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

SIMILAR JOBS

 

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.
 

Are you a Process Engineer looking for your next challenge?  Would you like to be part of a busy, fast paced manufacturing organisation, who are super busy, who would embrace your ambition and experience?

No 2 days are ever the same here!  This is a very friendly, dynamic facility, and as their Process Engineer, you will be tasked with ensuring process capability and process improvement to existing and new programs.

BENEFITS

  • £38,000 - £45,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, very friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE PROCESS ENGINEER

  • Ensure process capability and provide support and process improvement to existing and new programs
  • Own and evaluate processes
  • Track project timing and escalate delays
  • Confirm feasibility and costs for engineering changes
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Evaluate layout proposals
  • Identify obsolescence
  • Carry out / support trials on site
  • Ensure processes are correct
  • Raise internal deviations
  • Support new product introductions

REQUIREMENT OF THE PROCESS ENGINEER

  • Ideally Degree educated, however equivalent experience is readily considered
  • You will have experience gained form within a manufacturing environment
  • Equipment specification and process optimisation knowledge
  • Assembly, vacuum / thermo forming, general industrial machinery / tooling, setting experience and FMEA
  • Microsoft office
  • A friendly disposition

This is a fast -paced manufacturing environment and would suit an energetic, dynamic individual

The role is commutable from Walsall, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Barton Under Needwood, Tamworth, Burton Upon Trent and Measham

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

 

Due to continued growth, this long-standing business is looking to recruit an experienced SHEQ Manager, on a part-time basis, covering two local sites.

Reporting to the senior management team, they can offer a varied and structured career for the right candidate.

24 hours per week will be required, they can offer flexibility on days worked.

Salary: £38,000 - £40,000, dependant on experience (pro-rata)

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth

SHEQ Manager Candidate Requirements

  • Experience working within Quality, Environmental and H&S Management systems
  • Completing internal and external audits
  • Implementation of documentation and procedures
  • Experience managing ISO standards
  • The SHEQ Manager will have experience of delivering health & safety training
  • NEBOSH Health & Safety

SHEQ Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented/followed
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports suggesting improvements
  • Periodically monitor and update the company training matrix and organise training as required
  • Support the investigation of accidents and near misses and produce relevant statistics
  • Keep up to date all company ISO annual accreditations
  • Periodically review risk assessments for work activities and ensure these conform to the relevant guidance
  • Set up/attend H&S representative meetings. Each month you will report findings of internal audits and any significant H&S issues to the monthly senior management meeting
  • The SHEQ Manager may be required to deliver toolbox talks to the staff should we have a significant H&S incident

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

 

This business is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of their specialist machinery. Starting out over 40 years ago, they now have sites across the globe, working on many prestigious projects.

They have great staff retention with the average years’ service being over 12 years, which is a testament to the type of company that they are.

Reporting to the Operations Director, they are looking to recruit an experienced Project Planner, to join their established projects team. 

Project Planner Hours and Benefits

  • Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, with a 1-hour lunch
  • £30,000 - £40,000, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Company bonus (non-contractual, up to 25% of salary) 
  • 10% employer contributed pension, with 0% required from employee
  • Private medical cover (currently with Bupa) on completion of the probationary period
  • 33 days holiday
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu jabs
  • The possibility of joining a global company with a great staff retention record - average years’ service being 12 years

Commutable From: Derby, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop

Person Specification

  • The ideal candidate will have exceptional scheduling skills previously utilised in a heavy engineering / major construction environment. It is expected that the successful candidate would be capable of managing the general requirements of the task themselves. Supervision and guidance would be given initially from others.
  • The Project Planner will be involved in projects that are usually mechanically biased and can consist of the following phases: concept design, design analysis, detail design, procurement, manufacture, freight, installation, and commissioning. Along with resource allocation and cost monitoring. Projects can be at either enquiry/estimating stage or order stage.
  • Project value can be up to the region of US$20m. Final installation site could be in any worldwide location and would usually contain elements being sourced from different global locations, be this varied company facilities or sub-suppliers worldwide. It is essential that a workable strategy is implemented that enables regular, simple, and concise updates to be obtained from all parties involved that contribute to the execution of a successful overall project.
  • The Project Planner will have expert skill levels in both Microsoft Office suite, and Microsoft Project are mandatory. Superb communication abilities are also essential, relevant to telephone, email, and face to face. 
  • PMP certification or an interest in pursuing this would be advantageous although not essential.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • The Project Planner will create, manage, and monitor multiple project schedules and executive summaries simultaneously. Enabling reports to be distributed to clients and stakeholders in accordance with pre-agreements and/or contractual document submittal details. Any issues should be identified as they occur and communicated to the predefined project specific stakeholders.
  • A willingness to learn the business and its extensive product range is expected which may involve time spent on the shop floor. Similarly, an understanding of the relevant internal workflows and procedures would be expected in time.

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.

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

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.

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

 

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.

Quality Manager Package, Benefits and Hours

  • Salary £40,000 - £45,000, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Healthy contributory pension scheme
  • Death in service
  • Income protection benefits
  • Health Insurance, together
  • Non-contractual annual profit share bonus
  • 33 days holiday 
  • 37 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 08:30am – 17:15pm, Fridays 08:30am – 12:30pm

Quality Manager Role

Client is a specialist engineering, design and manufacturing company with a worldwide reputation as an innovator in low volume, high performance solutions, across various industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy and oil & gas. 

The company has a well-established ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, amongst other accreditations. 

Taking ownership of the Quality department, the Quality Manager will be responsible for maintaining the quality management system and leading the development of a progressive culture within the business. You will drive product quality and reliability improvements whilst also establishing and implementing opportunities to increase efficiency, reduce lead times and maximise profit.

Person Specification

  • At least 5 years' experience operating as a Quality Manager, preferably within an engineering environment
  • Must be a good communicator, ability to influence with excellent fluency in spoken and written English
  • Self-starter, effective time manager and a positive and supportive line manager
  • Assertive, with diplomatic skills and a good appreciation of business and commercial needs
  • Understanding of precision engineering, machining, measurement and special processes is preferred
  • Report writing and presentation skills and proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Crystal report writing skills or ability to extract information from databases is desirable
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing systems (MRP)
  • Membership of professional body Chartered Quality Institute is preferred

Quality Manager Key Responsibilities

  • The Quality Manager will improve internal procedures and documentation
  • Analysing key performance data and report / present it to all levels of the business
  • Reviewing quality concerns, analysing root cause and implement corrective actions liaising directly with employees, customers and suppliers
  • Planning and implementation of annual internal audit plan ensuring audits conducted across all departments within the company
  • Developing supplier relationships and monitoring and reporting their performance
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable standards, regulations and laws with respect to product quality and supply.

This Quality Manager role is commutable From: Northampton, Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Banbury

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