Where could a career at Thorlux take you?

Thorlux employs approximately 400 people in its modern manufacturing facility in the Moons Moat area of Redditch, Worcestershire. We have excellent facilities including robotic wiring machine, fully automated punch and bend sheet metal line and in house powder coating. We have a long history and we genuinely care about our employees.

Trainee Lighting Design Engineer

As a result of our continuing growth an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team in our Lighting Design Department as a Trainee Lighting Design Engineer.

Experience in lighting scheme design for both internal and external applications is sort, but not essential, as full training will be provided in the form of a diverse and fast track training programme. The training will consist of both in house instruction as well as offsite lighting focused courses allowing the successful candidate to achieve industry recognised qualifications. During training you will be based in the busy and varied environment that is the Lighting Design Department.

You will be expected to actively support our sales engineers in a design and technical capacity with occasional off site support. Duties will include the design and management of interior and exterior lighting projects as well as planning lighting control solutions using our innovative and market leading systems. You will be expected to co-ordinate a project from design through to order stage and assist with any after sales care.

A commitment to deliver a high class and reliable service is paramount.

Required Qualifications/Experience:-

  • 5 GCSE’s at C grade or above which includes Maths, English and Science.

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and DIALux/Relux an advantage.

Lighting Design Engineer (Light planner)

As a result of our continuing growth a vacancy has arisen in our Lighting Design Department for an experienced Light planner. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful and long established manufacturer.

The role:-

You will actively support our global sales teams in a design and technical capacity within Thorlux Head Office at Redditch. You will be expected to co-ordinate and manage projects from conception through to order stage and assist with any after sales care.

Main duties will consist of:-

  • Lighting design for a wide variety of applications, both internal and external.
  • Production of 2D AutoCAD schematic drawings.
  • Planning of Thorlux innovative lighting and emergency lighting control systems.
  • Energy analysis and payback calculations.
  • Occasional on-site surveying/client concept meetings.

Successful candidate:-

  • 5 GCSE’s at C grade or above which includes Maths and English
  • Completed the LIF / LIA certificate course and preferably, although not essential, passed two of the advanced modules.
  • Has a minimum of 5 years lighting design experience.
  • Has knowledge of British Standards and SLL Lighting Guides.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge with either DIALux or Relux.
  • Has experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office packages.
  • Have strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated, but also happy to work as a part of a team.
  • Enjoy problem solving, have an ability to establish priorities and cope with pressure.
  • A commitment to deliver a high class, customer focused and reliable service is paramount.

Material Planner/Buyer

Working in a busy Materials Department, this role involves the scheduling, control & purchasing of both production and non-production products for both our internal and external customers.

The ideal candidate will already have gained a number of years’ experience within a similar environment. You will need to be analytical, enquiring and self-reliant to be successful in this role. Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential. A flexible approach is important in this role to be able to fit into a culture which encourages multi-tasking and multi-skilling.

Hours of work will be: 8.30am – 5.00pm (Mon – Thurs) & 8.30am – 3.45pm (Fri)

How to Apply

If you are interested in any of the above positions you have three options:

  1. Contact Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager) on +44 (0)1527 583200 for an application form
  2. Complete the Microsoft Word version of the application form on your computer and return by e-mail to julie.laman@thorlux.co.uk
  3. Print off and fill out the PDF version using a blue or black pen and return by post to the below address

Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager)
Thorlux Lighting
Merse Road
North Moons Moat
B98 9HH
United Kingdom

You may include a CV if you wish but only submissions including the F.W. Thorpe Plc application form can be accepted.

(Need help? Please view the instructions for completing in Word Version)