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If you enjoy working in a busy and technical environment and are excited about the prospect of joining a long established company within the automotive aftermarket industry, then Ivor Searle would be pleased to hear from you. Ivor Searle is the UK's leading provider of remanufactured engines, reman turbos, cylinder heads and gearboxes. We offer competitive pay packages, as well as free on site parking.

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Production Manager

We are seeking a Production Manager to manage and co-ordinate all production departments on a day-to-day basis along with the expansion of capacity and assist with the implementation of new product lines.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Manage planned significant growth in reporting areas;
  • Ensure smooth day to day running of re-man engine manufacturing operation;
  • Professional interface with other departments;
  • Liaison with range development, quality control, sales, stores, etc.;
  • Plan, co-ordinate and meet challenging deadlines within key production areas;
  • Monitor quality and cost within all areas in conjunction with continuous improvement initiatives;
  • Ensure the training and development of all staff production staff is up to date and relevant;
  • Ensure health and safety legislation is adhered to in reporting departments and kept up to date;
  • Monitor all production departments and report the need for change and investment for with changing business requirements;
  • Develop Succession plan for all production areas;
  • Purchase and justify all relevant plant machinery for further expansion in conjunction with CEO and COO;
  • Manage further increase in head count of technicians including apprentices;
  • Ensure stock takes are carried out in conjunction with CEO and COO.
Ideally the successful candidate will have a degree or proven experience in Mechanical/Engineering production or Engine Re-manufacture; experience from a manufacturing background (machining or assembly); and medium production line management.  Specialist automotive background is preferred. 

You will also be able to prioritise realistically; be an effective planner; team motivator; understand financial responsibility and budgetary control, and be quality and standards driven.
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Engine Remanufacturing Operatives – Production Departments

We are seeking engine remanufacturing operatives to join various production departments who will ideally have previous experience of engineering and machining and/or engine work with a mechanical background, possess a positive attitude and display the ability to identify solutions to problems.  In-house training will be provided for these roles.
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Due to our continued expansion, a position has become available within Ivor Searle's Procurement team for an additional Storesperson who has automotive stores or parts experience.
Key responsibilities:
  • Work within a team providing a high level of parts service to the production departments;
  • Plan and arrange work for the production staff;
  • Pick and load parts;
  • Order parts from a number of suppliers to maintain stock levels;
  • Carry out purchase order processing using our Sage 200 system;
  • Receive goods in, check against delivery notes and enter into stock;
  • Be involved in regular spot checks on various product stock levels and the annual stock count;
  • Carry out various administration duties;
  • Help with daily dispatch of finished items;
  • This role requires manual handling, lifting and moving products up to 23kg in weight;
  • Hours of work for this position are 07:30 to 16:30 Monday to Thursday, 07:30 to 13:30 Friday (40 hour working week).
Ideally, the successful candidate will:
  • Possess automotive stores or parts experience;
  • Have excellent communication, organisational and customer service skills;
  • Possess basic numeracy and literacy skills;
  • Maintain a positive attitude and display the ability to identify solutions to problems;
  • Be IT literate with experience in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook).  Previous experience of Sage 200 would be beneficial although not essential as in-house training will be provided.
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Telephone Sales Co-ordinator

Key responsibilities will be to:
  • answer phone, fax and email enquiries promptly and professionally;
  • accurately quote price and availability of engines, turbochargers, gearboxes and cylinder heads;
  • carry out sales order processing using our Sage 200 system;
  • raise final customer invoices;
  • liaise with the returns department to arrange delivery of sold items;
  • carry out various administration duties.
Ideally the successful candidate will:
  • have automotive parts or service environment experience;
  • have excellent communication and customer service skills;
  • possess a positive attitude and display the ability to identify solutions to problems;
  • have experience of using Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook) or Sage 200, although not essential as full in-house training will be provided.
Salary dependent on experience.

Hours of work will be from 08:30 to 17:30 with 20 minutes morning break and 30 minutes lunch break.
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Engine Remanufacturing Operative - Engine Assembly

We require an engine assembler to join our existing team at Ivor Searle's factory in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

The successful candidate will be required to assemble 1, 2 or 4 petrol or diesel engines simultaneously, to a rigorous specification.
Ideally the successful candidate will have previous experience of engineering; machining and/or engine work; possess a positive attitude and display the ability to identify solutions to problems. 

In-house training will also be provided. Onsite car parking is available.
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