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.

Commissioning Engineer/Electricians - Posts in Redditch and Manchester

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To provide on-site assistance for, and commissioning of Thorlux Lighting controls systems.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Liaise with customers to advise on installation, connection and basic fault finding on all Thorlux Lighting 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.
  • 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 testing of control system site and customer returns and relevant paperwork.
  • To carry out any other task delegated to you by the Site Services & Contracts Manager, the Site Services Team Leader or the Senior Commissioning Engineer.

You must hold a valid, and up to date, 17th Edition certificate and ideally possess a CSCS and ECS card.

The role based UK wide, so, a car will be provided. There will be the requirement for occasional over nights stops which are fully expensed.

IT Support Apprentice

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Provide 1st line support to computer users within Thorlux, log / update helpdesk tickets & work closely with the IT team on infrastructure project work.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Provide first line support for all users.
  • Maintain a hardware inventory.
  • Maintain a professional presence to enhance the quality and reputation of both the department and the company.
  • Assist users in resolving any IT issues through guidance (telephone, email or in person).
  • Monitor any harmful attacks such as viruses & Spyware and take preventative steps where possible to minimise disruption.
  • Maintain adequate stock for printer consumables.
  • Generally undertake such duties deemed necessary by the IT Manager as and when appropriate.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • GCSE ICT / IT course.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • PC Hardware experience.
  • Confident.
  • Approachable.
  • Good communicator / telephone manor.
  • Have a general interest in IT.

LGV Driver (Class 2)

PURPOSE OF JOB:

To deliver the Company’s products to our customers/clients premises or sites across the UK, so some overnight stops will be required, this will be a range of Days/Overnight, Multi-drops, Palletised and handball deliveries.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Ensure daily vehicle checks are carried out and any defects reported.
  • Operate the vehicle within the UK transport legislation.
  • Maintain fuel, expenses and journey records.
  • Ensure that at all times the customers’ requirements are met.
  • Comply with the Company’s rules, procedures and vehicle management system.
  • Ensure that health and safety and BS5750 procedures are adhered to.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full UK driving license
  • LGV Class 2 License
  • Driver’s CPC qualification
  • Excellent accuracy is required due to working with product codes

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous multiple driving experience
  • Knowledge of Company products

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 sought, 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.

PURPOSE OF JOB:

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 TASKS:

  • 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.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Stores Operative / FLT Driver

PURPOSE OF JOB:

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

MAIN TASKS:

  • To promote good customer relations by ensuring a fast and reliable service.
  • Carry out your work in accordance with ISO 9001 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.
  • Reach Forklift Licence is essential.

Warehouse Operative / FLT Driver

PURPOSE OF JOB:

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

MAIN TASKS:

  • To promote good customer relations by ensuring a fast and reliable service.
  • Carry out your work in accordance with ISO 9001 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:

  • Forklift Licence Reach & Counter Balance.
  • 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 Warehouse experience.

IT Technical Lead for Thorlux Lighting

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Reporting to the Group IT Manager based in Redditch, UK you will provide 2nd / 3rd line support to all computers users within the Thorlux business and support the Group IT Manager with projects/issues across the group companies. Investigate & propose improvements to the business infrastructure and work alongside IT team on infrastructure & standardisation projects.

You may be required to travel to other group sites to assist in projects, this travel will be planned and notice will be given.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Analyse & Requirements

  • Co-ordinate the identification of system enhancements or changes effecting the computer operation within Thorlux and present proposals in a clear and professional manner.
  • Benchmark, analyse, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems within Thorlux.

Operational

  • Deliver a high quality and responsive business systems service to the company.
  • Ensure that the company's IT resources operate efficiently, securely and that system availability is maximised.
  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals.
  • Ensure a full asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment across Thorlux is kept up to date
  • Research potential technology solutions to improve company processes

Support

  • Assist users and departments concerning system enhancements. Work with users to define, refine and diagnose problems. Propose new procedures, develop systems & document processes in line with user’s requirements.
  • Ensure that all business system users are suitably conversant with current systems applications and to identify and implement appropriate training as required.
  • Provide support to all Thorlux sites & remote workers on any IT related issues

General

  • Attend technical / system user groups on behalf of the company
  • Work closely with the Group IT Manager on projects
  • Ensure that all key business processes are clearly defined, adhered to and make maximum use of the company's investment in IT resources.
  • Provide technical assistance as necessary to other members of the IT team.

International Sales Correspondent – French Speaking

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Assess customer’s specifications/requirements (both written and verbal) and supply accurate quotations in reasonable time, using relevant price lists by each country.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Ensure important customer activities are maintained and accurate on the CRM system.
  • Processing and progressing of Movex or ERP systems.
  • Liaise with works department to obtain accurate delivery estimates (where necessary).
  • Liaise with Technical department/Drawing office regarding special requirements/requests.
  • General support to overseas customers both internal and external.
  • Ensure complete customer/distributor satisfaction.
  • Create customer accounts and raise pro-forma invoices.
  • Ensure that quality concerns are logged and completed by the use of corrective action reports and GRA system.
  • Correspond between all management areas (both internal and external).
  • Other duties required to by the International Sales Manager
  • Carry out translations as required.
  • Ensure accurate data is kept on CLM system.
  • Ensure observance of Company policies, standards and Health & Safety regulations.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fluent in French.
  • Must possess effective organisational and communication skills and have the ability to function well as part of a team.
  • PC literate (MS-Word, MS-Excel).
  • Previous experience in customer service and administration.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Scandinavian language, ideally Swedish.
  • Previous CLM knowledge.

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
B91 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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