Trackwise currently has opportunities in the following positions:
Due to the ongoing success of Improved Harness Technology™, Trackwise is seeking to strengthen its R&D team with the hire of two graduates – one Mech. and one Elec.
A good quality STEM academic record is essential as is a demonstrable interest in engineering/technology. Your degree subject is less important to us than your desire and ability to make a difference.
On offer is a key role in a growing and ambitious team seeking to deliver a globally innovative technology – with rapidly growing cross-industry application (Aerospace, Automotive, Space, Scientific).
Manufacturing Engineering Project Leader
Manufacturing Engineering Project Leader reporting to the Plant Lead with functional direction from Engineering Director.
Duties & responsibilities:
- Evaluation of suggested CAPEX projects and taking the lead on equipment purchasing and factory layout.
- Identify critical process control parameters during new equipment integration.
- Ownership of the technical Project Plan and suppliers, with operational and technical target delivery pre- and post-launch.
- Deliver manufacturing processes capable of producing product that meets the customers high quality expectations.
- Create factory floor layouts.
- Develop and implement PM/TPM’s for new processes.
- Review, recommend and implement improvement of standard processes and operating procedures, with specific focus on reducing process times and eliminating waste.
- Create and compile test specifications and documentation.
- Ensure that products are compliant with applicable standards.
- Change Control Process relating to embedded product development.
- Conduct Product readiness reviews within a mixed discipline team.
- Support and work directly with the production team to solve issues as they arise.
- Experienced with CAPEX projects, machinery selection, delivery to target and factory layout.
- Technical Project Management experience and skills
- Have experience working as a Manufacturing Engineer within product development and manufacturing in a similar environment.
- Degree or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering
- Experience in leading & managing a multi-disciplined team
For more details on any of the above vacancies, please contact Trackwise on 01684 299930.
Alternatively, please send your CV with covering letter to:
Trackwise Apprenticeship Scheme
Trackwise is committed to developing young engineering talent and providing a career development path for those who are keen to listen and learn and have the desire to flourish within a growing company.
Central to this philosophy is our SEMTA-accredited, dual skilled (Mechanical and Electrical), Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme.
Run over a 4 year period the Scheme offers paid training (theoretical and practical) designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in all key areas of modern electronics. This includes a mix of college based learning and onsite work experience leading to nationally recognised qualifications. Pending successful completion it may also lay the foundations for what we hope will be a long and prosperous career with Trackwise.
The Apprenticeship Scheme:
Year 1 (commencing September)
- You will be based in full time study at the Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET) facility in Gloucester (Mon – Fri , 08:00 – 16:00).
- You will learn the basic theoretic and practical principles of engineering, studying to Technical Certificate Level 2 in Engineering Technology.
- 20% of your time will be spent in classrooms learning the principles of engineering, whilst developing functional skills including Maths, English and ICT. The remaining 80% is spent ‘hands-on’ learning practical skills, using equipment and applying theory.
- The apprenticeship is dual-skilled, incorporating both mechanical and electronic functions.
Years 2, 3, 4
- You will be predominantly based onsite at Trackwise in Tewkesbury. The first week will entail a company induction learning more about our products, business functions, business objectives and our culture and values.
- Thereafter you will be given ‘hands on’ experience across all manufacturing functions of the company providing you with a broad knowledge base. This will also include developing Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and learning the fundamentals of Employment Rights and Responsibilities. As you progress you may also have the opportunity to specialize in areas of particular interest for your future career development. Typical working hours are Monday to Thursday 06:00 to 16:00 and Friday 06:00 to 12:30. There may be occasions where the Company request hours to be worked outside of these.
- In the second year you will continue to attend GET 1 day a week to continue studies towards the Technical Certificate Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology and an NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.
- During this three year period you will be assigned 3-4 specific onsite engineering projects.
- You will be supported by regular onsite meetings with the tutors from GET throughout your training.
- On successful completion of the apprenticeship, Trackwise will consider support to those who wish to continue their education to HNC/HND or Degree level.
Is Trackwise right for you?
We can’t answer that, but …
- Trackwise is not a large multi-national company
- It is a fast growing company but still of the size where talent is easily identified and nurtured – it’s a personal thing
- You will be a large and important investment to the company; you mean a lot to us
- You will have exposure to the entire company
- You will be working on leading edge products (Improved Harness Technology™) made nowhere else in the world
- A rapidly growing company opens multiple opportunities; 2 of our ex-apprentices already have line management roles
- Trackwise understands that the transition from the classroom to the workplace can present its own challenges and will support you where we can in making it as smooth as possible
Minimum Entry Requirements:
- 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above to include Maths, English and Science
- A genuine interest in engineering
- A positive attitude with a willingness to learn, work hard and a drive to succeed
Application and recruitment process
- Apply – submit your CV with a covering letter to us
- 1st stage interview – if you’re what we’re looking for there’ll be an initial interview at Trackwise
- Assessment – if you’re successful at the initial interview, you’ll be put forward for an assessment morning / afternoon which will last around 1.5 hours at GET. Here you will be assessed on your skills and mechanical aptitude.
- Final stage interview – the last stage of the process, if you’re selected and still fell this is what you want to do, will be an invitation to a join us for a final interview at Trackwise. This will also include practical assessments, a tour of the facility and the opportunity to speak with team members in the current apprenticeship scheme so you can ask any questions you may have.
- Start date – September. But the sooner we know about you, the sooner we can get the ball rolling.
Your CV and covering letter should include:
- Details of your qualifications, including subjects and grades achieved and/or predicted
- Why you would like to embark on an apprenticeship and why in engineering
- Any evidence of practical skills or aptitude for engineering
- Any work experience you’ve completed, whether it’s engineering related or not
- Your outside interests/hobbies
And then send it to:
or for physical applications:
Alternatively, if you would like to first discuss any aspect of this opportunity – or perhaps speak to one of the current trainees, then please call Trackwise on 01684 299930.
Here at Trackwise we value being able to conduct interviews with potential employees to a high standard. In order for us to achieve this we collect and process applicant personal data relating to their job application. Trackwise is committed to being transparent about how we both collect, store and use this data.
What information do we collect?
We collect a range of your personal information. This includes:
- your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number as provided on your CV or application form.
- details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history in which you may have listed on your CV or application form.
- information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
- whether or not you have a disability for which we need to make reasonable adjustments during our recruitment process; and
- information about your entitlement to work in the UK.
Your personal information can be collected in a variety of ways. This includes information in which you have provided on your application form, CV and resume. This can also include the information which is detailed on your right to work documentation and information in which you disclose to us in your interview.
This Data will be stored in our HR Drive, which only the HR Department and Management have access to as well as any emails in which you may send to us during the recruitment stage.
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There are a variety of reasons for why your personal data is being processed. This includes:
- Our legal obligations such as checking your right to work in the UK before your employment starts with us.
- In addition, we also have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data during our recruitment process as we have to keep records of the process to allow us to manage our recruitment process and access your suitability for employment with the company.
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