Where could a career at Thorlux take you?

Thorlux employs approximately 400 people at its modern manufacturing facility in the Moons Moat area of Redditch, Worcestershire. We have been designing and manufacturing innovative luminaires and controls systems for over 80 years and are proud that 97% of our products are manufactured in the UK. Our luminaires are manufactured utilising our excellent facilities including automated punching and laser cutting machines, in house powder coating and state of the art surface mount technology (SMT) lines placing over 1,000,000 components every week. We have a long history and we genuinely care about our employees.

Assembly Operatives

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Assembly Operatives to join us where you will be required to assemble, test, final assemble and pack assembly products. You will be responsible for the productivity, quality, housekeeping, and schedule adherence of the Assembly Cell.

Main Tasks:

  • Receive and carry out work given by the Group/Team Leader, ensuring compliance to the ISO9001 procedures laid down for that work, i.e. when testing strictly follow the test procedures, e.g. ensure wires are securely connected. To assist in other areas of the department when required.
  • Ensure the quality of the work.
  • Produce a “First Off” and have this approved before commencing the batch, except on batches that are wired separately by a small quantity wirer.
  • Report any non-conforming products to the Team Leader.
  • Ensure compliance to all Company rules and regulations (see Company handbook).
  • Maintain health and safety and good working practices at all times.
  • Ensure the proper use of equipment and report any malfunction to the Group/Team Leader immediately.
  • To ensure all items of production are positively identified by the correct labelling.
  • To seek best practice and continual improvement within the Cell.
  • Maintain adherence to schedules.
  • Ensure compliance to ISO14001 environmental policy.

These roles are on a temporary to permanent basis, please call our HR team on 01527 583200.

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CAD Technician

We are looking to hire a CAD technician to work under the Projects Department assisting in the production of CAD drawings for the use of the installation and site service teams.

Main duties and requirements:

  • Good IT skills (including Microsoft Excel).
  • A detail orientated person who can understand 2D drawings.
  • Able to work methodically and accurately.
  • Proficient user of AutoCAD and to be able to transfer the information from a line-by-line spreadsheet into CAD drawings.
  • Ensuring that all work complies with the company’s design/ quality standards and that the company’s procedures are followed.
  • Ensuring the correct luminaire types/ wattages are shown within the ProgeCad drawings.
  • Producing Thorlux product keys to be used for each drawing produced.
  • Updating drawing register.
  • Liaise with the relevant Project Manager to gather any missing/contradictory information.
  • Liaise with Site Services for each of the projects to understand the specific requirements (font size, commissioning data) before the information is uploaded on to the system.
  • Liaise with the Projects Department Manager regarding any specific design related issues.
  • Excellent organisational skills and able to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • To communicate effectively and professionally, verbally and in writing to customers and other staff at all times.
  • To show a degree of flexibility with regards to working hours.
  • To convey a professional manner at all times.

If you are interested in the above position, apply in writing to recruitment@thorlux.co.uk

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Commissioning Engineer / Technician

Permanent

Various locations:

We have brand-new position's available for Commissioning Engineer's / Technicians who will be responsible in providing on-site assistance and the commissioning of client’s products. You will also offer Technical electrical fault find and diagnostics for this extremely busy and friendly organisation.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, you will be responsible for the below:

  • Liaise with customers to advise on installation, connection and basic fault finding on all my clients control systems.
  • To arrange site visits with relevant parties from contractors to end users, in order to enable timely and effective commissioning of all control systems or site rectification work.
  • Keep active records on all projects to enable generation of commissioning certificates upon satisfactory completion of the commissioning process and to ensure all relevant invoicing is carried out.
  • Report back on all issues relating to product defect/performance issues, and to actively advise on improvements.
  • Assist with testing of control system site, customer returns and relevant paperwork.
  • To be successful in the role of Commissioning Engineer you must hold a valid, and up to date, full UK Driving Licence, and have an electrical background.

Training would be available upon successful application.

If you have the ability to provide excellent electrical skills, have exceptional customer service and thrive in a team environment with an energetic and strong desire to succeed then please apply!!

In return for the above, a competitive package is on offer. Additionally, this post will provide a real opportunity to join an extremely professional, global manufacturing facility.

We are open to applications from Technicians / Electricians / Electricians Mates

Please email the address below for more details.

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Emergency Lighting Systems Designer (6-12 month contract)

We are looking to hire a qualified emergency lighting systems designer to work on a project in the North West which could lead to a permanent role within the Company. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate at least 5 years of emergency lighting systems’ experience and have recognised lighting design qualifications. We will offer a competitive package to the successful candidate.

Main duties:

  • Design of emergency lighting schemes, prepare layout drawings and quotations to deadlines set.
  • To assist in the production of site surveys.
  • Undertake site surveys.
  • To assist with project management duties and onsite co-ordination of projects if required.
  • Undertake training in all methods, standards and regulations relating to emergency lighting applications.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, verbally and in writing to customers and other staff at all times.
  • To show a degree of flexibility with regards working hours.
  • To convey a professional manner at all times.
  • To create, maintain and manage the workload, meeting the deadlines set by the Department Manager.

Essential requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs at C grade or above which includes Maths and English
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office packages.
  • Have strong communication 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.

If you are interested in the above position, apply in writing to recruitment@thorlux.co.uk

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Lighting Project & Survey Engineer

As a result of our growth dealing with large projects, vacancies have arisen in our Lighting Design Department for a Lighting Project Engineer, training can be given if required.

Purpose of the Role:

To carry out surveys, designs and return on investments of any degree of complexity with some supervision. To have some understanding and be able to communicate matters relating to lighting applications. To work closely with the Projects Department as a member of the Midlands Team

Main duties will consist of:

  • Design of lighting schemes, prepare layout drawings and quotations to deadlines set.
  • To assist in the production of site surveys and energy/payback calculations.
  • Undertake site surveys.
  • Assist with the production and amendment of the energy spread sheet proposals where necessary to achieve the best result.
  • To assist with project management duties and onsite co-ordination of projects if required.
  • Undertake training in all methods, standards and regulations relating to lighting applications.
  • Undertake training in the application of lamps, LEDs, luminaires, and photometric data by technical appreciation.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, verbally and in writing to customers and other staff at all times.
  • Engage in commercial activities such as exhibition stand duty as required.
  • To show a degree of flexibility with regards working hours.
  • To convey a professional manner at all times.
  • To create, maintain and manage the workload, meeting the deadlines set by the Northern Team Leader or Department Manager.

Essential Requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs at C grade or above which includes Maths and English
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office packages.
  • Have strong communication 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.

If you are interested in the above position, apply in writing to recruitment@thorlux.co.uk

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Manufacturing Cost Accountant

We are looking for a Manufacturing Cost Accountant, reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller based in our state of the art manufacturing facility in Redditch, UK. You will work closely with operational colleagues to provide analysis of costs that relate to manufacturing activities. In additional you will work closely with internal and external sales colleagues to understand pricing structures. Ensure a robust process is in place to ensure product costing accurately reflects the manufacturing process.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Work closely within the business, primarily partnering the operations functions to better understand costs within the operational activities
  • Introduce control and best practice to ensure consistence in costing and pricing data
  • Provide information on costing and pricing requirements to all levels of the business
  • Ensure all products have costs correctly allocated and that the pricing structures are reviewed periodically to ensure accuracy
  • Ensure products are correctly priced and costed, supporting routing and item master management
  • Support the launch of new products – investigate prices for materials, labour costs and report findings to relevant departments

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Support business performance by providing operations financial analysis and thorough reporting of metrics and KPI’s
  • Maintenance and development of costing and sales pricing systems ensuring BOM and item master integrity
  • Inventory financial control including balance sheet reconciliations and obsolescence provisions
  • Analysis of actual costs compared to expected costs, ensuring that data flows through the systems correctly.
  • Project tracking and reporting
  • Undertake ad-hoc projects as required by the Group Financial Director and Group Financial Controller
  • Ensure management information packs are issued in a timely manner in line with financial reporting requirements
  • Other duties commensurate with the skills and experience of the person in the role or required as the role develops

EXPERIENCE

  • Part qualified accountant with a commitment to completing CIMA qualification
  • Experience of working in manufacturing environments, with an ethos of continuous improvement, in costing roles
  • IT literate with good excel skills and desirable experience of working with Infor M3 (or similar sized product SAP, JDE, MS Business Central).
  • Graduate level (minimum A level qualifications)
  • Logical and problem solving with attention to detail and willingness to develop
  • Ability to maintain productive working relationships with other areas of the business
  • Process orientated, leads by example and embraces change
  • Analytical, able to interpret and manipulate large volumes of data
  • Flexible, hardworking and honest
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Product Manager – Emergency Lighting

As a result of our continuing growth, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Product Manager who will be specifically focused on the management and growth our successful range of emergency lighting luminaires.

Purpose of job:

To lead the profitable growth of all Emergency Lighting product lines across all sales regions. The Product Manager is responsible for the product specification, profit margins, management and marketing activities in all selling regions.

Main duties will consist of:

  • To carry out analysis and have full understanding of market trends, regulatory standards, changes and impacts in key markets and to understand competitor strategies with regards to emergency lighting products and solutions.
  • To carry out analysis and have full understanding with respect to price, competition, product specification, sectors and use this information to assist in creating a strategic plan.
  • To develop marketing and sales tools that set out the unique selling points (USPs) and value added propositions for new products to assist the sales teams.
  • In line with the business strategic plan, assist in researching and defining target sectors along with the products that are required in those markets.
  • To provide the outline brief and business case for new product ranges/special designs, including market analysis and sales/customer feedback.
  • To manage the life cycle of the product ranges to ensure longevity and profit maximisation through value added value engineering (VAVE) and price management.
  • To understand how the pricing structure works for the product ranges. Establish costs during product development and assist with market pricing referencing competitor products and alternative products in the range.
  • To assist in the creation and production of marketing content and materials.
  • To provide training and support for the relevant products to both internal and external, home and international sales.
  • Manage designated key customers and work with them in developing luminaire specifications and products that meet their specialised requirements.
  • Provide a monthly report detailing activities and initiatives taken, monitor turnover for your products.
  • Conduct professional CPD seminars to both internal and external, home and international audiences.

Successful candidate:

  • At least 5 years’ experience within the lighting industry and at least 3 years within the emergency lighting field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • Strong appreciation for the technical applications of lighting.
  • Familiar with the relevant British Standards and industry guideline documents, especially those surrounding emergency lighting. This should be both in application and technical/safety requirements of the luminaire.
  • Familiar with European Norms and requirements with regards to Emergency Lighting across key European markets.
  • Familiar with central battery emergency systems, Norms and requirements.
  • Fully conversant in MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Analytical and strategic thinker.
  • Ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Excellent team work skills whilst still comfortable and focused when working alone.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Be prepared to travel within UK and Internationally.
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Project Supervisor

Various sites, project dependent

Job Summary:

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for the safe, on time delivery of their projects. Communicate to PM and customers the deliverables, dependencies, and risks as each project progresses

General Activities

  • Identify and pass to Major Projects Manager project opportunities from within a set portfolio of contracts.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders on their requirements and explain feasibility of their schemes to become a trusted advisor.
  • Understand the full scope of the project works to be delivered. This is to include budget requirements and required profit margins.
  • Work within the current CDM process. In the main undertake the role of contractor but also understand the role of principle contractor for when a project requires it.
  • Identify, reduce, and manage all statutory and commercial risks associated with the project they are acting as Supervisor on.
  • Assist the project manager in ensuring detailed look ahead surveys are carried out in preparation for mobilisation.
  • Ensure Thorlux QHSE practices and processes are fully embedded in each project.
  • Ensure full compliance with project management policies and procedures.
  • Supervise the day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) “end to end”. Activities to include but not be limited to sub-contractor management and site supervisory duties.
  • Work closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).
  • Ensure customer acceptance is adhered to, in writing and in line with the project plans.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored. Business Development:
  • Leverage opportunities through visibility and presence on customer sites.
  • Liaise with colleagues to determine and identify project opportunities. Use case studies to promote business and host key decision makers on show site tours.
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Sales Engineers - 3 Areas

We are looking for experienced Sales Engineers to join our team in the following areas:

  • Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and West Suffolk
  • Oxon, Bucks, Berks
  • NE London

The role will focus on continually developing new business, selling our extensive range of products, along with business from specifiers, consultants and end users with the overall objective to deliver substantial business growth. You will build your rapport through cold calls, online engagement, LinkedIn etc and maintain those strong relationships to ensure customer objectives and needs are met.

Skills & Experience

  • Proven track record of growing and exceeding sales targets over a number of years along with identifying and acquiring new accounts.
  • Confident and engaging personality
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Comfortable putting together bids, proposals, and presentations
  • Able to demonstrate an excellent telephone manner
  • Highly motivated and hungry to exceed sales targets
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to maximum advantage
  • Achieve a specification and ensure that this is followed through to a successful conclusion
  • Excellent attention to detail

Here at Thorlux we are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all our employees excel. We support the growth of each employee and like to encourage training, development and career opportunities.

We have an excellent package on offer to include pension, life assurance, 33 days holidays, laptop, mobile phone along with a strong commission structure.

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Technical Services Engineer

We are looking for an enthusiastic Technical Services Engineer to join our team based at our head office in Redditch to provide support to internal and external stakeholders.

Reporting to the Technical Team Leader, you will work closely with colleagues across the business and be flexible in your approach to resolving a wide range of enquiries

Key responsibilities:

  • Respond to customer enquiries and helpline requests in a timely manner through phone, email and online channels
  • Support our UK & worldwide Sales Engineers in specifying luminaires and control systems
  • Liaise with Design & Laboratory staff, carrying out testing and development work
  • Work with Site Services to resolve fault reports using the most efficient resources
  • Communicate with suppliers, end users, electricians, and consultants to resolve issues
  • Assist the Technical Team Leader in their day to day tasks

Job requirements:

  • You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • Be able to work under pressure, both independently and as part of the team
  • Have clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess the ability to solve problems within tight deadlines
  • Be a proficient IT user, using multiple systems for material flow, communication, and case management & record keeping
  • Be willing to undertake training courses as required for the job role
  • Be prepared to make occasional site visits if necessary

Background:

  • You will ideally have a HNC/HND or higher qualification in a suitable engineering discipline
  • Have experience in a production engineering environment with an electrical bias, preferably within the lighting industry

If you have the ability to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations in a rapidly-changing market, and thrive in a busy team environment, then please apply to join this successful professional company. Opportunities for personal and professional development exist within the group.

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How to Apply

Application Form

If you are interested in any of the above positions please download and complete the application form and return by email to recruitment@thorlux.co.uk. Alternatively you can print off the application form and complete with blue or black pen and return by post to the below address:

  • HR Department
  • Thorlux Lighting
  • Merse Road
  • North Moons Moat
  • Redditch
  • Worcestershire
  • B98 9HH
  • United Kingdom

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

For further assistance please contact the Group HR Manager on +44 (0)1527 583200.

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Where could a career at Thorlux take you?