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. Training will provided by our in-house Training School to ensure you are give the very best training to succeed.

Apply

Commissioning Engineer / Technician

Permanent

Various Locations as follows:

  • Cardiff/Bristol
  • Cambridge/Chelmsford/Colcester
  • East Midlands / M1 corridor

We have brand-new position's available for Commissioning Engineer's / Technician's 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 contact Cathy Armstrong on 01527 586450 or email the address stated below for more details.

Apply

Health and Safety Manager

We have a fantastic NEW opportunity here in Head Office for a Health and Safety Manager who will work collaboratively with all aspects of the business and to drive a culture that reflects a high level of awareness of health and safety standards, providing advice and guidance where required.

MAIN TASKS:

  • To ensure that all statutory health and safety requirements are implemented and upheld.
  • Provide professional health and safety leadership to all stakeholders.
  • Ensure statutory requirements are being upheld throughout the business e.g. COSHH, RIDDOR, DSE, Risk Assessments etc.
  • Review, develop and communicate all aspects of the company’s health, safety and well-being policies and procedures.
  • Oversee and undertake audits where appropriate and ensure action plans, with clear objectives, are effectively communicated to the relevant people.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming health and safety legislation and communicate it in a way that everyone can understand their own responsibilities.
  • Identify, provide and/or procure relevant & effective health & safety related training
  • Lead the business through the occurrence of any accidents or incidents, conducting investigations and providing recommendations arising from them.
  • Review and report upon health and safety system performance, and identified improvements implemented, to the Board of Directors.
  • To facilitate, engage and lead a continuous improvement health and safety program focused on attaining zero incidents in any given year both internally and externally on customer/end user sites
  • To champion the Company’s Health & Safety focus on eradicating perceived risks, to educate employees on good safety practices and to lead the enforcement of Company rules and policies.
  • To be an active change agent, defining and implementing new standards and providing comprehensive communications to the workforce on our health and safety progress and findings
  • Establish key metrics to report on across the business (operations, offices, site services, project managers and sales personnel) that identify target measures, corrective actions and resulting trends.
  • Actively work with non office based personnel to ensure processes are in place to secure safe home working environments
  • Develop and implement appropriate training for project managers and site services engineers (CDM/SMSTS etc)
  • Apply for and retain appropriate health and safety awards to externally benchmark the company’s health and safety performance and enhance its commercial prospects. Namely ISO 45001.

Essential requirements:

  • Graduate in a relevant discipline i.e. NEBOSH Diploma/NVQ Level 5/Degree in Health & Safety.
  • Chartered Health & Safety Practitioner or working towards/equivalent experience
  • Recent proven experience of working in a health & safety leadership position, responsible for providing proactive occupational health & safety management for a company of a similar size and/or industry
  • Experience in training, coaching and mentoring to develop health & safety knowledge and expertise
  • Experience of successfully managing projects and managing own workload to meet deadlines
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of health, safety and risk management, including legislative requirements
  • Ability to interpret and provide advice and/or guidance on health, safety and risk management issues and managing/monitoring the successful implementation of any such advice and/or guidance
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement in safety standards within a manufacturing environment and with remote teams
  • Proven track record of cross functional team work and leadership within a manufacturing setting.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of workplace well-being initiatives and how they add value to an organisation
  • Good working knowledge of environmentally conscious/sustainability / circular economy initiatives

Please contact Cathy Armstrong on 01527 586450 or email the address stated below for more details.

Apply

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 Cathy Armstrong – HR Department.

Apply

Maintenance Engineer

We are looking for an additional Maintenance Engineer to join us here at head office to Safely maintain, service & repair the company plant, equipment and buildings. To design, manufacture, repair and modify jigs/fixtures, carry out mechanical works and building fabric works as required to minimise/eliminate production delays.

MAIN TASKS:

  • To ensure that all plant, equipment and buildings are safe to use and function as designed.
  • Rapidly respond and support the Manufacturing and Distribution departments in the maintenance, service and repair of all plant, building, mechanical systems and equipment, to minimise any loss in production.
  • Assist in the setting up and ongoing running of a preventative maintenance schedule to agreed standards and timescales.
  • Keep records of repairs and services in line with the preventative maintenance programme and pick up jobs carried out.
  • Specify and order parts & materials required for electrical, Mechanical, maintenance or tooling.
  • Advise on methods/equipment that could lead to improved safety, productivity improvements and cost savings.
  • Work flexible hours and when requested conduct maintenance work outside normal working hours, including weekends, early weekday starts and some Friday afternoon coverage, in order to minimize the disruption to manufacturing processes.
  • Liase with external engineers to supervise, fault find/correct machine issues when they arise.
  • Maintain and repair press tools as required.
  • Maintain an organised and tidy working environment.
  • Assist in the general maintenance of the factory and plant.
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of work in a timely manner.
  • Use all safety devices, access equipment and safe practices as appropriate.
  • To issue small tools, drills and taps etc when required.
  • Undertake any other duties the company as required/assigned.
  • Maintain production tools i.e. air guns, rivets etc.

ESSENTIAL:

Applicants would need to a previous background in Mechanical Maintenance and PPM procedures in a manufacturing setting.

Please contact Cathy Armstrong for more information.

Apply

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
Apply

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.
Apply

Project Manager

Various sites, project dependent

Job Summary

The purpose of the role is to have full accountability and responsibility for managing and delivery of project works on time and to budget. Be responsible for generating and delivering a variety of project work on our customer sites.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identify and generate project opportunities.
  • Supporting the Business Development team in liaising with key stakeholders on their requirements and explain feasibility of their schemes to become a trusted advisor.
  • Work with Business Development, designers and sub-contractors to define and document scope(s) of work(s).
  • Develop and understand the full scope of works in line with the desired project business case and in turn outcome. This is to be within agreed budget requirements and required profit margins.
  • Manage, run and draw up tenders on behalf of the customer as required with the Thorlux supply chain. Carry out full tender analysis of all sub-contractor returns.
  • Be the key interface between all internal departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the installation.
  • 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 leading.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) “end to end”. Activities to include but not be limited to estimating, business development, surveying, sub-contractor management and site manager duties.
  • Direct line management responsibility for a site based project supervisor.
  • Ensure customer acceptance is adhered to, in writing and in line with the project plans.
  • Mutually agree payment schedules and applications for payment to the benefit of the project and the business.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored.
  • Provide timely monthly reports to the Major Projects Manager in an agreed format.

A full Job Description is available on request.

Apply

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.
Apply

Quality Engineer

We are looking for a Quality Engineer to join our ever-expanding team, this is an excellent career opportunity and for personal development. You will be responsible to the Quality & Environmental Manager providing assistance in the maintenance of the BSI registered ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 business management system.

You will actively support our design and manufacturing departments, supplying Engineering Analysis on product conformity issues including corrective and preventative actions.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience in Quality Assurance within a thriving manufacturing environment and internal auditing of management systems to ISO 19011. It would be an advantage to have experience of PCB and LED technology. The ideal candidate will be a self-reliant analytical enquiring problem solver, with good communications skills with the flexibility to fit into a culture, which encourages multi-tasking and multi-skilling.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Timely response to production quality issues
  • Identify potential sub-standard materials
  • Ensure product conformity and prevent substandard material
  • Identify, segregate & control any non-conformity material
  • Support the continual improvement of the manufacturing facility
  • Investigate nonconforming issues with robust corrective actions
  • Support the Quality & Environmental Manager is the maintenance of the business management system

Main Tasks:

  • Monitor and controlling nonconforming products
  • Reviewing any nonconforming and deciding on their dispositions
  • Initiating action to prevent re-occurrence of product conformity
  • Provide engineering analysis to solve product nonconformity issues
  • Reporting Quality performance to all levels of management
  • Routine Raw Material and management system audits
  • Present Quality Data Analysis to the Quality & Environmental Manager
  • Provide internal calibration for measurement devices
  • Routine interaction SQDCI Boards

Education:

  • Educated HNC or Degree level in Engineering discipline
  • ICRA Internal Auditing

Please contact Cathy Armstrong in HR on 01527 586450.

Apply

Sales Administrator

Due to expanision we are looking for Sales Administrator's to join our busy team, we have various options on offer from permanent, fixed term cover and temporary to permanent.

You will be required to provide administration services for sales office personnel to ensure customer contact both verbal and written is carried out speedily, accurately and professionally.

MAIN TASKS:

  • To operate the sales office switchboard and assist in operating the reception switchboard.
  • Check voice-mail messages received overnight on the Post Room telephone.
  • Issue quotations and up-date records on the CRM system.
  • To maintain the files of all correspondence handled by the Sales Office both current and historical.
  • Provide a speedy distribution of catalogues to customers and company representatives.
  • Distribute incoming and collate out going post and faxes.
  • To carry out any task delegated by the Sales Office Manager or the Sales Correspondent Team Leader.

Please contact Cathy Armstrong on 01527 586450 or email the address stated below.

Apply

Sales Engineer

Are you looking for a new challenging Business Development role selling leading edge Lighting solutions? Here at Thorlux Lighting we have again been voted Number One in the industry by LUX Awards 2020 for our exceptional performance and innovation and have been praised as one of the most respected brands in the industry, so look no further.

We have the following areas available:

1) Leicester/Northampton 2) East Sussex 3) Surrey

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

We are also looking to receive applications from Trainee Sales Engineers so please get in touch.

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.

Help us continue to build on 84 years of unbroken growth and maintain our position as THE leading lighting manufacturer in the UK.

Apply

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.

Please contact Cathy Armstrong on 01527 586450 or email the address stated below for more information.

Apply

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:

  • 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 FW Thorpe Plc application form can be accepted.

For further assistance please contact Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager) on +44 (0)1527 583200.

Emergency Demonstration Experience
SmartScan Van
Carbon Offsetting The Thorlux Way
Where could a career at Thorlux take you?