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We are recruiting for a Senior Scientist. The post is based on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border and the role holder will provide and develop a high-quality analytical chemistry service to customers in a way that is efficient and provides quality and value. The individual will play a vital role in this expanding section of LMS. The successful candidate will be an experienced scientist with sound knowledge with experience of working in liquid and gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and related techniques. You will be a good communicator and decision maker. Main Responsibilities: * Provide leadership within the laboratory and independent management of scientific programs * Plan and conduct analytical work using appropriate techniques and in accord with the appropriate regulatory standards, e.g. ISO 17025 * Develop and validate chromatographic / mass spectrometric methods to solve customers' analytical problems * Critical assessment of analytical data * Provide comprehensive analytical reports * Present work internally and externally * Responsibility for analysis and reporting of samples, and production of reports * Direct customer contact when providing project updates, explaining and approving analytical data and when reporting results * Acting as primary or sole author in the production of scientific reports and publications * Participating in the training of new/temporary staff and less experienced scientists * Supervision of the training of new/temporary staff and acting as a line manager if required Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Sound scientific knowledge with experience of working in liquid and gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and related techniques * Ability to act as a reference point to assist colleagues operationally and scientifically * Good communicator, able to convey written and spoken information accurately and concisely * Ability to make rational and timely decisions, using knowledge, experience and advice
We are recruiting for a Buyer. This position is based in Cambridge and the successful candidate will be responsible for the procurement of parts in line with MRP system whilst actively seeking to reduce costs. You will also compile RFQs for existing and new business and take responsibility for ethical and effectively measured procurement in accordance with the company's purchasing policy and procedures. The successful candidate will be an experienced buyer with strong MRP skills. You will be an excellent negotiator with good communication skills. Main Responsibilities: * Secure material requirements based on MRP in line with group concepts and operating requirements. * Proactively monitoring changes and act on MRP messages * Interact with suppliers to secure deliveries and to improve overall performance * Escalate issues to global sourcing in accordance with defined processes * Identifying appropriate sources of supply for Goods and Services. * Compilation of RFQs and negotiation of prices, payment and commercial terms for parts and services * Source and price material/components * Working with planning team, to create supplier contracts, agree buffers and negotiate terms * Maintain supplier relationships * Maintain system order modifiers as required to ensure company stock turn objectives are achieved * Negotiate individual unit prices * 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 program in conjunction with the Group Sourcing * Purchase office functions including purchase order placing, rescheduling, expediting as required from MRP and other reports Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Experienced Buyer * Previous MRP experience * Excellent negotiating skills * Good communication skills
We are recruiting for a Senior Scientist/Study Director - Bioanalysis with strong LC-MS/MS skills and experience of working as a project manager (Study Director or Principal Investigator) in regulatory environment to strengthen our client's Bioanalysis group. You should be able to oversee projects from the establishment and development of methods, through the validation stage and on to its use in pre-clinical or clinical studies. Main Responsibilities: * Method development, validation and trouble-shooting problematic methods * Analysis of pre-clinical and clinical samples using LC-MS/MS based methods Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * Previous Study Director and/or supervisory experience in a regulated environment * Degree in a chemistry or analytical science, or relevant experience * Good understanding of mass spectrometry, UPLC and Bioanalytical extraction techniques * Conscientious and meticulous in laboratory work * Proven track record of carrying out method development, validation, sample analysis and trouble-shooting problematic methods * Good communicator with confidence and ability to talk directly to external customers * Good written communication skills * Ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team * Good time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines * Highly motivated * Willing to get involved with new ideas and initiatives * Supervision and training of junior staff * Experience in a GLP/GCP accredited laboratory Desirable: * Experience of managing bioanalysis projects in a customer focused organisation * Experience with AB Sciex mass spectrometers and software * Previous Study Director and/or supervisory experience in a regulated environment
We are recruiting for a Senior Scientist / Technical Specialist with strong bioanalytical method development, LC-MS/MS and trouble shooting skills to strengthen our client's Bioanalysis group. The post is based near Newmarket and the client is looking for a candidate who is able to work independently on the development of methods for new chemical entities in biological fluids using LC-MS/MS and be able to oversee the work of other more junior staff in the development of new methods and trouble shooting of on-going methods during establishment and development of methods, through the validation stage and on to its use in pre-clinical or clinical studies. The role is varied and involves the development, validation and troubleshooting of LC-MS/MS methods, project management, mentoring of junior staff and sponsor communication. As such we are looking for excellent communication, time management skills and the ability to look after a number of development projects at the same time. The role is fast paced with fast turnaround and high throughput projects, some work requires working to regulatory standards (GLP) and full regulatory training will be provided. Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * Degree in a chemistry or analytical science, or relevant experience * Excellent understanding of mass spectrometry, UPLC and bioanalytical extraction techniques * Proven track record of carrying out method development, validation, sample analysis and trouble-shooting problematic methods * Good communicator with confidence and ability to talk directly to external customers * Experience with triple quadrupole mass spectrometers * Conscientious and meticulous in laboratory work * Good written communication skills * Ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team * Good time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines * Highly motivated * Willing to get involved with new ideas and initiatives * Method development, validation and trouble-shooting problematic methods * Analysis of pre-clinical and clinical samples using LC-MS/MS based methods Desirable: * Experience of managing bioanalysis projects in a customer focused organisation * Familiarity with Watson LIMS * Previous Study Director and/or supervisory experience in a regulated environment * Experience in a GLP/GCP accredited laboratory * Supervision and training of junior staff
We are recruiting for a QA Advisor/Senior QA Advisor. The position is based near Newmarket. Our client's Quality section plays a vital role in the improvement of systems and processes and the Quality Assurance team is responsible for the audit function throughout the company. Audits provide a systematic and independent examination of the organisation's work to determine whether activities comply with the documented procedures and regulations, are implemented effectively, are suitable to achieve their objectives. A proactive approach to prevent problems and improve business performance is the main goal. Candidates must have experience of Quality Assurance within a regulated GLP/GCP/GMP environment, ideally within an analytical laboratory. Office IT skills are an essential requirement, although full training will be given in specific company systems. The ideal candidate will be organised and able to communicate well at all levels. A positive attitude, ability and willingness to work with scientific staff and management to find new and better ways of working within regulatory and legal frameworks is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an analytical and meticulous approach to tasks, working both as part of a team and independently. Main Responsibilities: * Conduct study and process audits * Occasional travel to other company sites or suppliers may be required * The role may also include the provision of training to other departments and within QA, and assisting with other aspects of the section's activities Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Experience of Quality Assurance within a regulated GLP/GCP/GMP environment, ideally within an analytical laboratory * Office IT skills * Organised and able to communicate well at all levels * Positive attitude * Able to demonstrate an analytical and meticulous approach to tasks, working both as part of a team and independently
A new vacancy has arisen with our Cambridgeshire based client for an enthusiastic and well organised R and D Chemist. The position will initially be for 3 days a week, but with the potential for the hours/days to be increased according to workload. We are therefore seeking candidates who would be prepared to work full-time hours in the longer term. You will be educated to BSc/ MSc/ PhD level in Chemistry and be able to assist with multiple projects. Previous laboratory experience is essential, since this occasionally will be a hands-on role and will particularly suit someone with a flair for innovation. Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Educated to BSc/ MSc/ PhD level in Chemistry * Some knowledge of formulation, polymer, analytical, physical, inorganic and organic chemistry * Flexible, dynamic and self-motivated with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to meet deadline * Good understanding of computer networks and of Microsoft office * Commitment to drive work forward * Ability to meet targets and deadlines * Able to assist in preparation of technical documentation for different projects * Multitasking * Ability to use both practical and theoretical approaches to problem solving
We are seeking to recruit an experienced Systems Administrator to join a team based on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border. The vacancy has arisen due to our client's expansion and this is a fantastic opportunity to join the world leader in its field. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with good problem solving and organizational skills and have recent commercial experience of Systems Administration. Main Responsibilities: * Checking status of on and off-site servers to identify potential problems * Maintenance tasks including backups, upgrading of servers and troubleshooting * Evaluation of new technologies to improve systems * Documenting and configuration of new and existing systems * Computer/data security Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Windows infrastructure (Active Directory) * Linux infrastructure (LDAP, virtualization) * Web server configuration (Apache, PHP) * MySQL database server administration experience * Networking (Routers, switches, firewalls) * Shell scripting experience (Perl, PHP, Python, Bash)
We are recruiting for a Project Engineer. The position is based in Cambridge and our client is looking for a candidate will maintain and follow up NPI and make sure that Tollgates are passed in time. You will also prepare quotes and ensure the correct resource prices are used. You will ensure profitability and that the time plan is kept. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Understanding of costing model * Commercial and communication skills * Customer focused
We have a vacant position for a Mechanical Technician. The position is based at our client's mechanical production facility north of Cambridge. The Mechanical Technician will be responsible for the assembly and testing of products to ensure they are to the correct standard and fully compliant with internal standards. We are looking for a candidate with a City and Guilds in a relevant field or equivalent qualification/experience. A good mechanical assembly and testing background is essential, along with good team playing skills, PC skills and the ability to take initiative and responsibility. Candidates must be capable of being on their feet for 8 hours a day. This role is for a night shift, but the contractor will initially start on a day shift Main Responsibilities: * Cleaning, assembly, testing and development of RandD projects * Maintaining the area and equipment to ensure a safe, clean and organised environment Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * City and Guilds in a relevant field or equivalent qualification/experience would be desirable * Good mechanical assembly and testing background * Good practical and technical skills * Vacuum leak testing (preferable, but not essential) * Understanding of engineering drawings and principles (preferable, but not essential) * Ability to work methodically and precisely * Ability to manage a varied workload in an efficient manner * Work well as part of a team * Initiative and be ability to take responsibility * Good communication skills * Computer literate * Must be capable of being on feet for 8 hours a day * Significant flexibility required
We are recruiting for a Stores Technician. This position is based in Cambridge and the post holder will support the Stores Senior Team Leader in accurate stock control by being an expert in the Company's stores and stock control systems and procedures. You will ensure that the team record accurate data, adhere to processes and control and provide reliable, precise information for Production, MRP and Logistics Teams as required. There may be a need for this position to be on a shift basis in the future, for which a premium will be paid. There will also be a need to work overtime, including weekends. Candidates must be over 25 years of age, for insurance purposes. Main Responsibilities: * Take primary responsibility for the reliability of the Stores information system, ensuring that the team are fully conversant with the required data entry process, providing training, support and guidance as appropriate * To ensure the team adhere to established stock control processes and procedures, keeping the information system up to date and reliable * Analyse stock reports, check validity, investigate and resolve any discrepancies, and make adjustments as required, making suggestions for greater efficiency and improvements * Participate in the team's general activities in selecting components and kits for production, selecting spare parts orders and assisting Logistics colleagues in the shipment of goods out according to agreed Stores procedures * To support Production Engineering and Customer Support in the timely and accurate data recording of parts returned from Customers. * Assist with FLT driving and Company van driving as necessary. Qualifications, Skills Experience: * Substantial experience in a computerised stores role particularly in a mechanical engineering manufacturing environment * Ideally experience within a logistics discipline in a mechanical engineering environment * Strong computer skills and substantial experience of using an ERP / MRP system, ideally in both a data entry and an 'expert'/training capacity, plus Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel (Intermediate/Advanced skills) * Analytical skills and clear, concise communication skills, both verbal and written * Vehicle Driver and Counterbalance Forklift Driver * Recent Dangerous Goods by Air training - advantageous (or willingness to be trained in the required standards) * Logistics/Shipping knowledge advantageous * Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations * Following Instructions and Procedures * Adapting and Responding to Change * Planning and Organising
Due to our Cambridge based client's ongoing success, a new vacancy has arisen for a Principal Mechanical Engineer. This role requires experience and skills across the full development lifecycle; from technical specification through design and verification, and into product integration and mass production. The role also covers a mixture of sub-contract management for contracted-out development programmes as well as technical design and verification skills for in-house development. We are seeking a candidate who is capable of delivering highly robust and thoroughly tested mechanical design solutions as well as one capable of leading Mechanical Development on new product development projects, organising both internal and external design resource. Main Responsibilities: * Assessing product requirements and defining conceptual designs and detail designs * Interfacing to Project and Product Management - reporting progress, issues and successes * Defining appropriate, cost effective manufacturing techniques * Understanding technical risks and devising and implementing mitigation plans * Ensuring new product designs meet all the necessary requirements including defined Mandatory Standards, Cosmetic standards, Robustness testing and Life Testing * Responsible for ensuring that mechanical New Product Developments are delivered on time and to quality * Travel overseas to progress piece part manufacture and final product assemblies * Technical design and specification of PMR equipment and accessory products * Detailed design and test documentation * Definition of product acceptance criteria and testing * Product integration and acceptance testing * Manufacturing requirements and test specification authoring * Technical support for mandatory approvals process * Technical support to end customers and subcontract manufacturers Qualifications, Experience and Skills: Essential: * Relevant degree (BSc / MSc / PhD) in Mechanical Engineering or HND/HNC and substantial practical experience in working from a basis of concept and principles * Experienced Mechanical Engineer with more than eight years product development and manufacture experience * Experienced Creo/Pro Engineer user * Experience of specifying technical requirements and leading small mechanical design sub teams to deliver against these requirements * Experience of design and test for rugged environmental conditions * Experience of electro-mechanical packaging (PCB housing, switches, buttons, PCB interconnects, LCDs) * Sound knowledge of plastic injection moulding techniques and low cost manufacturing * Sound materials and materials processing knowledge * Sound understanding of engineering process and control * Sound understanding of project management principles * Experience of planning / estimating of technical projects * Ability to communicate well to both technical and non-technical personnel * Creative yet detail focussed * Ability to travel * Good leader of technical project teams * Motivated by delivering quality work within planned timescales * A structured, proactive approach and numerically focused * Customer (internal and external) focused Desirable: * Professional Radio / TETRA / DMR / Mobile / Dect etc. Handset Design * Experience in incorporating display technologies into designs * Experience of design for automotive installations * Experience of design for Human Factors * Experience of ruggedized equipment design * Previous experience of design of 19" Rack equipment. * >8 years relevant experience * Experience in working in a small/medium size 'high tech' company * Commercially aware
We are recruiting for a Sample Management Technician on behalf of our client who is based on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border. Duties will include sample receipt and dispensing samples for testing, chemical reagent preparation and administrative tasks including computerised record keeping. We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible people who are able to work as a team with good attention to detail and an organised approach to work. You'll have a minimum of 5 GCSEs, with at least 2 in science subjects, and will ideally have some experience of a scientific environment. Main Responsibilities: * Sample receipt * Dispensing samples for testing * Chemical reagent preparation * Administrative tasks including computerised record keeping Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Minimum of 5 GCSEs, with at least 2 in science subjects * Some experience of a scientific environment * Good IT skills
Our Cambridgeshire Client has a vacancy for an Electro-Mechanical Assembler to manufacture electronic and mechanical assemblies to the required standards and within set timescales. You will manufacture various types of assemblies using prepared worksheets, using bonding and fixing techniques i.e. epoxy resins, screws, nuts, drilling etc, and assist with the building of prototypes. You will also perform initial testing of piece parts used in production assemblies, whilst adhering to all ISO9000 and material control procedures. It is essential that candidates are computer literate, flexible, confident working under minimum supervision and prepared to work overtime if and when required. Main Responsibilities: * To manufacture various types of assemblies using prepared worksheets, using bonding and fixing techniques i.e. epoxy resins, screws, nuts, drilling etc * To assist with the building of prototypes * To carry out initial testing of piece parts used in production assemblies * To assist in the good housekeeping of the department and to adhere to all safety procedures. * To adhere to all ISO9000 procedures * To adhere to material control procedures * To adhere to correct usage of MES * To assist, when required, in other areas of the company Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Computer literate * Be prepared to work overtime if and when required * Good work record, be flexible and be prepared to work with minimum supervision
A new vacancy has become available for a Production Team Leader. The position is based in Royston and the post holder will be responsible for the management and leadership of the production team in achieving all agreed business objectives and KPIs. You will produce assemblies at the lowest cost, delivered on time, at the expected quality standard whilst ensuring Health, Safety and Environment are considered at all times. You will also support the Delivery Manager to deliver added value by continually improving all aspects of the assembly operation. Communication will be executed effectively through exceptional people skills within a fast change environment. Main Responsibilities: * Develop yourself and the team through coaching/mentoring/training and ensure that all necessary competencies for this role are understood and actions are in place to continually improve against SMART objectives through an annual review * Manage continual improvement of performance and the workplace in the area * Using demonstrable technical knowledge of mechanical products, plant, processes and procedures to ensure that all assemblies are produced to the correct specification * Effectively communicate and prioritise any plans, showing commitment and deliver or exceed business objectives/KPIs or customer expectations * Delivery of all area and business objectives with an unflappable resolve * Manage absence and first line disciplinary action where appropriate * Promote effective team working * Ensure output targets are met through planning and organisation skills * Report and actively improve all Health, Safety and Environmental incidents and risks providing assessments as necessary * Ensure that all materials and equipment are stored within the pre-determined storage location and the work area is kept clean, tidy and audited * Adhere to autonomous maintenance programs to ensure machine uptime * Ensure the quality of the product is continually improved * Training and coaching the team to ensure compliance * Adopt and utilise Continuous Improvement/Lean six sigma problem solving techniques * Effectively communicate and address internal and external customer concerns Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Recognised engineering apprenticeship * Minimum ONC in an engineering discipline and over 3 years in a similar role * Team leadership to the level of NVQ3 * Proficient In the use of Microsoft office applications * Experience in using Oracle or other MRPII/ERP systems in a production environment * Health, Safety and Environment (this should include the standard responsibility statements) * Health and Safety systems and procedures - specifically OHSAS 18001 * Environmental systems and procedures - specifically ISO 14001 * General assembly techniques and procedures * Assembly procedures to British Standards * Quality systems and procedures - specifically adherence to BS9001 * CI tools and Techniques * Experienced in lean processes and their application * Exposure to six sigma processes and their application * Must be able to communicate information in either written or verbal formats * Must be able to read and understand technical drawings * Able to manage people with a firm but fair approach * Experience of working constructively with a Management team and be able to communicate changes and or improvements to own team * Must have a flexible attitude to working hours and shift work * Positive attitude to Continuous Improvement and the continuous development of systems and procedures, continually leading from the front * Willing to undertake training as necessary to meet the changing demands of the business
Our client has a new opportunity for a Material Handler. The position is based just north of Cambridge and we are seeking committed and enthusiastic candidates with prior experience in a similar materials handling role. You will be a well-organised, good communicator who is focused on customer needs. Good PC skills and team playing skills are essential and you will have a flexible and professional attitude ti your work. Main Responsibilities: * Accurately receive and transact, distribute and store in-bound materials * Deliver goods to the required destination * Within the warehouse co-ordinate the system updates to reflect physical stock * Prepare Material for production use * Prepare reports as and when requested * Maintaining the company's professional image with both internal and external contacts * Maintain a level of housekeeping in-line with manufacturing objectives * Providing cover to other team members during sickness, holiday or increased workload, as required * Maintain the warehouse area ensuring all packages are safely stacked/secured in- line with H and S requirements * Secure all valuable consumables/desirable goods immediately on receipt * Support the material an operations groups as required Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Prior experience in a materials handling role * Flexible to change * Professional attitude * Well-organised and logical with attention to detail * Good communicator (verbal and written) * Focused on customer needs * Computer literate * Team player * Committed and enthusiastic * Good time manager
We are recruiting for a Programme Manager - Products and Systems. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Cambridge based client who would like to recruit somebody with an extensive track record of delivery across a wide range of NPD (New Product Development) projects - and to a variety of clients - to grow the technical and commercial capabilities of this company. The ideal candidate will have an ambition to make a difference in a world-class contract design and development organisation, leading to further personal career development. The role offers a high level of diversity - working closely with other senior managers and technical leads, you will combine delivery of complex multi-disciplinary projects with developing new business opportunities with existing and prospective clients. You will take full responsibility for delivering the agreed project objectives within the authorised time and budget constraints. With an excellent degree in engineering, or a relevant scientific discipline, you will have substantial industrial experience managing product design and development covering the full product development lifecycle. Experience in managing multi-disciplinary development programmes is essential, along with evidence of leading novel NPD (new product development) projects from concept through transfer-to-manufacture to product launch. Superb communication and presentation skills are a prerequisite, as are strong financial control skills. Main Responsibilities: * Lead exciting development programmes to find novel solutions to new and existing problems, under demanding commercial and time restraints * Developing programme proposals that meet customers' commercial and technical requirements * Management of the delivery of those projects, solving complex, multi-disciplinary technical challenges * Estimating timeline, resource, budget and key technical risks for proposal preparation * Building and managing the project team * Reporting technical and financial progress, both to the customer and internally * Resolving system level discussions, requiring a strong technical background * Leading meetings, presenting and communicating ideas and concepts to all disciplines * Taking the lead in ensuring that projects are run to relevant quality and safety standards * Working with Business Development Managers in developing relationships with clients to understand their programme needs. This will include bid leadership for new clients and development of existing clients into key accounts * Mentoring of more junior PMs within the division * Support the business development functions, representing the company at sales meetings and external events. This role will require some international travel but is focussed on managing project teams within the Cambridge office Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * Excellent degree in engineering, or a relevant scientific discipline * Substantial industrial experience managing product design and development covering the full product development lifecycle * Experience in managing multi-disciplinary development programmes * Evidence of leading novel NPD (new product development) projects from concept through transfer-to-manufacture to product launch * Excellent communication and presentation skills * Strong financial control - both in estimating costs, and in tracking spend against plan * Ability to build client relationships, both during project delivery and when responding to RFPs (Request for Proposal) Desirable: * Direct experience in working within a medical or regulated device development process compliant with ISO 13485 * A track record of undertaking projects for the UK Government Home Office or MoD, working under the relevant security clearance * Business strategy development or technology roadmapping
We have a new contract vacancy for a Commissioning Engineer. It is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and the job purpose is to be the interface between the Company's Engineering, Software and Design groups and their customers. The nature of work is varied, ranging from repeat builds, product support, product development and research. This is a hands-on role finishing the build, electrical and mechanical fault finding. Together with PC configuration and system setup this is challenging technical role. The completed system is re-commissioned and demonstrated the customer site. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and able to work on their own. They may also be required to supervise the work of others, either fellow commissioning engineers, sub-contractors or members of the build team. A commissioning engineer will also be tasked with training others in the testing, maintaining or operating of our products. This training will be aimed at either employees or customers. It is also Company strategy to sub-contract as much pure repeat build work as possible, leaving the prototype development, product support, product development and research projects to be dealt with in-house. This is an opening for a team player who is multi-skilled (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and electronic abilities), PC literate and who is comfortable dealing with all levels of people within our customers' organisation. An analytical approach to testing and fault finding is essential. Candidates must be available to work away from home and travel overseas. Main Responsibilities: * Set-up, configure and test existing products and systems * Work with Engineering to develop new and existing products * Present finished products to customers * Install, commission and test the products and systems on-site * Feed back design issues to the Engineering group * Run system demonstrations for marketing purposes * Present technical and user training * Work with Partnership Services with specialist technical skills or overflow work Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * HNC/D (or equivalent) in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering * Trained in hardware set-up and configuration (PLC and Windows operating environments) * Proven experience of working in a test environment within hi-tech engineering/manufacturing company - ideally on capital equipment or special purpose machines * Experience of electrical, mechanical and pneumatic fault-finding at system and component level * Experience of the configuration and set-up of PLCs and servo drives * Experience of configuring PCs and installing software packages * Understanding of precision mechanisms and their associated electrical control systems * Ability to read and understand electrical and mechanical drawings * Previous experience of providing support to customers both face to face and over the telephone * Experience of robotics, motors, servo drives, pneumatics and electromechanical assemblies * Excellent communication skills - with good written/documentation skills * Available to work away from home and travel overseas Desirable: * Knowledge of PLCs * Experience of CPU-based printed circuit boards, electronic modules, optical and fluidic dynamics and conveyors * Familiarity with automation equipment
Our client based in South Cambridgeshire, an OEM manufacturer, is seeking an Electronics Technician / Assembler to join their team, due to increased work load. Candidates will need to have a minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role with skills including: * Currently in a similar role and able to demonstrate soldering ability to the IPC standard IPC-610 minimum class 2 with attention to detail (Trade test will be conducted at the interview) * Knowledge of mechanical assembly and ability to perform PC testing of product * Understand the importance of record keeping * Well presented, motivated and a team player * Ability to inspect surface mount technology PCB assemblies at component level and to IPC standards - advantageous * Experience of potting and conformal coating, and making up of basic cables/harnesses - advantageous You will be working in a high tech, high value environment where there are both production and RandD tasks to be completed, depending on background and experience. The role is to start as soon as possible on a 3 month contract but there is a possibility of extension still further or a temp to perm opportunity. The client may take a good candidate if they have the correct skills without going temp to perm.
Our client who makes a range of designer furniture, require an experienced metal worker to start as soon as possible with a view to going permanent. Skills required include metal work, MIG and TIG welding, fabricating and grinding. You will be a skilled and experienced craftsperson, ideally from an architectural/creative background. You should also have the ability to read technical drawings. The following skills and experience would also be advantageous: * Forge work - power hammer * Metal forming * Sheet metal work * Machining (lathe milling machine) The company work 08.00 until 16:30 Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week as standard but at busy times there may be overtime available and required.
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