Hygiene ensuring that the Management System supports the company as a "First Class Supplier", and compliance to ISO9001 and PS9000. Ideally you will have experience of working with high quality printing and packaging and also some exposure to the pharmaceutical Industry. An understanding and experience of ISO9001, PS9000 and Health and Safety is essential. You should also have knowledge of lean manufacturing, 5S, etc and be experienced in the day to day handling of complaints, supplier nonconformities, dealing with large organisations as well as small companies. This is an ideal opportunity for a keen, dynamic individual with several years experience of printing and packaging. Main Responsibilities: * Maintain, audit and develop the company management systems to include ISO9001 and PS9000 * Initiate improvement to work methods, procedure writing, internal audits * Lead and facilitate investigations into customer complaints and ensure corrective and preventative action is taken to permanently resolve any failures * Dealing with internal non-conformances, supplier audit, assessment and appraisal of any supplier non-conformances covering all related activities * Compilation of all KPIs and reporting to the management team on the performance of the quality management system and any need for improvement * Setting and review of quality objectives and the review of the company's quality policy in cooperation with the management team. * Lead and participate in continuous improvement initiatives throughout the business * Build a quality, customer focussed ethos promoting a "right first time, can do" culture across the business * Management of the Health and Safety System to ensure full compliance with legal, regulatory and moral requirements and continual improvement. Key activities - risk assessment, audit, procedure writing and training * Ensure the company's compliance with appropriate environmental standards and legislation and the company's environmental policy Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * HNC / Degree qualified or equivalent experience * Understanding and experience of ISO9001 and PS9000 and Health and Safety * Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) / problem solving skills * Ability to influence and drive change * Good understanding of mainstream improvement and statistical techniques * Team player * Several years experience of printing and packaging

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
27274 
Job ID
201345230 
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