September 08 2021

Senior Manufacturing Technician - FlexMedical Solutions

FlexMedical Solutions are an innovative Scottish SME that provides contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's in the UK and Internationally from their site in Livingston. The business is going through a period of growth and have expanded to a new facility to increase their capacity for development and production.

 

We are looking for a Senior Manufacturing Technician to oversee the production of components and assemblies that will be ultimately used to create a medical diagnostic device.

 

 The role will act as supervisor to a small group of manufacturing technicians working on both R&D and routine manufacturing projects where the finished diagnostic could be used to help detect cancer, diagnose COVID or to support a diabetic manage their blood glucose level. Whatever the product or project, quality is paramount.

 

Key responsibilities:

•Manufacturing components and assemblies

•Planning manufacture of components and assemblies

•Utilising equipment such as lasers, screen printers, drying and liquid dispensing machines

•Writing and following work instructions and standard operating procedures

•Completing and reviewing batch records and quality standards

•Executing test protocols and generating and interpreting data

•Managing a small team of manufacturing technicians

 

Essential Technical Skills

•Be computer literate and have high level proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

•Be capable of writing a reports and recording information accurately

•Be capable of performing repetitive tasks whilst retaining a high level of attention to detail

•Have good manual dexterity

•Be able to use computer aided design (CAD) packages (2D as a minimum)

•Have a strong understanding of GxP requirements

•Have line management experience

This is an excellent opportunity to join a tight knit, growing team and an exciting place to establish a career and contribute to the company’s success.

September 06 2021

Lead Developer - Reactec

I have an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning market leader in the provision of monitoring devices of Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) risk - the cause of one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK.

Reactec’s monitors are supported with an advanced cloud-based analytics platform to allow the monitored data to support informed HAV exposure management processes.

The Lead Developer will be responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of the Reactec Analytics cloud platform, evolving the cloud-based architecture, and ensuring coding standards and best practices are implement and adhered to.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Hands-on development of Reactec Analytics Platform.
  • Working with the Test Team to plan and execute automated tests for all software developments.
  • Liaise with Firmware Engineers to verify software / hardware compatibility.
  • Evolve the cloud-based architecture.
  • Asist with sprint and release planning with product owner and software engineering manager, execute and monitor team sprints, and be involved with release reviews, demos, and retrospectives.
  • Drive the creation, enhancement, and maintenance of all Reactec software products.
  • Assist the software engineering manager and product owner with creation of specifications for all product enhancements.
  • Ensure best development practices are implemented and adhered to.
  • Mentor the cloud development team.

This is an exciting role within a growing business and provides an opportunity to really contribute to the company’s success.  

Apply now

September 06 2021

Contract Senior Hardware Engineer

An exciting opportunity with an award-winning market leader in the provision of monitoring devices of Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) risk - the cause of one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK. Reactec’s monitors are supported with an advanced cloud-based analytics platform to allow the monitored data to support informed HAV exposure management processes.

We are looking for a Senior Hardware Engineer to join on a contract basis to provide electrical and electronic engineering expertise to the development of products and their application in the field. This is an excellent hands-on technical opportunity with responsibility for end-end product development responsibilities for next generation products up to and beyond launch date. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Schematic design of electronic circuits, involving measurement sensors, microcontrollers, displays, RFID, Bluetooth, power / battery management, and mobile communications.
  • Recommend components / technologies and processes for design and manufacturing
  • Produce PCB layouts
  • Technically liaise with contract manufacturers
  • Take responsibility for defining manufacturing acceptance, and product qualification and certification test requirements to address the products application.
  • Support product performance validation and debug with firmware and test engineers  

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September 06 2021

Product Fibre Infrastructure Specialist - Scottish Borders

My client is a key player in the FTTX industry, and develops a range of infrastructure-level solutions for their global customer-base. This role presents an opportunity to work in an expanding business and collaborate closely with national and international customers.

Reporting to the Solutions Director, you will be responsible for supporting the global sales team.

The role as Product Fibre Infrastructure Specialist encompasses supporting in the day to day activities which include, testing products, conducting cable blowing trials, testing new equipment, fibre cable testing and development, through to assisting marketing in composing solutions to offer clients. Designing new products through CAD computer program.

What you'll do:

  • Product Management on OSP & ISP, Microducts Optical Fibre, Manholes, Closures and Fibre Connectivity.
  • Product Design and Development in conjunction with customers, suppliers and sales personnel.
  • Working closely with internal personnel and responsible for the development and integration of materials, methods, and tools necessary to introduce new products into the company product portfolio.  
  • Establish test procedures for quality assurance of finished product to ensure products meet customer and industry standards.
  • Product management, Developing products from design & testing through to field trials with customers and working through the whole approval process 

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in (or equivalent relevant industry experience) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Product, Polymer, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience in a related technical field).
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in an engineering role.
  • 5+ years’ experience applying project-handling experience.
  • Hands on experience with the use of fibre cables, Ducts, Microducts, Manholes, Optical Fibre, Closures and Connectivity
  • Demonstrable experience in Fibre Optics, Telecoms or a related field is highly desirable
  • Experience in handling and testing fibre cables.
  • Hands on experience in extrusion and plastics material knowledge are highly desirable
  • Must have demonstrable technical, communication and problem-solving skills.

Apply now

September 06 2021

Buyer - Scottish Borders

My client is a leading Telecoms Solutions Provider who specialises in the manufacture of Fibre, Blown Fibre Tubing and Ducting systems for the telecoms sector as well as Drainage, Water and Power Sectors. This is a global business based in the Scottish Border with a strong reputation for delivering excellent results to their customers.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to report directly to the European Purchasing Manager. The key responsibility of this role is to lead and manage Direct Material spend across a number of OEM suppliers, commodities, components and assemblies with respect to quality, cost, and delivery.

The Buyer will also be responsible for identifying new and alternate sources of supply as necessary to support new product development, cost reduction requirements, and supplier performance issues.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing Scottish headquartered business with huge potential for further growth and career advancement.

Knowledge

1) CIPS qualified or equivalent with exceptional negotiation skills

2) Degree educated (engineering, science, business admin) or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience

1) A demonstrable track record of strategic procurement experience and benefits realised

2) Strong evidence and experience working with suppliers 

3) A strong working knowledge of world class sourcing techniques that are innovative is required to enable the business to implement a best in class procurement function

4) A manufacturing background would be highly advantageous but incumbents who can demonstrate strategic sourcing in other industries will be considered

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September 06 2021

Procurement Manager - CalaChem

CalaChem is one of the UK’s leading independent chemical companies. The business is a leader in manufacturing agrochemical actives which are used in the protection of crops and specialty chemicals and biocides which are used in a variety of industries.

The company is also a landlord for industrial and commercial tenants, providing property, site services and land for industrial development. CalaChem also provides Environmental Services on site.

We are looking for a Procurement Manager to lead the procurement function for the business, ensuring that processes and policies are in place to meet the business sourcing targets.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement a sourcing strategy to ensure the business performance targets are achieved  
  • Lead on all purchasing activity for the business, ensuring that total cost of portfolio is managed efficiently and effectively
  • Management of Capex procurement cycle from working with stakeholders to identify the business need, sourcing and procuring products and services to reviewing the performance post-delivery.
  • Manage the supply base, reviewing performance through the development of SLA’s, reviewing evolution of contract need with the business and agreeing new t’s& c’s to meet to meet those changes.
  • Sourcing of new direct and indirect spend requirements, both new demand/need and alternative suppliers to ensure continued supply, lowest total cost, and risk mitigation
  • Mediate and resolve issues with service supply contracts, acting as a point of escalation for the operational team
  • Support business with changes to need on existing services and goods, developing contracts to meet the change

  

This is an exciting role within a well-established business and provides an opportunity to really contribute to the company’s success.

 

Apply now

September 06 2021

Engineering Manager (NPI)

My client is a unique, high profile business operating in the Medical Device market designing, developing and manufacturing products that offer early identification of health issues in patients. The products are beautifully designed and are highly regarded for their performance and functionality.

 
This role provides the opportunity to build your career in an amazing industry, where the work you do directly impacts the quality of individuals lives. The company also provides you with the opportunity to see your work go from concept to manufacture and end use and you'll truly understand the outcomes of your effort.
  
 
The purpose of the role ultimately is to lead a dedicated team of engineers focused on new product introduction into manufacturing and sustaining product engineering management.
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
 
Providing post-launch Product Engineering, for all legacy products. The Product Engineering Team Leader owns the planning, communication and delivery of approved Product Engineering activity.
Developing a robust process for timely prioritization and closure of Product Engineering issues and driving continuous improvement of support performance through the implementation and monitoring of appropriate metrics.
Working in conjunction with New Product Development and Quality to develop an appropriate reliability strategy as well as tailoring and executing qualification, verification and validation plans both for individual products and design changes.
Work closely with Product Development organization to recommend and implement best practice engineering tools, processes, metrics and training that will continuously drive organizational improvement.
Ensuring the Product Engineering team has clarity of business expectations with crisp linkage to plans, clearly defined and prioritised objectives, critical success factors, deliverables and quality targets.
Ensure compliance with all regulatory and GMP activities within the Product Engineering Group. 
  
Knowledge and experience required:
 
Educational Background: 
 
Relevant degree in Engineering or Manufacturing discipline.
  
Specific Experience: 
 
At least 6 - 8 years’ experience in a manufacturing/design environment. Preferably introducing products to manufacture.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills forging effective communications with colleagues and suppliers. 
Qualitative and quantitative analytical skills. 
Excellent leadership and organisations skills.
  
Culturally, the business has a highly developed engineering focus and is an excellent place to develop your career. The business has a very high retention rate as a result of investing heavily in its staff group.
 
Get in touch to find out more!
 
September 06 2021

Software Engineer

My client is a data and analytics company, working within healthcare data and the pharmaceutical sector. The company is vibrant, fast-growing and experts in a unique space in the data industry. 

 This role is within the Data Technology team, which designs, develops, and maintains both the applications customers use, as well as the infrastructure for the data team.

 The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing high-quality applications. They will also be responsible for designing and implementing testable and scalable code. You will be central to the development of how applications are created, you'll influence how the team works, and contribute to continually improving code delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Develop quality software and web applications; 
  • Analyse and maintain existing software applications;
  • Design highly scalable, testable code; 
  • Discover and fix programming bugs.

What we're looking for

  • Experience designing and developing applications, and writing production-ready code that is designed to work on large volumes of data;
  • Strong competence in Python; 
  • Understanding of software design principles and good coding practice;
  • Experience developing data processing applications is desirable; 
  • Familiarity with AWS services and management including containerization (Docker, ECS etc) and container orchestration (Kubernetes, EKS);
  • Familiarity with defining infrastructure-as-code (IaC).

 

This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced company possessing an ethos of development and progression.

September 06 2021

Manufacturing Technician - Medical Diagnostics

Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference?

FlexMedical Solutions are an innovative Scottish SME that provides contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's in the UK and Internationally. The business is going through a period of growth and are expanding to a new facility to increase their capacity for development and production.

As a Manufacturing Technician your role will be to produce components and assemblies that will be used to create a medical device.

You will work on both R&D and routine manufacturing projects where the finished diagnostic could be used to help detect cancer or to support a diabetic manage their blood glucose level. Whatever the product or project, quality is paramount.

The ideal candidate will be highly numerate and literate, be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and will have good manual dexterity. An ability to perform repetitive tasks whilst retaining a high level of attention to detail is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a tight-knit team and an exciting place to establish a career and contribute to the company’s success.

**No previous industry experience is required although you are likely to have a genuine interest in working in a manufacturing / engineering environment.

Experience of working in a laboratory or cleanroom would be advantageous.

Get in touch to find out more!  

Apply now 

 

September 06 2021

NPI Scientist - FlexMedical Solutions Ltd

Are you looking to join an innovative, growing, Scottish SME?

FlexMedical Solutions provide contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's from our site in Livingston.

We are going through a phase of exciting expansion and are seeking a NPI Scientist to join our tight-knit team and play an active role in the company's expansion. This role is looking for a qualified scientist to bring hands-on, technical expertise to the business and having gained experience in the laboratory, you may have an understanding of in-vitro diagnostics and may have some specific experience in reagent development and common assay detection methods.

As a contract business, we work on multiple projects simultaneously, and it will be a requirement for this role to operate across multiple short-term projects with the role developing new products and processes in unison with our design control process. Working for a start-up organisation will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to make your mark and implement your ideas.

  

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the CSO, you will: -  

Develop reagent formulations necessary to investigate proposed sensor technologies.
Develop and execute reagent experiments for external customer requirements, and internal development programs
Develop reagent deposition methods, and sensor build processes to ensure rapid, consistent, and precise sensor production for development programs.
Author, oversee and execute R&D protocols and reports, ensuring compliance with the
requirements within the GLP environment.

Develop product and process technical documents to successfully introduce new products and processes into manufacturing.
Design, execute and report lab experiments in support of external client projects and internal development programmes.
Communicate effectively with sub-contractors, suppliers and customers

Essential Technical Skills

You will: -

Be competent using routine laboratory equipment.
Experienced in building reagents and formulations from first principles
Have experience in IVD product development.
Be competent using complex test apparatus such as viscometers and contact angle equipment
Understand Good Manufacturing and Good Laboratory Practices requirements (GxP)
Have worked to ISO13485 and 21 CFR Part 820 and will be familiar with design control, & process validation.

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September 06 2021

Senior Software Engineer - Remote / Blended working

My client is a data and analytics company, working within healthcare data and the pharmaceutical sector. The company is vibrant, fast-growing and experts in a unique space in the data industry. Their mission is to ensure that organizations can use their patient healthcare data safely, by making sure that their patients’ privacy is protected.

To do this they use a blend of the expertise within the Data Science team, alongside privacy-focused technology products.

What the role will be like

The role itself is within the Data Technology team, which designs, develops, and maintains both the application's customers use, as well as the infrastructure for their own data team.

You’ll have the opportunity to influence work and contribute to continually improving the way code is delivered.

Who we're looking for

This role will suit someone with several years’ experience in the area, who is keen to take applications to the next level. 

  • Significant experience designing and developing applications, and writing production-ready code that is designed to work on large volumes of data;
  • Experience developing data processing applications using Spark/Pyspark;
  • Strong competence in Python;
  • Understanding of software design principles and good coding practice;
  • Familiarity with AWS services and management including containerization (Docker, ECS etc) and container orchestration (Kubernetes, EKS);
  • Familiarity with defining infrastructure-as-code (IaC). 

Additionally, the ideal individual will have the following qualities:

  • Take ownership of what they produce;
  • Ability to problem-solve independently;
  • Excited about working in a fast-paced company, working across multiple projects with a small, motivated team;
  • Able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical people. 

Apply now 

 

September 06 2021

Graduate Laser Production Engineer

We are currently working with a growing Scottish business that has invented, patented, and commercialised the world’s only design for manufacture technique to enable disruptive manufacturers across industries to develop products of the future. The technology has a variety of applications, including medical diagnostics.

The business is expanding rapidly and looking for a Graduate Laser Production Engineer to take responsibility for the on time and in full delivery of component and material processing requirements for internal development and commercial sales.

There is lots of opportunity for development, working in a cutting-edge environment and collaborating across different departments in the business.

Get in touch to find out more! 

What you will do: 

· Ensure that all the safety regulations, practices, and procedures are followed

· Accountable for delivering the internal R&D and commercial production requirements

· Escalating issues quickly and working alongside Quality and Manufacturing Engineers to root cause technical issues if they arise and responsible PFMEA

· Carrying out and documenting QC, maintenance, calibration, and updating quality control procedures and standard work instructions

· Ensuring that the output from laser treatment results in a well-controlled, validated and qualified process

· Develop and implement improvement projects with suitable data and justification

Experience and skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a Science or Engineering discipline which focussed on laser principles and optics
  • Proficient in a CAD package

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