ASSISTANT TRAINING MANAGER - FIBER NETWORKS

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity, for an experienced Assistant Training Manager, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, start of the art facility.

They have a great work environment and a real family feel on-site, which you would be welcomed into.

The businesses growth continues, with revenues doubling this past two years, with further revenue increase expected going forward, including a recent acquisition of another company, further extending its product offering and expanding the geographical sales of the business.

With UK based assembly, the operations focus is on providing high quality products, customised to each customers unique requirements in short lead times, whilst maintaining a cost base competitive with imported products.

Hours and Benefits

  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 10 – 15% company performance bonus
  • A family feel working environment
  • New, state of the art facility
  • Huge company growth is continuing
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Role Function

Reporting to the Training Manager, the Assistant Training Manager will help manage a new training facility, taking day to day control of the design and delivery of theory and practical training packages for clients comprehensive product range and technology training modules.

Assistant Training Manager Candidate Specification

  • The Assistant Training Manager will have experience in delivering both theoretical and practical training
  • Qualified to City & Guilds 3667-2 or -3
  • BT Openreach approved trainer (preferable)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience installing outside plant fiber networks underground and over head
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fiber cable preparation, splicing, connectorisation, cleaning, inspection, use of optical test equipment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of underground and overhead deployment including cabinets, poles, closures, MDU’s and customer connections

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Copper LAN, Fiber LAN, Fiber to multiple connections
  • Design and delivery of technology training modules
  • Develop and deliver customer tailored, nationally recognized training programs both theory and practical
  • Liaising with product Management and R&D teams to ensure comprehensive training packages are developed for the latest products in a timely fashion
  • Be able to work with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop training plans and programs for client’s product portfolio
  • Administer and manage student registration and certification 
  • Deliver and assess training programs
  • Cultivate a continuous professional development culture within the Fiber to the Home community

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

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This is an exciting opportunity, with an internationally recognised business, who are truly passionate about what they do. 

Due to further business growth, they are looking to appoint an experienced Audio DSP Engineer, to join their established R&D team on a full-time basis. 

You will be an individual with excellent interpersonal skills, with a passion for the music industry and a guitar player, with proven Audio specific DSP experience.

Role Purpose – Efficient DSP programming of all digital products.

Company Benefits

  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Key Responsibilities

  • DSP algorithm development, implementation and optimisation
  • This includes both high-level modelling (MATLAB, C/C++, VST plug-ins) and assembler level optimisation on the target platforms

Other Duties:

  • Assisting in project planning, scoping and problem solving in terms of software
  • Other duties within skill set but not necessarily role scope as and when (creative design input, attending meetings etc

Technical Skills and Qualifications Required

Qualified to degree level or above in a relevant subject 

Essential:-

  • Excellent demonstrable Embedded C programming skills
  • C++ (OOP) programming skills
  • Solid understanding of fundamental DSP theory
  • Strong understanding of software engineering principles
  • Experience in audio signal processing
  • Understanding of/experience developing VST plugins
  • Passion for the music industry and a Guitar player

Desirable:-

  • Several years (minimum 3) commercial experience as an Audio DSP Engineer.
  • SHARC DSP experience.
  • Experience using JUCE or similar for creating software GUIs
  • Proficient using MATLAB
  • Experience in assembler-level optimisation (preferably on ARM Cortex M/Cortex A)
  • Experience in testing audio algorithms and audio processing blocks

Experience / Knowledge

  • Optimisation on out-of-order architectures
  • Real-world modelling of audio systems
  • Audio analysis of real-world systems
  • DSP development for embedded hardware
  • Independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision
  • Working within a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) structure
  • A musical background and a guitar player.
 

The Planner / Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating fabrication materials from one or more vendors in support of the site strategy.  This requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers, a familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. 

Planner / Buyer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary £28,000 - £30,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:30pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Planner / Buyer Candidate Specification

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel, Outlook), with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Purchasing & Engineering Change experience in an MRP environment
  • Strong ability to assess engineering drawings and proceed to RFQ based on supplier capability, strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.
  • Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
  • You should be self-motivated, and results orientated and be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.

Planner / Buyer Key Tasks

  • Buying responsibility for designated fabrication vendors to support plant & chamber production.
  • Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets.
  • Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory.
  • Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost.
  • Support NPPD activities, when requested.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
  • The Planner / Buyer will review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved.
  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management. Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Production Engineer with Programming experience, to work with a leading manufacturing of advanced process technology company, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £30,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthy Pension
  • Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Candidate Requirements

  • Qualified engineer to ONC/HNC level in Mechanical/ Production Engineering preferred.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, with a solid understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • A broad knowledge of machined components and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Experienced in machine tool programming (HyperMill an advantage).
  • Familiarity with writing specifications, procedures and instructions.
  • The Production Engineer will be a good team player with excellent communication skills, flexible and able to work on your own initiative, with a methodical approach to tasks.
  • Strong IT skills. A sound knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.

Production Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support and expertise in CNC machining methods, tooling and work holding.
  • Improve production process efficiencies with particular emphasis on the reduction of waste activities.
  • Play a pivotal role in the development of manufacturing processes and procedures.
  • Engineer production requirements in line with the required manufacturing schedules.
  • Provide engineering support within the business and to help ensure its products can be produced to meet the requirements of safety, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Ensure an accurate database of costs to help with sales quotations.
  • Reduce costs and continuously improve the service of the Production Engineering Department to the rest of the business.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Production Engineer, to work with a leading manufacturing of advanced process technology company, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £28,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthy Pension
  • Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Production Engineer Role Summary

  • To produce accurate specifications for machined and fabricated components.
  • Enable the manufacture of existing designs by remodelling, and create tool designs, in CAD.
  • Engineer production requirements in line with the required manufacturing schedules.
  • Provide engineering support within the business and to help ensure its products can be produced to meet the requirements of safety, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Provide an accurate database of costs to help with sales quotations.
  • Be responsible in reducing costs and continuously improve the service of the Production Engineering Department to the rest of the business.

Candidate Requirements

  • A Mechanical / Production Engineering qualification would be an advantage.
  • Apprenticeship and /or broad manufacturing engineering experience.    
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Fully conversant with CAD (Ideally NX).
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the latest manufacturing process and technologies.
  • Experience in using integrated manufacturing ERP systems
  • Experience with writing specifications, Standard Operating Procedures and work instructions.

Production Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The Production Engineer will produce accurate Methods of Manufacture for machined and fabricated components.
  • Tool and fixture designs on CAD, along with Engineering CAD models from existing designs to support their aftermarket offering.
  • You will produce DXF files from engineering models.
  • Carry out continuous improvement project work across a range of processes.
  • Resolve problems and improve processes, methods within manufacturing teams.
  • Provide support for technical queries for all areas of the business and provide an effective Interface between technical and shop floor personnel.
  • Develop ideas for reducing costs in the business.
  • Support and promote our continuous improvement culture and support the Manufacturing Engineering Manager as and when required.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Client puts their employees at the heart of what they do as without them, they wouldn’t be where they are today. Their shift patterns are 12 hour shifts from 18:00 – 06:00, rotating on a weekly basis. In a nutshell, you work 7 out of 14 days (That means you are only working half of the year!)

Quality Auditor Salary: £24,083

Commutable From: Northampton, Corby, Peterborough, Leicester, Rugby

  • Role Function

The key focuses for the Quality Auditor is to audit the factory systems against agreed standards to ensure that the factory is complying to agreed practices at all times.

Candidate Requirements

  • The Quality Auditor will have experience in an FMCG environment
  • Customer focus to understand the needs of different customers
  • Have a clear understanding of good ethical practice
  • Able to demonstrate understanding and awareness of health & safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of GMP & HACCP

Quality Auditor Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for carrying out audits in all areas of the factory, raising any findings from audits with the appropriate person/department to enable compliance.
  • Preparation and sampling of ingredients, finished product and swabbing to agreed schedule.
  • Calibration of designated equipment to agreed frequencies.
  • Collect, collate and filing of documentation as part of the due diligence.
  • Logging samples onto designated systems as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality and food safety policies and procedures are being adhered to throughout the factory using various methods and tools.
  • Imputing and trending of data to use in site and customer KPI reports to agreed frequency, where applicable.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Updating Policies and procedures and documentation to maintain ongoing approval to site certification and approval. Attend the site HACCP and TACCP meetings as required.
  • Liaise with suppliers over raw material non-conformances raised.
  • Monitor the site Pest Control arrangements.
  • Liaise with NPD team regarding new products launches, factory trials etc. collate information for QAS and line standard documentation.
  • The Quality Auditor will carry out audits of product being produced and setting up and evaluation of finished products through taste panels/QAS on site.
  • Support site metal detection arrangements. Investigate reported complaints, internal quality issues and investigate internal foreign body findings.
  • Assisting in preparation and delivery of samples to customers. Monitoring environmental policies and performance within the factory and wider environment are being adhered to.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is your chance to join an internationally recognised business / brand, who are in a substantial period of growth.

They are recruiting for a guitar playing Junior Project Coordinator, or a graduate who is keen to move into a Project Coordination / Management role commercially. 

This role isn’t for the feint hearted! It is an incredibly varied role and would suit someone who is driven by achieving targets, a strong team player, someone who is focussed on ‘the bigger company picture’ and passionate about helping the company grow.

Their project management team is the beating heart of the company, and although the role sits in their R&D team, they work closely across all company departments, regularly solving problems both inhouse and overseas - they go the extra mile to keep the projects on time and on cost whilst keeping a high standard of quality. Communication is key in this role, the Junior Project Coordinator cannot be afraid to ask the ‘why’ question and be confident in challenging others and process. 

Company Benefits

  • £25,000 - £28,000
  • Company performance and individual bonuses
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Junior Project Coordinator Person Specification

  • Qualified to degree/ HND level or above in Electronics, Acoustics or Music Technology-based subjects.
  • Experience in a project management role or similar, with experience working in a target driven environment and working to deadlines.
  • The Junior Project Co-ordinator will be a guitar player, and confident with the setting up of amplifiers etc.
  • Ideally you will have experience of Microsoft Office, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident working with numerical data and financial information.
  • Incredibly organised, independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision, a very methodical and a diligent record keeper. A positive ‘can-do/ go getter’ attitude with a keen eye for detail.
  • Experience working in a purchasing role, although not essential.

Junior Project Coordinator Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

Project Management

  • The writing, maintenance and reporting of Microsoft project plans (including Gantt charts).
  • Working with the R&D Project Manager on prioritisation and follow-up of day-to-day project tasks.
  • Maintenance of project-related budgets and spends.
  • The formulation and maintenance of the project risk register.
  • Administrating the testing and documentation for new products (non-technical).
  • Tracking and maintaining costs on the projects, helping to achieve our goals.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally to achieve project objectives.
  • Coordinate resources in line with project plan to meet project requirements

Project Coordination

  • The coordination and chasing of project information between the UK-based company departments (R&D, Marketing, Sales etc).
  • The daily coordination of information and activities between the UK team and overseas engineering teams.

Technical Support

  • Setting up and performing product sound tests.
  • Sourcing local components for UK prototype production and testing.

Documentation

  • Regular reports on all aspects of projects including timescales, budgets and costs.
  • The organisation and filing of project-related documentation from internal and external sources
  • Ensure that the QMS (Quality Management System) is followed and all project documentation if followed.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

For over 60 years, this business has been constantly evolving their product portfolio to meet the demands and ever-changing needs for some of the world’s largest industries. From the design of their first ever product, the business has sustained manufacturing excellence, setting the industry standard.

Today they operate from a purpose built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northampton, where they routinely design and develop system solutions for bespoke applications.

Applications & Development Engineer Package, Benefits and Hours

  • Salary £37,500 - £42,500, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Death in service
  • Icome protection
  • Health insurance
  • Non-contractual annual profit share bonus
  • Support to apply for and/ or maintain your IMechE membership is available.
  • 33 days holiday 
  • 37 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 08:30am – 17:15pm, Fridays 08:30am – 12:30pm

Commutable From: Northampton, Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Banbury

Applications & Development Engineer Candidate Essential Requirements

  • Proven Development Engineer, with Applications Engineering experience.
  • A 2.1 degree in Mechanical engineering with Aerospace/Automotive/Energy/Oil & Gas background together with 3 to 5 years of demonstrable experience in a similar role.
  • Working knowledge and experience of CAD & PDM (preferably SolidWorks) and FEA tools (preferably ANSYS Workbench and/or SolidWorks Simulation).
  • Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings with GD&T. Ability to perform hand calculations for preliminary design, sizing, and stress assessment of static and rotating components.
  • Material selection ability and knowledge of conventional manufacturing processes.
  • Good understanding of Applied Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Metal Fatigue, Rotordynamics, and Vibrations along with a basic understanding of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.
  • Quick learner with the ability to work independently and multitask, and the ability to write excel/VBA macros to create new or modify existing design tools.

Client is looking for an individual that is by nature innovative, proactive, and self-motivated. You will need a good interpersonal manner together with strong written and oral communication skills to deal with customers, suppliers, and internal departments. You will be commercially aware and have excellent time management abilities.

Applications & Development Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The Development Engineer will support the Chief Applications Engineer in providing timely response to new application and product enquiries for driveline components, and turnkey test rigs for testing high-speed rotating machines such as e-motors, generators, aero engines, gearboxes, turbines, compressors, pumps, turbochargers etc.
  • Produce innovative designs/ideas and create workable and cost-effective solutions.
  • Assist in product costing and preparation of technical and commercial proposals and assist in new product development and product improvement activities including brainstorming, design, analysis, supplier selection and testing.
  • Create 3D CAD conceptual designs and 2D drawings.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, assembly and testing to build in-house R&D test rigs for new product development.
  • The ability to conduct test schedules, document the results and present these findings clearly.
  • Work on short and long-term projects both in managing, documenting, and performing the project activities.
  • The selection and specification of suitable equipment suppliers and processes.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994