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.

Project Sales Engineer, UAE

THE COMPANY

Since the foundation through Frederick William Thorpe in 1936, the F.W. Thorpe PLC Lighting Group continues to develop, manufacture and deliver high quality luminaires and lighting solutions.

The Group consists of a diverse portfolio of six lighting manufacturers based in the UK and Europe covering the areas of commercial, industrial, cleanroom, healthcare, education, retail & hospitality, road & tunnel and Emergency lighting. For further information please visit www.fwthorpe.co.uk.

Thorlux Lighting LLC is a group member company of F.W. Thorpe Plc in the UK. This operation was incorporated as a Joint Venture in United Arab Emirates in June 2014 to strengthen our presence in the Middle East region.

We are looking to strengthen our team with a dedicated employee in line with the following requirements:

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To develop, implement and execute our marketing and sales strategy within the UAE market.

  • To achieve the set annual sales targets and relevant KPIs.

  • To support a network of contractors, engineering consultants, end-users and, from time to time agents, lighting designers, interior fit-out companies and architects.

  • Help to cultivate a demand for all seven of the FW Thorpe Group lighting companies, in the main for the Thorlux Lighting and Philip Payne products.

  • To be able to carry out lighting designs using Dialux/AutoCad as and when required to support your customers.

  • To ensure new products are fully introduced to all your target customer base.

  • To conduct relevant product training for your customer base.

  • To accurately maintain our CRM system holding out projects and customers database as required to ensure that the project/account status are always up to date.

  • To gain knowledge of customer requirements to feedback to the business, both in the UAE and UK.

  • To liaise with the necessary parties when local sales opportunities fall outside the UAE.

  • To liaise with various departments within the Company, both UAE and UK bound to ensure satisfactory customer support/backup.

  • To observe Health & Safety regulations and encourage others to do so.

  • To carry out any task delegated by the General Manager.

  • Willingness to travel to the FW Thorpe factories based in the UK and Europe as required to carry out your role.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a technical lighting sales role within the specification market of the UAE or GCC is a must.

  • Thorough knowledge of LED technology and at least a basic understanding of lighting controls is a must.

  • Be able to demonstrate a stable career within lighting.

  • Good to excellent capabilities in using lighting software’s such as AGi, Dialux or Relux.

  • Experience with industrial end users will be advantageous but not essential.

  • Engineering degree or similar qualification will be advantageous but not essential.

  • Experience in electrical installation will be advantageous but not essential.

  • High degree of self-motivation, independence and willingness to travel.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are a must.

  • Fluency in technical English is required.

  • Must reside currently within the UAE, preferably Dubai.

  • Hold a current UAE driving license and valid passport.

Salary and related benefits are commensurate with industry standards.

Have we aroused your interest to be part of a dedicated, global team? Then please send your CV in English, to Mrs Cathy Armstrong at recruitment@thorlux.co.uk.

Technical Support Engineer - Australia

THE ROLE

To assist and lead with technical related queries to help support the local team to grow the sales.

RESPONSIBLE TO

General Manager - TLA

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • When carrying out local assembly work on products report any non-conforming products to the General Manager/UK.

  • Receive and carry out work given by UK, ensuring compliance to the ISO9001 procedures laid down for that work, ie:- when testing strictly follow the test procedures, eg:- ensure wires are securely connected.

  • To ensure all items of production are positively identified by the correct labelling.

  • Ensure the highest quality of the work during all local production.

  • To seek best practice and continual improvement within all aspects of all local production.

  • Learn to understand the market requirements i.e. price, competition, product specification, sectors and use this information to assist with your daily activities and help the wider team.

  • Visit customers, generally with the local Sales Engineers when it is required but typically 1-2 days per week would be ideal.

  • Train Sales Engineers on new and existing products, also when needed certain internal departments by interacting with the UK as felt appropriate

  • Liaise with customers to advise on installation, connection and basic fault finding on all Thorlux Lighting control systems locally, with site visits where necessary.

  • To keep active records on all projects to enable generation of commissioning certificates upon satisfactory completion of the commissioning process. To then ensure all relevant invoicing is carried out.

  • To report back on all issues relating to product defect/performance issues, and to actively advise on improvements.

  • To assist with customer returns and relevant paperwork.

  • Deal with the product complaints and site rectification work, with site visits where necessary.

  • Liaise with suppliers on technical matters, where necessary.

  • Consider and make recommendations for the local web site and catalogue design.

  • Prepare any case studies and project profiles for jobs of interest.

  • Accept and entertain customers to Thorlux, when needed and required by the General Manager.

  • To carry out design of lighting schemes to deadlines set for the local and wider sales teams.

  • By carrying out the lighting designs to fully understand the application of lamps, luminaires, and photometric data.

  • To conduct site surveys as required by the General Manager.

Trainee Lighting Design Engineer (Light Planner) - Scotland

As a result of our continuing growth a vacancy has arisen for a Lighting Design Engineer based in the Glasgow/Edinburgh area. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful and long established manufacturer.

THE ROLE

You will actively support our Scottish sales teams in a design and technical capacity, working from home. 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:-

  • Light planning 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.

  • On-site surveying/client concept meetings.

REQUIREMENTS

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

Previous lighting design experience sought, but not essential, as full training will be provided.

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.

Purchase Ledger Administrator

THE ROLE

  • Maintain an accurate purchase ledger system for appropriate companies

  • Raise payments in accordance with the company’s internal control guidelines

  • Keep control of petty cash

  • Process and pay expenses in accordance with the company’s policy and train people to use the expense reporting system

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process supplier invoices and credit notes, ensuring that they are:
    • Authorised in accordance with the company’s internal control guidelines;
    • Coded correctly; and
    • Numerically correct
  • Maintain the supplier accounts in the ERP and payment systems, ensuring that all changes are appropriately checked and authorised

  • Reconcile supplier accounts and statements on a regular basis, resolving any differences

  • Liaise with suppliers in a professional and courteous manner

  • Co-ordinate with other areas of the business to ensure that invoices are processed in time for the month end closedown

  • Prepare payments when required, ensuring any ad-hoc payments are appropriately authorised and checked

  • Reimburse petty cash expenses on production of an authorised claim

  • Provide analyses of expense types when requested and vehicle service records

  • Administration and maintenance of CIS sub-contractor accounts

  • Cover for other purchase ledger staff in their absence

  • Other duties commensurate with the skills and experience of the person in the role, including assisting other members of the finance department.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Numerate, literate, and well spoken

  • Well organised and methodical with the ability to work under pressure at times

  • Able to communicate with suppliers and colleagues in an assertive and confident manner

  • Have previous purchase ledger experience

  • IT literate with systems experience with reasonable excel skills

  • Flexible, hardworking and honest individual who can work as part of a team

Stores Operative

THE ROLE

To control the storing and issuing of materials in and out of the Stores department, ensuring a fast and reliable service.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To promote good customer relations by ensuring a fast and reliable service.

  • Carry out your work in accordance with ISO9001 procedures laid down for that job.

  • To maintain the smooth running of the department.

  • To work within the Company rules and discipline procedures.

  • To ensure that the department is kept suitably clean and tidy.

  • Picking parts to daily requirements and deliver to assembly locations.

  • Manual picking/packing from pick sheets.

  • To carry out all instructions issued by the Team Leaders.

  • You must ensure that all safety requirements are adhered to and follow the Company’s Health & Safety procedures at all times.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • You must possess effective organisational and communication skills and have the ability to function well as part of a team.

  • To be fit and healthy as there will be some heavy lifting involved.

  • Must be literate and numerate and have neat handwriting due to the paperwork you will be required to complete.

  • PC literate (MS-Word, MS-Excel).

  • Previous Stores and/or Warehouse experience.

Laboratory Technician

THE ROLE

Perform testing to national and international standards, write reports for the performed tests, calibrate and maintain test equipment and perform other duties involved in working in a lighting testing laboratory. The laboratory technician will report directly to the laboratory team leader.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaise with Design, Technical and the electronics development departments, when required, to provide technical information about testing and testing results.

  • Write detailed test reports and continuously manage control of test documents and procedures.

  • Research methods for decreasing the time taken to write detailed test reports.

  • To continuously maintain and develop test equipment to meet requirements set by the relevant national and international product standards.

  • To calibrate laboratory equipment and production test benches to an acceptable standard and liaise with the quality assurance department.

  • To help maintain an organised and structured file system for laboratory documents.

  • To assist in the main functions of the department as follows:-
    • Test report writing
    • Test request management
    • Procedure management and development
    • Thermal testing
    • Electrical evaluation testing
    • Photometric testing and calibration
    • Integrating sphere testing
    • EMC testing
    • Impact testing
    • Water/ Jet and dust testing
    • Daily servicing of production test equipment
    • Fault finding and repair of production and test laboratory equipment

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 recruitment@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
Redditch
Worcestershire
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.

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