Specialist recruitment of candidates for engineering and technical disciplines.
Our client is a global leader in the manufacture of chemicals and inks and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. Due to a multi-million pound investment programme at their manufacturing facility near Bath / Bristol, Somerset, they require a permanent Manufacturing Process Engineer to support major process engineering projects. Their Inkjet facility is a leading global supplier of premium high quality inkjet inks for industrial and commercial print applications. Inkjet and digital technology is a key growth area within the group with an established and expanding customer base. They are planning a £ multi million investment programme at this site to upgrade the manufacturing plant and deliver improved capacity and efficiency. Candidate profile * Educated to degree standard in Chemical Engineering or related engineering / manufacturing discipline. * Several years process engineering experience in fluids and/or powders (e.g chemicals, paints, oils etc) and a good understanding of the latest technology in this area. * Excellent influencing, communication and presentation skills. * Proven capability to manage projects to a successful conclusion. * Good problem solving skills and the ability to produce innovative solutions. * Formal business improvement qualification would be desirable. Key responsibilities: * Responsible for the evaluation, design and selection of new manufacturing processes and equipment that add value, efficiency and consistency. * Develop innovative new processes and process improvements, based upon best practice, that deliver safe, efficient and best quality outcomes. * Ensure that major process engineering projects have clearly communicated and agreed specifications and operational goals. * Validate the capacity increases from process improvements using data from SAP and commercial forecasts. * Produce process maps for the current process and the new process throughout the design phases and post commissioning. * Establish contacts with potential suppliers to ensure awareness of the most up to date equipment and industry best practice. * Lead the management of trials at suppliers and customers to produce best estimates and validation of expected efficiency improvements. * Produce internal documentation required to support the capital expenditure approval process for major projects. Salary and benefits * Starting salary of up to £50,000 per annum. * Annual bonus at 10% target level based on company and individual performance. * Company car. * 25 days annual holiday plus Bank holidays rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service. * Group personal pension plan with up to 6% company contribution and free life assurance cover.
Heavy manufacturing company based in Birmingham requires an Electrical Technician with Instrumentation experience (training can be provided for the instrumentation aspects of the role) to join an established team of 7, working on a day shift (Mon - Fri) in a continuous 24/7 process plant. Salary - £33753 + Good overtime. The Role: * The individual will be required to support the company’s electrical systems and instrumentation. * Experience of high & low voltage networks, AC & DC (Siemens and ABB), variable speed drives, instrumentation and pneumatics. * Many forms of instrumentation support will require the candidate to have knowledge (or receive training) of monitoring and calibration of temperature, flow and pressure and fault finding experience. * PLC experience preferred - familiarisation training on Siemens, PCS7, S5 and S7 will be available, for the right candidate, to reach the required standard. The Candidate: * Electrical experience within the process manufacturing industry. * A recognised Trade Apprenticeship and HNC or equivalent. * A strong commitment to Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety standards is essential. Package: * A Group Personal Pension Plan with a generous Company contribution element. * All employees will be supported to develop their skills to keep up with demands of changing technology, working practice and flexible working. * Annual holiday of 33 days consisting of 25 days annual leave, 8 statutory days. * Company Sick Pay is payable following 12 months service. * Relocation support is available for the right candidate. Working Hours: * 08:00-16:30 with half hour break. * There is a limited opportunity to change the working hours as set within the Company guidelines If you have hesitated in moving roles previously due to the downturn or uncertainty in the economy, we can genuinely offer you stability and job security within our established process plant with its roots in the region spanning over 100 years.
Heavy manufacturing company based in Birmingham requires an E&I Technician. The Electrical & Instrumentation Techcian will join a team of 8 electrical and instrumentation technicians, working on a day shift (Mon - Fri + Call out) in a busy heavy industry process plant. Excellent career opportunity within the large scale recycling industry. The Role: The individual will be required to support the companies electrical systems and instrumentation: AC / DC Drives - Siemens and ABB DCS systems - Siemens Forms of instrumentation support candidate need to have experience of are: monitoring and calibration of temperature, flow and pressure and fault finding experience. SCADA / PLC experience required - Siemens, PCS7, S5 and S7 - Intermediate level The need to support electrical maintenance of plant being Process Control The Candidate: Electrical / instrumentation experience within the Process manufacturing industry HNC qualified or equivalent Package: Sick Pay - For the first year of employment no payment is made, thereafter payment is on a scale dependant on length of service for days of sick absence after 3 waiting days up to a limit dependant on length of service. A Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme is available which the Company contributes to. All employees must maintain and develop their skills to keep up with demands of changing technology, working practice and flexible working. The Company will support such training, Annual holiday of 25 days per annum plus 8 statutory days - there is no increase in holidays with service. Working Hours: 08:00-16:30 with half hour unpaid break.
HR Advisor required for a manufacturing / transport logistics / recycling group, based in the Birmingham / Tamworth area. Part of an international organisation, this very successful and growing company requires a Human Resources Officer / Advisor to support the Head of HR, to provide senior management, line managers and depot managers with guidance and advice in relation to all HR related matters ensuring legal compliance and 'best practice' at all times. Person Specification: The successful candidate ideally requires the following professional attributes; * Minimum 2/3 years HR experience * Sound knowledge of Employment Law * Experience in a multi-site operation * Recruitment experience * Familiarity with good HR practice * Experience in a production/manufacturing environment * CIPD qualified or part qualified And in respect of personal attributes, the following will be advantageous: * Good communication skills * Good IT Skills * An assertive but empathetic style/approach * An ability and willingness to challenge as appropriate * The ability to react swiftly and professionally as needs determine * Full clean driving licence Main Duties and Responsibilities: * To ensure that all managers comply with established procedures in respect of discipline, grievance, absence and performance management. * To investigate any instances of alleged misconduct and to make recommendations accordingly. * To advise disciplining managers with regard to 'outcomes' ensuring compliance with employment law, consistency within the organisation and that fairness and equity is applied at all times. * To provide administrative support in respect of all relevant correspondence in relation to any disciplinary/grievance (or similar) processes, recruitment processes including offer letters/contracts of employment etc, 'long service' correspondence and any other necessary HR related administration procedures. * To support recruitment activity, source and liaise with agencies and assist management in the recruitment process as required. * To ensure compliance with employment law at all times particularly ensuring that all managers operate in a way that does not put the business at risk of any claims to an Employment Tribunal - particularly in respect of Discrimination, Breach of Contract and Unfair Dismissal. * To monitor employee absence and take appropriate action in conjunction with line management where absence levels or patterns are deemed to be unacceptable in relation to company policy and standards. * In conjunction with line management, assess training needs and arrange for any required training to be undertaken where spend authorisation has been made. * To guide line management in respect of statutory procedures such as those relating to Maternity Leave, paternity Leave, requests for parental leave, requests for flexible working, time off for public duties etc. * To undertake any other duties/activities as required by the Managing Director and/or any member of the senior management team. 11. To provide a monthly HR report to the senior management team 12. To review and update offer letters/contracts/policies etc as required. 13. To develop a Graduate Training Programme in the UK, in conjunction with European operations, recruiting, monitoring and mentoring successful candidate(s) Context of Role: The position of HR Advisor is based in the Company Head Office in Tamworth, Staffordshire. It is a 'stand-alone' HR role although there is Group support and external professional support from Employment Lawyers. There are 6 depots that the Company operates in the following locations; * Glasgow * Blackburn * Nottingham * Birmingham * Tamworth * Kent Occasional travel to these locations will be required, governed by the needs of the business. Additionally, the Company employs a full time Administrator who undertakes a variety of activities predominantly for the Managing Director and senior management team. This person is available to the HR Advisor to assist with administration duties. The Company is a member of EEF and therefore has access to a designated Employment Lawyer and to an Advice Line, (8.30 - 5.15, Monday to Friday). EEF will also provide regular Employment Law updates and support the Advisor in all ways possible. &nbs
Our Client is a Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) specialising in medical device clinical research. They have helped in the successful completion of over 350 clinical trials involving medical device products. In addition, their medical writers have helped to prepare many scientific papers for publication in international journals. With a well established network of investigators in Europe and North America, co-ordination of multi-national studies is one of their strengths. As a company that undertakes in-house clinical research as well as multi-site clinical trials, they have a thorough understanding of all aspects of clinical research. They are currently searching for an experienced CRA to manage and monitor clinical studies in Europe and North America. The role would ideally suit a CRA with at least 2 years’ experience, looking to take on more responsibility. This full-time position is office-based near Guildford in Surrey. Candidate Requirements/key skills: * Graduate Life Science qualification or other appropriate degree * Good working knowledge of ICH GCP and clinical trial methodology * Knowledge of relevant industry standards and other legislation * At least two years’ CRO experience essential * Computer literate * Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills * Medical device experience desired but not essential Key Duties and Responsibilities: * Assist in the preparation of study protocols, CRFs and other essential documents * Prepare informed consent forms and ethics committee submissions * Perform site selection, initiation, monitoring and close out visits * Manage assigned sites to ensure that timelines, recruitment and quality standards are met * Maintain awareness of ICH GCP, SOPs and regulatory requirements and ensure adherence by site staff * Build good relationships with investigators and site staff to raise company profile and ensure full participation in studies * Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with investigators, site staff and study Sponsors *Resolve site non-compliance and any data quality issues * Assist in the training of clinical personnel
Warehouse Assistants / Loaders for a 2 year contract (could extend to 3 years and could lead to permanent) to start asap in the Aylesford / Snodland / Maidstone Kent area working for a large manufacturing company. They will work as part of a 3 man team within a larger 5 shift team working on a shift rota. Salary £26,500 per annum with a £3,000 bonus on successful completion of the contract period. Candidate requirements: 5 GCSE’s or equivalent level including English & Maths (and be able to provide GCSE / equivalent results proving this) Previous warehouse or stores experience. Forklift Counterbalance/Reach licence (or similar) Experience of material handling and working with safe systems of work Good IT Skills, Good communication skills. The role requires the removal and locating of large finished paper reels into the warehouse, preparing reels for dispatch and dispatching vehicles to the end customer. Applicants will be loading and unloading trailers using specialist equipment in correct sequences as well as storing, locating, repacking and recording of product within warehouses.
My client is an established food manufacturer based in the heart of Cornwall. They are now seeking an experienced Quality Manager to join their team. This role will report directly into the Technical Manager and will involve developing and implementing comprehensive and effective HACCP food safety and quality systems in line with BRC Standards and external customer requirements. The role will involve Maintain KPIs and chair regular Quality Assurance meetings reporting on key QA issues: Product quality / taste panel results Customer Complaints Hygiene / housekeeping / pest control issues Product control / items on hold Internal / external audits Analytical results. Attend weekly site meetings and report on key QA issues: Product Quality /Taste Panels Customer Complaints Hygiene/Housekeeping/Pest Control Product Control/Items on Hold Internal/External Audits Ingredients/Packaging Recipes/Products/Processes Customer Requirements and Specifications Chair HACCP meetings, ensuring HACCP system is reviewed before any significant changes and at least annually. Experience/Skills Required Knowledge and understanding of ingredients, packaging and products. Knowledge and understanding of site activities and processes. Extensive knowledge of legal framework for food production, as well as customer requirements. Extensive experience of QA & QC functions in food industry. Level 3 Food Hygiene certificate minimum. Level 3 or Level 4 HACCP in manufacturing certificate, coupled with HACCP management experience. Lead auditor qualification and / or equivalent experience, especially with latest BRC Global Standard (Food) Excellent organisational and planning abilities. Excellent all-round IT skills (all MS Office applications). Working within budgets for personnel, materials and service contracts. Excellent inter-personal, team working and presentational skills. Demonstrable ability to lead, motivate and communicate effectively to internal and external audiences. If this role is of interest, then please contact us today Due to the large number of responses we receive we are only able to consider candidates who are eligible to meet the specific requirements of our client. Candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted within 14 working Days
My Client is a leading provider of waste water treatment, rainwater harvesting and air pollution systems and solutions. They currently have a vacancy for a project engineer with tendering expertise. My client is looking for a dynamic individual that can hit the ground running. You MUST have tender and project management experience. Your role will be to provide technical support for my clients business dealing with the promotion of sales of Water & Odour treatment services to a new customer base that includes Water PLC’s and large Civil Engineering companies. You will provide technical support to the project team on systems, process and equipment design. You will be working out of their Bridgwater site on projects mainly relating to the South West. Responsibilities will include: Preparation of tender documents for wastewater and odour treatment proposals for the Municipal-Industrial sector and highend WWTP for Residential-Commercial apps Prepare tender documents for customer proposals and conduct site assessments in support of this work as required. Developing dedicated design modules and tools to allow efficient operation of the business Procurement Function - Assess suppliers and equipment, maintain associated database. Negotiate with suppliers on behalf of the project team and carry out periodic reviews. Working with the Innovation team to advise on necessary new products / adaption of existing range to meet the markets changing requirements Qualifications Required Degree in Business/Engineering related discipline
Double day shift pattern working Monday to Friday (6-2/2-10). Some out of hours and/or weekend work may occasionally be required, although this will be paid as overtime. My client is an established and successful FMCG manufacturer who are now seeking an additional engineer to join their team. The role will involve the maintenance of High speed Packaging lines and also general site engineering jobs. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience of working within a FMCG industry, have a proven track record of fault finding and problem solving and the ability to prioritise work loads and demands. The candidate should be enthusiastic with a proactive mind set and positive attitude. The role will involve: Respond to breakdowns quickly and effectively and help ensure the safe and efficient running of all aspects of production and plant Carry out PPM on all aspects of the site Be involved in the expansion and installation of new machinery Be adaptable to meet the needs of production and assist with product changeovers where necessary. Provide cover in a variety of roles Identify potential weaknesses and offer solutions Skills/Experience Required: Served an apprenticeship within maintenance engineering Self motivated, with an ability to prioritise workload and communicate clearly with the team An ability to quickly establish the root cause of faults and rectify them in a safe and timely manner 17th Edition wiring regulations Experience of P L C operation and fault finding (experience of simple programming would be a distinct advantage) Design simple control systems incorporating PLC units Electrical systems (up to 415v) Inverter drives Pneumatic Systems Good workshop skills (Tig welding would be advantageous) Good knowledge of Word and Excel packages Sound knowledge of Health and safety systems A full driving licence
Pharmaceutical Plasma Process company based near Watford, NW London, has an opportunity for a Responsible / Senior Process Leader on a 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, Monday to Friday rotating shift. Permanent position. Applicants must either possess a scientific degree level qualification (or appropriate qualified pharmaceutical experience), and be able to demonsrate experience in a similar role. The Responsible Process Leader will oversee, coordinate and manage specific processes within the production of the conversion of human plasma proteins through to formulated bulk products in compliance with cGMP, product licences, H&S standards, and KPIs. As the Responsible Process Leader you will foster and drive an environment of continuous improvement ensuring that all quality and productivity targets are consistently achieved through the optimum use of resources in a safe environment. You must use effective communication skills with all team members to be able to analyse issues and effectively problem solve, thereby communicating instructions and implementing any changes that may be required. They must also have an excellent working knowledge of regulatory compliance and health and safety. Capable of developing individuals and teams. You will be expected to have a high level of technical competence and good problem solving skills. An understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice is essential.
Expanding Pharmaceutical process organisation employing 500+ staff, based near Elstree, Watford, NW London is seeking an experienced pharmaceutical / bio-science based Production Technician to work in their Inspection Labelling & Packing ILP area. Candidates need to have a scientific degree (or equivalent) with experience gained from a GMP Good Manufacturing Practice environment, pharmaceutical or food environment. Monday to Friday 6-2, 2-10 alternating shifts. The main duties include the technical aspects of machine set-up and operation and completion of associated documentation. Actively support process improvements and assist in some process and personnel supervisory activities. The post operates within strict environmentally controlled areas and therefore requires high levels of good hygiene practice, strict adherence to cGMP and associated documentation. To set up and operate automated and semi-automated equipment in compliance with approved procedures and in accordance with agreed production programmes. To ensure that equipment used is in compliance with any maintenance, calibration and validation requirements. To help co-ordinate the activities of the section, liaise with other sections as necessary, and help organise the daily work operations as required. To assist with on the job training in order to perform the designated tasks. To assist in the review and revision of SOP’s, BPR’s and related documentation. To inform the Supervisor/Manager of issues related to H&S standards within manufacturing, and issues that could impact the quality of the manufacturing environment with regards to compliance. To ensure that regular cleaning and maintenance is carried out on all equipment and fabric within the section in accordance with the appropriate schedules. To adhere to GMP and H&S standards, including hygiene, environmental control and safe working practices. To manufacture high quality, high value products, right first time, in accordance with the production programme. To ensure documentation is completed accurately and at the time. To meet departmental and section objectives fulfilling the principles of continuous improvement. From time to time undertake other duties to meet business objectives.
Electrical / Process Control Engineer required for a 3 month contract with a paper industry manufacturing company based near Maidstone, Kent. Part of an international group, the Kent site is currently enjoying a £100M investment in a new fast process machinery creating the need for additional engineering staff. During the final commissioning and start up faze, the Electrical / Process Control Engineer is required to work in a project team with other engineers to design and implement electrical / process control logic, commission and optimise the start-up of the new machine. They will bring additional Process Control, Instrumentation and QCS skills to the team. Knowledge of paper industry would be helpful to make a flying start, working with QCS, fabric cleaner systems and other ancillary systems – working out what’s needed, designing cable requirements and schedules etc. Required: Electrical / DCS / PLC Systems requirement - Siemens S7 300 / 400 ABB 800 DCS DCS and QCS Systems General Candidates must have strong previous experience ready to step into the role. Project Management expeirence AutoCAD Qualifications - Apprenticeship / ONC / HNC level or above in electrical or control field. The Process Control Engineer will be working closely with the production and maintenance operations team, the role will require problem solving and process optimisation and to contribute to the training and deveopent of those employees. This is an important project position, looking towards the longer term objective of reliable and efficient operational systems and plant process equipment. There will be a requirement to also respond to out of hour's breakdowns that have an immediate effect on plant safety, environmental release or plant performance, particularly during the commissioning phase. Some weekend hours at times may also be required. The salary and package is negotiable.
Our client is an aerospace / power generation precision manufacturer, currently looking for a graduate level candidate who has industry experience, to concentrate on process and cost reduction projects across the manufacturing plant. This is an excellent opportunity for an engineer looking to further their career in a highly respected emanufacturing company. * To develop investment casting processes for Gas Turbine Blades * To reduce process costs & product manufacturing costs Key Responsibilities: * Management of projects in line with programme requirements * Liaison with customers * Coordination of suppliers & subcontractors * To secure casting yield improvement via scrap reduction initiatives * To improve product quality * To reduce variability, improve process dimensional capability/process robustness * To support manufacturing activity * To collect & use meaningful data to prioritise activities Key Performance Measures: * Coordination of Development Projects for new parts:- On time At cost To Specification * Expected to save >3x salary on Scrap reduction / Cost reduction or process improvement initiatives Candidates: * Have a degree in a relevant Engineering Discipline (2:1 Min) * Have an ability to work in team and under own initiative * Have a will to succeed * Be diligent & able to work accurately * Have a positive attitude * Salary would be dependent on experience
Our client is an aerospace / power generation precision manufacturer, currently looking for an engineer to concentrate on process and cost reduction projects across the manufacturing plant. This is an excellent opportunity for an engineer looking to further their career in a highly respected emanufacturing company. * To develop investment casting processes for Gas Turbine Blades * To reduce process costs & product manufacturing costs Key Responsibilities: * Management of projects in line with programme requirements * Liaison with customers * Coordination of suppliers & subcontractors * To secure casting yield improvement via scrap reduction initiatives * To improve product quality * To reduce variability, improve process dimensional capability/process robustness * To support manufacturing activity * To collect & use meaningful data to prioritise activities Key Performance Measures: * Coordination of Development Projects for new parts:- On time At cost To Specification * Expected to save >3x salary on Scrap reduction / Cost reduction or process improvement initiatives Candidates: * Have a degree in a relevant Engineering Discipline (2:1 Min) * Have an ability to work in team and under own initiative * Have a will to succeed * Be diligent & able to work accurately * Have a positive attitude * Salary would be dependent on experience
Exciting opportunity for Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in East Kent. Our client has a reputation for excellence in durable, lightweight, precision engineered instruments and low power motorised platforms. They are seeking a Senior Mechanical Design to join their internal product design team. Requirements: Degree level qualification in relevant technical subject Seasoned designer who can work confidently and largely unsupervised Good knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes including casting and use of metallic and non-metallic materials Solid Works or similar software tools Experience and confidence in Finite Element (FE) analysis Experience in dynamic, vibration, thermal analysis Good eye for detail, used to checking drawings and conforming to quality requirements This position offers excellent career potential, with the opportunity to progress to management level for the right candidate. An excellent salary and benefits package to include relocation allowance (where appropriate).
Maintenance Engineer / Shift Supervisor required to assist in the efficient running of a Heavy Process waste to energy plant in Ipswich. You will be responsible for Plant Operatives (2-4) on shift plus the supervision of contractors / visitors on site. Completing planned and breakdown maintenance repairs of process machinery. Candidates should be hands-on engineers with either Electrical or Mechanical skills. This is a 4on 4off shift position including nights. A challenging, demanding, heavy-duty engineering environment providing an excellent opportunity for those wishing to broaden their experience and engineering skills. Summary of Requirements and Tasks: * To provide repair, maintenance, fault finding and overhaul of Plant machinery as required * To work closely with Mechanical and Electrical Fitters to ensure maximum plant availability at all times * To log all maintenance activities onto computer system * To ensure that maintenance tasks are carried out with the minimum of productivity interruption * To closely monitor the safe running of the plant, and to react to any concerns, and concerns reported by Technicians and Operatives * To compile risk assessments as required * To issue “permits to work” as required to other colleagues and to external contractors and visitors The Person * Qualified with Engineering discipline. * Experienced with the repair and maintenance of Pneumatics / Hydraulics * Experience with PLC based automated machinery advantageous * Experience with compiling risk assessments, issuing permits to work and monitoring stock levels for audit purpose advantageous * Enthusiastic, determined, hands-on maintenance engineer with strong desire to learn, progress, and achieve set targets * Works well on own initiative but also as part of a team * Able to lead teams and supervise * Flexibility regarding working hours and able to work shift changes to cover absence The Package c£30000 per anum (inc shift allowance) + £2K bonus + Overtime + Pension etc.
Due to an increase in demand, my client, an established utilities manufacturing company located in Central Bridgwater is currently looking for an enthusiastic Mechanical Project Engineer to join their project team. Candidates must have experience managing installations on M&E Projects, managing sub contractors to keep programmes on target and ensuring clients engineering and operational kpi’s are being delivered. The successful candidate must also have an engineering qualification and preferably be familiar with AutoCAD and MS projects. The Client would also consider a recent Engineering graduate with design experience. This is an ideal role for a candidate with a ‘can do attitude’ and goal focused.
Maintenance / Engineering Planner scheduler to work in the Engineering Department to deliver maintenance work order scheduling, provide accurate bills of materials (BOM) and resource planning for the operations of a modern manufacturing facility based near Maidstone / Aylesford Kent. Role would suit an engineering technician or maintenance person ideally with experience of using SAP and an appreciation of engineering components and support services. Roles and responsibilities. Knowledge SAP/ERP Systems Appreciation of BOMs Read & understand technical drawings and manuals Engineering parts ONC/HNC or equivalent Skills Good organisational skills Good communicator Good IT skills Attitude Self-motivated Flexible & enthusiastic approach Ability to work closely with teams Willingness to challenge entrenched attitudes Promote a positive working culture
CNC Turner Machinist required for temp to perm or Permanent contract in Leicester. Company is a large manufacturing company who make components for the aerospace and power generation industries. Candidates with any of the following will be of interest; CNC Turning Experience Relevant qualification and experience gained from a tight tolerance environment Days and night shifts. Excellent pay rates plus overtime available. Up to 6 months temporary with a view to becoming permanent.
CNC Grinder Machinists required for temp to perm and Permanent contracts in Leicester. Company is a large manufacturing company who make components for the aerospace and power generation industries. Candidates with any of the following will be of interest; Multi-axis CNC Grinding / Turning Milling in a 3D environment and to tight tolerances Surface Grinding Days and night shifts. Excellent pay rates plus overtime available. Up to 6 months temporary with a view to becoming permanent.
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