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.


C1 Class Smart Scan Van Driver/SmartScan Support Engineer

DEPT: Product Management

RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Product Manager

PURPOSE OF JOB: To drive our Smart scan van to customer/client’s premises/exhibitions for smart scan demonstrations, nights out/weeks away. To Assist with the production of CAD drawings within site services.


  • Ensure daily vehicle checks are carried out, and any defects reported.

  • Clean/Maintain/and restock smart scan vehicle weekly/when required.

  • Help prepare van for demonstration.

  • Operate the vehicle within the UK/European 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 internal Company quality and environmental procedures are adhered to.

  • To Assist with the production of CAD drawings within site services.

  • Nights out/weeks away will be required.

  • Some air travel may be required.

  • Assist the senior product manager with any other reasonable requests.

If you are interested in the role, please send your application to Recruitment@Thorlux.co.uk

We look forward to you application.



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


Commissioning Engineer (in and out of London and surrounding area)

JOB TITLE: Commissioning Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Site Services Department

RESPONSIBLE TO: Site Services Manager

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


  • 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.


Commissioning Engineer / Technician


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.


Group Accountant - 1x Perm

* Control of financial data ensuring its accuracy and completeness
* Work with the F W Thorpe and subsidiary companies finance teams providing technical support and advice and ensuring compliance with group accounting policies
* Continuous improvement of processes within the accounts function and development of the role
Group Accounting
* Ensure the accuracy of group consolidation process and that all information is accurate and reported to the required timeframes, including the inter-company reconciliation process
* Support the Group Financial Controller in preparing the group financial statements and tax calculations
* Maintain and develop the group consolidation software
* Maintain and develop the group accounting manual
* Support the audit process and production of published financial statements
* Support group treasury requirements
* Ensure all new accounting standards are analysed for impact on the group and implemented across all group companies, providing appropriate training and support
* Manage the statutory accounts process for relevant companies
* Manage the corporation tax compliance process for relevant companies
* Ensure that the group transfer pricing policy is maintained and applied for intra-group transactions, especially cross-border transactions
* Maintain statutory registers and tax authorities reporting requirements
* Support the administration of the pension scheme
Internal audit
* Develop and undertake internal audits of companies within the group to ensure compliance with group policies
* Facilitate the use of best practice within each company
* Full financial responsibility for appropriate subsidiary company
* Provide cover to other parts of the finance function
* Undertake ad-hoc projects as required by the Group Financial Director and Group Financial Controller
* Other duties commensurate with the skills and experience of the person in the role
* Qualified accountant (probably ACA or ACCA)
* Preferably a graduate, but as a minimum holding ‘A’ level qualifications
* Technical bias with working knowledge of IFRS
* Possibly someone looking for a first (or second) move into industry, or have experience of working in a group head office function
* Able to travel to visit group companies, UK and international
* IT literate with systems experience and good excel skills
* Good organisational and time management skills
* Flexible, hardworking and honest individual who can work as part of a team

If you are interested in the role, please submit your application to Recruitment@Thorlux.co.uk

We look forward to your application


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


Marketing Lead

In this newly created role, the Marketing Lead shall be responsible for managing and developing a variety of marketing functions, including content creation, data analysis, strategy and events organisation. This is a hands-on role requiring cross-functional working with the overall aim of contributing to the profitable growth of the business.
Position is full time, 8.45am – 5pm based at Thorlux HQ in Redditch.


  • To manage and create appropriate content for all marketing channels including product brochures, selling aids, website content, newsletters and social media.
  • Plan and organise website case studies and project profiles.
    To organise and manage advertising working with internal teams as well as outside agencies.
  • Ensure alignment of communications is consistent across all marketing channels.
  • Develop the Thorlux brand and our message to customers.
  • Conduct data analytics for evaluation and develop future improvement ideas.
  • Manage and develop GoogleAdWords and other paid marketing activities.
  • Increasing traffic flow to the company website through a variety of marketing campaigns.
  • Generate a report on marketing activities and KPI’s.
  • Plan and manage trade fairs, exhibitions, and other events including participation where required.
  • Communicate and co-ordinate with product design and product management teams to develop marketing strategies and campaigns.
  • Plan and manage promotional/marketing materials and gifts.
  • To convey a professional manner at all times.


  • At least 5 years’ experience within the marketing field.
  • A motivational Team Leader, with high energy and tenacity leading by example while encouraging and coaching.
  • Experience of working within the technical manufacturing industry an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A very high level of attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • French or German language skills an advantage but not essential.
  • A flexible approach and able to balance a varied role and responsibilities.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience with marketing automation and CRM tools.
  • Experience with social media, PPC and SEO.
  • Ability to problem solve, think outside the box and be able to make decisions.

Material Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Manufacturing

REPORTING TO: Piercing Team Leader

PURPOSE OF JOB: You will be part of a manufacturing team within the Sheetmetal and Spray Shop department, acting as the material coordinator for the piercing team leader, responsible for co-ordinating and handling materials within the sheet metal department ensuring a fast, reliable and accurate service. Responsibilities also expanding to assist in completing manufacturing operations and improvement projects.


  • Picking parts to daily requirements and deliver to locations.

  • Manual picking/packing.

  • Loading and unloading material from machines.

  • To carry out all reasonable requests issued by the Team Leaders.

  • Must comply with all safety requirements and adhere to and always follow the Company’s Health & Safety procedures.

  • Flexibility to be able to move to manufacturing operations as and when required.

  • To promote good customer service by networking with key stakeholders to ensure a fast and reliable service.

  • Carry out your work in accordance with ISO 9001 procedures

  • Adhere to the Company policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that the department is kept suitably clean and tidy.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • A forklift reach and counterbalance licenses are required.

  • Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment is desirable.

  • PC Literate (Microsoft)

If you are interested in the role please submit your application to Recruitment@Thorlux.co.uk

Look forward to your application.


Mechanical Design Engineer

To satisfy demand for new and existing product development, Thorlux Lighting are looking for a talented,
hands on Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team and help with our continual programme of product / specials design.

The emphasis of the role will be on:

  • Producing special product designs to meet customer requirements.
  • Visiting site to carry out hands on surveys involving photographing /measuring / information gathering.
  • Helping to support a busy manufacturing environment with drawing and design.
  • Improving our existing product range - VAVE.
  • Documenting changes to product specification.
  • Producing detailed designs / drawing documentations to meet the requirement of manufacturing.
  • The successful candidate will be an experienced / enthusiastic / flexible mechanical design engineer, ideally with 2D/3D CAD skills (Specifically AutoCAD & Inventor) and be generally computer literate.
  • You will have a flair for detail design and an understanding of engineering practices.
  • A sound general electrical knowledge coupled with experience of small/medium size electro-mechanical assemblies would be desirable.

A knowledge of the following would be an advantage:

  • Sheetmetal
  • Injection mouldings
  • Castings (Aluminium)
  • Aluminium & plastic extrusions

Candidates will ideally be qualified to at least HNC level in a relevant engineering discipline or have equivalent experience and must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

Previous experience in the lighting industry is not essential but would be advantageous.

A full driving license would be desirable.


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.

SMT Technician and Programmer

DEPARTMENT: Surface Mount

RESPONSIBLE TO: Surface mount team leader


To program and operate SMT line equipment – printing, pick and place and reflow. To program and operate the AOI machine, informing the team leaders and engineering functions of any defects found as part of the first off and batch inspections.

The role includes writing and improving programs, liaising with the Electrical, Manufacturing and Technical departments. Statistical data should be monitored and reported as part of process control and overall improvement.


  • To program and operate SMT line kit

  • Product sampling

  • To program and operate the AOI machine at both the machine and offline station

  • Examine circuit boards to detect defects such as shorts, excess or missing solder, component discrepancies, and component placement defects.

  • To help the Quality/Engineering departments solve manufacturing problems and issues.

  • Liaise with engineering functions to strive to improve production processes.

  • Possess good IT Skills and attention to detail required

  • Perform routine machine maintenance

  • Verify conformance to specified dimensions – producing PCB’s to IPC-A-610, class 1 as a minimum

  • Understand and interpret information on drawings and bills of materials.

  • Train personnel on automated inspection equipment as needed

  • To maintain Health and Safety procedures and promote good working practices.

    If you are interested in the role, please submit your application to Recruitment@Thorlux.co.uk.
    We look forward to hearing from you.

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


  • 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.


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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