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QC Technician
Felixstowe c£9 p/h

QC Technician urgently required for permanent contract in Felixstowe. Main duties will involve: - • Assisting with the inspection of products to ensure that quality is assured. • Liaise with manufacturing to fulfil inspection to ensure timely despatch of product. • Communication of the quality specification and standards to colleagues. • Support internal audits • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety regulations. • Segregate, quarantine and completion of goods/documentation for non-conforming materials, components and finished goods where necessary. This role is situated in a clean, safe environment working environment, the successful applicant will ideally be certified to IPC-A-610, have good understand of ISO9001:2008 & ISO 13485:2003, PC literate, able to read technical drawings and demonstrate methodical working ethic. Standard 38 hours week, Monday to Friday but possible overtime. Some flexibility on exact hours of work may be possible. Salary c£9p/h, salary dependent on experience.

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Assembly Operatives
Felixstowe, Suffolk £8.72 p/h

Assembly Operatives urgently required for 3-month contract in Felixstowe. Immediate start. Situated in a clean, safe environment successful applicants will be working on the production of small electronic devices and duties could include soldering, assembly, working in stores, packing, dispatch or any other duties as required. Applicants will ideally have some kind of relevant experience but consideration will be given to candidates with a good work history and work ethic who are able to use small hand tools and follow instructions. Standard 38 hours per week Monday to Friday but possible overtime available paid at time and a half. Some flexibility on exact hours of work may be possible. Own transport preferable but train service available from Ipswich.

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Production Technicians
Felixstowe £8.72 p/h

Production Technicians urgently required for 3-month contract in Felixstowe. Immediate start. The successful candidates will be working on the production of electronic devices and duties could include soldering, assembly, working in stores, packing, dispatch or any other duties as required. Applicants will ideally have some kind of relevant experience but consideration will be given to candidates with a good work history and work ethic who are able to use small hand tools and follow instructions. Standard 38 hours week Monday to Friday but possible overtime (paid at time and half) available. Some flexibility on exact hours of work may be possible. £8.72 p/h

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Automated Assembly Technician
Woodbridge £9.15 p/h

Automated Assembly Technician required for local Woodbridge based manufacturing company. The role will involve operating surface mount equipment, working to drawings and bills of materials in a growing manufacturer. Ideal candidate will have ONC in electronics or equivalent and/or experience in similar environment, have the ability to operate surface mount equipment and good understanding of circuit diagrams and be IT literate. Excellent career opportunity with an innovative employer. Hours 8am – 4.45pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am – 1pm, Friday plus chance of overtime. £9.15 p/h (possibility of higher pay rate depending on experience) with the chance of progression.

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Production Planner
Ipswich £25 - 30K

Proficient and resourceful Production Planner required for established engineering/manufacturing company based in Ipswich. The successful candidate will assist the company’s production department by coordinating production workflow for multiple projects. He or she will undertake the planning and organising of production schedules, assess project and resource requirements, estimate, negotiate and agree timescales with managers. Applicants must have previous production planning experience, ideally from within a heavy engineering environment although other production backgrounds considered. Good communication skills and IT literacy essential. Excellent opportunity to join a family run industry leader, working on interesting and varied projects.

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Manual Machinist
Ipswich £24K

Manual Machinist required for Ipswich Engineering Company. Duties will involve setting and operating manual milling and turning machinery to assist in the production of specialist machinery.  The successful candidate will have worked in a machine shop previously, ideally hold a recognised engineering qualification and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of processes within a small production environment. Salary £24K, with Overtime paid after 37 hours worked M-F. Excellent opportunity to join a well-established expanding company.   

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Engineering Production Operative
Woodbridge, Suffolk £9.50p/h

Engineering Production Assistant required for ongoing temporary role (with potential to become permanent) at engineering company based in the Woodbridge area. Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will be assisting with the fabrication of raw material, manual handling, assembling and cutting materials. Previous experience in an engineering environement required. This is an excellent opportunity to joing a thriving and growing company with the chance to train on machinery and broaden skills. 38.5 hr week on days with early finish on Friday and possible overtime.

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Press Brake Programmer / Operator
Woodbridge, Suffolk £11.00 - £12.00p/h

Press Brake Programmer / Operator required for permanent position at busy, expanding engineering company based near Woodbridge. Working on a wide range of varied products the successful candidate will take ownership of the Press Brake function and will be interpreting drawings, programming the machinery and folding raw materials. As part of a small team he or she will be responsible for delivering cut, punched and formed parts to the fabrication bays and assembly areas. Other duties will also include, cutting of sections on both manual and CNC saws, cutting of mesh and sheet products on Guillotines and Punch Press operation. This is an excellent opportunity to join a company at an exciting time of growth and could offer the right candidate the opportunity for progression and development. Previous Press Brake experience is essential and applicants must have the ability to set the machinery. Hours of work are 7.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30 am – 12.30 pm Friday and pay rate is £11.00 - £12.00p/h depending on experience.

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Refrigeration Technical Support Engineer
Ipswich c£35k per annum

Refrigeration Technical Support Engineer required for rapidly expanding, market leading company based in Ipswich. Our client is part of a renowned global organisation and this role offers an excellent opportunity to join the company at an exciting time of sustained growth and expansion. The successful candidate’s duties will include: • Supervise Service Engineers and be main point of contact for key account customers for technical support. • Provide technical back up to design with developing new products ensuring serviceability. • Provide onsite training for engineers and customers. • Provide support to engineers and contractors both by telephone and site visits. • Be responsible for ensuring technical bulletins are issued and the correct supporting document manuals are correct. • Write pack programs for new products. Applicants will ideally have a minimum of 10 years experience on commercial refrigeration. Be fully conversant with control systems including RDM, Carel, Danfoss and be able to create programs from scratch along with knowledge of Co2, HFC and Flammable refrigerants. Excellent benefits package including company vehicle. Salary c£35K depending on experience.

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Production Technician
Woodbridge £8.21 p/h

Production Technician required for local Woodbridge based manufacturing company. The role will involve assembling electronic PCB assemblies, hand surface mount pick and place and solder plus the opportunity to be trained on new automated machine. Ideal candidate will have some electronic component assembly experience, able to solder and understand drawings/documentation and a good eye for detail. Excellent career opportunity with an innovative employer. Hours 8am – 4.45pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am – 1pm, Friday plus chance of overtime. £8.21 per hour, with a chance of progression.

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Test Technician
Woodbridge £8.42 p/h

Test Technician required for local Woodbridge based manufacturing company. The role will involve test, fault finding and repair of printed circuit boards, assemblies, instrumentation and medical devices in a growing manufacturer. Ideal candidate will have ONC in electronics or equivalent and/or experience in similar environment, have the ability to fault diagnosis and good understanding of circuit diagrams and be able to carry out functional tests and be IT literate. Excellent career opportunity with an innovative employer. Hours 8am – 4.45pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am – 1pm, Friday plus chance of overtime. £8.42 p/h, with the chance of progression.

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Electrical Control Design Engineer
Needham Market c£35K

Electrical Control Design Engineer required for small successful manufacturing, repair and distributor based in Needham Market. The role will support the activities of the team by providing electrical control panel design, assistance with setting up and programming controllers, hands on practical assistance in the workshop and technical support to our clients and customers. The role will also require onsite customer support from time to time to assist with set up and oversee commissioning. The successful candidate must have 2-3 years experience of electrical control panel design, build and test, with additional experience in programming controllers, Inverters and PLC`s (RDM, Dixell, Danfoss, Carel and similar). The electrical design engineer will have qualifications in electrical or electronic engineering or equivalent, be able to manage and organise own workload. Excellent opportunity to join small expanding business. Salary c£neg dependant on experience.

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CNC Turner Programmer
Colchester c£16 p/h

CNC Turner Programmer required for our well established client based in Colchester. The successful candidate will responsible for Programming (from the panel), operating and setting CNC turning machines with MAZAK or FANUC control. For this role CNC Turner must be able to program the machine from the panel in Mazak or Fanuc environment. Candidate must also have experience in using manual measuring equipment and very good practical knowledge of technical drawings. Additional experience on CNC milling will be seen as advantage. Pay rate depends on experience c £16 per hour. This is a permanent role with excellent employer.

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CNC Programmer
Ipswich £12.50 - £15.00 p/h

CNC Programmer Operator required for busy machine shop at engineering/manufacturing company based in Ipswich. The successful candidate will be programming, setting and operating Twin Headed Boring Machine. Duties will include: •Programming, preparing and operating CNC machinery •Preparing and loading raw materials and parts onto the machines, •Monitoring the machines •Inspecting and measuring finished components Applicants must have considerable experience of programming Siemens controls. The ability to interpret mechanical documents and drawings, work to tight tolerances and use precision measuring tools is also essential. 40 hours week with possible overtime and earlies and lates shift work. Pay £12.50 - £15.00 depending on experience.

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Buildings Test Technician
Ipswich £28 - £30K

Air Leakage Test Technician required for permanent position at Ipswich based company. Full training will be given for this interesting and varied role which involves daily travel to customers predominantly in the East of England. The successful candidate will be setting up and operating fan sets to pressurise domestic and commercial buildings and performing air tests on site. Leakage paths are then identified and advice given on how to seal these and convert an air test from fail to pass. Applicants must have a construction, engineering or fire sealing background and be educated to a minimum of ‘A’ Level standard (or equivalent) in Maths and/or Physics and be able to perform area calculations and read technical drawings. Good customer service skills are essential along with a practical, problem-solving nature and, ideally, an interest/understanding of environmental issues. A full clean driving licence is also required. Salary from £20K to £22K with overtime after training of up to £8K p/a. Company vehicle and phone provided.

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