Current Vacancies

VALVE OPERATIONS MANAGER

Business Development/Sales
•Manage and drive all business development, sales and marketing initiatives.
•Develop and implement business entry / sales strategy document, manage the strategy document as a ‘live’ process; make changes when required.
•Determine and manage short term / medium term / long term objectives.
•Analyse and evaluate market size (client requirements, competitor activity, etc.) allowing market value to be determined and trends followed.
•Identify competitive pricing for valve market sector.
•Identify strategic sales opportunities.
•Sell to new and existing clients.
•Develop client relationships to secure Invitation to Tender (ITT’s) and ensure submissions are tailored to fully meet client needs.
•Look to improving proposals, and the development of new proposal material.
•Take ownership of proposals: assist with preparation of proposals; review proposals prior to submission; manage the follow up of outstanding proposals.
•Ensure Revenue Forecast Sheet (RFS) is up to date at all times.
•Manage direct sales reports and engage other sales personnel in selling valve department services.
•Work with IKM Training Department to engage operational personnel in effective selling of Valve Department products and services.
•Regularly update management on sales effectiveness.
•Identify marketing requirements and develop marketing budget.

Operations:
•Determine requirements for valve inspection, maintenance, and repair workshop.
•Identify equipment required and prepare business cases to secure funding.
•Identify personnel resource level requirements and prepare business cases to justify hiring.
•Assist in sourcing equipment and personnel.
•Overall responsibility for all day to day workshop and site operations for the dept.
•Responsible for identifying and managing business critical and safety critical spares required.
•Provide technical support to the department.
•Ensure equipment and personnel resource planning sheets are up to date.
•Ensure equipment and personnel resources are available.
•Manage outsourced work.
•Assist in the development of software to effectively manage client inventory.
•Keep up to date on any new equipment developments.
•Manage project contracts and budgets.

Essential:
•Must have proven track record of sales in the Aberdeen and UK market segment, preferably in valve sales and/or selling valve maintenance and repair services.
•Have experience working on site as supervisor overseeing valve maintenance and repair works.
•Have supervised/managed valve inspection, maintenance and repair workshop.
•Be familiar with all works to be undertaken when completing valve inspection, refurbishment, and repair.
•Have thorough understanding of standards applicable when completing valve inspection, refurbishment, and repair (wellhead and process).
•Thorough knowledge of all TVM testing equipment: pumps, stingers, instrumentation etc.

Preferred:
•Have experience in reviewing well intervention and wellhead maintenance reports.
•Have experience in writing detailed testing/maintenance procedures in conjunction with API6A or other relevant standard
•Complete paperwork and write detailed reports for all work performed.
•Have prior knowledge of variety of Tree’s, wellheads and valves from across the industry, including but not limited to the following:
o Testing of onshore and offshore wellheads and tree valves in situ on a live well.
o Working with H2S producing wells.
o Completing valve and actuator repairs
o Annulus top up operations
o Hanger void tests
o DHSV Tests

For a completion version of the job description and to find out more about the role, please email your CV to HR@uk.ikm.com.


MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

The Company
Our client is a thriving 3rd generation family-owned business established in 1909.
Based in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, they design, assemble, test and sell worldwide their own branded range of thermostatic control valves for water, steam and gas.

Recently they have further extended the range into the manufacture of specialised award-winning taps, showers and disinfection devices for institutional premises, primarily for the UK Healthcare market.

They have a small and friendly team with excellent employee retention, therefore it is essential that the successful candidate is a versatile worker and a good team player.

The Role
They are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join a small team of two professional engineers (supported by two technicians) engaged in the research, development and design of new products; and also maintaining and improving the production facility for the existing product range.

Due to the small size of the company this role is very hands-on.

Essential parts of the role will include:

• The design of new products as well as supervising all aspects of the manufacture and testing of prototypes.
• Product testing
• Assessment of competitors’ products
• Analysis of test data
• Identification and implementation of product improvements. (This will require a measure of creativity whilst simultaneously maintaining a tenacious grip of sound engineering principles and practice).
• Assisting technically in the management of the supply chain.
• Ensure products meet stringent industry and International standards.
• Review product specifications, instructions and or drawings before issue to suppliers overseas and monitor actual supply conformance to these.


The Ideal Mechanical Design Engineer candidate will have:

• A good degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Gained or be working towards IMechE Chartered Engineer status.
• A minimum of 5-years’ experience in a role involving product-design, project management, and designing and supervising batch-manufacturing processes.
• Experience and regular use of a professional-grade 3D CAD system such as Solidworks. (The design department also has a legacy AutoCAD system).
• A working knowledge of modern manufacturing processes such as casting, forging, injection-moulding, extrusion, laser-cutting & etching, electro-plating & spray-finishing; as well as rapid-prototyping techniques and modern measurement equipment including CMM.
• Some electronics and/or computer programming experience.
. Experience of managing type-approvals or a similar compliance framework.
• A background within electrical / mechanical manufacturing and have experience of various manufacturing techniques.
• Be familiar with the various product design standards in the valve, pipes and fittings industry.
• Be a strong communicator, able to motivate and lead from the front.
• Have a calm and professional approach, with a positive and energetic outlook.
• Be computer literate.
• Knowledge of metallurgical/materials and manufacturing processes
• Knowledge of surface treatments and painting of metals
• Knowledge of assembly methods in relation to valves, pipes and fittings.
• Experience in dimensional and quality inspection.
• Excellent spoken English and flexible communication skills as interfacing with suppliers and customers of various backgrounds from architects to plumbers will be required.


How to Apply

Please contact Stephen Ridgway of Primotek Associates Limited by email at stever@primotek.co.uk

MECHNICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Location: Glossop, Derbyshire
Hours: 40 hours per week & 22 days’ holiday plus statutory bank holidays
Salary: £negotiable depending on experience
Pressure Tech is a rapidly growing engineering company specialising in high pressure regulators and valves used primarily in the Oil & Gas sector. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a mechanical design engineer to work on product design and development covering our extensive range of products.
We are looking for an individual with a good working knowledge of medium/high pressure equipment including valves, fittings and regulators. A good understanding of hydraulics and fluid handling systems would be advantageous, as would knowledge of ASME 16.34 and 31.3. You will also need to be able to do manual calculations to support design concepts.
You will need a high level of competence in using Autodesk Inventor; experience of Autodesk Vault, FEA, and CFD, would also be advantageous. The role covers existing designs as well as developing and designing new product concepts. You will also be responsible for assembly and testing of new designs and writing test procedures to support the release of these products to market.
To be successful, you will need the following skills and experience:

• Mechanical Engineering degree
• Extensive mechanical design experience, ideally on pneumatic/hydraulic systems
• Good knowledge and understanding of pressure equipment operation and functionality
• Experienced Autodesk designer
• Ability to create 2D drawings from models and verify design by calculations
• Understand various material properties, with ability to recognize potential suitability
• Understand product “life” and importance of product validation
• Analytical with an enquiring mind, with the ability to find solutions to problems
• Able to work independently and to manage several tasks at once
• Able to work at a good pace and respond to deadlines
• Flexible approach to work and problem solving
• An interest in research and development, and in ensuring that products meet with customers’ expectations.

Reporting directly to our Senior Design Manager this is an excellent opportunity to be involved with a small dynamic company and to build on future opportunities within our growing business. We are looking for applicants who can provide solutions to any situations that may arise and bring a positive ‘can do’ approach to their work.

To apply for this role, please email your CV to Lynn Bradley at lynn@pressure-tech.com

SALES CO-ORDINATOR - ENGINEERING

40 hour week

Pressure Tech is a leading manufacturer of high pressure regulator valves in stainless steel for the oil and gas market. Following internal promotion within our sales department, we have a vacancy for a Sales Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved with a small dynamic company and build on future opportunities within our growing business.

You will play a key role in maximising our sales opportunities by:

•Coordinating responses to all enquiries received by the sales department
•Maintaining accurate computerised records of sales enquiries, follow-up activities and subsequent orders
•Maintaining up-to-date and accurate customer details to ensure smooth and timely communications to customers throughout the sales process
•Developing processes and procedures to streamline the work-flow in the department
•Continually identifying and implementing improvements to increase enquiry conversion and maintain high levels of customer service
•Providing information to the sales department and management team to help with targeting
•Collaborating with the sales and marketing teams to devise and implement business development strategies and plans

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative individual who can develop the role to maximise sales opportunities. You will need to be a good communicator and able to influence others to achieve the best results for the business.
We are looking for applicants who can provide solutions to any situations that may arise and bring a positive mental attitude to their work. The successful applicant must be a team player who can equally work on their own initiative, and meet the following criteria:

Qualifications and competencies for role:

Experience of working in a similar role within a sales team
Well organised and methodical
Knowledge of mechanical engineering principles
Positive attitude and keen to learn
Excellent verbal and written communication
Able to persuade and influence others
Used to working to deadlines and under pressure
Good team player
Flexible, prepared to help out in other areas as required

Interested applicants please send your CV to lynn@pressure-tech.com

PROJECT MANAGER

PROJECT MANAGER


The Company
BHR Group has led the field of fluid engineering for over 70 years. Specialists in understanding how fluids behave, how they interact with each other and how they react with their surroundings, we take a problem solving approach to design, develop, validate and optimise processes for the benefit of our clients. Established in 1947, and privately owned since 1989, we are based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

The Opportunity & Applicant
The person responsible for developing, in conjunction with the Operations Manager/Engineering Director/ Commercial Team, a definition of the project. The Project Manager then ensures that the project is delivered on time, to budget and to the required quality standard (within agreed specifications). He/she ensures the project is effectively resourced and manages relationships with a wide range of groups (including the customer and all project contributors). The Project Manager is also responsible for managing the work of consultants, allocating and utilising resources in an efficient manner and maintaining a co-operative, motivated and successful team.
•Managing and leading the project team
•Managing co-ordination of the partners (i.e. customers and partner companies) and working groups engaged in project work
•Detailed project planning and control including:
•Developing and maintaining a detailed project plan
•Managing project deliverables in line with the project plan
•Recording and managing project issues and escalating where necessary
•Resolving cross-functional issues at project level
•Managing project scope and change control and escalating issues where necessary
•Monitoring project progress and performance
•Providing status reports to the Operations Manager/Engineering Director.
•Liaises with, and updates progress to, project board as required (MD, FD, Eng. Dir., Ops. Mgr.)
•Managing project evaluation and dissemination activities
•Managing consultancy input within the defined budget
•Working closely with users to ensure the project meets business needs

Experience
•10+ years’ experience in similar role managing multiple, multi discipline, projects £50K to £500K
•Good understanding of all engineering disciplines with an emphasis on Mechanical
•Qualified to MAPM and/or PMP status
•Proficient in MS Project
•Ability to manage issues, both internally (within teams) and externally (with client)
•Hands on, get it done approach

To apply
For immediate consideration, please send your CV/Resume to projman@bhrgroup.com



MACHINE OPERATOR

A forward looking company in the flow control market are currently seeking a time served machinist who has a good working knowledge of engineering products and is able to set and machine components using manual machines, including Centre Lathes and Turret Lathes.
Working from drawings the candidate will be able to perform screw cutting, taper turning and boring as well as general machining.
The person will be responsible for checking and inspecting the items they have produced using measuring equipment. Knowledge of CNC machining would also be an advantage but not essential.
Excellent opportunities exist for the right candidate.
• Monday to Friday
• 39 Hours per week.
• Good Rate of Pay
• 5 week holiday
• Pension
• Overtime available
Job Type: Full-time

Please send details to JohnRoche@northvalekorting.co.uk

PERSON TO DRILL VALVES

Northvale Korting is an established niche business in the flow control market we require an energetic person to drill valves and other flow equipment.
The person will need a radial drilling background and ideally be time served. They will also be expected to perform other associated engineering duties such as fitting and milling. Excellent opportunities exist for the right candidate.
• Monday to Friday
• 39 Hours per week.
• Good Rate of Pay
• 5 week holiday
• Pension
• Overtime available

Job Type: Full-time

Please send details to JohnRoche@northvalekorting.co.uk

INTERNAL SALES ENGINEER

INTERNAL SALES ENGINEER
JOB REF NO: JP058
DEPARTMENT: T-T FLOW
RESPONSIBLE TO: DEPARTMENTAL SUPERVISOR
T-T Pumps Ltd, one the UK’s market leading companies in the supply, manufacture, design, install and service of pumps, valves and control equipment, is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to join their Valves Sales Team.

Joining an exciting and fast-paced sales team the ideal candidate will be a motivated individual who is highly competent at producing detailed quotations to customer specifications within relevant deadlines. They will ensure profit margins are maintained through efficient and proactive salesmanship, being on-hand for technical and commercial support to our large and developing client base.

RESPONSIBILITES/DUTIES
•Liaise with customers to deal with their specific requirements, selecting the most effective products to meet their needs, while ensuring all sales are profitable.
•Preparation of quotations, meeting the required closing dates.
•Maintain close contact with customers, build up rapport and establish customer loyalty, give
excellent customer response.
•Liaise with Area Sales Managers in following up quotes and seeking new markets.
•Attend site visits as required.
•Maximise efficient use of company computer systems, and departmental programmes.
•Procure materials on a competitive price basis.
•Ensure all products are purchased in compliance with mandatory requirements.
•Follow and maintain company procedures and improve where possible.
•Feedback of information; market trends, market requirements, competition etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
•Based at T-T Pumps Head Office in Woore, Cheshire
•Occasional visits to client sites and exhibition grounds as and when required

ANY OTHER DUTIES NECESSARY:
•Be flexible to the requirements of the business
•Observe and maintain the company’s Health & Safety Policy
•Undertake any other duties that may be required from time to time

Interested in becoming a member of our team?

recruitment@ttpumps.com
01630 647200



VALVE ENGINEERING TRAINEE

Opportunity with Eng. Ind. Valve co.(Potters Bar) for well educated person to assist initially in Stores and widen scope. Suit nicely spoken person with Practical aptitude.

Perhaps an Eng. college leaver could match to become a technical sales engineer with zest to learn more and have a persuasive way about, them based on fact.

Would consider an experienced person also with appropriate qualifications.

Please send details to sales@everyvalve.com



Severn Unival is currently seeking new team members in the following positions:

- Fitters
- Store Person
- Contracts Co-ordinator
- Field Service Engineers


All positions will be based at our facility in Brighouse, UK.

If you would like further information or to send a CV & covering letter, please email recruitment@severnunival.co.uk and quote reference REC0618

FITTER

Broady Flow Control Limited are specialists in the design and manufacture of pressure reducing, sustaining, relief and safety relief valves for major national and international industries including petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants, offshore production platforms, nuclear and conventional power stations, in a full range of standard and specialist materials

We currently have a vacancy for a Fitter to work in our Assembly and Test Department.

The role is demanding, working to tight deadlines and working independently to Company procedures and the instructions of the department supervisor. An appropriate engineering qualification is required and knowledge of valves would be an advantage.

Salary: £25,160

Anyone interested should contact Graham Jude by 1st December 2017 at graham.jude@broady.co.uk

The hours of work will be 7:30 – 16:30 Mon - Thurs; Fri 7:30 – 12:00
Overtime is often required Tues - Wed 16:30 -18:30; Fri 12:00 – 16:30 and full flexibility would be expected.




STORE KEEPER

Broady Flow Control Limited are specialists in the design and manufacture of pressure reducing, sustaining, relief and safety relief valves for major national and international industries including petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants, offshore production platforms, nuclear and conventional power stations, in a full range of standard and specialist materials

We currently have a vacancy for a Storekeeper to be responsible for the effective running of goods inward, storage of product and issuing components to production.

The role will be physically demanding and require the ability to follow instructions then work independently. Tasks will include housekeeping of all Production and Office areas including washrooms, maintenance activities on the buildings and car parks and segregation of waste including metals plus other activities as required by the Foremen and Health & Safety Officer.

Starting Salary: £18,000

Anyone interested should contact Graham Jude by 1st December 2017 on graham.jude@broady.co.uk


The hours of work will be 7:30 – 16:30 Mon - Thurs; Fri 7:30 – 12:00
Overtime is often required Tues - Wed 16:30 -18:30; Fri 12:00 – 16:30 and full flexibility would be expected.

Broady Flow Control Ltd, English Street, Hull, HU3 2DU
To find out more about the company visit our web site at www.broady.co.uk

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Springtech, High Wycombe
Salary negotiable dependent on experience
Hours of work: Mon-Thur: 8am-5pm, Fri: 8am-1pm

About us
We are an established speciality manufacturer of bespoke springs, wireforms and pressings serving an international customer base across a wide diversity of industries. Accredited to ISO9001, we specialise in offering customers a full service solution from product design through to manufacture and product finishing services.

The Role
Reporting to the Technical Manager:
As a key member of the Technical/Commercial projects team, generate new product designs and specifications in response to customer RFQ’s utilising bespoke spring design software.
Work with Engineering team to create new production tooling designs, drawings and specifications to customer requirements.
Manage and audit product specification and drawing data on production/quality system.
Support the Commercial Team working with existing and new customers and attending trade shows UK and international).
Skills & Experience
• Mechanical design & product engineering experience in an ISO9001 manufacturing environment is essential.
• Specific product technology experience (Springs/Wireforms/Pressings) is desirable but not essential as in-depth product training will be given.
• Ability to accurately interpret engineering drawings and product specifications.
• Demonstrable competence of AutoCAD software for the design of new products and/or production tooling.
• Good project management skills and ability to work effectively as part of a cross-functional team.
• Effective and professional communicator (oral and written).

Please contact Chris Eaton - CEaton@springs.co.uk

INTERNAL SALES ENGINEER

A leading engineering supplier of Valves, Actuators, Process Control Equipment, Valve servicing and Lined Piping systems has an immediate vacancy for an Internal Sales Engineer

As Internal Sales Engineer, you will be part of a proactive sales team providing sales support and advice to our customer base, specific duties of the role will include:
• Compilation of quotations and tender packages in response to requests from our customers
• Handling of a high volume of enquiries from customers both over the phone and by email
• Provide technical support to both our customer base and sales team
• Work closely with our field sales team in understanding our customer’s individual requirements
• Liaise and work in partnership with various suppliers
• Process orders received from customers onto the company’s integrated sales system
• Develop and maintain excellent relationships with existing and new customer

Experience Required
• Sound knowledge of basic engineering principles
• Minimum 2 years inside sales experience (preferably in a valve/ actuator business)
• Excellent organisational skills and strong attention to detail
• Must demonstrate initiative to work both individually and part of a team
• Ability to respond to changing priorities

This is a permanent position. The salary will be competitive and based on experience.

If you would like to apply, please send CV and covering letter to jmolyneaux@induchem.ie

CNC MACHINIST

Due to further investments at the Alco Valves Group an exciting new role has arisen within the Machining Department. We are looking for 3x Skilled CNC Machinist (2x Turners, 1x Miller) at our new manufacturing site located in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

This role has to offer:
• Training on new Products, Machines and Operating systems.
• Very competitive pay rates (dependent of skill).
• Very good opportunities to progress within the company.
• Health care scheme.
• Company Pension scheme.
• Overtime pay.
• Possible training courses for H&S, LEAN, Overhead Craning and offline programming.

Requirements:
• Time Server/Apprentice trained
• Must be able to Operate, Set and Program CNC Machines
• Have good engineering knowledge
• Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings
• Advantageous if you have experience of machining materials such as 316 (Stainless steel), F51 (Duplex) or similar
• Advantageous if you have experience with the manufacturing of safety critical valves for the Oil and Gas industry
• Advantageous if you have Fanuc experience

Hours of Work:
Turning: 2pm - 10:15pm Monday to Friday (38.75 hr wk)
Milling: 6am – 2:15pm Monday to Friday (38.75 hr wk)
option to change shift pattern after probationary period

Benefits
33 days annual leave made up of flexible, statutory and end of year shutdown holidays.
After 6 months service access to a Health Care Cash Plan
After a years’ service and in line with availability - Company Share Scheme
Statutory Pension Scheme in line with automatic enrolment
To apply for this role please contact: jobs@alco-valves.com

Company Background
Founded in the United Kingdom September 1977, Alco Valves Ltd. was incorporated with the express purpose of manufacturing a comprehensive range of technically advanced, precision made, high integrity valve products and accessories. The latest engineering techniques and standards are applied in Alco’s ‘in-house’ machining facility and computerised drawing offices. With nearly four decades of success behind it, Alco Valves has expanded and operates in over thirty countries world-wide with its own office locations and partnerships around the world.
Over the years developing export markets has been a key strategy for Alco Valves Group and it is very proud to have been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade for 2014 in recognition of the Company’s outstanding performance and demonstration of sustainable growth through increased trading worldwide. Today, Alco Valves Group supplies its products to customers in over 150 countries worldwide.
The Group has also been featured in the independently prepared annual Yorkshire Post Top 100 Performing Small to Medium size Enterprises (SME’s) report, based on Companies in Yorkshire. The Alco Group was recognised in 2013 report, at the fantastically high position of 64th, however, given its continuous growth, expansion and investments the Company hit the brilliant position of 7th in the 2014 results.
Alco Valves Group was acquired on Oct. 1, 2014 by the well-known Multi-National Business called Graco Inc a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment. Graco Inc is registered on the New York Stock Exchange under GGG. Graco who long sort out the acquisition of Alco Valves Group believes Alco is a strong fit with its core competencies of designing and manufacturing advanced flow control technologies.



CNC OPERATOR SETTER.

COMPANY PROFILE
ESME Valves is a world renowned company based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. The company has been providing equipment for a wide range of applications for both domestic and international markets since 1939.
Our products comprise of direct acting and pilot operated pressure regulators and control valves, for use in the Petrochemical, Chemical, Power, Gas and Process industries. ESME supplies fully engineered solutions to many high profile companies throughout the world.
ESME valves are of U.K. origin and are manufactured to customer specifications at our Basingstoke Factory. Approved to ISO9001 and qualified to PED and ATEX
ESME Valves manufacture valves of the following types and sizes.
- Self-actuated pressure regulators for the control of steam, fluids and gases in body sizes ¼” to 6″.
- Air pilot operated pressure regulators for the control of steam, fluids and gases in body sizes 1″ to 8″.
- Direct pilot operated pressure regulators for the control of steam and fluids in body sizes 2″ to 8″.

THE ROLE
To fulfil a growing requirement our busy work shop team needs additional CNC –operator/setter/. This role offers varied and interesting workload for an experienced setter/operator, ideally with experience of valve and pipeline equipment.
The ideal candidate would have experience in:
- Machining one off and complex components to customer specification used in the production of valves and regulators
- Programming, setting and operating 3 Axis machines – both milling and turning
- Metal cutting experience working with various cast iron, stainless steel and other exotics
- Whilst the ideal candidate would have programming knowledge we would encourage applications from experienced setters who wish to extend their skills
- Use of a wide range of measuring equipment to check components
- Routine machine maintenance.
- Ensuring that quality standards are met and any deviations are reported.
- Completion of paper work as required
- Be proactive in identifying and making recommendations for improvements
- Delivery to deadlines
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Ideally apprentice trained time served/NVQ Level 3 qualified

In return, ESME offers a competitive salary, pension as well as great career development opportunities and the prospect of advancement with in successful and well established business.
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:
- CNC Operator/Setter: 3 years